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2014-04-14 00:21:43

Trends show that libraries continue to transform to meet demand, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets CHICAGO, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Libraries continue to transform to meet society's changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according...

2014-04-01 12:31:02

Open access to popular databases available during National Library Week April 13-19 ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to research, joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week (April 13-19). The company will provide free access to a rich assortment of databases available through library web sites. Libraries can access these resources here and can extend complimentary access for...

2014-02-12 23:00:47

Free computerized program organizes your school or classroom library to maximize student and teacher usage. Evergreen, Colorado (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 A well organized library or book room makes it easy for students and faculty to find the resources they need. To help bring structure and order to school libraries and book rooms across the country, Booksource has created Classroom Organizer, an all-new web based program designed to organize classroom library and book room systems. The...

2013-07-09 23:18:53

Website was recognized by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). New York, New York (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 BiblioNasium was honored with a prestigious ‘Best Website for Teaching and Learning’ award by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). BiblioNasium is a free, safe and secure social networking website that promotes literacy and extends the independent reading activities of young readers. The AASL presents this award annually to websites it believes...

2013-03-26 16:26:41

Company stays in step with ongoing transformation of the 21st-century school library MCHENRY, Ill., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett announced today the release of Destiny 11.0 with significant improvements to help create an interactive, digital learning environment with Follett eBooks, as well as continue to dramatically drive library efficiency. A key feature of Destiny 11.0 addresses the improvements Follett made to its capabilities for using eBooks and mobile...

2013-01-11 12:22:59

MCHENRY, Ill., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Follett Software Company's market leading Destiny Library Manager software product for K-12 schools and districts is playing a key role in a program that by 2015 will provide all 1.1 million New York City public school students with direct access to 17 million books and other informational learning materials. MyLibraryNYC is an initiative undertaken by the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) in conjunction with the New York, Brooklyn,...

2012-11-20 12:26:11

MCHENRY, Ill., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently released survey of electronic book penetration and use among PreK-12 school libraries revealed that 67 percent of the PreK-12 schools that purchase eBooks buy them from Follett. The third annual Library Journal survey determined that FollettShelf remains the top vendor tapped by elementary schools and middle schools for eBooks. FollettShelf, the company's free cloud-based virtual bookshelf, is the vendor for 76 percent of elementary...

2012-06-19 06:24:24

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation's economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America's libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology...

2012-04-09 02:22:13

ALA releases Top Ten List of Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011 CHICAGO, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publishers limiting library ebook lending, budget cuts and book challenges are just a few library trends of the past year that are placing free access to information in jeopardy. These trends as well as other are detailed in the 2012 State of America's Libraries Report released today by the American Library Association (ALA) in conjunction with National Library Week...

2012-04-04 06:24:10

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, is celebrating National Library Week, April 8-14, by encouraging library advocacy in local communities across the country. To help drive awareness at the local level, and to support the American Library Association theme, You Belong @ the Library, Gale will be offering limited edition bumper...