FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler is expected to propose raising the annual fund for school Internet access from $1.5 billion to $3.9 billion, reports the New York Times. Part of the overhaul of E-Rate, the expected upgrades to service will come to libraries, too.
This month’s industry news features the release of a bilingual edition of Goodnight Moon, a youth-oriented health and literacy campaign called “Hop to Health,” and a school-wide subscription service from the New York Times.
The newly launched World Library of Science is a resource library stocked with more than 300 articles, 25 ebooks, and over 70 videos from the publishers of scientific journal Nature. In his Infodocket post, editor Gary Price notes that a cosponsor of the project, Roche, is a private global healthcare company.
The enhanced ebook, released November 4 by HarperCollins, features a 1964 radio interview with author Harper Lee, who rarely speaks to the media. The regular ebook edition of To Kill a Mockingbird came out in July 2014.
School Library Journal has a new blog: “Teen Librarian Toolbox” (TLT). A professional development hub for teen librarians created by Karen Jensen, TLT has been a popular resource, featuring book reviews, coverage of exemplary teen programming, technology, and social and developmental issues related to teenagers.
Big Bang Press selects fan fiction writers and artists and invites them to create and professionally publish original work. The publisher’s debut title, A Hero at the End of the World, releases on November 11.
Last weekend, librarians flocked to St. Paul, MN, to attend the SLJ Leadership Summit (October 25–26), and while at a Minnesota Wild hockey game, they got a special shout out from ABDO Publishing.
Today, Rosen Publishing announced its acquisition of nonfiction children and young adult book publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.
The new report “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries” explores how public libraries can respond to community needs in the digital age, with 15 “action steps.”
While the official “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” isn’t for a few months, the kids of SLJ/LJ staffers visited our offices on Monday, October 13 for a day of arts and crafts, scavenger hunts, and creative tech fun. One of the many highlights of the day? They had their own SLJ cover shoot.
About 40 percent of LAUSD elementary schools still lack the staff to open libraries, leaving about 100,000 students without a way to borrow books on campus, reports KPCC Radio.
Library Opening $2M Teen Learning Lab; Winners of Censorship Essay Contest; PBS Productivity Tools | News Bites
This month’s industry news features a $2 million Teen Learning Lab launching in Memphis, the winners of a National Coalition Against Censorship essay contest about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and STEAM mini-grants from ALSC.
The latest grants, contests, and news bites for librarians working with teens, including a way to boost summer reading programs with help from YALSA and Dollar General, and a library awareness campaign from Gale.
The International Association of School Librarianship Will Publish Book Series with Libraries Unlimited
A professional development book series for school librarians worldwide will be coming out in June 2015. “School librarians’ issues are very similar across all cultures,” shares one librarian from South Africa.
“Britannica.com is on track for 12 million visitors in September, up from 4.7 million during the same month in 2012,” executives told the Chicago Tribune.
Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County Begins Offering Career Online High School Diploma Program
The Public Library Of Cincinnati And Hamilton County announced September 17 that they’re offering library users the opportunity to earn accredited high school diplomas and career certificates via Career Online High School.
A new project out of the University of Colorado is harnessing 3-D printing technology to make picture books accessible to visually impaired children.