Archive for March, 2014

Growing Up Online | Free Online Security and Internet Safety eBook for Kids

Growing Up Online | Free Online Security and Internet Safety eBook for Kids. First introduced during National Internet Safety Month in June, NBCUniversal’s The More You Know, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, a free, interactive eBook for parents, teachers, and kids about digital literacy and internet safety. The first release from […]

Point to Ponder: Is Your Library Collection “the Great Equalizer?”

An editorial in this Sunday’s Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140321-are-we-neglecting-the-education-of-gifted-children.ece, Gifted Child, Left Behind, really made me think about the emphasis we place on making sure our libraries have books for struggling readers and readers of other languages but I am not sure what we do to support gifted students in terms of library collection development. Author […]

Imagine…

Can you believe the World Wide Web recently turned 25 and that Twitter is only 8 years old!   Really? So today is a day to celebrate. But it’s also an occasion to think, discuss—and do. Key decisions on the governance and future of the Internet are looming, and it’s vital for all of us […]

TLA Conference is Around the Corner!

SAN ANTONIO April 8-11 Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Consider Leading by Volunteering!  Great way to network and help the profession! Would you like to LEAD OUT LOUD by volunteering at the annual Texas Library Association Conference?  The conference will take place in San Antonio this year, April 8th through April 11th. Volunteers should be […]

And the winner is…

As I was watching the Oscars this week, my mind wondered away from the gorgeous gowns and the red carpet and drifted to a world where books would be given as much adulation, admiration, and respect as the movies, many of which started as a book!   Can you imagine the reporters asking the stars strolling […]