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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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I Love My Librarian! 

In The New York Times of Monday, August 27th, my eye cast upon the large script and full ad  -- the "I Love My Librarian 2012 Award".  Even more happily came the words on page C6 -- "Librarians in our nation's 122,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every …

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Room for Debate: Are School Librarians Expendable? 

The New York Times "Room for Debate" series often features smart commentary on genuinely interesting issues. This recent edition is no exception: Room for Debate: Are School Librarians Expendable? The authors raise a number of important points: How can we prevent libraries from being undervalued when their true value is so difficult to measure? Can …

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Information Overshare 

An interesting article in Sunday's New York Times addressed a popularly-held misconception of today's undergrad students that anything on the Internet is free for the taking, without citation. This is caused by a coupling of the ease in which students can copy-and-paste online content and the culture in which publishers create tools making it easier …

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