Going to the Tribeca Film Festival? Check out the trailer for Out of Print, a documentary about the transition from print to the digital age directed by Vivienne Roumani (a former librarian) and narrated by Meryl Streep.
“Jeff Bezos, Ray Bradbury, Scott Turow, Jeffrey Toobin, parents, students, educators, scientists – all highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word – and changing us.”
Reading is not purely academic and I hope that there is resurgence of positivity toward reading. Young people are getting distracted at their most distractible time—middle school, and never returning to reading. But they are eager participants when they are hooked. So we have to be more adventurous in the ways we engage in reading instruction and advocacy.Library Journal Mover & Shaker Kirby McCurtis,”Creating Community: Up Close with Youth Librarian Kirby McCurtis”