hoopla digital gives library card holders free online and mobile access to thousands of videos, music, and audiobooks. With this new partnership, patrons can access 100 iconic Disney titles including Air Bud and The Muppet Movie – all they need is a library card. Visit hoopla for more information.
Exploring eBooks for K-12 is a free professional learning community (PLC) with more than 3,500 members that was started by edWeb.net to help educators share information and ideas on integrating eBooks and digital content into school libraries and curricula. Librarians and educators are invited join Exploring eBooks for K-12 at edWeb.net/eBooks.
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."
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is revamping its most-used product lines – GVRL, InfoTrac, and In Context – creating a mobile-optimized and improved experience for researchers. As mobile access to databases grows faster than desktop access, check out this preview at http://solutions.cengage.com/enhancements2015/.
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.