TheGilder Lehrman Institute’s Teaching Literacy through History(TLTH) is an interdisciplinary professional development program that uses primary documents and historical texts to improve K–12 education. Gilder Lehrman’s Master Teacher Fellows work with teachers and educators to improve content knowledge; align curriculum with their state’s core history, civics, and English language arts standards, including but not limited to Common Core initiatives; and introduce skills that can be brought back to the classroom, library, or any other institution looking to inspire more knowledgeable, focused, and engaged students. Each Teaching Literacy through History program is customized to meet the needs of the participating school, district, or state. A suite of program options is available, ranging from multiyear partnerships to one-day workshops. TLTH trainings and follow-up sessions can be delivered onsite or online.
The American Library is a celebration of the diversity of the American population. Printed in gold on the spines of many of the books in the installation are the names of people who immigrated, or whose antecedents immigrated to the United States. On other books are the names of African Americans who relocated or whose parents relocated out of the American South during The Great Migration.
The startup Within Limited is bringing its expertise in making experiential virtual reality (VR) to the world of augmented reality (AR). In November 2018, the company launched its first AR experience, Wonderscope, as an iOS app.
The Smithsonian Libraries is calling for applications for the 2019 Neville-Pribram Mid-Career Educators Award. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library in New York is the host location for 2019.