May 12, 2021

Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond: Library “Makers” Share How It’s Done

Searching for some great ways to get kids hooked on creating digital content? Attendees at the October 17 Digital Shift event got some great tips from Wes Fryer, Melissa Techman, Liz Castro and Erin Daly, all participants in a panel on “Makers in the Library.”

We Could Be Heroes: Research plus tech skills are a hot commodity

Librarians are masters of information. Finding it, storing it, organizing it, retrieving it—you name it. We excel at a wide range of skills. And in today’s world, that’s the name of the game.

Kno Launches K–12 E-Textbooks, Geared Toward Parents, Home Use

Education software outfit Kno has partnering with publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to offer interactive textbooks for K–12 students. The digital titles, which align with Common Core subjects, are available for $9.99 or less for a one-year rental.

A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core

Want to help teachers find high-quality “complex texts,” a key ingredient of the new educational standards? Christopher Harris shows you how.

The End of Nonfiction: Common Core standards force us to rethink categorization

Reference is dead, and traditional notions of fiction and nonfiction may be obsolete, too. The Common Core Standards has Christopher Harris reconsidering how library resources are presented to students.

LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit 2011: “Don’t Buy Ebooks”

The way forward remains unclear for public libraries regarding new-release fiction in ebook form. School libraries, on the other hand, are lucky to have an amazing group of independent publishers working to resolve the issues. In the case of nonfiction, many of our publishers are offering unlimited, simultaneous access to ebooks. They recognize that ebook usage is governed by math and statistical probability.