Red Dot Voting — has begun!

Yes, it’s time again for the winners to be determined….. March 1 through May 1 is the voting season — for each school to decide which book in each of the four Red Dot reader categories is the winner for them….. and then we tally all the votes to say which book wins for all…

News about EPIC!

https://www.getepic.com After the discussions about EPIC at LKSW2017 I have been writing back and forth and finally, have some firm news to report. My contacts are MaryAnn (Support) & Tahleen (Sales & Marketing), these are the issues we have resolved.  1. Concerns over international schools signing up when they state that it is only available…

LKSW 2017 & Speed Dating Picture Books from around the world

A reminder that Barb and I are closing registration at the end of the week for the Feb 17/18 Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2017, being held at UWCSEA East.   Go to http://research.uwcsea.edu.sg/lksw2017 for registration details. Note that all our network members are invited to join us for any of the social events (even if you…

The BLISS Bangkok Book Awards

The Bangkok international school librarians — BLISS — have started their own annual book awards. See https://bangkokbookawards.com/ Note that Kim Beeman, now at Shrewsbury Int’l in Bangkok was one of the teacher-librarians leading the BLISS initiative.  She’s moving to Tanglin next year to be the Secondary Teacher-Librarian.  So she will undoubtedly get involved in our…

ISLN Partners with Wheelers ePlatform Wheelers has generously donated an ePlatform to ISLN. The committee decided to populate the ePlatform with 5 copies of the available Red Dot books. These are available now. https://isln.wheelers.co/ ISLN members will now be able to subscribe to their own ePlatform, and with a letter of introduction from the Secretary,…

Next year’s Red Dots – 2017-2018 – the game plan….

www.reddotawards.com   This is the 8th year of the Red Dot Book Awards, run by our international school librarians’ network here in Singapore.  (For a full list of similar awards by other international school librarians, see this list.) Our first set of four lists (8 titles each in four age-range categories) was announced in November 2009…

Library Staff Job-Alike Workshop (JAW) @ UWCSEA East, October

Friday, October 21, the library staff at UWCSEA East hosted the first annual Job-Alike Workshop (JAW) held here in Singapore, based on one held last year at Alice Smith School in KL. Forty-seven people from a total of sixteen schools attended (including one from KL).  The feedback has been tremendous and our staff learned so…

Setting up a village school library in Myanmar

If you were asked to help set up a new school library in a new primary school building in a farming village outside Mandalay, and you wouldn’t be able to visit the site until the day before the new school’s grand opening, how would you tackle it?  That was the challenge proposed to me last…