Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Librarians have been on the front lines of information literacy for years, putting them in a prime position to help youth learn to navigate a complex and growing world of digital information and news.

Unfettered access to information and news is essential for learning—but it can also be a hazard when learners lack the right tools for parsing that information. Read the rest »

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

“Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. But in this case, Jopeck is not talking about just online research or reading about animal behavior or electrical engineering.   Read the rest »