Sunday, September 24, 2017

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.

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.