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International Book Giving Day 2015. Book Bank program sparks a new love of reading for kids at NSW schools. Bookworms: Students at Blaxcell Street Public School relishing reading time with books they chose through the Book Bank reading initiative.

Book Bank program sparks a new love of reading for kids at NSW schools

National Family Reading Month

National Library Aus on Twitter: Happy 1st b’day to our Ask a Librarian service on Twitter. We're celebrating your enquiring minds! Connected Librarian Day. 1pm - 7pm PDT / 4pm - 10pm EDT This year, as a Library 2.014 pre-conference event for K-12 and Teacher Librarians (and anyone else who wants to join!)

Connected Librarian Day

, we're holding Connected Librarian Day on Tuesday, October 7th. This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett and The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers. Read more about the 2014 Connected Librarian Day speakers below the schedule. Tweet about this event using #cld14. Picture Book Month — International Literacy Initiative Celebrating the Print Picture Book in November. Winners 2014. What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings.

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

Case in point: Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Virginia. When librarian Joan Ackroyd arrived there four years ago, she found an environment very different from the “engaging, creative, fun” elementary and middle school libraries to which she was accustomed. “Its library was none of those things,” she recalls. “It was a traditional, quiet research space.” Ackroyd decided this wasn’t optimal. SCIL · Lead the change. Library - OPAC Search. Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat  The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!

Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat 

" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discovering new authors and using computers to research. All types of libraries -- school, public, and academic -- form a library ecosystem that provides and supports lifelong learning. For example school librarians teach children the 21st-century skills they need to build knowledge, create and share their own ideas, successfully complete their high school education, and prepare themselves for college and career.

Academic librarians enable students to complete their college degrees, building on the skills taught by school librarians, and support academic research and scholarship. Techlibrarianil : 6 essentials from @KristinZiemke ... International Book Giving Day. International Book Giving Day is a 100% volunteer initiative aimed at increasing children’s access to and enthusiasm for books.

International Book Giving Day

Most children in developing countries do not own books.In the United Kingdom, one-third of children do not own books.In the United States, two-thirds of children living in poverty do not own books. International Book Giving Day’s focus is on encouraging people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. We invite individuals to 1) give a book to a friend or family member, 2) leave a book in a waiting room for children to read, or 3) donate a gently used book to a local library, hospital or shelter or to an organization that distributes used books to children in need internationally. International Book Giving Day is an international holiday.

Global Literacy

Foldable information book writing frame template (SB9476. © SparkleBox This resource is licensed under SparkleBox copyright.

Foldable information book writing frame template (SB9476

Click for more info. Foldable information book writing frame template. L.L.L4L.L.L.: BOOKWEEK sites & sounds to support learning! Library Scavenger Hunt. As the summer zooms by, enthusiasm for summer reading can dwindle.

Library Scavenger Hunt

Grace Lin: Home. 2013. 10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different. Libraries have acted as community cornerstones for millennia, and every April marks School Library Month, celebrating how they promote education and awareness in an open, nurturing space.

10 Ways The Library Of The Future Will Be Different

What makes them such lasting institutions, though, isn’t the mere act of preserving books and promoting knowledge. Rather, it’s the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike. The library system probably won’t disappear anytime soon, but rather, see itself blossoming into something new and exciting in congruence with today’s myriad informational demands. More technologyProbably the most obvious direction libraries will trend involves more seamless integration of technologies at a faster, more sophisticated pace than even now. With so many exciting new gadgets and concepts such as ebook readers, tablet PCs, open source, and more, they have plenty of resources on hand to meet community demands. Level It Books. Best Free Kindle Ebooks for Children (132 books) 50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in August.

Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections – a review. I 1 Vote Members of the ResourceLink team were recently privileged to participate in the Syba Academy and SCIS sponsored seminar ‘Resourcing the Australian Curriculum: Building Digital Collections Conference’. This seminar was of great interest to us, as ResourceLink has been working hard over the past 18 months to deliver a digital library to all schools in the Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) Archdiocese. This roll-out, which is a product of collaboration with BCE Information Services, Softlink and Overdrive, has been one of the ways we are supporting the provision and modelling of contemporary library services. We have also been focusing on enriching our collection to provide a wide range of both physical and digital resources, including websites, apps, streaming videos and lists of curated sites, and so we were eager to learn more about whether we were taking the right approach, and how to improve our processes and protocols.

