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School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable?

School Libraries On the Chopping Block: Essential or Expendable? | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
This board explores the diverse voices in the school library debate. As budgets get cut, libraries often disappear. Since April is School Library Month, consider these perspectives & decide whether you consider them essential or expendable.

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Lady GaGa---language good

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Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers

Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Now that many school libraries are evolving into media centers, the job of the school librarian, or media specialist, is changing as well.

This fall, Mobile County school officials began a pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the media centers, and the duties of the librarians who run them.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 6:41 PM

Excellent article about the role shift of many librarians.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, November 17, 7:42 AM

Re-thinking is essential! Renewal is essential!

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 28, 3:42 PM

Job of the school / teacher librarian is changing: pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the school library

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Does the design of your classroom space have an impact on student learning? - YouTube

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In this webinar snippet Karen Bonanno shares background research, design elements and examples of how classrooms and libraries have been designed to improve student learning outcomes and behaviour.


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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 8:27 PM

This is an important and timely document for teacher librarians worldwide. This document presents a vision-building blueprint for school communities to transform their school library into a 21C learning centre. Strengths of this document include the standards framework for building a vision, and the transitional growth continuum of indicators of success from Exploring through to Leading - this is brilliant!

This is a must read for all school library professionals and principals.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 5, 3:16 AM

Great 'Proforma' to follow when moving the Library to a learning 'hub' in a school.

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Envisioning New Library Spaces | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


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L2_S2S's curator insight, August 31, 11:47 PM

A great webinar, from the American Association of School Librarians, that focuses on important things to consider in school library design and redesign.

Strong connections to Ideo and d.School user centred design thinking, where the viewer is  encouraged "to move beyond imitation towards innovation, while using what we have".

 

 

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School library futures | Services to Schools

School library futures | Services to Schools | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
School libraries support the learning and literacy outcomes of the students. School library services are totally integrated into the teaching and learning programme, aligned with the school’s goals for learners and delivered onsite and online.

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[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Infographic helps you find signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 27, 9:46 PM

Becoming a tech-savvy teacher isn’t easy and it actually takes quite a long time. The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your life by presenting a few of the many signs that show that you’re a plugged-in and connected educator.

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Coders, Innovators, Makers: Creating a Library Makerspace, a project from Mr. Plemmons

Coders, Innovators, Makers: Creating a Library Makerspace, a project from Mr. Plemmons | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
My students need maKey maKey kits, Sphero robotics, and littlebits cloud to inspire innovation, encourage risk taking, and promote creating in education. Our library is a place where we expect the miraculous every day.
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Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology

Google can't compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
In the six months Mikael Jacobsen has worked as learning experiences manager at the Skokie Public Library, his days have come to include everything from teaching classes to producing movies and offering information about Microsoft Office products. He oversees the library's digital media lab, coordinates its digital literacy offerings and introduces ideas in hands-on learning for non-traditional items, such as video cameras patrons can check out.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 29, 8:16 AM

Some good news from the Chicago Tribune: Employment of librarians is expected to grow 7 percent by 2022, slower than average compared to other occupations. In the future, fewer librarians are expected to be needed as the public becomes more adept at using electronic resources, but at the same time, the rise in electronic information is expected to boost the demand for librarians who know how to do research..

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 29, 3:20 PM

If you are not sure what librarians do then read this. 

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Mt Alvernia iCentre presentation at Edutech [YouTube]

This video is about iCentreedutech

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An important video of how an iCentre operates. 

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 1:29 AM

Congratulations to Helen Stower and Kathryn Schravemade for their work in transforming their school library into an iCentre. This video demonstrates the impact the iCentre team has made across staff and students in the school. The complete journey is outlined at http://mtaicentre.weebly.com/. Highly recommend you explore this website for inspiration if in the process of visioning your school library's future.

