Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities

Author: Marlene Asselin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317104897
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Libraries in today's global world have emerged as key players in building a culture for reading in communities while enhancing the literacy development of children, youth, adults and seniors. Whether one lives in a modern city with sophisticated library services or in a remote region of the world where access to books and literacy services may be limited, librarians and libraries are contributing to the development of learning communities. This book captures some of the essence of this work in libraries in order to inspire and support all those who value the role of libraries in building global communities. The authors highlight the emerging role of libraries and community partners in literacy development and provide concrete examples via case studies drawn from global communities, demonstrating how libraries are working to support local literacies. They also suggest recommendations for supporting the critical role for libraries in supporting global literacies. The book will become essential reading for all those interested in literacy and libraries throughout the world.

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

Author: Barbara A. Schultz-Jones
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311036266X
Format: PDF
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This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and how they can be put to use around the world. Each chapter describes innovative initiatives for improving school library services, including mission and policy; educational and cultural programmes and services; human resources; digital and print resources; use of technology ; promotion and advocacy; evaluation and assessment.

Libraries Books and Collectors of Texts 1600 1900

Author: Annika Bautz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429952392
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents the collectors’ roles as prominently as the collections of books and texts which they assembled. Contributors explore the activities and networks shaping a range of continental and transcontinental European public and private collections during the Renaissance, Enlightenment and modern eras. They study the impact of class, geographical location and specific cultural contexts on the gathering and use of printed and handwritten texts and other printed artefacts. The volume explores the social dimension of book collecting, and considers how practices of collecting developed during these periods of profound cultural, social and political change.

Literacy Libraries and Learning

Author: Ray Doiron
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381966
Format: PDF
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The school library has changed dramatically. Today, it is a portal to a world of learning that includes traditional books, digital resources, and online environments. As the importance of information and communication technologies grows, teachers and teacher-librarians hold the key to creating powerful learning opportunities that help students function more effectively. This comprehensive guide discusses the changing responsibilities of classroom teachers and teacher-librarians in helping students become better readers, writers, and researchers. It offers suggestions for re-inventing the school library by offering a better and more current selection of resources, instilling students with the reading habit, and supporting them in these key areas: promoting reading for learning and pleasure; improving critical literacy skills when using information from many sources; encouraging research methods that respect copyright and lead to original work; designing information tasks to help students work effectively with data; developing better informational text structures that increase comprehension; encouraging the integration of emerging technologies and traditional resources. Literacy, Libraries, and Learning argues that using diverse learning resources can improve literacy achievement. It shows teachers and teacher-librarians how to turn their schools into first-rate learning environments and their students into lifelong learners.

Better Library and Learning Space

Author: Les Watson
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856047636
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this cutting-edge text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators and designers to offer you a ‘creative resource bank’ that will help to transform your library and learning spaces. This is an innovative and practical toolkit introducing concepts, drawing together opinions and encouraging new ways of thinking about library learning spaces for the future. The book is structured in three parts. Part 1 – Projects and trends describes features of library space around the world through a selection of focused case studies painting a global picture, identifying common directions and ideas as well as highlighting country and regional diversity. Part 2 – Trends and ideas looks at the why and how of library space, covering topics such as contextual factors, current ideas in library space development, and the creative design of new spaces. It examines how library spaces are adapting to new forms of learning, digital literacies and technological fluency. Finally, Part 3 – Ideas and futures looks to the future of libraries and their learning spaces, inviting future-scanning contributions from a diverse range of authors, including librarians, learning specialists, academics, architects, an interior designer, a furniture designer and a management specialist. Readership: This is a must-have text for those involved in designing and developing library and learning spaces, from library and university management to designers and architects. It’s also a useful guide for students taking courses in library and information science to get to grips with the importance of library design.

Digital and Media Literacy

Author: Renee Hobbs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981581
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Leading authority on media literacy education shows secondary teachers how to incorporate media literacy into the curriculum, teach 21st-century skills, and select meaningful texts.

Service Learning Information Literacy and Libraries

Author: Jennifer E. Nutefall
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440840913
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the number of service learning courses and their requirements increase, it is essential for academic librarians to partner with faculty and administration to include lifelong research skills components. This crucial book provides insights and case studies that will help you do just that. * Draws from the 2014 (inaugural) Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning * Offers a unique take on the role of libraries and librarians in the service learning programs that are increasingly popular in higher education as a way to engage active learning * Provides information and insights that will be useful to academic librarians who teach and/or have outreach responsibilities, as well as to academic library administrators and LIS faculty * Shares reflections on the future of service learning

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Format: PDF, ePub
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Linking Language

Author: Robert E. Rockwell
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876592021
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everyday ways to connect language and literacy to the daily curriculum.