Monthly Archive for October, 2014

British report on school library role

A recent report from Britain notes the importance of school libraries. “In a society where one in three homes has no books owned by the children in them, it is essential that youngsters can find them elsewhere.” “Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) […]

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Culture of Information

Voici a publication in French on the culture of information. The publication is edited by Vincent Liquete, who has attended several IASL conferences.  http://www.cnrseditions.fr/communication/6979-cultures-de-linformation.html

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CILIP essay competition

New competition: the CILIP Blogger Challenge  Our new competition is looking for interesting writing and ideas about important library, information and knowledge issues. The winner will receive a tablet. It’s open to everyone – you don’t need to be a CILIP member and you don’t have to live in the […]

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Free webinars

Several entities provide free webinars of interest to school librarians. Here is a sampling: http://www.webjunction.org/find-training/free-events.html http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/ http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/ http://education.sla.org http://www.ala.org/onlinelearning/schoollibraries (see are fee-based) https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html http://www.follettsoftware.com/webinars.cfm http://ideas.demco.com/category/webinars/ https://oclc.org/events/webinars.en.html    

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IFLA conference poster session proposals

Are you involved in an interesting project or in an area of work that you would like to discuss with or show to other congress attendees? Why not present your work in the IFLA Poster Sessions? Format & Presentation Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by […]

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IASL 2015 conference first call for papers

The Welten Institute of the Open University Netherlands and Meles Meles School Library Service host the  44th Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship incorporating the 19th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship:  The school library rocks — living it, learning it, loving it!  Subthemes ·         […]

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Canadian Book Week 2015

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week is the single most important national event celebrating Canadian children’s books and the importance of reading. Over 28,000 children, teens and adults participate in activities held in every province and territory across the country. Hundreds of schools, public libraries, bookstores and community centres host events as […]

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