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September 2017 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The...Show More Summary

Death and the fake texts

A Washington Post account of a recent crime story concludes with a chillingly Gothic scene. The events took place in Maryland, where police allege a man murdered his girlfriend, buried her body, then faked texts from her phone to cover...

Vanessa Grigoriadis On How Shoe-Leather Reporting Shaped Her Latest Book

Vanessa Grigoriadis' Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power and Consent on Campus is a  thoughtful overview of sexual assault on today's college campuses. Interviewing over a hundred students, parents, and university officials, Grigoriadis combines meticulous research with beautiful writing to produce a panoptic view of today's college campus. Show More Summary

Instagram: Effective Use for Libraries – a webinar

Yesterday, I gave a webinar on using Instagram for libraries. Here are my slides. Hopefully you can get an idea of what I said by looking through them. Enjoy!

Digital vs Print: Taking a Position as an Academic Librarian | From the Bell Tower

As collections transition to digital and print finds its way into remote storage sites, how does our profession respond to research that favors print over digital for reading comprehension, learning, and meeting student preferences?

Moving to Management: More a coach than a boss | Blatant Berry

“I love that mea culpa, John!” said the president of the company at which I was working. I had just told the folks at a meeting that a problem had been my fault. I don’t even remember what that problem was, but what the president said was one of the most important lessons of my career.

Executive Board Takeaway, September 11, 2017

As you can see from my headline, I was very happy we were able to agree on supporting DACA. As an ESL teacher, I'm highly prejudiced in favor of newcomers. As an American, I'm well aware that our country is mostly made of newcomers, and that diversity is a huge part of what's good about us. Show More Summary

Powerful Tool for Classroom Organization

Handy one-stop digital lesson planner saves time in the long run

National September 11 Memorial and Museum: Commemorating 9/11

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has a series of lessons that focus on the heroes of that day,

Working on Accessibility

Bean with Tools on the Ocean of Storms flickr photo by NASA on The Commons shared with no copyright restriction (Flickr Commons) We’re taking a much deeper dive into accessibility lately. It is a fruitful and good thing to do but also one of those deceptively deep topics with lots of complications. Show More Summary

Law Library of Congress Interview With Adrienne Keys, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has posted an interview this week with Adrienne Keys, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research ServiceShow More Summary

American Libraries Magazine 2017 Library Design Showcase

The magazine American Libraries has just published the 2017 Library Design Showcase:"These are shining examples of innovative architectural feats that address user needs in unique, interesting, and effective ways. Renovations and expansions...Show More Summary

Warrant Issued for Abusive Charter Principal

For each of these feloni ous criminal abusers apprehended, how many thousands go unpunished? By the way, the Walton Family Foundation is a partner in th is abusive enterprise. A Baton Rouge charter school principal is wanted by police after he was accused of locking a 5-year-old student in a closet as a form of punishment, according to police. Show More Summary

Self-Advocacy: LEGAL RIGHTS OF CHILD 16-17 YRS OLD

Olivia:  I was curious if the child has the legal right to know if they are mentally retarded or have a terminal illness, if they’re parents dont agree to them Continue Reading ?

Modifications: MODIFYING THE CURRICULUM FOR ALL STUDENTS

Phil:  I would like to know if it is legal for a regular education teacher to modify the curriculum for a struggling student who is not on an IEP.

Parent Rights: PARENT’S RIGHT TO SEE FINAL EXAM

Dale:  Do our children (and parents) have the right to look at any final examination taken by our children? Unfortunately, a teacher refuses to allow anyone to see the graded Continue Reading ?

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