2012 Book Spine Poem Gallery. Room to Read. Did you know that 796 million people in the world today cannot read or write?

Room to Read

That’s one out of every five adults. The good news is that this month you can help change the story, and we’re going to give you all the tools you need to make it happen. Booktober is a month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness for global literacy, because every child deserves the chance of a brighter future. SCIL · Lead the change. The Role of the Teacher Librarian (Library Media Specialist) BACIRC. WhoIs Project: A Tool to Investigate Information Authority, Authenticity, Ownership and Perspective.

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2013 : Booklist Home. Scroll down to download individual titles in approved series.

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2013 : Booklist Home

K-9 booklists can be downloaded at the right of this screen: in short form (title and author only) with full details (including annotation and publication details) new books for 2014 or download this basic excel version To find specific booklists, select the required Challenge level above and choose listed by author or title before downloading. Students may need guidance when using the short booklist to choose titles. Please note: Only the name of the approved series is included in the PRC booklists.

Categories Books are also listed in categories eg animal fiction, fantasy, adventure. Easy ReadsFor easy reads on the 3, 4, 5 or 6 lists, select the appopriate link below or use the search function at the top right of screen by searching for 'Year 3 easy reads', etc. Series books - approved substitute books! Series BooksIn an approved series, any two books from the series can be read as part of official PRC reading. Website evaluation. Styling Librarian: Book Talk #titletalk September « The Styling Librarian. I love waking up to #titletalk when everyone else is in their Sunday evenings.

Fortunately, this is a 4 day weekend, so I got up early instead of sleeping in and immersed myself in great ideas for book talking this time… Here are my big “take aways” for this #titletalk TITLE TALK- Add in to practice: Student of the week book talks! What am I reading small poster: have laminated sign and write in books read recently! Note to self, must add what I’m reading to email signature as well, even if it changes almost daily… 2012 Book Spine Poem Gallery. Information Literacy Resources. Library Games: Resources for FUNbrarians! » Games. Library Buzz (Activity) One of the best ways to get kids excited about coming to your media center is to create a BUZZ.

Much like adults around “the water cooler” you can generate “buzz” simply through conversation. This lesson gets kids talking about the library and having a good time doing so. Great lesson for the beginning of the year. Top_100_Childrens_Books_of_All_Time. Librarywork. Library Games, Library Skills and activities picture made with How to Create the Library of the Future. Paul Jennings - Encouraging Children to Read - Author Interviews - Reading Matters - My Book Corner. Classroom Resources - NHSD K-12 Libraries. SFPS LRC. We created these movies using iMovie on an iPad, to express aspects of our Central Idea: Creating an awareness and understanding of inequity empowers us to act. Bullying Doesn’t Stop Child Labour. 15 Children's Books Best Read on an iPad. Children’s books are known for their beautiful illustrations, with pages full of bright colors and descriptive pictures. The illustrations are key to keeping a child engaged in the story.

Collie - a project of the NSW Country Areas Program. Author Profile. Welcome. "Do We" Really Know Dewey? Reading Graphic Organizers and Printables. National Simultaneous Storytime 2013. Teacher-librarians change with the times. A student approached Burnaby district teacher-librarian Patricia Finlay raving about what she learned on a website she'd found. Library policy - Schools. Evaluating Websites. The Library Of The Future Will Probably Look Something Like This. Or rather, the library of the future today. The Library Of The Future Will Probably Look Something Like This As the ways we access, process, and use information have changed, so too have the libraries that house the extensive collections of books, movies, music, art, and other media in which we find that information.

What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Shelfie Challenge. July 22, 2013 by smotlrcblog · 18 Comments · Uncategorized. CISSL - CISSL. Library Displays / Classroom Classifieds. Encyclopedias: Encyclopedia Britannica, Encarta, Columbia Encyclopedia & more at ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. Today We Have No Plans by Jane Godwin, Anna Walker. Summer Reading Club. Teacher librarians crucial in info age. The 21st century librarian, who work in places like the RMIT library, has degrees in education and information services. Wham! Bam! Books! In the Library with the Lead Pipe. Kids book trailers. Library Policy - Schools. Catalog your books online.