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Smiles of Bibliophiles: Celebrating Books and Reading

International Literacy Day, a global observance promoted by the United Nations to underscore the importance of literacy to empower individuals, …

Books

Open by default?

Research data and publications, learning and teaching materials and software are all increasingly 'open', but what does this really mean, and where …

Creative Commons

#elearnlib

Welcome to the <b>eLearning in Libraries Symposium</b> where we bring together library folks from different sectors who are interested in online learning in …

eLearning

9 Canadian young adult books we are excited to read

Here's a collection of nine YA books to look forward to in fall 2017.<p><b>Ride or Die by Wanda Lauren Taylor</b><p>Wanda Lauren Taylor's novel Ride or Die is …

Books

20 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for this fall

These 20 books explore various cultural and political touchstones that make up our collective Canadian identity, which is why we're excited to read …

Books

Dewey's Amazing Race Stations

Station 1, 000: Scan QR code to learn basic facts about the Generalities section of Dewey.<p>Activity: World Record Stack! Based on the Book of World …

New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role

Educators should continually participate in professional learning, advocate for equitable access to technology, and model positive and ethical use of …

School Libraries

In Defense of Complexity: Beware of Simplistic Narratives about Teens and Technology

by Katie Davis, Emily Weinstein, & Howard Gardner<p>We have been researching young people’s use of networked technologies for over a decade — before the …

Teens

picturing Canadian cultures

<i>Images Canada</i> -- the gateway to images of Canadian events, people, places and things!<p>Search the collections of participating archives, libraries, …

Put Muslim characters who don't need to be 'saved' on school reading lists

As the film industry begins to heed criticisms from places like the “Oscars So White” movement, the advocacy of groups like We Need Diverse Books, …

Flannery O'Connor

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Parenting

Library and Archives Canada

Resources to Support Collection Development: Book Lists and More

About

The Open Textbook Project<p>Any individual who has attended college or university remembers the financial burden of buying expensive textbooks. Studies …

Learning

Copyright the Card Game

As part of our work we have developed a new engaging approach to copyright education sessions. For those of you who have ever delivered copyright …

Creative Commons

Libraries as Hubs for Coding?

A $500,000 grant program from the American Library Association and Google will fund computer science programming in school and public libraries.

Education

Indigenous lands in Canada added to Google Maps an ‘essential’ step in reconciliation

More than 3,000 Indigenous communities in Canada have been added to Google Maps and Google Earth.<p>The search engine giant said the launch – which …

Indigenous Peoples

Summer Reading Toolkit

Are you looking for a way to keep your child reading this summer? Hundreds of children fall victim to the summer slide: when students lose academic …

Education

Reading Beyond

<b>Chosen for children who are reading at an advanced level</b><p>Here are 75 books chosen by the ALA-CBC (American Library Association & Children’s Book …

Books

How To Teach Students To Research Without Google

<b>How To Teach Students To Research Without Google</b><p>by <b>Jane Healey</b>, Ph.D<p>It’s the start of a new school year, and many teachers will be planning research …

Powered by the National Writing Project

<i>A group of YOUmedia makerspaces band together to innovate and support library makerspaces facing the opportunities and challenges distinctive to the</i> …

Putting Teens First In Library Services: A Road Map

Check out this 20 minute video in which I talk with Shannon Peterson, Youth Services Manager, Kitsap (WA) Regional Library, about the new book,</i> …

Libraries

New Creative Commons image search in beta

I am a little late to the table in discovering Creative Commons’ new search tool. But if you are late like me, you’ll want to update your links to …

Creative Commons

An Art Director Shares How Book Covers Are Made

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is insanely gorgeous, who can blame you? Definitely not Alyssa Nassner, an Associate Art Director at ABRAMS Kids. Her job requires creativity; browsing through bookstores; and working with editors, artists, and book sellers to …

Graphic Design

The ATU Fable Index: Like the Dewey Decimal System, But With More Ogres

“The Wolf Dives Into the Water for Reflected Cheese,” and other highlights of folktale categorization.<p>Pick a number, any number, and I’ll tell you a …