Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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 don't register for the conference itself).  Details of the social event offerings are here:  http://research.uwcsea.edu.sg/lksw2017/socialevents
where there is a Google Form to fill out to let us know if you want to come along.
We have about 70 people attending the conference, plus Dianne McKenzie and Brad Tyrrell, our workshop/keynote speakers.

Note that Dr. Myra Garces-Bacsal, from the National Institute of Education here in Singapore and author of the "Gathering Books" blog, is also going to present.  Her session will be on "Speed Dating: Picture Books from around the world - Expanding the Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL) bookshelf" -- which will be similar to the talk on her ongoing "Social-Emotional Learning Project" which she gave at Tanglin last November.  For those of you who enjoyed that, it will be another chance to look at many of the picture books she has collected.

You can browse Myra's collection online as her group has cataloged all the picture books using LibraryThing.  See her lists and tags here:  https://www.librarything.com/catalog/GatheringBooks/allcollections

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 Red Dot Book Awards.