Month: May 2013

Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading

A webinar discussing recent Pew research and an IMLS policy report focused on the role and impact of libraries on the lives of early reading development. The importance of early childhood education was underscored by President Obama in his most recent State of the Union address: “Study after study shows that the sooner a child …

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E-Government in Florida Public Libraries: Overview of GCFLearnFree.org Online Learning Resources

GCFLearnFree.org creates and provides quality, innovative online learning opportunities that your patrons can use to improve their technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. By delivering over 750 different lessons to millions of people in over 200 countries and territories, GCFLearnFree.org is a worldwide leader in online education. …

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Fair Use Pt. 2: Creative Commons Licenses and Media Labeled for Reuse (SEFLIN)

The two-part Fair Use of Copyright Materials webinar series is geared toward school media specialists and youth services staff in public libraries. Many digital content creators WANT you to reuse their media, which broadens your classroom opportunities far beyond Fair Use.  These licenses are particularly important for online publication where copyrighted materials cannot be utilized …

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Fair Use Pt. 1: Copyright Law and Best Practices for School Media Specialists/Youth Services Staff (SEFLIN)

The two-part Fair Use of Copyright Materials webinar series is geared toward school media specialists and youth services staff in public libraries. In the past few years, educational fair use guidelines have undergone major revisions expanding opportunities for teachers and students to use copyrighted materials. Common Core Standards specify digital media use and publication, implying …

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