November 20, 2014

Jim Schmidt on Raising the Service Bar, Non-traditional Partnerships, and Other Changes Driven by the Digital Shift

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On October 1, Library Journal and School Library Journal will host their fifth annual virtual conference, “The Digital Shift: Libraries @ The Center.” RBdigital is a Gold Sponsor of the conference, and LJ reached out to Jim Schmidt, RBdigital’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, to participate in this series of interviews addressing libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.

Texas Superintendent Adopts Digitized Early Learning Program

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Using a community-wide digital reading program, Superintendent Ruben Alejandro of Texas’s Weslaco Independent School District has made literacy a priority for not only his school district, but for all kids in the community ages zero to three.

ETots: a Public Library iPad Program for Preschoolers

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Children’s services librarian Cindy Wall documents what she learned in presenting an iPad program for her youngest users —one and two year olds.

Print Books, Basic Ebooks may Top Enhanced Ebooks at Fostering Literacy, Says Study

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While enhanced ebooks engage young children with their interactive elements, print or basic ebooks may be more effective for encouraging literacy.

Digital Age Teacher Council Promotes National Plan for Tech-Infused Early Learning

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Forming a new Digital Teacher Corps and expanding broadband to publicly funded preschool programs are two recommendations from a new report released today by the Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council.