Recent articles from School Library Journal that I thought were very interesting:
When danah boyd talks, people listen. The academic, blogger, and rock star of social networking research has just completed her PhD dissertation, “Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics." SLJ caught up with her to talk about the way American teens socialize on sites like MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal, Xanga, and YouTube. Read the article here.
Lookybook's virtual shelves are now bare. A favorite of librarians, parents, and elementary school teachers, Web site Lookybook closed on Friday, unable to keep pages turning because of the economy. Read the article here.
Neil Gaiman may have turned down his Hugo Award nomination for Anansi Boys (2005) in 2006, but he’s game this time with his recent recognition for The Graveyard Book (2008, both HarperCollins). Read the article here.
World Health Day is April 7th, and this super Web site will help kids ages 9–13 make healthy life choices. BAM! was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the article here.