News Archive

Show: All | Collection | On the Road | Press | Press Releases | Project | Story of the Week | Technology

2010

  • July 7, 2010
    Presentation at Principals' Academy
    College Park, MD
    Anne Rose will be giving a presentation on ICDL at the Principals' Academy, hosted by the University of Maryland's College of Education, on July 26-27. The focus of the academy is on internationalization efforts in the schools.
  • January 8, 2010
    Keynote at UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development
    Hangzhou, China
    Ben Bederson, ICDL Director of Technology gave the Raja Roy Singh Keynote Lecture at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development. Ben's talk focused on how innovations such as ICDL and StoryKit can be used to support creativity, community, and collaboration in schools.
    Download Rihanna, download mp3

2009

  • October 27, 2009
    Presentation at Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age
    Mountain View, CA
    ICDL Directors Druin and Bederson presented StoryKit at the Google/Sesame Workshop, Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age as part of a panel (video) on the future of creative tools for learning.
  • April 21, 2009
    Presentation at Dominican University
    River Forest, IL
    The International Children`s Digital Library -- Not Just for Children Anymore" by Director Ann Weeks
    Download Kings Of Leon, download michael jackson, Download Susan Boyle
  • April 20, 2009
    Presentation at University of Illinois
    Champain, IL
    "From Ulann Baatar to iPhone: A Digital Library for the World's Children" by Director Ben Bederson
  • April 5, 2009
    ICDL Director Allison Druin's latest book, Mobile Technology for Children*, will be published this week by Morgan Kauffman Publishers
    Allison will lead a panel of researchers from universities and industry in a discussion entitled "Mobile Technologies for the World's Children" in Boston during the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), Tuesday, April 7th. The book includes a chapter co-written by ICDL Directors Bederson and Weeks about the ICDL for iPhone application.

    * "Allison Druin has brought together experts from the key perspectives on children and mobile technologies, and through these experts the reader has a chance to glimpse our future as these children are creating it." - Arnie Lund, User Experience Director, Microsoft
  • February 1, 2009
    Presentation at Tufts University
    Medford, MA
    "From iPhone to Ulaan Baatar: A Digital Library for the World's Children" by Director Ben Bederson
  • January 29, 2009
    New Mexico State University will conduct an online Webinar introducing the ICDL
    On Thursday, January 29, 2009, the New Mexico State University will conduct an online Webinar introducing the ICDL as part of its "eLearning with Emerging Technologies: RETA Webinar Series 2008-2009." This introduction is meant for K-12 teachers and academicians. You can gather more information by going to: webinars.nmsu.edu/detail.cfm?id=32.
    Presenter: Larry Jeffryes.

2008

  • October 16, 2008
    Presentation at Maryland Association of School Librarians 2008 Annual Conference
    Director Weeks and University of Maryland doctoral candidate Sheri A. Massey presented the ICDL at the Maryland Association of School Librarians 2008 Annual Conference. The presentation was designed to introduce the ICDL's newest features, ClearText and PopoutText, and to share ways the ICDL could be used in libraries or classrooms. The conference drew over 300 school library media specialists and administrators who are shaping the libraries of the future in PreK-12 education.
  • September 1, 2008
    Presentation at Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA
    "Black Ears to Blonde Cats: Paths for Designing Change" by Director Ben Bederon and Director Allison Druin
  • June 18, 2008
    ICDL at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center Inaugural Symposium
  • May 1, 2008
    Presentation at the Manchester Public Library
    Manchester by the Sea, MA
    "No Road, Drive: The ICDL Travels to Mongolia" by Director Ben Bederson
  • April 5, 2008
    Teaching a course at the International CHI Conference
    Florence, Italy
    Director Druin is teaching a course at the International CHI Conference in Florence, Italy. In her course, Dr. Druin will focus on methodologies she and her students have used to bring children actively into the design of new technologies for children; methodologies used extensively in the design of the ICDL.
  • April 1, 2008
    Presentation at the 23rd annual Computers in Libraries
    Arlington, VA
    Director Weeks and University of Maryland doctoral candidate Sheri Massey presented a session entitled "The ICDL - Using Technology to Expand Access to Children's Books" at the 23rd annual Computers in Libraries - the most comprehensive North American conference of library and information delivery technology. They will introduce activities to "jump start" participants' use of the ICDL in their libraries or classrooms.
  • March 1, 2008
    Presentation at Read Across America
    College Park, MD
    "The International Children's Digital Library: A Library for the World's Children" by Director Druin

