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No-book library? BiblioTech is coming

A book-less library. It sounds like an oxymoron, but come the fall of 2013, San Antonio's Bexar County is going to be home to the BiblioTech, the country's first book-less…

Tips for understanding copyright rules

Tips for understanding copyright rules

With headlines about tough copyright rulings fresh in their minds, educators across the nation might hesitate when it comes to using copyrighted material in their lessons or sharing copyrighted works…

How a school library thrives–without books

The library at Minneapolis' Benilde-St. Margaret's has no books, but the space at the Catholic preparatory school is proving to be more useful than ever – digitally, the Huffington Post…

The 12 most popular eSN stories of 2012

The 12 most popular eSN stories of 2012

We’ve assembled a list of the dozen most popular stories we’ve published in the last year, as measured by the number of page views each received. If you missed any…

Survey: School web filtering can impede learning

Survey: School web filtering can impede learning

More and more students are bringing personal mobile devices to school, but a new survey from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) finds that content filtering often prevents students…

Teachers concerned about students’ online research skills

Teachers concerned about students’ online research skills

Teachers are concerned that students are a little too quick to turn to Google and other internet search engines for answers: That's one finding of a Pew Research Center survey…

School libraries changing with move to digital resources

School libraries changing with move to digital resources

As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition…

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians

Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share,…

Google strives to enlighten with new search tool

Google strives to enlighten with new search tool

Google is introducing a new tool designed to make its search engine smarter. The new feature, debuting May 16, draws from a Google-built database of more than 500 million people,…

10 books for high school summer reading

10 books for high school summer reading

Students might not enrich their minds inside a classroom over summer break, but that doesn’t mean enrichment can’t be found in one of the original 24-7 tools for learning: books.…

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