April 22, 2018

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Archives for November 2010

Dear Publisher: An open letter about ebooks and libraries | Editorial

We missed you, but, more importantly, you missed out on an opportunity to engage in discussion with a large market already invested in the future of ebooks. ­School Library Journal and Library Journal’s first virtual ebook summit—a daylong event on September 29—focused on how public, academic, and school libraries are addressing digital books. It drew over 2,100 registrants who stayed for an average of five and a half hours. More than 238 libraries purchased site licenses so their staff could […]

Meeting Readers Where They Are: Mapping the intersection of research and practice

The reading patterns and habits of young and old are changing as reading migrates from the printed page to the computer screen. Now, new forms of expression such as remixes and mash-ups are emerging from interactive digital environments. How can school librarians help students read with understanding in dynamic digital environments? How can they anticipate the help young people need to successfully negotiate new forms of reading?

Examining current reading practices—and the underlying research-based beliefs that may or may […]

Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says

By Carole Fiore and Susan Roman

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” When George Gershwin composed that song, he couldn’t have been thinking of our nation’s public libraries. For those of us who work in children’s departments, summer is the prime season for reading programs and the livin’ is anything but easy. In fact, more kids partake in public library summer reading programs than play Little League baseball. But unlike a ball game in […]