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House of Representatives Committees – Parliament of Australia

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Inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in 21st Century Australia.

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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.

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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 18, 2:54 AM

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, 6:21 AM

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

Carissa Davenport's curator insight, May 29, 11:06 AM

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

congerjan's curator insight, May 31, 6:18 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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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 5, 5:53 AM

“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, 9:46 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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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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Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, June 23, 12:21 AM

Thank you!

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.

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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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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, 5:35 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, 10:35 AM

Library spaces in Aussie land!  Wow!

Lourense Das's curator insight, June 4, 3:41 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, 3:55 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, 7:46 PM

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

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 4:39 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, 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace