Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Shortchanging School Libraries Shortchanges Students

In a recent article, written for The Conversation and republished by The New Republic, Debra Kachel, Professor of School Library and Information Technologies at Mansfield University (and Drexel MLS alumna) denounces the disappearance of school libraries.

Kachel writes:

"...look at my state of Pennsylvania, where schools are not required to have libraries. Prisons must have them. Barber and cosmetology schools must have them. They are compulsory in nursing programs. But in public schools they are optional."

To read the full article, go to:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

If You Don't Already Have A Library Card...

Library Card Sign-Up Month is coming up in September and the ALA has announced that the 2015 Honorary Chair will be none other than Snoopy!

Michael Cavna of the Washington Post has written a terrific article praising the choice, which you can read here:

And to learn more about the ALA's Library Card Sign-Up Month and to access promotional materials for the event, visit: