Adobe is collecting patron data and collecting it in a fairly open way,” says Sara Kelly Johns, president of the New York Library Association. “But they have to protect the rights of students’ privacy. Bottom line, it’s a little bit too easy for the data to be shared.
Adobe’s Lax Security Raises Concerns About Student Privacy - The Digital Shift
First of all, you need to know something about me as a reader to understand why I find this one quite possibly the most distinguished contribution of American literature for children this year…
The Family Romanov — Heavy Medal
The best stuff at New York Comic Con #NYCC included Wonder Woman, manga, science, and more. Plus: an official anti-harassment statement gave women attendees and cosplayers reason to cheer.
(via The Five Coolest Things at New York Comic Con 2014 | School Library Journal)

The best stuff at New York Comic Con #NYCC included Wonder Woman, manga, science, and more. Plus: an official anti-harassment statement gave women attendees and cosplayers reason to cheer.

(via The Five Coolest Things at New York Comic Con 2014 | School Library Journal)

cindypon:

jacquelinewoodson:

My dad showed up for my reading at Cover To Cover in Ohio. Awesome

i love this foto! yay Jackie and yay Jackie’s dad!!

cindypon:

jacquelinewoodson:

My dad showed up for my reading at Cover To Cover in Ohio. Awesome

i love this foto! yay Jackie and yay Jackie’s dad!!

“I like getting up and going to school every day,” she says. “It’s a joy.”
Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd
School Library Journal October 2014 cover story 

“I like getting up and going to school every day,” she says. “It’s a joy.”

Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd

School Library Journal October 2014 cover story 

Though many educators shy away from incorporating street lit into their collections, Boyd has been a big proponent of the genre and believes that it “[serves] as a teaching tool.” Karen Edmonson, a middle school science teacher who worked with Boyd at Chicago’s Ninos Heroes School, where Boyd was librarian from 2004 to 2007, witnessed the librarian’s ability to turn middle school students on to pleasure reading. Though other teachers encouraged students to read classic literature about the African American experience, such as Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Dial, 1976), according to Edmonson, Boyd preferred to push students toward books that resonated with them.
Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd | School Library Journal
"Junior" members of the staff came into the office yesterday for a fun, project-filled day hosted by reviews editor Kiera Parrott and art production designer Josephine Marc-Anthony. 

"Junior" members of the staff came into the office yesterday for a fun, project-filled day hosted by reviews editor Kiera Parrott and art production designer Josephine Marc-Anthony. 

I think it depends - if it is instead of reading, it is absolutely screen time. If it is in addition to reading, I don’t see the problem. I also know of several moms who would never read a book to their child, but now the child gets to hear one. So I also believe if a child would never see a book anyway, it is better than nothing.

Response by Christine Allen to the New York Times piece Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?

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