Vote to help bring more library, archive & museum (LAM) content to SXSW 2015

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” Librarians & Libraries Lovers Descend on SXSW Interactive”, ATX Librarians Social Club. Events March 5-10, 2014

Want to see more library, archive, & museum content come to SXSW 2015? The SXSW PanelPicker is now open for public voting. 30% of the decision to pick a panel is based on public input, so sign up for an account, and get your votes in before Friday, Sept. 5! Feel free to add comments to the proposals to show additional support, and share far and wide! Selected panels will be announced starting Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Below is a short list of SXSW 2015 LAM (Interactive and EDU) panels. See a more inclusive list here and don’t forget to vote!

Coworking, Creating, Doing Business @ your library

Libraries as Playgrounds for Digital Natives

Creating Citywide Connected Learning Ecosystems 

Schools & Libraries Together: Rethinking Learning

Schools’ Vortex: Innovative Library ‘Makerspaces’ 

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“Librarians Belong In NYC Schools” petition

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New York City Schools are seeking a waiver on state law which requires them to have school librarians in middle schools and high schools. Less than half of NYC schools have a librarian. This is an important resource for our kids and NYC DOE cannot give up on addressing this problem. Please add your name and signature to the following petition that is circulating in support of young people, education, and information literacy in New York City Schools, which says:

“School Librarians are essential to education. We the undersigned feel that the NYC DOE (New York City Schools), should NOT be granted an exemption to state law which requires school librarians and which they have been in gross violation of for some time. School librarians have been shown to improve student performance in numerous studies and New York City public school students have a right to this important educational resource.”

Click here to add your name:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/librarians-belong-in?source=s.fwd&r_by=798749

Thank you!

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Photo: Moms Demand Action

Photo: Moms Demand Action

The text: “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”

Some background: The Charles Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood, the one that was banned by two California school districts, was controversial not because both the grandma and the little girl are eaten by the wolf by the end of the story, but  because – as the Christian Science Monitor notes,  “one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine.” Yes, parents evidently had an issue with the depiction of the alcoholic beverage…

 

 

this modern romance

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dating: meaning window shopping (?); cake and ice cream (yes please); meaning soda date (letters and sodas?!); meaning maybe romance, but one nite stands only. looks like the library made the cut, too, for a suitable date local. i approve. sign posted at the corner of franklin avenue and fulton street, brooklyn.