Archive for the 'Research' Category

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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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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Room to Read Impact

The International Association of School Librarianship congratulates Room to Read on its milestone in improving the education of 10 million children through the provision of school libraries, children’s publishing in their own languages and through girls’ education scholarships. Room to Read shares many of IASL’s goals. Room to Read works […]

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2016 Picturebook Symposium CFP

1ST Bi-Annual Marantz Picturebook Research Symposium July 24-26, 2016 Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Keynote: Will Hillenbrand, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator CALL FOR PROPOSALS “The Picturebook as an Art Object:” Honoring the life and work of Dr. Kenneth A. Marantz According to Dr. Kenneth A. Marantz, professor of art […]

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School Libraries WorldWide call for papers

School Libraries Worldwide January 2016 (Volume 22, Number 1) Celebrity: Teacher Librarians as Central Figures, Heroes, Key Players Call for Papers–Due October 1, 2015 Editors: Marcia Mardis and Nancy Everhart Guest Co-Editor: Rebecca Hunt School Libraries Worldwide is the official professional and research journal of the International Association of School […]

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International Report

A new OECD report on youth, skills and employabilty comments on the struggle young people have in gaining entry to the workforce. In some OECD countries, one in four 16-29 year olds is neither employed nor in education or training. Find the report, OECD Skills Outlook 2015, at http://www.oecd.org/education/oecd-skills-outlook-2015-9789264234178-en.htm A United Nations […]

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