The 2009 shortlist for Canada’s largest literary non-fiction award, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, was announced today by Premier Gordon Campbell and BC Achievement Foundation chair Keith Mitchell. The four finalists contending for the $40,000 prize are: Daphne Bramham for “The Secret Lives of Saints: Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada’s … Continue reading BC National Award for Non-Fiction Finalists
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights may not be set to open until 2012, but it launched its first virtual exhibition yesterday. To mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948, the museum premiered an exhibit at the University of Winnipeg that explores the life … Continue reading Canadian Musuem for Human Rights Virtual Exhibit Launched
By using Wordle and some text from the book Eragon by Christopher Paolini, the 'word cloud' above was created. Try it for yourself! To create your own images and to view thousands of others visit wordle.net. Coming soon...the LVR Library Wordle contest. Stay tuned!
Looking for some ideas for holiday reading gifts? Here is the list of the most notable books from the New York Times (home to the New York Times Best Seller List) which includes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for 2008.
Here is the blog/website of Kelowna Secondary School teacher-librarian, Mr. Al Smith. Lots of terrific ideas for reading and technologies. A great guy, Al is always willing to help anyone with experimenting and using technology in the classroom. His contact information is on the blog.
Here's a couple of new arrivals to the LVR library. C'mon by and check 'em out! If you've read one already please share your review and leave a comment.
We have always been overloaded with information--it's a part of living in modern western society. But, it is imperative, now more than ever, to be able to successfully filter the information with which we are inundated. Thanks to our district librarian, Wendy West, for this clip from technology writer Clay Shirky, with his take on … Continue reading "It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure."