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Rethink – rebuild - rebrand: think iCentre - Lyn Hay Video

Rethink – rebuild - rebrand: think iCentre - Lyn Hay Video | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Lyn Hay's (Charles Sturt University) presentation for 2011 SLAV Conference.

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Anatomy of an iCentre

Keynote presentation by Lyn Hay, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #19 ‘The Learner in the Learning ...
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Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 14, 2014 7:04 PM

Beautiful libraries, beautiful posts. What could be better?

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Pew Internet: Advocacy Tools for Librarians

Pew Internet: Advocacy Tools for Librarians | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has produced a series of reports presenting new research on library services, trends in reading habits and patron needs in the digital age. This three-year research program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and informed by an advisory group, focus groups and surveys of library users, non-users, and librarians. The Pew research is rich in data that librarians can use to inform internal planning and support advocacy efforts. The Pew data is nationally representative, however many libraries are seeing examples of how the Pew findings reflect changes and trends in their own libraries. The foundation has developed the following advocacy toolkits (one kit for each report) that include materials librarians can customize and use in their own communities. The tools will help librarians effectively talk about the Pew data to stakeholders and share information about library services. For guidelines and best practices on how to use these tools, please reference the Resource Box below.

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Advocacy toolkit for teacher librarians and school library media specialists.

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Advocacy toolkits developed with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Successful strategies for school library advocacy

http://www.schoollibrarymanagement.com/advocacy/ Karen Bonanno reveals 7 successful strategies to add to your school library advocacy toolkit.

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7 important advocacy strategies for teacher librarians to adopt.

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Ten Tips for School Library Media Specialists

Ten Tips for School Library Media Specialists | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Embracing technology will change everything about your school library media program.  When this happens to you, think outside your traditional role and services.
1. Focus on Instruction and Resources, Not Things. The media specialist should be the go-to person for technology in your school, but make sure you’re not only about the “stuff.”  Encourage teachers to think: “What would be the best resource/tool to teach this concept in my classroom?” NOT “I want to use Twitter (or clickers) with my students.  What could I teach to do this?”      
2. Share Ideas and Suggestions. Send out e-mails or tweets updating faculty on the best new resources you’ve found or curriculum connection for their classes. For example:  “Teaching Mythology? Take a photo tour of Rome using Google Maps.  Let me know if I can help!” or “Know you’re teaching cell structure.  Dr. Smith at XYZ University has students who are willing to Skype with Biology classes. I have his contact info.”
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10 good tips for 21st Century Teacher Librarians

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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

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Embrace the changing environment of 21st Century libraries

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Emerging trends in libraries for 2014

Technology trends in libraries for 2014 and beyond.

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Embrace the technology that's on the horizon

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Embrace the trends or be left behind

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Iowa School Libraries : Teachers and Teacher Li...

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Iowa Association of School Librarians present the vision of school libraries in Iowa, the roles of the Teacher Librarian, and ways Teachers and Teacher Libra...
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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

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An important YouTube clip featuring a school principal reinforcing that teacher librarians are central to the learning programs in schools.

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Jessica Raeside's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:46 AM

This clip is Gold! Spot on! Encompasses everything the TL role is about! 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 10:14 AM

Role of School Librarians

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añada su visión ...

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School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders”

School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders” | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
The library profession has strong evidence that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, achieve academic standards, and score higher on standardized tests than students in schools without school libraries and librarians. School librarians must seize the charge to use this body of research and master "messaging" strategies to create library advocates among school and community stakeholders and, hopefully, one or two school library champions.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:16 AM

A practical article by Deb Kachel providing teacher librarians with strategies to develop their capacity to present a carefully crafted argument on the importance of school libraries based on research findings of school library impact studies. I love her closing statement: "School librarians must learn, embrace, and share these research findings." Absolutely!

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 12, 2014 1:43 PM
For a teacher: "Co-teaching reduces your workload and provides students with more individualized instruction."For an administrator: "Studies have shown that school libraries can improve student test scores."For a parent: "The library program can help your teen become career and college ready."For a school board member: "It is difficult to help students achieve the reading targets without the kind of books that students want to read. The school library supports students' reading interests."For the curriculum coordinator: "When school librarians and teachers work together, they teach information skills, content, and Common Core standards all in one lesson or unit. Students learn more in a shortened amount of time and benefit from the expertise of two educators."To the Learning Support Coordinator: "The research shows that the reading and writing scores improve for struggling students—ELL, deficient readers, the disabled—when they use school libraries and are taught by a school librarian."
Miriam Rone's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:25 PM

Library Advocacy

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School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff.

