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Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, created by the AASL Legislation

Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students, created by the AASL Legislation Committee, is freely available for download by members of the media and general public provided no alterations are made. Additional resources are also available.

 

Additional resources: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_infographic_resources.pdf

 

Infographic and additional resources: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_infographic.pdf

 


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The importance of school libraries > Infographic, with additional resources!

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The facts are in: School libraries positively effect learning!

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Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Discovering the Impact of Library Use and Student Performance (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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An important document providing examples of a direct correlation between library services and student outcomes. 

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Opening Minds

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School Libraries and Teacher Librarians (RT @HazeC: School libraries and Teacher Librarians are Irreplaceable http://t.co/RAiiIwlGhC #bced #bctf #bctla #teacherlibrarian)...
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Highlights the importance of teacher librarians in schools
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 15, 5:05 AM

Why school libraries with qualified librarians are so important.

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Final reflection | 21st Century Teacher Librarian

Final reflection | 21st Century Teacher Librarian | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
With what I now understand to be a limited understanding of the teacher librarian's role in the school community, I've spent this year observing and questioning my school's teacher librarian, gaining an appreciation of the role's ...

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Mandie Petrucci Socialmedia's curator insight, June 17, 11:54 PM

New age, new librarians

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The benefits of sustained silent reading - study

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Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspira...

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Some important Twitter hashtags for TLS

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gwynethjones's curator insight, May 29, 3:21 AM

The power of the Twitter Hashtag revealed - for librarians! :-)

Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 29, 8:06 AM

Interesting, I don't use twitter nearly as much as I probably should!

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 3:18 PM

Twitter is one of the best places to find out how other librarians are handeling the Common Core in their libraries and classes.

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Library to Learning Commons - Saanich School District (No. 63)

The Saanich School District (No. 63) is transforming their traditional library spaces to a Learning Commons model. These innovative changes to the physical a...

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The Evolving Role of School Librarian - Elementary Librarian

The Evolving Role of School Librarian - Elementary Librarian | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
In my weekly search for school library news, I found this encouraging article out of Montana. This is a district that clearly recognizes the changing landscape of school libraries and changing the role of its librarians to meet today’s student needs. Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I’ve written before, I …

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“The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian. For the first time in history we are moving from a time of information scarcity to one of information abundance.” 

I also could't agree more... /Anu

elizabeth gordon's curator insight, May 6, 6:46 AM

Great blog site complete with lesson plan ideas for elementary librarians "...librarians are going to need time for collaboration with teachers, time (and funding) for meaningful and relevant professional development, and up-to-date technology tools."

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Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Where's Waldo? Finding a PD Partner

Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined:Where's Waldo? Finding a PD Partner | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Great article on teacher & Teacher librarian collaboration 

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School Library Story: When libraries thrive and when they crumble — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

School Library Story: When libraries thrive and when they crumble — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Good for adding to a TLs advocacy kit

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Librarians Have Key Roles in Blended and Online...

Librarians Have Key Roles in Blended and Online... | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Online teaching and learning are now critical skill sets for 21st-century information professionals, says Pivot Points columnist Mark Ray.
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Research: school librarians' responses to school policies on the use of social media

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School library annual report

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Bring Breakfast, Browse, Books - sharing new books to the library

Bring Breakfast, Browse, Books - sharing new books to the library | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Getting an order of books delivered from Follett is like Christmas, but better: I've chosen every item in the box, and I have specific students & teachers in mind for most of them.  So when I g...
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Love this idea of the 3Bs - Bring Breakfast, Browse, Books. A simple yet relatively easy way to highlight new booms to the library for staff and students.

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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A great list of web tools for teacher librarians.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, June 19, 6:00 AM

There are plenty of new sites to investigate in this collection.

Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 22, 9:21 PM

Thank you!

Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 10:49 AM

Adding to your toolbox!

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Mt. Alvernia: the journey to iCentre — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Mt. Alvernia: the journey to iCentre — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
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A great post from Joyce Valenza aboutBrisbane's Mt Alvernia College transformation from a school library to a 21st Century iCentre - the hub is the school. What's more important is the rethinking of the role of the teacher librarian.     

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, June 15, 7:31 AM

Inspiring stories of transformation of school libraries to futures oriented learning catalysts from Australia.

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Designed for Learning: School Libraries - YouTube

A 2007 video that shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and...
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School library design - a 2007 video with Stephen Heppell

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Historypin | Aussie school library tour

Historypin | Aussie school library tour | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
A virtual tour of Australian school libraries (and a few from overseas...)

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A virtual tour of some Australian school libraries thanks to TL Judith Way - a great way to see the layout and designs of school libraries.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, June 1, 2:35 PM

Take a virtual tour through Australian school libraries to view the places and spaces to support the learning community. 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, June 2, 7:35 AM

Library spaces in Aussie land!  Wow!

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 4, 12:41 AM

Get inspired: a virtual tour of Aussie (and other) school libraries.

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The Role of the Teacher Librarian in Implementing a Guided Inquiry ...

One of the many roles of the Teacher Librarian as stated by The Australian School Library Associations (2004), is that they build programs that support and.

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Guided Inquiry is an important way TLs and teachers can collaborate to instil inquiry and higher order thinking in students as well as important digital literacy skills.

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Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library

Things That Keep Us Up at Night: The Future of the School Library | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

The library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian.

The future of the school library as a relevant and viable institution is largely dependent on us and how quickly we respond to change.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 4, 12:55 AM

Even though this article was published in 2009 it still has a sting in its tail. 

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 4:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 1:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 3:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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Evidence-based library and information practice | research article February 2014


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 25, 5:25 PM

This study explored practicing school librarians' understanding and application of evidence based library and information practice.

 

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21st Century Learning

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from Colorado School Libraries advocacy site (from Colorado School Libraries advocacy site http://t.co/fveTBe2enc)
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Research: preparing teachers & librarians to collaborate to teach 21st Century Skills

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The Literature review cites good research and papers on TL and teacher collaboration

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Working Together 68: We Need Teacher-Librarians Now More Than Ever

Working Together 68: We Need Teacher-Librarians Now More Than Ever | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
We Need Teacher-Librarians Now More Than Ever
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A blog post about why we need teacher librarians and school libraries in the 21st Century 

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elizabeth gordon's curator insight, May 6, 12:31 PM

Great article, cites the many reasons developments in technology and teaching through student inquiry add more reasons we need teacher-librarians more than ever before.

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 28, 4:03 PM

Important to reflect on this statement from the article - "Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to."

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 6, 4:22 AM

I disagree with several parts of the article but do agree that libraries will remain as long as the communities that surround them want them. But then, who wouldn't want a library?