Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools on Education Dive

Take a look at this inspiring article “Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools” on Education Dive. It highlights the collaborative efforts of schools and districts striving to maintain educational equity amongst rural populations. Examples range from the creation Continue reading Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools on Education Dive

Student Spotlight: Interview with Amira in America creator

Check out this interview by the American Library Association Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services with Liz Laribee, creator of Amira in America along with Andrea Castillo, Carmen Collins, and Dolly Martino. Amira in America was created as part of the Continue reading Student Spotlight: Interview with Amira in America creator

Scholarship: Bernard Vavrek Scholarship- July 31, 2017

The Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services (ABOS), an affiliate of the American Library Association, offers annual awards that recognize outstanding service, support for conference attendance, and the education of a student currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program.  Continue reading Scholarship: Bernard Vavrek Scholarship- July 31, 2017

Webinar: Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS- April 19, 2017

Join us for our latest Culture Conversations with NCLA’s REMCo, “Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS” with Dr. Nicole Cooke of the iSchool at Illinois.  For more information and to register go to: Continue reading Webinar: Let’s Talk About Power: Why Diversity and Cultural Competence are Important to LIS- April 19, 2017

Symposium: Books Save Lives at Library of Congress- April 7, 2017

Join the Center for the Book at Books Save Lives: A Symposium on Trauma and Resilience in Young People’s Literature. This event will take place April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm-2:30pm. The featured panel includes Laurie Halse Anderson, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Continue reading Symposium: Books Save Lives at Library of Congress- April 7, 2017

Conakry, Guinea UNESCO World Book Capital 2017

Check out this video about the recent efforts to promote literacy and education in Conakry, Guinea! UNESCO has designated Conakry as the 2017 World Book Capital. Groups like the Guinean Alliance for Education and Development (GAED) are working with the Continue reading Conakry, Guinea UNESCO World Book Capital 2017

ALA stands with transgender students

Keep reading for ALA President Julie Todaro’s statement regarding the President’s recent actions. CHICAGO  – Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement strongly protesting the rollback of protections for transgender students in our nation’s public schools. “The Continue reading ALA stands with transgender students

Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Save the date, April 7, 2017, for Books Save Lives: A Symposium on Trauma and Resilience in Young People’s Literature! Stories of chaos through characters and events in fiction and real life. Sponsored by the Library of Congress Young Reader’s Center, Continue reading Books Save Lives: Young People’s Literature Symposium- April 7, 2017

Voter Anger and the 2016 Election: What do they want?

Join your student colleagues for a forum discussing public opinion surrounding the election. CISSM Global Forum  February 2, 2017 | 12:00-1:15 pm | Van Munching Hall, School of Public Policy Atrium Steven Kull, Senior Research Scholar and Director of the Program for Continue reading Voter Anger and the 2016 Election: What do they want?