Go Local Kansas is live today. Go Local Kansas allows consumers to find contact information for health care providers such as hospitals, county health departments, support groups, nursing homes, and community clinics. Users can search by location, type of facility, or a specific disease or condition. Information from all counties in Kansas will be available.
In case you like to be an early bird, voting is now open on the White Awards website. Deadline for submitting vote tallies is 5 p.m. April 15.
Note that there is a link from this page to "downloads", which have the paper ballots, tally sheets etc. as well as the bookmarks for the 2010-2011 lists which you can give readers once they've voted for the current lists.
I don't know how you feel about book awards or how well the typical award winner circulates in your particular library, but I continue to be fascinated by awards, even though I am somewhat ambivalent about them.
Here is a quick and dirty link to the ALA press release announcing the literary award winners that were announced at the end of Midwinter in Denver yesterday. Throughout the course of the next couple of weeks, I plan to post each list with links to more information about the books. I hit the Alex awards yesterday and will probably post the Newbery later today. It's just fun times for a librarian. -mh
While we all work diligently to improve students’ information literacy, it’s not always easy to assess students’ knowledge and retention. TRAILS (Tool for Real-Time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) provides one possible solution. Created by Kent State University with funding from the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education, this free online tool uses multiple choice questions based on both Information Power and Ohio’s 6th- and 9th-grade standards....
AASL Blog, Jan. 20