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Magazine article Multimedia & Internet@Schools

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Picturing America

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded 29,086 schools and public libraries with access to the Picturing America educational art initiative in the program's second national application period. To date, more than 76,000 schools, public libraries, and Head Start centers nationwide have been awarded the free education resource. The program provides 40 large reproductions of great American art, a comprehensive teacher resource book, and access to the Picturing America website. The online material offers additional educator resources, including more than 1 50 links to lesson plans and external online resources, as well as an online image gallery that enables students to compare images by themes such as leadership, democracy, and courage. The NEH will provide Picturing America School Collaboration grants for professional development workshops in the summer of 2009 hosted by institutions such as museums and historical societies. Grant applications will be accepted in spring 2009. NEH, http: I /


The Tenth Book of Junior Authors & Illustrators

H.W. Wilson launched electronic and print versions of the Tenth Book of Junior Authors Ó Illustrators, the newest volume in the series designed to acquaint readers with the creators of outstanding young adult and children's books. The Tenth Book features nearly 200 profiles, most with autobiographical statements written specifically for the volume. Information is included on family backgrounds, education, career paths, and approaches to art and life. Photographs, book jacket images, suggested reading lists, and websites that offer starting points for additional research are also provided. All 10 volumes in the Junior Authors h Illustrators series are available in a single database containing more than 2,100 profiles of authors of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. New profiles are added annually. H.W. Wilson, www. h wwilson. com.

danah boyd to Keynote AASL National

danah boyd, an internationally recognized authority on online social networking sites, will kick off the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 14th national conference and exhibition with a keynote presentation on Nov. 5, 2009, in Charlotte, N. C. boyd's research work focuses on the ways America's youth use networked public sites for social purposes. She has worked as an ethnographer and social media researcher for corporations including Intel,, Google, and Yahoo!, boyd is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Un i ve rs i ty. …

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