April 26, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary, the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience. However, at each level—middle […]

ALA Plans Library Declaration Signing in Philadelphia

The American Library Association hopes to draw attention to the nation’s cutbacks in school and public library funding by hosting a public signing of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries in Philadelphia on January 23.

ALA President Brings Conference Goers to Their Feet | SLJ Summit 2013

Speaking at SLJ‘s Leadership Summit in Austin, TX, last month, ALA President Barbara Stripling implored attendees to demand that their communities assert all students’ right to a library.

Declaration is now online. Sign it and wear the badge proudly

When I wrote about it a couple of weeks ago, the resources were not yet available online.   They are now.  So please spread the message widely.  Have everyone you know who believes in equity, who believes that every child has a right to a strong library program, sign Barb Stripling’s Declaration. Host a face-to-face signing or […]