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Submitted by Jennifer A on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:56am
The deadline to register for the Oklahoma Literacy Coalition's Fall Conference is almost here! If you are a literacy student or tutor who is interested in attending the fall conference, please contact the Literacy Office by Thursday, September 4th, and we will get you registered.
For more information on the conference, you can check out OLC's website here.
Submitted by Jennifer A on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:11am
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) blogged about Celebrating Our Journey, a book published every year by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Literacy Resource Office that features stories written by literacy students around the state. Previous editions of the book have featured stories from the Ruth G. Hardman Literacy Program's students, and we are proud to see this series get some national recognition. You can see IMLS' blog post here.
The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country.
I’m not really one for surprises, but occasionally it’s nice to be surprised by a book that you’re pretty sure you won’t like. This usually happens to me when the characters, writing style and story transcend the elements of the book that don’t appeal to me. A few examples: