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Texas Women's University Receives Grant to Create "Literacy Matters" Program for LIS Students

Texas Women's University (TWU) in Denton, Texas is joining the University of Denver in offering a program for library students specializing in early literacy.

IMLS Funding Awarded for 20 Early Childhood Librarianship Fellowships at DU LIS

Thinking of becoming a children's librarian? Check this opportunity out!

The following was posted to LibNet by Mary Stansbury, Associate Professor and Chair, Library & Information Science Program, University of Denver:

"We are so pleased and honored to announce that the DU Library and Information Science Program has been awarded IMLS funding for a second round of Early Childhood Librarianship fellowships. These fellowships will commence with the Autumn 2012 quarter.

One Small Change for Preschoolers

Mary recently posted a blog entry about a study on making one small change when reading to preschoolers helps with early literacy skills.  Now, NPR has done a story about the study.  The study states that if parents and teachers point to the print and ask questions about the print, children become more aware of what the adult is reading.

New Study: Play Can Help Boost Academic Success

A new study just came out of Utah State University saying that play can help improve a child's academic success.  This includes "encouraging and engaging in pretend play; presenting activities in an

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