Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Check out these summer workshops for school librarians

Here are some of the conferences, workshops and sessions for July that might appeal to librarians.

Simpson County school librarian named 2016 National Geographic Fellow

Sam Northern was selected as one of the 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. Northern, who is a library media specialist at Simpson Elementary School, is one of 35 educators from the United States and Canada to receive this honor.

Pledge to read this summer

The Kentucky Department of Education is collaborating with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to encourage students to participate in the state’s 2016 Summer Reading Programs.

2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Award winners announced

The votes have been counted and Kentucky students have chosen the winners of the 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

Northern Kentucky school librarian is 2016 KySTE Outstanding Teacher

Heidi Neltner, teacher librarian for Johnson Elementary, is the 2016 winner of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

KASL offering annual Summer Refresher

The Kentucky Association of School Librarians annual Summer Refresher will be July 19 at North Oldham High School in Goshen.

April is School Library Month

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs.