Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's BrainThe founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, Professor Dana Suskind, explains why the most important and astoundingly simple thing you can do for your child s future success in life is to talk to him or her, reveals the recent science behind this truth, and outlines precisely how

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

The Library: A Catalogue of WondersLibraries are filled with magic From the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian to the fabled libraries of middle earth, Umberto Eco s mediaeval library labyrinth and libraries dreamed up by John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges and Carlos Ruiz Zaf n, Stuart Kells explores the bookish places, real and fi

Real-World Teen Services

Real-World Teen ServicesThere are plenty of resources about teen services that focus on YA readers advisory and programming ideas But the basics of day to day service to teens in the library setting, a discipline requiring specific skills, is all too often glossed over in professional literature As a result many LIS gra


MetadataEverything we need to know about metadata, the usually invisible infrastructure for information with which we interact every day When metadata became breaking news, appearing in stories about surveillance by the National Security Agency, many members of the public encountered this once obscure te

The Public Library: A Photographic Essay

The Public Library: A Photographic EssayA gorgeous visual celebration of America s public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many .Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library the unmistakable musty scent, the excitemen