– Teachers ‘Not Reading Children’s Books’
Research by the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education (CLPE) in the States has found that many teachers do not regularly read children’s literature. In addition, they tend to choose books from a narrow band of authors. I wonder if it’s true for teachers in Singapore as well.
– Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships
Although on the surface the report seems to have nothing to do with the library, there is a part in the report and I quote “… an overall increase in those settling for absolutely futureless secretarial or librarian positions …”. Hmmm … I wonder how many of my colleagues will agree with that. However, there is a need to take this article with a big pinch of salt as The Onion is a satirical news website.
– Kirby: A cemetery is like a library full of stories
Though it seems a little morbid, I do find cemeteries to be wonderful resources to look for things in the past. Unfortunately in Singapore, given our scarce land area, most of the cemeteries have been demolished though there are still a few left such as the ones at Kranji War Cemetery, Bidadari Cemetery and Choa Chu Kang Cemetry.
– This is not your parents’ library, or yours either
The Toronto Public Library has opened the first of several planned KidsStops – an indoor interactive literacy playground – to promote literacy development in children up to age 5. Hmmm … wondering if any colleagues will be going to Toronto after the IFLA Annual Conference in Quebec.