We invite you to join NetGalley, a free resource used by 22,000 librarians to discover, read, and review upcoming titles digitally. Librarians use NetGalley for patron recommendations and to enhance collection development, and the service was recognized with a Gold award through the Modern Library Awards. You can nominate titles for the LibraryReads list through NetGalley and add your ALA member number to your Profile for fastest access to titles.
Achieving the Dream and cable channel CMT unveiled a new national partnership to support education and workforce development efforts. This Commitment aims to strengthen America’s rural workforce in some of the most economically depressed areas by increasing the number of residents with postsecondary credentials, including degrees and certificates.
Visit CMT Empowering Education for more information.
Our own special reviewer and LMC Advisory Board member Sabrina Carnesi is featured in the January 2015 issue of School Library Journal. She is profiled in the Book Review section with more of the interview online. Many of the things she discusses also add to her “wonderfulness” as a reviewer for Library Media Connection. Sabrina, thanks for sharing your expertise with our readers.
Congratulations to Shelley Glantz! Reviews Editor for Library Media Connection and Linworth Publishing, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts School Library Association. We agree with MSLA that Shelley’s work exemplifies “service of students, 21st-century learning and the advancement of school libraries."
We would also like to invite our reviewers to join the new edWeb community, LMC @ the Forefront. It is another place to share your “spotlights” with colleagues.
Axis 360 is Baker & Taylor's revolutionary digital media service that provides libraries and schools with a state-of-the-art and visually engaging system for circulating digital books and audiobooks. Library patrons and students can download the free app now on iTunes or Google Play.
Use the Axis 360 Find A Library tool to find out if your local library or school participates.
Sign up now for the Gale/Library Media Connection TEAMS Award! This award recognizes and encourages the critical collaboration between the teacher and media specialist to promote learning, increase student achievement, and develop 21st-century skills. Submissions are due by 11:59 EST on June 30, 2015. The next award will be presented at the 2015 AASL Conference.
Visit TEAMS Award for more details about eligibility and submission requirements.
Apperson introduces Evo Social & Emotional, a Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) online assessment that provides insight into a student’s emotional competence and resiliency. These research-based tools help educators understand students’ motivation, commitment, and prosocial behaviors, as well as decreases emotional distress and negative behaviors, all of which helps improve academic performance.
Visit Apperson to learn more and sign up for a free 60-day trial.