libraries

Bristol students told to study at SS Great Britain due to overcrowding | Education

Overcrowding in libraries and a severe shortage of desks have led to students at the University of Bristol being offered places to study at the SS Great Britain. The university’s history department has told students looking for somewhere quiet to revise during the January exam period that they can reserve desks at the site in Bristol harbour where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s steamship is housed in a dry dock, more than a mile from their campus across the Avon. The students…

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Dear Gavin Williamson, how that strange prisons have to have a library but schools do not | Michael Rosen | Education

Did you see the report on school libraries that came out last week? The headline facts are worrying, don’t you think? Schools with a higher proportion of children on free school meals are more than twice as likely not to have access to a designated library space. One in eight schools has no library at all. And employment terms for librarians and library staff fall below national standards, with low pay and little investment in professional development and training. The…

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Improving Access to Books Worldwide – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Susan Geidner’s kindergarten library class read nonfiction texts with the goal of raising awareness about access to books worldwide. This project led to a community-wide effort to help build a library in a town in Vietnam. Susan Geidner is a librarian at Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, Illinois. Photo courtesy Susan Geidner What was the goal of your library awareness project, and how did you accomplish your goal? I wanted the kindergarten students in my library class to understand…

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