News in Brief-April 2024

Apr 12, 2024

Here is a roundup of news and articles regarding libraries and library professionals. 

Encourage readers With the Many Paths to Reading

Graphic novels, audiobooks, and books all foster a love of reading. This blog explains how to communicate this often misunderstood concept to parents, teachers, and caregivers.

Exploring the Role of Public Library in the ‘Science of Reading’

The International Literacy Association defines the science of reading as “A convergence of accumulated and evolving findings from research regarding reading processes and reading instruction (pedagogy) and how the two are implemented across contexts that interactively bridge cultural, social, biological, psychological, linguistic, and historical bases of learning.” The science of reading asserts that pairing language comprehension—decoding words by sounding them out (phonics)—with word recognition—sometimes called whole language—can be helpful for students learning to read.” This blog includes links to several sources about this topic.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is (Quietly) Changing Libraries

Libraries are increasingly using AI technology in various ways and librarians have found it can improve people’s experience and make their jobs a bit easier. What changes has AI made so far?

Boost Your Career: Professional Development Tips for Library Staff

Professional development is crucial to our growth as professionals. This blog has helpful suggestions about how to develop yourself as a library professional in a way that speaks to you.

Opinions of Middle School Students Who are Frequent Users of BOTH Their School AND Public Libraries

Many libraries have “frequent flyers” or teens for whom the library is like a second home. This blog discusses the results of a survey given to such teens and the insights gained from the collection of this data.

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