- Books give kids the wrong picture, study finds
The study, Gender Stereotyping and Under-representation of Female Characters in 200 Popular Picture Books: A Twenty-first Century Update, shows that children’s books have stereotypical depictions of men and women. Some books pointed out as showing male bias include “The Hunter and the Animals” by Tomie dePaola, “Golem” by David Wisniewski, “Gregory’s Shadow” by Don Freeman and “Tibet Through the Red Box” by Peter Sis.
- Right Tool, Right Job - Social Media
If still unsure about what the social web is all about, then here’s a quick 5 seconds guide to quickly bring you up to speed. Or if you really want to link it back to the library, then there’s a free online course titled “About Five Weeks to a Social Library” by Meredith Farkas, which gives you a deeper understanding of the different tools used in developing a social library.
- Understanding kids onlineWell, after attending some training sessions by Patrick Jones last week, I’ve been inspired to find out more about how teens use technology and how the library can connect with them. And here’s an excellent article about how teens use technology, based on an interview with Anastasia Goodstein, author of the just-released Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens Are Doing Online.