2007

  • November 14, 2007
    Keynote given at International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE)
    Porto, Portugual
    ICDL Director Allison Druin delivered the Keynote Address at the 9th edition of the International Symposium on Computers in Education (SIIE) held in Porto, Portugal. SIIE is an international forum for the presentation and debate of the latest advances in the field of Information and Communication Technologies applied to Education.
  • November 10, 2007
    No road, drive: The ICDL goes to the Mongolian countryside
    Mongolia
    ICDL Director Ben Bederson traveled to Mongolia with Sheri Massey, a Maryland graduate student conducting ICDL research, where they worked on a World Bank-funded project to upgrade the Mongolian ICDL, installing local versions in rural schools without internet, and providing teacher training for its use.
  • July 18, 2007
    Celebrating ICDL's fifth anniversary!
    Durban, South Africa
    The fifth anniversary of the ICDL will be celebrated at the World Library and Information Congress, sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Durban, South Africa in August 2007. ICDL Advisory Board member, Pam Berger, and ICDL Director, Ann Weeks, will join with members of the Standing Committee on Libraries for Children and Young Adults, to highlight the development of the project and demonstrate how the ICDL is being used in schools and libraries around the world.
  • July 18, 2007
    Presentation at the U.S. State Department's Annual Conference for Information Resource Officers
    Washington, DC, US
    Director Weeks presented at the U.S. State Department's Annual Conference for Information Resource Officers, a group that acts as advisors and consultants for US Embassy and Consulate libraries worldwide.
  • April 14, 2007
    Presentation at Libraries and New Information Formats in Digital Spaces
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Director Weeks attended the "Libraries and New Information Formats in Digital Spaces" hosted by the Iberoamerican Congress of Librarians, where she presented a lecture, "Linking the World through an International Collection of Children's Books." Director Weeks also attended the 2007 Buenos Aires Book Fair.
  • February 5, 2007
    ICDL travels to Israel
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Director Druin travels this month to Tel Aviv to deliver a speech, "Understanding Children as Users of New Technologies", to the Usability Professionals Association of Israel.
  • February 5, 2007
    ICDL travels to Egypt
    Cairo, Egypt
    Director Weeks travels back to Cairo this month to present and demonstrate the ICDL at the 39th Cairo International Book Fair.

2006

  • December 8, 2006
    Meetings to increase Arabic books in ICDL
    Cairo, Egypt
    ICDL Director of Collection Development, Ann Weeks, just returned from Egypt where Madame Farida El Wakil Reedy, Secretary General of the Integrated Care Society, sponsored meetings focused on increasing the number of books in Arabic in the ICDL. While in Egypt, Dr. Weeks also met with the Directors of the Children's Library and the Young People's Library at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina about expanding cooperative projects between the Library and the ICDL.
  • December 7, 2006
    White House Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Washington, DC
    ICDL Junior Librarians Dana and Steven joined US President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in the President's Box for the White House Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday December 7, 2006. ICDL Directors Ben Bederson and Allison Druin accompanied Dana and Steven.
  • December 1, 2006
    Presentation for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Potomac Chapter
    Bethesda, MD
    "A Library for the World's Children" by Directory Ben Bederson
  • June 19, 2006
    No Hotel, Tent: The ICDL Goes to Mongolia
    Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Access library news from the current year here.