Archive for March, 2014

LLS Session Proposal Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for session proposals for the 2014 Library & Literacy Summit.  Knowing that the 2014 TLA Conference is approaching soon, we would like to allow more time for librarians to attend the TLA annual conference and be inspired.  Take good notes, make amazing connections, then consider sharing sharing your inspiration and […]

MS Students Brought “A” Game to the Battle of the Books

On a beautiful Friday morning in late February, 6 teams of middle school students from the Region 13 area arrived at the service center ready for a battle…. an academic battle, that is.  Student teams from Austin Discovery School, Canyon Middle School, Church Hill Middle School, Harmony School of Science Austin, Mountain Valley Middle School, […]

Developing Life-long Readers

In this video Donalyn Miller talks about how her curiosity about what leads to the development of life-long reading habits evolved into her most recent book Reading in the Wild.     She also contributed her thoughts on the subject of developing life-long readers in this first of a 5 part series on the topic […]

State Funded Databases Return for K-12 Public Schools

As you are working on your library budget for the 2014-2015 school year, be aware that the state will (once again) be subsidizing electronic resources for K-12 public schools.  The exact databases will be announced in April, and the resources will become available to schools beginning in June 2014. In order to participate schools must […]