September 15, 2010
Letters to the First Lady
New York, NY
July 15, 2010
ICDL wins ALA's President's 2010 Award for International Library Innovation
April 17, 2010
ICDL books used in Elementary Battle of the Books
Chicago, ILThe Chicago Public Schools continues to include one digital book from ICDL in each category of their annual Elementary Battle of the Books.
July 1, 2008
World Bank Approves Funding for Integration of the International Children's Digital Library Content in Rural Mongolian SchoolsThe World Bank approved additional funding for the Integration of the ICDL in Rural Mongolian Schools. These funds will be provided to the ICDL and the One Laptop Per Child Foundation (OLPC) to enable an optimized partnership between the two organizations as they implement programs in Mongolia aimed at providing technology throughout the country's educational infrastructure. This is a continuation of the READ initiative.
November 10, 2007
No road, drive: The ICDL goes to the Mongolian countryside
MongoliaICDL 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 AfricaThe 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.
April 18, 2007
ICDL at The Library of Congress
Washington, DCDirectors Bederson, Druin and Weeks visited the Library of Congress (LC) recently for discussions about the ongoing relationship between the two organizations. Topics included LC's World Digital Library, an ICDL presence inside the LC, and the creation of a special collection of children's books.
February 5, 2007
White Ravens database updatedWork has been completed between the Foundation and the International Youth Library, the largest children's book collection in the world, to update the ICDL's White Ravens catalog of award-winning books. Eighteen of those books are freely available in the ICDL.
February 5, 2007
ICDL at the World Bank
Washington, DCFoundation Directors Druin and Browne were invited to the World Bank, which introduced the ICDL to Mongolia's READ project, to hear and meet Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries' Director Martha Choe.
June 19, 2006
No Hotel, Tent: The ICDL Goes to Mongolia
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
September 15, 2005
Read the latest usage statistics with the revised Fast Facts sheet
August 5, 2005
CLIS awarded prestigious IMLS grant
December 2, 2004
ICDL throws a birthday party in New Zealand to celebrate its second anniversary
May 24, 2004
New video released: "What children have taught us"
April 9, 2004
White Ravens database published
December 1, 2003
Latest usage statistics released
November 20, 2003
Celebrating our 1st Anniversary!
October 1, 2003
How are people using ICDL?
November 20, 2002
Introducing the International Children's Digital Library (aka "ICDL")
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