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Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


FYI: LIVEbrary Media Awareness Program

From the good people of Annick Press:

LIVEbrary offers Media Awareness Program, Grades 4-8: Annick Press has begun
an ambitious new online program for middle school and junior high schools students, teachers, librarians and homeschoolers called the "LIVEbrary." The two-year program is funded by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The first season begins October 15 with a 5-week program on Media Awareness. Among others, it features media literacy pioneer Shari Graydon, author of "Made You Look" and "In Your Face," books that challenge kids to become aware of how advertisers try to manipulate them.

The Series Librarian for the LIVEbrary program is Gary Price, editor of ResourceShelf.com and director of information technology for Internet search engine, ASK.com.The LIVEbrary publishes a lesson plan each week that includes a reading, discussion questions, an assignment, and a quiz. Students may participate through the LIVEbrary blog, email, and/or live chat.

Live chats are every Thursday afternoon from 2-3 pm ET. The chats are provided with assistance from Skype Technologies, makers of the popular SKYPE Internet phone software. Teachers, librarians, parents and homeschoolers must register in advance to participate in the LIVEbrary. More information, including registration, instructions, and a complete schedule are available at the LIVEbrary Blog or via email from LIVEbrary@annickpress.com.

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  • At 10:22 AM, Blogger Steve O'Keefe said…


    Thanks for plugging The LIVEbrary. We followed the Media Awareness sessions with a spring season on World History: seven new books, authors, and lesson plans.

    We'll be back again in the fall of 2008 with a program on Science, then Health in Spring 2009. All geared toward middle school and junior high school students, parents, teachers and librarians.

    We appreciate your support!

    Producer, The LIVEbrary


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