School Library Marketing 101: It's About Students Not Stuff. | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

School library marketing has to begin and end with impact.  It has to be about what we do for our kids, our teachers, our communities and why it's important.  It has to be about outcomes and the message that "we're all in this together" or, put another way, that we care just as much about student success as any other teacher in the building.


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:10 AM

"Before we can even begin to think about how we're going to market our work and its impact on student learning, we have to create work that impacts student learning! "

Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, March 18, 2014 6:56 PM

If you want to be considered an awesome school librarian, you have to think of the kid' needs. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:15 AM

Includes a template for planning the marketing of your school library

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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it

One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


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Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 3:06 PM
Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 21, 2014 3:28 AM

Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

Radhika Singh's curator insight, May 15, 2014 9:21 AM

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea for using space creatively.

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Teacher librarians are the tech leaders of our schools

Teacher librarians are the tech leaders of our schools | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more. (Teacher librarians are the tech leaders of our schools http://t.co/hWZMk3w29x)
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Great infographic TLs as technology leaders in schools 

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The Need for the School Library

The Need for the School Library | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
According to an article written for the Voice of San Diego, many of the
libraries in public schools across the city are not staffed.  The reason
for this lack of staff comes from, suprise, lack of funding, but also from
union rules that state librarians, library assistants and techs cannot be
replaced by a volunteer or staff that would replace the job of the above
positions in any meaningful way.  This causes the great support structure a
school librarian can give to a classroom, helping not only in research for
the students but for information for teachers.

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Elena Orlova's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:21 AM

Необходимость школьной библиотеки

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 8, 2014 10:30 PM

School libraries with qualified librarians are essential! 

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50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.
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Thought this was worth tucking away for future reference - great 50 quotes and librarians. 

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 8:13 AM

This is great! Could someone make one for UK school libraries please :) 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 2014 8:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:19 PM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

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The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core

The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
After participating in an exciting webinar on Libraries, Technology, and Implementing Common Core provided by AASL, I began to think about how the role of the school-based media specialist is evolvin
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Discusses the impact of the teacher librarian in schools - highlights that collaboration is at the heart of a TLs daily practice in schools.  A great read for TLs who strive to become embedded in the educational fabric of schools.

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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like? | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 27, 2014 5:12 AM

This is one of those things that makes perfect sense and engages students in a great way.

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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:16 AM

A list of things you may encounter when you visit your school library.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:20 PM

The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 2014 7:48 PM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.
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Three teacher librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer and Michelle Luhtala highlight the importance of embracing a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions - personalised instruction at the students own pace are essential to enhance student engagement. They are the keys to adopting a flipped or blended approach to school library provision.

 

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Libraries of the Future: Creating Learner Centered Collections

This is the presentation I gave for The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries online 2013.

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A good presentation reinforcing the point that libraries need to consider creating learner centred collections - to enhance engagement and interactivity.

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John Shank's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:54 PM

The change from an environment of information scarcity to over abundance fundamentally challenges the ability of the library to select, create, organize, and facilitate access to resources that advance intellectual discovery and information literacy/lifelong learning skills. So we need to be forward thinking and mindful of how our services evolve to solve the problems and challenges this new environment creates for our faculty, staff, and students.

Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:20 PM

Some interesting thinking points here...

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 20, 2014 10:53 PM

This is the direction we are headed - 

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SLR_StakeholdersKnow_V17.pdf

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An important read for all school library professional - a focus group evaluation about what stakeholders know about school libraries and its programs. 

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Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill

Four Futures for School Libraries – Guest Post by Valerie Hill | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
4 themes for school libraries in 2014 by by Dr. Valerie Hill. The four areas for the future of School Libraries that Dr. Hill outlines are: Critical Thinking Constructivist Learning Collaboration D...

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4 themes for 2014  for  school libraries  are critical thinking,, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizenship

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 19, 2014 2:54 PM

New focus points for school libraries: critical thinking, constructivist learning, collaboration and digital citizinship

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:23 AM

Proposta de 4 dimensões prioritárias para as bibliotecas escolares em 2014:

Pensamento Crítico

Aprendizagem Construtivista

Colaboração

Cidadania Digital

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, March 20, 2014 8:05 AM

School Libraries of the future

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | 21st Century Teacher Librarians and School Libraries | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 2014 11:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 2014 11:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 9:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!