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Librarians Weigh in on a Book Dealing with Same-Sex Marriage

A question about whether a book dealing with same-sex marriages should be available to children may have gotten mixed responses from presidential hopefuls—but most librarians say these kinds of titles are essential to learning.

“Librarians are able to broach many sensitive topics through books,” says Judy Zuckerman, assistant director of neighborhood services for the Brooklyn Public Library in New York “It can open up discussion, and it’s a good thing to discuss topics that children may already be thinking about, through […]

From Playing to Creating: Teaching Game Design | The Gaming Life

Teaching Game Design to Children and Teens

Video gaming is playing a huge role in helping libraries serve the needs and interests of our users, especially teens. More and more libraries are hosting gaming nights and tournaments that give young people an opportunity to connect with peers and the community, explore new technologies, and hang out and have fun doing something they love.

What’s next? Teach them how to design their own video games. Give youngsters the tools and skills to create […]

With a Song in Her Heart | Under Cover

Martha Brooks dives beneath the surface of her latest novel, ‘Mistik Lake’

Mistik Lake is a story about secrets and lies, told mostly through the voices of three generations of women—17-year-old Odella, her troubled mother, Sally, and her great-aunt, Gloria.

It’s really a cross-generational meditation on love. It was five years in the writing. It took me the longest to write of any of my novels. I started, actually, with […]

The Sower: Interview with Keith Curry Lance

Nobody has done more to advance the cause of school library research than Keith Curry Lance

Without a doubt, he’s the Johnny Appleseed of school library research. But Keith Curry Lance is far too modest to accept this, or any other, accolade (Dr. Data? The Prince of Predictors?).

“I just happened to be in the right place at the right time,” says Lance. That place was the Colorado Department of Education, which Lance has been affiliated with since 1985, right after he […]

Like a Rolling Stonehenge | Consider the Source

Contrary to popular opinion, history never stands still

I’m sitting in The Manor, a 17th-century house in the village of Upavon, England, about 10 miles from Stonehenge. Across the table are five of the U.K.’s top archaeologists, all of whom are working on a project to learn more about this famous and endlessly fascinating site. As you may have heard, last year, Michael Parker Pearson, of the University of Sheffield in England, unearthed an ancient village near Stonehenge. The settlement, which […]

Text only version of A Little Help From My Friends

Classroom 2.0’s educator network has some “Kool Aid” to share with you

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Blogs, wikis, podcasting, social networks… it seems the entire world has gone 2.0 crazy. Among the followers are educators, who, in ever increasing numbers, are integrating these online, interactive tools into their classrooms and yes, even libraries.

In these profiles, you’ll meet a few of these ordinary, in-the-trenches folks—just like you—who have taken the plunge, launching blogs, signing on to social networks, and stepping up […]

A Little Help From My Friends: Classroom 2.0 Educators Share Their Experiences

Classroom 2.0’s educator network has some “Kool Aid” to share with you

Blogs, wikis, podcasting, social networks… it seems the entire world has gone 2.0 crazy. Among the followers are educators, who, in ever increasing numbers, are integrating these online, interactive tools into their classrooms and yes, even libraries.

In these profiles, you’ll meet a few of these ordinary, in-the-trenches folks—just like you—who have taken the plunge, launching blogs, signing on to social networks, and stepping up to the podcast mic in […]