Sunday, September 24, 2017
Myra Little, librarian at Allen County High School, shows her students some of the resources available through the Allen County Public Library website. Submitted photo courtesy of Lisa Willams, Allen County High School English teacher

Students and teachers benefit from public library partnership

Allen County schools is the first district in the state to give all students full access to the local public library.
Kentucky School for the Blind students, from left, Shane Lowe and Haley Hall contributed to a new book, "We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind.” The book was published Nov. 10 and was created in conjunction with volunteers from the Louisville Story Program. Photo by Kathy Mansfield, Nov. 16, 2016.

KSB student authors celebrated

The Library Media Center at Kentucky School for the Blind recently hosted a celebration for the release of “We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind.”

Kentucky Virtual Library names new director

Ilona N. Burdette is the new director of the Kentucky Virtual Library, a program of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

KASL names new executive board

Renee Hale, library media specialist at Drakes Creek Middle School (Warren County) and the 2016-17 president of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians, shares her thoughts about where she thinks school libraries are headed.

Kentucky Storytelling Conference to be held in Pikeville

The Kentucky Storytelling Conference will be Nov. 4-5 at the Pike County Public Library District, Lee Avenue Branch, in Pikeville. The event includes featured storytellers...

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...