December 1, 2015

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Work Smarter Through “Extreme Listening” | SLJ Summit 2015


CEO of Caravan Studios Marnie Webb unpacked design thinking in her SLJ Summit keynote, providing a model for developing projects, from idea to prototype, through deep, empathetic listening.

Discovery Education Summit: We Don’t Just Needs Tablets, We Need A Digital Game Plan


Educators at Discovery Education’s learning summit last month in Maryland talk of how digitization requires strategy and training—not just putting a device into student’s hands.

SLJ Summit 2012: Chris Lehmann Calls for a “Citizenry Model” for Today’s Schools

SLJ Summit 2012: Chris Lehmann Calls for a “Citizenry Model” for Today’s Schools

Chris Lehmann, the founding principal of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, isn’t surprised most teens think, “school stinks.” This innovative educator is out to change their opinion.

SLJ Summit 2012: Of Leadership and ‘Blended-Learning Baristas’

SLJ Summit 2012: Of Leadership and ‘Blended-Learning Baristas’

“I love the library, and I firmly believe in it,” says Mark Ray, a former teacher librarian and Washington’s 2011 Teacher of the Year. “But what I also think is that we can redefine perceptions on the part of administrators and decision makers by not necessarily wearing the library on our sleeves.”

The Imperative for Change: Pam Moran and Ira Socol lay it on the line for librarians at SLJ’s Summit

Children working on an “idea paint wall” in the library, 
Cale Elementary School, Charlottesville, VA.

When it comes to libraries, educators Ira Socol and Pam Moran are very clear—it’s imperative that these institutions evolve in today’s technologically-driven world or risk fading into irrelevancy. Socol and Moran are set to deliver the “unkeynote” at School Library Journal’s Leadership Summit, October 26-27, in Philadelphia.

National Rural Education Tech Summit Set for April 30


The first-ever virtual event will take place Monday, April 30 from 12 to 6 pm EDT.

LJ Virtual Tech Summit Explores How Libraries Use Tech To Connect with Patrons

Library Journal's Tech Summit: Power to the Patron

LJ’s Virtual Tech Summit on December 8 brought together sharp minds from across the country, addressing a range of cutting-edge technologies in the library world.

LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: Making Ebooks Visible at Academic Libraries


How are academic librarians making their patrons aware of ebook options? An afternoon panel at yesterday’s LJ’s and School Library Journal’s virtual summit, “Ebooks: The New Normal,” tackled just that.

LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School Libraries Offer Ebooks; Increased Demand, Rise in Circulation


Despite severe budget constraints, the number of school libraries offering ebooks is on the rise-and a majority of media specialists plan to add digital books to their collections over the next two years, says a new study by School Library Journal and Library Journal.

LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: Offering Patrons More Than One Delivery Platform


The panel on ebooks strategy in public libraries took a turn to the practical, with the focus on platforms (OverDrive, B&T’s Axis 360 and Blio, and 3M’s Cloud Library ebook), collaboration through consortia, selection, purchasing, and marketing of ebooks.

Two things were crystal clear, however: ebooks use has exploded in public libraries. And OverDrive isn’t the only kid on the block. In answer to questions from attendees on how to select a vendor, those who have added other ebook platforms along with OverDrive all said they were looking at providers’ maintenance fees and at their own financial resources.