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10 Years Later,... 10 Reasons Why the Internet Should Not Be  a Substitute for a Certified Library Media Specialist

10 Years Later,... 10 Reasons Why the Internet Should Not Be  a Substitute for a Certified Library Media Specialist | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
In 2004, Mark Herring in an American Libraries Online post argued that "given the condition of reading test scores among school children nationwide, it isn't surprising to find both our nation and...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 8:09 AM

School Library Media specialist: a profession, not an exchangeable gadget

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K 12 library-managers_congress_2014_edu_tech

Presentation slides from the opening of the K-12 Library Managers Congress at EduTech 2014. Covers eg, emerging technologies, digital literacy, global citizens…

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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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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 1:49 PM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 9:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 11:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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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, 10:31 AM

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

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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 15, 3:12 PM

From anecdotal evidence a similar situation exists in Australian schools. Limited access to ereading devices and infrastructure plus costs and ownership of ebooks contribute to slow growth. Also, is a downloadable PDF an ebook. I think not. Embedded interactivity is needed to create the uniqueness and flexibility in content delivery for students. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 19, 5:06 AM

Interesting survey of the US market for e books in schools

Lourense Das's curator insight, November 28, 3:44 PM

E-books in the school library - slowly but steady increase in use

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School Libraries The heart of a reading culture Hurupaki School - YouTube


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lyn_hay's curator insight, May 12, 4:06 AM

This is such a powerful 5 minute video on the impact of the school library on students' reading ability and their motivation and interest in reading. It also demonstrates the power of having a school principal with a teacher librarianship background. The claims made by these school community members is backed up by school-based data and the improvement in students' behaviour as readers and literary learners.

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School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom

School Librarian of the Year Finalist Colleen Graves: The Whole School is Her Classroom | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Colleen Graves, teacher librarian at the Lamar Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas, calls herself a “teacher, a maker, a tech geek, and a book geek.”

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Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs

Designing Libraries - Designing a library for changing needs | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors, the new town of Almere in the Netherlands redesigned its libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 28, 1:09 PM

Cool beans.

Debra Evans's curator insight, September 28, 5:40 PM

This is excellent- and our iCentre has done the same type of thing. Libraries must be  designed for  this century of learners and learning.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 29, 2:31 PM

Library Technology

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Library designs - inspiring library design gallery

Find ideas and inspiration in our extensive gallery of public, school and university libraries

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L2_S2S's curator insight, September 15, 7:43 PM

A feast of library design ideas from the UK.

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Google Hangout for Teachers- A Comprehensive Tu...

Google Hangout for Teachers- A Comprehensive Tu... | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
July 29, 2014 Google Hangout is an excellent service that enables both one-on-one and group chats with up to ten people at a time.Google Hangouts are not all video based. You can hold a...
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School libraries as Learning Commons – physical & virtual

School libraries as Learning Commons – physical & virtual | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Even in Australia: School libraries as Learning Commons – physical & virtual http://t.co/CPCEnvLYzM
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2013-14 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights - Library Research Service

2013-14 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights - Library Research Service | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Colorado School Library Survey is administered each year by the Library Research Service, an office of the Colorado State Library. Surveys are sent to traditional K-12 public educational institutions. Statewide estimates are produced by weighting survey data to reflect the universe of school libraries in Colorado. Survey responses are totals based on results from the school library staff who participated in the survey. This report highlights results from the 2013-14 Colorado School Library Survey. Printable version 2012-13 Annual Colorado School Library Survey Highlights

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Some great advice contained within this study on strategies to ensure your school library is a connected one. 

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 8:38 PM

Note the top 5 teaching approaches employed by qualified teacher librarians in these schools:

 

* help students use a variety of sources when information-gathering

* teach students how to use digital resources

* help students use technology to organise and share information

* help students apply critical-thinking skills

* facilitate opportunities for student-led inquiry

Also note the dramatic increase in ebooks as part of the school library collection with 88% of school libraries providing wireless internet access.

 

All of the above findings highlight the trends of a 'connected school library'.

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think. The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have.


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Applies equally well to a digitally competent teacher librarian

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 19, 8:33 AM

Characteristics of a digitally competent teacher (and school librarian) [infographic]

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 20, 2:41 PM

I think I am, I think I am!

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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.


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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, 8:05 AM

Why school libraries with qualified librarians are so important.