Author Archive for Lesley Farmer

Reading Promotion in Singapore

Many schools in Singapore have been very creative in finding ways to encourage their students to read. In doing so, they have nurtured a whole school reading environment in which teachers are reading role models, books and eBooks are widely available, and time (yes, curriculum time even!) is set aside […]

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Data literacy workshop

4T VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON DATA LITERACY THURSDAY, JULY 20 – FRIDAY, JULY 21,2017 Join us for a two-day exploration of data and statistics in the real world of students. How do students encounter and use data beyond science and math class? How do they make sense of Big Data, citizen […]

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School libraries and technology book

Rowman & Littlefield is excited to announce that the Third Edition of the Technology and the School Library: A Comprehensive Guide for Media Specialists and Other Educators by Odin L. Jurkowski will be publishing in July 2017. Pre-order at https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442276437/Technology-and-the-School-Library-A-Comprehensive-Guide-for-Media-Specialists-and-Other-Educators-Third-Edition

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New Canadian journal

Canadian School Libraries, the new national school library association of Canada, is an IASL member. The first edition of its new Canadian School Libraries Journal has just been released. Great content, inviting format. Please have a look! http://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/

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French school library document

Le monde change, les bibliothèques scolaires aussi. C’est le leitmotiv qui semble avoir guidé les auteures d’un document intitulé La bibliothèque scolaire du XXIe siècle : un modèle en 4 axes. Préparé par l’Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS), le document propose « un modèle dynamique de la […]

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Research on school librarians and reading promotion

The promotion of reading appreciation is one of the many responsibilities of school librarians. Different strategies have been used in elementary and middle schools to achieve this, and these strategies need to meet the students’ interests. This article presents the results of a study that was conducted to identify the […]

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Report about multicultural multilingual youth

The following report (from Western Australia) may be of interest to those  who work in multicultural multilingual school libraries and are interested in Global Literacy.  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/61efdfe9e3c03ed2d6188fdb1/files/Children_and_Young_People_from_Culturally_and_Linguistically_Diverse_Backgrounds_Speak_Out_Web_version_February_2016.pdf One particularly interesting thing about this report is that the children themselves have been interviewed.    (information submitted by Helen Boelens)

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