Library Journal

1 in 6 People Worldwide Struggles to Read Due to Irlen Syndrome

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:24pm

While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

Key Points: 
  • While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.
  • Children who are poor readers or poor in sports are often teased or bullied, resulting in feelings of shame or low self-worth.
  • In the Forward, Founder and Director of the Irlen Institute , Helen L. Irlen, explains the discovery of Irlen Syndrome and the progress made in treating it.
  • Author Catherine Matthias is a Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener and published author of six early reader picture books.

1 in 6 People Worldwide Struggles to Read Due to Irlen Syndrome

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 8:24am

While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.

Key Points: 
  • While approximately half of those with this condition acquire it genetically, it can also be caused by brain injuries, high fevers, and viruses.
  • In the Forward, Founder and Director of the Irlen Institute , Helen L. Irlen, explains the discovery of Irlen Syndrome and the progress made in treating it.
  • The Library Journal review concludes: "VERDICT: A helpful volume for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children who struggle with reading."
  • Author Catherine Matthias is a Certified Irlen Syndrome Screener and published author of six early reader picture books.

MiEN Company Releases White Paper on Creating "Future-Ready" K-12 Libraries

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 9:25pm

MiEN Company is helping librarians and their colleagues consider what'll be required of effective future libraries via a new white paper, "Do School Libraries Still Matter?

Key Points: 
  • MiEN Company is helping librarians and their colleagues consider what'll be required of effective future libraries via a new white paper, "Do School Libraries Still Matter?
  • "Research has established a correlation between high-quality library programs and student achievement," said Dr. Christina Counts, Vice President of Education for MiEN Company.
  • The white paper supports this vision by citing sources such as the "2017 Horizon Report Library Edition," the Wiley Network, American Libraries magazine, Library Journal and more.
  • "Even simple updates, like multipurpose furniture, can help to future proof libraries by providing creating flexible space," said Counts.

Anaheim Public Library Named 2021 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 6:05pm

ANAHEIM, Calif. and NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anaheim Public Library (APL) is the 2021 Gale /Library Journal Library of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • ANAHEIM, Calif. and NEW YORK, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anaheim Public Library (APL) is the 2021 Gale /Library Journal Library of the Year.
  • Established in 1992, the Library of the Year Award celebrates the library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity, and innovation.
  • Also featured in the July 2021 issue of Library Journal are two other libraries honored with special mentions in the 2021 Library of the Year Award program.
  • Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field.

The Seattle Public Library Named 2020 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 8:00pm

NEW YORK, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Seattle Public Library (SPL) is the 2020 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Seattle Public Library (SPL) is the 2020 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year.
  • Already a leading library system, The Seattle Public Library raised the bar even further by implementing an organization-wide focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion that informs every decision and has transformed how the library designs and promotes its offerings.
  • Also featured in the June 2020 issue of Library Journal are two other libraries honored with special mentions in the 2020 Library of the Year Award program.
  • Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field.

Library Journal Names 2020 Class of Movers & Shakers

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Library Journal announced the 2020 Movers & Shakers, celebrating 46 people who are transforming how libraries deliver to their communities in the U.S. and beyond.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Library Journal announced the 2020 Movers & Shakers, celebrating 46 people who are transforming how libraries deliver to their communities in the U.S. and beyond.
  • The 2020 Movers & Shakers were announced online throughout the week of May 4.
  • "Choosing the year's Movers & Shakers is both one of the hardest parts of our job and one of the most rewarding," said Meredith Schwartz, Editor-in-Chief of Library Journal.
  • Library Journal is a publication of MSI Information Services, which also owns School Library Journal, The Horn Book, Junior Library Guild, and AKJ Education, Inc.

School Library Journal and Scholastic Announce 2020 School Librarian of the Year

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:10pm

NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Cicely Lewis, a school librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2020 School Librarian of the Year bySchool Library Journal (SLJ) and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Cicely Lewis, a school librarian at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, Georgia, has been named the 2020 School Librarian of the Year bySchool Library Journal (SLJ) and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company.
  • I will use this platform to tell the world that every child deserves a certified school librarian in their school!"
  • School Library Journal is pleased to celebrate her stellar work through the School Librarian of the Year Award, which highlights the critical role of library professionals in fostering multiple literacies among our nation's youth."
  • About the School Librarian of the Year Awards:
    The 2020 School Librarian of the Year was selected by a panel of judges, including the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs, John Schumacher, and 2018 School Librarian of the Year Ali Schilpp.

LA County Library Named 2019 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LA County Library is the 2019 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- LA County Library is the 2019 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year.
  • As the 2019 Library of the Year, LA County Library will receive a cash prize of $10,000, be featured on the cover of Library Journal's (LJ's) June 2019 issue, available in print and online, and will be honored at a reception at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference 2019 in Washington, DC.
  • Established in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest public library systems in the United States, and the world.
  • "We've been watching LA County Library under the leadership of Skye Patrick, who was recently named LJ's Librarian of the Year.

Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --School Library Journal (SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --School Library Journal (SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.
  • To read the full article and learn more about the School Librarian of the Year Award, visit: https://www.slj.com/SLOTY2018 .
  • About the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Winners:
    Ali Schilpp, 2018 School Librarian of the Year, Northern Middle School, Accident, MD
    Four years ago, as the first and only Library Media Specialist to work at Northern Middle School, Ali Schilpp tapped into her more than 12 years of library experience to create a unique, technology-driven space.
  • School Library Journal , a MSI publication, is the premier journal for librarians and information specialists who work with children and teens.