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Joint Project Announcement From IFLA School Libraries and Resource Centers Section & International Association of School Librarianship

April 4, 2012 by

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via the IFLA Web Site: The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled “School Libraries […]

Newark, CA: Schools to Lose Librarians Unless Alternative Funding is Found

April 4, 2012 by

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From the Newark Patch: Starting next year, most school libraries in Newark will be missing a key aspect – librarians. That is unless the Newark Unified School District and its Board of Education choose to reverse cuts to library services that were approved in December 2010 But as of late last week, Superintendent of Schools […]

Boston Globe: “Libraries in Schools Keeping Up With Times”

April 2, 2012 by

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From The Boston Globe: “The resources really are limitless,’’ said Eleanor Rogers, Dedham High School librarian. Dedham High School uses netbooks (small laptops), Kindles, a program that allows students to download a book or periodical onto any device such as an iPad or smartphone, and an educational adaptation of YouTube. [Clip] Rogers aims to please […]

Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

February 25, 2012 by

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From a Report Summary via METRO: The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement.  This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous […]

New Jersey: Three-Year Study Asserts Benefits of School Libraries on Student Learning

February 16, 2012 by

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From NJ.com: The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) released findings on Wednesday of a three-year study conducted by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers University, which explored the values of quality school libraries to education in New Jersey. “The findings show that New Jersey school libraries and school […]

Four Libraries (3 Public, 1 School) Win ALA’s Cutting Edge Library Services Award

January 23, 2012 by

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Winners were selected by the The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) and the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) From an ALA Announcement: “This year’s winners represent thoughtful and creative engagement with technology trends, including QR codes, open-source software, social media, GIS, and mobile applications,” said Christine Lind Hage, director, Rochester […]