Literacies and Learning blog posts
Rose Goddard from the Reading Agency looks at how libraries can get involved with this year's World Book Night
A collaborative project to introduce iPads as a therapeutic resource at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership highlights the valuable role that library services can play alongside clinical and non-clinical departments, explain Kal Dhanda and Emily Johnson.
Wendy Morris explains how a joint reading project at Kingston University to make students feel part of their new community has raised the profile of library services and is growing into partnerships in the community and with other universities.
I had just finished university and was looking forward to my graduation and what felt like a promising future. Suddenly, following what I can only describe as a moment of madness, I found myself in prison, I was devastated.
From the earliest of human times, we have told stories and shared information and ideas. Cave paintings, folk tales and old songs attest to that. Stories, clearly, are integral to the human condition.
We've collected together some of the interesting, contentious and important library and information stories that were discussed around the world last month. There were lots of interesting discussions in September, including:
I write children's books because I believe they're the books that shape us. The books I read when I was young had a deeper impact on me than anything I've encountered as an adult.
Development of reading and literacy in children (or indeed adults) relies on the right activities and opportunities that help us to experience the joy of imagination, discovery and sheer gratification that makes the world of books and stories irre
As another school year begins, it is a great opportunity to look at the challenge teachers, learning support assistants and school librarians will face in getting students reading.