The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders, attracting over 2,000 community college presidents and senior administrators, as well as international educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.
In the introduction to this online exhibition, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) notes that libraries have historically been viewed as a central part of democracy: "The ability to access free information has become a core ideal of what it means to be an American citizen, despite periods of historic inequality." This tension between the democratic ideal of public libraries and the realities of ongoing inequality in the United States is the center of this exhibition about the history of libraries in the United States. This exhibition is organized into seven thematic sections, such as Beginnings (which features a digitized copy of the Library Company of Philadelphia's 1754 charter); A Profession for Women (which includes numerous photographs from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including a snapshot of a "packhorse library carrier" from Kentucky); and Segregated Libraries (which highlights a recorded interview with librarian and activist Annie L. McPheeters, who worked for the Atlanta Public Library between 1934 and 1966 and ran an adult education program at the Auburn branch library). Collectively, the thoughtfully annotated items in this collection illustrate the diversity of libraries throughout American history and the role that American citizens have played to ensure that libraries meet the needs of their communities.
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BioEdOnline from the Baylor College of Medicine has been producing high-quality educational resources for a number of years, so it's nice to learn about their rather fun and informative "The Body Explained" resource. Narrated and hosted by Cassius Bordelon, PhD, this video production answers a number of common questions about how the body works. The segments are brief, and they may just spark a new interest in a curious student. Currently, there are around a dozen or so segments offered on the site, and they cover topics such as why our ears pop, why we sneeze, and what causes hiccups. Interested parties can also download the short segments for use in their classroom.
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