Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Library Conversations – a new video series

Library Conversations is a new video series produced by the Kentucky Department of Education. The first episode launched in April in celebration of School Library Month.

Thank a school librarian during April

April is National School Library Month, so now is the perfect time to share your appreciation for school librarians and the impact they have on student success.

Student poems sought for anthology

Western Kentucky University is celebrating National Poetry Month in April by asking grade 6-8 teachers and school librarians to encourage their students to write original poetry for consideration for publication.

School libraries rock!

When we talk about how rapidly education is changing, I think we often overlook the thing that is at the heart of every school – the library.

Session proposals being accepted for KLA/KASL conference

The Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians joint fall conference is scheduled for Sept. 22-23 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
Simpson Elementary Librarian Sam Northern spent seven days exploring Antarctica as part of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program sponsored by National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions. Photo provided by Sam Northern

Icy exploration leads to lessons

Sam Northern, librarian at Simpson Elementary, is bringing his Antarctic expedition to the classroom through interdisciplinary lessons.
Kentucky school librarians, from left, Renee Hale of Warren County, Amanda Hurley of Fayette County, Lori Hancock of The Lexington School and Tara Griffith of Barren County attend the Youth Media Awards announcements at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Submitted photo by Kathy Mansfield, Jan. 23, 2017

American Library Association announces 2017 book awards

The American Library Association announced this year's Youth Media Awards in Atlanta during the annual ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Steele-Reese Foundation taking applications for 2017 grants

Grant funding for classrooms and school libraries throughout Appalachian Kentucky is available again this year through The Steele-Reese Foundation.
One of the highlights of the new library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School (Anderson County) is a makerspace that students can use to create class projects. First-graders like Wyatt Shouse learn about Dr. Seuss, then utilize the makerspace to create papier-mache figures of some of the author's most famous characters. Submitted photo by Tanya Blackhurst

Blending tradition with innovation

When students returned to Emma B. Ward Elementary for the 2015-16 school year, they noticed some big changes in their library.

Teachers, librarians invited to professional learning on makerspace

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is offering a one-day professional learning program on makerspace Jan. 26 in Bowling Green. The training is for...