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Smith College Library Redesign Engages Maya Lin, Shepley Bulfinch

On October 14 architect Maya Lin unveiled her plans for the new William Allan Neilson Library at Smith College, Northampton, MA. The drawings and model for the extensive renovation of the library, which will include upgrades and alterations...Show More Summary

Fostering Skills for Successful Learning in a Blended Environment

Event status: Not started ( Register ) Date and time: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Change time zone Duration: 1 hour Description: What are the essenti..

Plan Your Next Edu-Getaway!

Every three years, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests 15-year-olds from all over the world in science, reading and math. The latest results show the United States in about the same place in reading and science, and noticeably worse in math. Show More Summary

3rd Annual Holiday Card Exchange

The 3rd annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange is here! Inspired by ALA Think Tank and Reddit, previous years have brought holiday cheer to many, so we’re doing it again! The idea is simple: Mail a Holiday card to a random LibraryThing member. You’ll get one from another member. Only that member will see your address. […]

Research Tips on Finding Canadian Grey Literature

Bronwyn Guiton, Senior Librarian at the B.C. Ministry of Justice, and Lindsay Tripp, Copyright Librarian at Vancouver-area Langara College, have assembled a small Canadian primer on grey literature in a recent tip column for the Slaw.ca...Show More Summary

Aspiration to Action | Diversity 2016

What can we do? This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions in America—even before the recent presidential election brought a wave of hate crimes more pervasive than the one that followed the September 11 attacks. The ongoing...Show More Summary

Building Equity from the Ground Up | Diversity 2016

The County of Los Angeles Public Library believes diverse programming begins with assembling a team of people from various backgrounds and cultures who can offer different perspectives, ideas, and out-of-the-box solutions that appeal to a wider swath of the population. Show More Summary

Q & A with Katrina M. Sanders | Diversity 2016

Early in 2017, Adam Matthew, a database vendor known for its collections of digitized historical primary sources, will release a new collection called Race Relations. The database will offer access to a trove of previously undigitized...Show More Summary

Library of Parliament Article on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

The Library of Parliament blog HillNotes has published a brief article about the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6):"The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – marked...Show More Summary

Coming Together Around a Divided Past | Diversity 2016

When youth specialist Mary Shortino at the Johnson County Public Library (JCPL), a suburban system near Kansas City, KS, read Tanner Colby’s Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America (Penguin Bks.), she got excited. Show More Summary

Reworking the Workforce | Diversity 2016

Librarianship, as a field, has a major diversity problem. According to the American Library Association’s Diversity Counts, in 2009–10 (the most recent year for which we have numbers), 85.2 percent of credentialed librarians and 72 percent of library assistants were white. Show More Summary

Experience Success | Diversity 2016

As higher education grows increasingly more aware of the need to diversify its workforce, academic libraries are developing new strategies to lower barriers in hiring and retain librarians from a wide range of ­backgrounds.

Learning from History | Diversity 2016

Police bias against people of color, particularly black people, has been one of the most heated issues of the past few years, with killings by officers of unarmed black people in cities across the country serving as the impetus behind the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement. Show More Summary

Aligning Learning

Last week, at Online Educa in Berlin, I gave a tutorial on deeper elearning as a pre-conference event. In it, I talked about getting more meaningful objectives, writing practice that actually develops meaningful outcomes, and content (concepts & examples) aligned to support effective practice. Show More Summary

Tammy and Paula's Most Wonderful, Best-Ever, Holiday Book List 2016

Over at the Apples with Many Seeds blog, which is attached to our Education Library, Tammy and Paula are putting together a great book list for this holiday season. Want to impress the young folk in your life with an...

Transportation: TRANSPORTATION AND DISTANCE FROM SCHOOL

Antoinette:  Can a school deny a child who has a mental or physical issue who NEEDS transportation (who would not make it to school on their own) because of how Continue Reading ?

Extended School Day (ESY): ADDING AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TO THE IEP

Terry:  My son is 5 and has ADHD, sleep disorder, social emotional challenges. The regular school day is not enough for him, he needs a constant 9.5 day or his Continue Reading ?

Consent: INFORMED CONSENT ON IEP AMENDMENT

Carmelle:  I signed my son’s IEP with my hand-written statement that “I agree to the proposed IEP provided the instructor is certified in the specially designed reading program.” A few Continue Reading ?

Instagram-ish WordPress Filter Shortcode Plugin

That beautiful link-bait title and a picture of a dead leaf! That’s why I’m a social media guru. With that self-promotion out of the way... I found this CSS library from Una.1 It lets you apply instagram-like filters to image via CSS. Show More Summary

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