The 200th edition of Books for Keeps is now available online.
Check it out along with their archive on their website.
This speech was given to the American Library Association in 2003 by activist, Naomi Klein.
Food for thought here.
Information Literacy in the Wild is a collection of essays completed by students at the University of Michigan focusing on Information Literacy as it works (or doesn’t) in all sorts of libraries.
From the editor, Kristin Fontichiaro
So much of library literature is written as if there’s never a problem — everything goes off without a hitch. Ooh, doesn’t that make us jealous? But what I love about the deft hand of these writers is that they lift the veil and show you when the boat rocked and then what they did to right it…
… So if you want to know what happened when a bird unit flew into a Physics classroom, what Lady Gaga has to do with synthesis, what it means to use a chainsaw to cut cake, what a Tyrannosaurus rex has to do with information literacy, or what database-a-phobia is, we hope you’ll download our book.
The book is free and can be downloaded for e-readers or as a pdf.
And while you’re on the Smashwords site, you could also download another free collection of essays edited by Kristin Fontichiaro, School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come
The latest edition of Books for Keeps (No 196, September 2012) is now available online.
Start the Story is a new bi-monthly digital magazine devoted to children’s literacy. The first issue will be launched in a couple of days, but there is also a preview edition available.
Some of the content is free and some requires payment – you can select whichever you prefer.
Go to Start the Story for more information.