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Advocacy and Teacher-Librarians in the News | For Teachers/Teacher-Librarians | ASLC

Advocacy and Teacher-Librarians in the News | For Teachers/Teacher-Librarians | ASLC | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
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informationfluency - You know you're a 21st century librarian if . . .

informationfluency - You know you're a 21st century librarian if . . . | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.

[All the more reason we need Classroom Teachers and Teacher-Librarians to help students make the best use of their technology. R.B.]

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**UPDATED: Rock Star Advocacy

Using GREAT practice and a focus on student learning to prove your worth in tough economic times.
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Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:22 AM

Good reminders about what the LMS can do to advocate for him or herself.

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Advocating for Fair and Reasonable Library Access to Commercially

Advocating for Fair and Reasonable Library Access to Commercially | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
Advocating for Fair and Reasonable Library Access to Commercially Produced Digital Information: There's an app a library association which does that. Last week, ALA published “E-content: The Digital Dialogue,” as a special ...
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A Quasi Panel Discussion on the Library Learning Commons | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC

A Quasi Panel Discussion on the Library Learning Commons | Alberta School Library Council’s Blog | ASLC | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
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Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores

Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
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Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 21, 2013 8:19 AM

NAEP Reading Scores data shows that libraries make a difference.

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Seth Godin and Mike Eisenberg and me on the Future of the Library « NeverEndingSearch

Seth Godin and Mike Eisenberg and me on the Future of the Library « NeverEndingSearch | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it
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Do school librarians have "enduring values?" - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Do school librarians have "enduring values?" - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Advocacy for the School Library | Scoop.it

Doug Johnson is always interesting!

 

Just as technology was starting to have a major impact on libraries, long-time academic librarian and past ALA president Michael Gorman identified these as enduring central or "core" values of librarianship (Gorman, 2000):

 

 

Stewardship
Service
Intellectual Freedom
Rationalism
Literacy and learning
Equity of access to recorded knowledge and information
Privacy
Democracy


Are these core values still held by practicing school librarians? Are there other common central beliefs that define us as librarians? When I describe my own professional core values as a librarian, I include:


Via Dennis T OConnor, Sara Kelly Johns
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