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What spaces do libraries need? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

What spaces do libraries need? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Could you please provide some ideas about the different spots a school library should have? At t... (Spaces for school libraries?
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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

Unfortunately, I did not get to present due to a family medical crisis, but here are my slides for anyone interested in the topic.
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School libraries make a difference | School Library Management

School libraries make a difference | School Library Management | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
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Introducing Dr. Joyline Makani : The LibVine

Introducing Dr. Joyline Makani : The LibVine | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
2012 has been an outstanding year for Joyline Makani. In early September, she became the acting head of the Killam Library. On Wednesday, she received her doctorate in knowledge management. In addition to her PhD, ...
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School Libraries: Excellence in Practice Viscount Primary School (High Res) | Transformational Libraries

School Libraries: Excellence in Practice Viscount Primary School (High Res) | Transformational Libraries | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Viscount School in Mangere, Auckland supports students' learning and literacy through excellent library services. Teacher in the Library: Fran Mes is well su...
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Have you knitted your library? Be inspired by someone who has!

Have you knitted your library?  Be inspired by someone who has! | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
http://flic.kr/p/dbuRd5 Every now and then, if you’re fortunate, you’ll receive an unexpected gift.  Not because you’ve done anything to deserve it but by way of an unsolicited en...
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Reading and Breathing: Learning to be the Core of the School

Reading and Breathing: Learning to be the Core of the School | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
This past weekend I attended the North Carolina School Library Media Association annual conference. The theme this year was School Libraries @ the Core, and focused on the Common Core Standards and Essential ...
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Why School Libraries Matter

A school library helps each school meet its mission of each student learning and achieving academic success.

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I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian

I Want YOU! Free, Virtually, & Global | The Daring Librarian | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
No expert is going to visit your school and tell you how to be a TL in the future. So, don't wait till the big expert comes to town with the most convenient workshop. Fierce librarians cannot wait for the annual conference.

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AASL releases white paper on technology use in schools

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The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in conjunction with its second annual Banned Websites Awareness Day, has released a white paper covering the appropriate use of educational technology in schools.  The paper covers the topics of filtering practices, acceptable use policies (AUPs), apps, social media, bring your own device (BYOD) and other related subjects.

 

The paper states that when used appropriately, educational technology is a tool to assist with implementation of the Common Core State Standards, help raise graduation rates and prepare students for life beyond K-12 education. It further clarifies that technology employed in isolation, without direct instruction, or highly qualified guidance, fails to address those concerns.

 


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Library in transition

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A new Harvard Library portal opens the window on a library reorganization that preserves the print past and embraces the digital future.
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People, Partnerships, and Participatory Culture--The Core of School...

Presented at the Fall 2012 NCSLMA Conference, http://www.ncslma.org/conference-2012.html...
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From this past Novembers NCSLMA conference ; )

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How the Library is Changing Lives - Margaret Wong

Attorney Margaret Wong, Partner at Margaret W. Wong & Assoc. Co. LPA, talks about the Library's impact on her life and the lives of other local immigrants.
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School Libraries: Excellence in Practice. Ormiston Senior College | Transforming our practice - school libraries

School Libraries: Excellence in Practice. Ormiston Senior College | Transforming our practice - school libraries | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
National Library of NZ showcases the library and its services at Ormiston Senior College in Auckland New Zealand. Rose Nisbit and Diana Patience as well as s...
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Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal

Are Dewey’s Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching the Old Classification System | School Library Journal | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Ethical Culture Fieldston School ditches Dewey http://t.co/SXvk8lxj...
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Are you knitting a library?

Are you knitting a library? | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Since returning to work this week after an amazing three trip to UK I’ve been consumed with the inevitable catch-up which comes with time away from school.  However, this morning I feel like ...
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School Libraries- video from NJ ASL:informed by CISSL research

How does your school library stack up? Is this what is happening at your school? Want to learn more?  Here is the research behind the video: http://www.njasl.info/cissl-study/


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Softlink: Softlink Australian Schools Survey 2012 results

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In April 2012, Softlink conducted the third annual Australian School Library Survey. The 2012 Softlink School Library Survey reports key findings into Australian school library budgets, staffing and literacy levels. Softlink has conducted the annual survey since 2010. Findings from these reports have been recognised and used by the Australian Government, the Australian School Library Association (ASLA) and Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

 

Principal findings from the 2012 Softlink Australian School Library Survey include:

 

* There is a positive relationship between well-resourced libraries and higher student literacy outcomes

* School library resourcing is inconsistent across school type (primary, secondary, P-12) and education provider (Government, Catholic, Independent)

* The majority of school libraries had no change in budgets in the past 12 monthsVery few school libraries received additional resources for implementing the National Curriculum

* Staffing levels remained unchanged for the majority of school libraries during the past 12 months

* There is a strong intention to purchase eBooks in the coming year

* Mobile technology (iPod, iPad, smart phone and tablet) use by students is widespread across all school types and education providers and is having a greater impact on the role of the school library.

 

Challenges continue to be: gaining funding, finding a balance between the physical and digital collection, collaboration with teaching staff and the recognition of Teacher Librarian’s skills and their evolving role.

 

A copy of the full report is available http://www2.softlinkint.com/assets/pdf/survey/2012%20Softlink%20school%20library%20survey%20report.pdf


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Joint Libraries: Models That Work

Joint Libraries: Models That Work | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it

A public/community college joint-use library is an especially good combination. The missions and the service populations are similar enough to provide significant overlap and allow for excellent services to all users.

 

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Toward a Sustainable Embedded Librarian Program

Library 2.0 Worldwide Conference Presentation - October 3rd, 2012 http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference...

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