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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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Canada Intellectual Freedom Award to Teacher Librarians

The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that Richard Beaudry and Gail Chaddock-Costello have been chosen as winners of the 2016 Award for the Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada for their demonstrated leadership and exceptional courage in resisting censorship and opposing violations of intellectual freedom in school libraries and schools. […]

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Online information literacy lesson plans

“CORA stands for Community of Online Research Assignments. CORA is on online, open-access platform of librarian and faculty contributed assignments, lesson plans, and activities that engage with information literacy concepts and practices and is intended to be a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments. What assignments are […]

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IBBY Honor books

The IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People – http://www.ibby.org/) has just released a .pdf file of the books which are on the Honor List 2014 http://www.ibby.org/270.0.html  – the actual list is here: http://www.ibby.org/fileadmin/user_upload/HL_2014.pdf  .  This useful list contains acclaimed books (published in 2014) for young people in many different languages.

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School Libraries Work!

The new edition (2016) of School Libraries Work!: A compendium of research supporting the effectiveness of school libraries, by Scholastic has been launched. You can download your own copy via this link: http://www.scholastic.com/SLW2016/ This is a powerful advocacy tool, which provides a wealth of recent research into school libraries. While […]

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