5 Ways to Improve Your Classroom Library Without Spending a Dollar

The CoolCatTeacher

Books for All shares some ways to improve your classroom library without spending any money at all. Book Access for All Kid with Donalyn Miller, and he is the editor of The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection.

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. Hopefully, a revised user agreement for library patrons can maintain that option.”

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Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

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To ensure students can access books and other academic resources even if they’re nowhere near a campus. Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap (coined in D.C. The statistics regarding the need are clear and I believe that equity in access is one of the main issues facing school leaders today. Collaborate and Promote Your Local Library!

Possible Executive Order on Open Access Alarms Academic Publishers

Edsurge

Academic publishers are worried about an executive order the Trump administration is said to be considering that would impose new open access requirements on federally funded science research. Education Technology Higher Education Policy & Government Libraries

View & Access over 6,000 Photochrom Prints from the Library of Congress

Indiana Jen

The Library of Congress has published its collection of more than 6,000 photochrom pictures from the turn of the 20th century. You can view and access the collection here. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008679501/. Accessed November 15, 2016.).

View & Access over 6,000 Photochrom Prints from the Library of Congress

Indiana Jen

The Library of Congress has published its collection of more than 6,000 photochrom pictures from the turn of the 20th century. You can view and access the collection here. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008679501/. Accessed November 15, 2016.).

Making Sure All Kids Can Access Books

MiddleWeb

Book Access for All Kids" is a must-read, writes principal, NBCT and veteran school librarian Rita Platt. Book Reviews Reading book access book overnership classroom libraries Colby Sharp Donalyn Miller independent reading Scholastic school libraries

Introducing the Universal School Library, a new Internet Archive collection

NeverEndingSearch

” Currently in an early phase of its development, USL’s ultimate goal is to increase equitable access to education through the availability of a set of diverse and inclusive books for all learners. The library currently contains 2300 items.

Library of Congress: Stringed Instruments

techlearning

What better way to acknowledge Violin Day (12/13) than to access the collection of stringed musical instruments housed at the Library of Congress?

Opening School Libraries Slows the Summer Slide

MiddleWeb

One way to counter summer slide is to provide easily accessible books. Public libraries are great but many kids can't get to them. Valentina Gonzalez describes the challenges facing ELLs and other kids and suggests ways to make school libraries available over the break.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. Currently, to access Lynda.com in a library, a person logs in using their library card and a PIN.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library.

Facing Barriers in the Library: Self Check Out

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Several years ago, our library assistants were cut when education funding was cut due to the economy, and they’ve not been added back. When that happened, I had to examine our library and think about what I could let go of and what I wouldn’t compromise.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles. With this in mind, CPL leadership did more than just provide 3,000 public access computers across all its branches.

What Can Schools Learn from the Successful Transformation of Public Libraries?

Edsurge

In her 2018 bestseller “ The Library Book ,” author Susan Orlean uses the history of a fire that destroyed parts of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986 to explore transformations that libraries and librarians have undergone over the last hundred years.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Over the past few years, districts have been working diligently to close the access gap to support students, particularly those most in need. So can companies such as Facebook further support home access for students?

Academic Publishers, and a U.S. Senator, Resist Possible Policy Change on Open Access

Edsurge

On Wednesday, academic publishers ratcheted up their efforts to prevent a possible executive order mandating that journal articles on scientific research conducted with federal funds be made immediately free for public access.

An Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

May 19, 2017 Bookshare is a platform that provides access to a huge library of reading materials for people with physical disability or visual impairment. The library has over 500.000 titles covering.read more. Tools for disabled students

One future for research libraries

Bryan Alexander

On May 12 the head of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xiaolin Zhang, gave a major speech to the THETA conference in Australia. Anything they don’t own they obtain through consortial relationships (I think that’s inter-library loan).

Searching Multiple Libraries with the Chrome Library Extension

ProfHacker

That post described Library Extension , a very useful Chrome extension 1 that works with Amazon’s site (reports in the comments section of the LifeHacker post indicate that it works with the Goodreads site, too, though I’ve not tested it). Have you tried Library Extension?

Create and Access Interactive Games With TinyTap

techlearning

TinyTap is both a tool for creating interactive games and books and a vast library of precreated games and content

Play Library Santa: Sharing gifts of digital media

NeverEndingSearch

This year, I’ve found myself giving many of them a rather unintentional gift–an introduction to their public libraries’ digital media collections. I no longer subscribe to print magazines because of my public library’s access to RBDigital.

Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0. Profession open access scholarly communication scholarly publishing

Accessing Your Local Library with Libby and Flipster

ProfHacker

One of the questions posed to us was, “How often do you use the library?” I had to ask for clarification: was the question about how often I made use of the library’s resources, or how often I actually entered the building? CC-licensed Flickr image by the San Francisco Public Library ].

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. Why the library?

Open Library gets even more open

NeverEndingSearch

Created in 2006 by a team led by Aaron Swartz and Brewster Kahle, Open Library is an Internet Archive project developed to present one web page for every book ever published. And the search extends beyond books other types of documents–patents, yearbooks and open-access research papers.

4 Good iPad Library Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Looking for some good library apps other than Kindle and Kobo? Some of these apps provide access to free eBooks and several other.read moreBelow is a collection of some iPad apps you might want to try.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

Kleinspiration

On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges.

Barrow Night at the Athens Clarke Public Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

September is National Library Card Signup Month. I’ve always dreamed that every student in our school would have a library card, but each year it seems to slip off my plate. Each morning on our broadcast announcements, I shared 1-2 things that a public library card can get you.

5 Great Kids Digital Libraries

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

December 8, 2017 Here are five web platforms where you can access a wide variety of books and other reading materials designed specifically for kids. kids librariesFeatures provided differ from one platform.read more.

An Online Library for People with Reading Barriers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bookshare is a platform that provides access to a huge library of reading materials for people with physical disability or visual impairment. The library has over 500.000 titles covering different.read more

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools. Accessible, Low-Entry, High Ceiling Materials and Activities. Materials Openly and Easily Accessible.

6 growing trends taking over academic libraries

eSchool News

Spreading digital fluency is now a core responsibility of academic libraries, and Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are poised to amplify the utility and reach of library services like never before. Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Research School Librarie

Open Access & Copyright: A View from the South

ProfHacker

In all the discussions about open access and copyright, I want to add my story as someone from the Global South who strongly advocates for open access. However, I know that most Egyptian academics have no such access. Public universities have very limited library resources.