Saturday, November 25, 2017

#KyLChat provides statewide school librarian professional network

Heidi Neltner, a former school librarian in the Ft. Thomas Independent school district, had been using Twitter to connect with colleagues around the world for many years. Then in 2013, she decided to introduce Kentucky school librarians to this professional networking venue by creating #KyLChat.

Kentucky Book Fair brings writers and readers together

The Kentucky Book Fair, an annual event sponsored by Kentucky Humanities, brings together authors and readers to celebrate literacy in the state.

AASL announces new National School Library Standards for Learners

Designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning, the new “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians and School Libraries” from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) reflect an evolution of AASL standards.

Kentucky leads nation in 2017 Summer Reading pledges

For the fifth year, Kentucky led the nation in Summer Reading pledges during the annual summer reading challenge sponsored by MetaMetrics.

Annual library conference to be held in Louisville

School librarians will have an opportunity to learn alongside other library colleagues at the annual Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians fall conference.

Frazier museum presents student matinees on the works of Poe

The Frazier History Museum in Louisville is presenting a matinee series of “Tales of Poe: The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Brought to Life” for students in grades 6-12 Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 4-6 at the museum in Louisville.

KASL names award winners at summer conference

More than 250 Kentucky school librarians attended the annual Summer Refresher professional learning conference July 18 at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, hosted by the Kentucky Association of School Librarians.

2016-17 Kentucky Bluegrass Awards announced

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award Program has announced the 2016-17 winners for this prestigious award as chosen by K-12 students from throughout the state.

Teachers invited to program on ‘The Hunger Games’

The Frazier History Museum will host a professional learning program for teachers in conjunction with its new exhibit, “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition,” on June 24 at the museum in Louisville.

Pledge to read this summer!

This year’s theme for the annual KYReads initiative, a collaboration of the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, is “Build a Better World” and focuses on STEM activities.