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- Newsmaker: Jason Reynolds April 12, 2018This year’s theme for School Library Month is “Making Connections at Your School Library.” You’ve said reading the lyrics to Queen Latifah’s 1993 album Black Reign changed your life and inspired you to start writing poetry. When students connect with and see themselves in the music, multimedia, and books they read, it changes their relationship with reading […]Amy Carlton
- National Library Workers Day 2018 April 10, 2018And every year since 2004, the American Library Association (ALA) has celebrated librarians, support staff, and others for their valuable contributions on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), which this year falls on Tuesday, April 10. The American Library Association–Allied Professional Association (ALA–APA) asked patrons throughout the US to nominate stell […]Amy Carlton
- A Conversation with Authors Catherine Soehner and Ann Darling March 21, 2018What made you want to write about this topic? We wanted to write it because we were both terrible at having difficult conversations. Catherine’s initial attempts led to people being angry and defensive. Or she chose to ignore problems, which made these situations worse. Ann had conversations but failed to address the real issues, so … Continue reading A Conv […]Phil Morehart
- In a Virtual World March 1, 2018Throughout this period of growth and expansion, libraries and librarians have once again demonstrated their adaptability to new information formats and user needs with moves that reflect the various directions VR has moved. Whether it is classroom use of Google Expeditions, new educational spaces and lending programs on academic campuses, or a demonstrated c […]Laurie Borman
- Newsmaker: Jason Reynolds April 12, 2018
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- Women's prize for fiction shortlist favours new voices over big hittersThree debuts make the six-strong lineup, including British author Imogen Hermes Gowar, while ‘grand old names’ such as Arundhati Roy lose outFrom Arundhati Roy to Jennifer Egan, some of the biggest names in literature have fallen by the wayside in the race for this year’s Women’s prize for fiction. Instead the judges have plumped for titles they felt “spoke […]Alison Flood
- Still reading something you started months ago? You’ve got ‘book-block’Many voracious readers get bogged down trying to finish the same book for an interminable length of time. Maybe it’s time to give up?Name: Book-block.Symptoms: Tension headaches, chronic anxiety. Continue reading...Guardian Staff
- Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House review – in search of a rightwing rabbleMike Wendling’s history of the political group provides plenty of information, but doesn’t get to the root of its hatredThe best thing about Mike Wendling’s new book is the cover. It is extremely clever – a digitised, mashed-up, almost-but-not-quite swastika, which is both artistically striking and a reflection of the book’s central argument: that the “alt-r […]Jamie Bartlett
- Women's prize for fiction shortlist favours new voices over big hitters
- Library of Congress Unveils Digital Collection of Benjamin Franklin's PapersThe Library of Congress announced that Benjamin Franklin's papers are available online. The approximately 8,000 items in the collection mostly date from the 1770s and 1780s. ...
- W3C Urges Adoption of New Web Authentication StandardThe World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and FIDO Alliance "achieved a major standards milestone in the global effort to bring simpler yet stronger web authentication to users around the world," according to the press release.
- Gale's Digital Resources Can Now Be Integrated With a School's LMSGale introduced an integration that allows students and educators to access the company's digital resources from within their learning management system (LMS).
- Library of Congress Unveils Digital Collection of Benjamin Franklin's Papers