Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kentucky leads nation in Summer Reading pledges

For the fourth year, Kentucky led the nation in Summer Reading pledges during the Chief’s Summer Reading Challenge, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers and MetaMetrics.
The Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) recognized school librarians, administrators, students, teachers and Kentucky-related media at a luncheon and ceremony Sept. 24 at the Galt House in Louisville. Among those who were recognized included, from left, Kimberly Young, KASL Service Award for School Administrators; Heidi Neltner, 2016 Outstanding School Media Librarian; Carl Wells, KASL Award of Merit; and Becky Nelson, 2016 Barby Hardy Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Kathy Mansfield, Sept. 24, 2016

School librarians, students, others honored by KASL

The Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL) honored 2016 award recipients at a luncheon and ceremony Sept. 24 at the Galt House in Louisville.
Kathy Mansfield recently got to meet one of her literary rock stars, 2016 Newbery Honor winner Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Photo submitted by Kathy Mansfield

The secret life of literary rock stars

Librarians take a look inside the world of children’s book authors and illustrators.
Chloe Stivers has a puppet look over her shoulder as she reviews footage from her groups video assignment. Photo by Bobby Ellis, Sept. 15, 2016

A new kind of library

By Bobby Ellis bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov There aren't many libraries that can claim to have a giant wall of computer monitors, a green screen, an aquaponics lab and...

McCracken librarian a candidate for ALA president

Terri Grief, the school librarian at McCracken County High School, is a candidate for the 2018-19 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). An ALA member...

Nicholasville Elementary partners with public library for online book club

The library media specialist at Nicholasville Elementary partnered with the Jessamine County Public Library during the 2015-16 school year to introduce students to virtual book clubs.

Is your library media program effective?

State law requires all elementary schools in Kentucky to provide high-quality library media programs. But how you know what is considered effective for a school library program?

Reading promotion in the age of Vine and Instagram

Three educators at Ballard High School decided to work together last school year to see how they could get students really excited about reading.

Fall library conference set for Sept. 21-24

School libraries will be the focus the last two days of this yearly event, with sessions covering a wide array of topics such as school library/public library collaborations, innovative makerspaces and the latest in new book releases for K-12 students.

Jefferson County educator studies at Library of Congress

Pam Coomer, library media specialist at Fairdale High School (Jefferson County), was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.