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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Teen Makerspaces @ Your Library

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There are several articles in there about creating teen makerspaces in your library. I actually just wrote a proposal at my library to create a Mobile Makerspace at my library. Why mobile? We are a smaller branch with limited ...

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 12:52 AM

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

Jessica Raeside's curator insight, April 14, 10:46 PM

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

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:14 AM

Role of School Librarians

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

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If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 12, 2:53 PM

A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

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The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

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Value of school libraries
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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

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John F. Kennedy Assassination primary sources
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Primary resources about JFK's assassination all in one place!

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LibraryTopia, where librarians and media specialists talk about books, libraries, reference, learning apps and web tools

LibraryTopia, where librarians and media specialists talk about books, libraries, reference, learning apps and web tools | Answers | Scoop.it
A Google alternative search engine for librarians, library media specialists, and teacher/librarians offering links to reference sites, library blogs, authors, illustrators, library standards, web tools and apps for librarians, book reviews,...
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Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com

Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com | Answers | Scoop.it

These are the people who will integrate the digital world into today’s classroom and throughout the curriculum. Specially trained and knowledgeable in the use of information technology, library media specialists have become one of the most important instructional partners, working with teachers and administrators to change what is possible in the classroom.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:30 PM

Recruit and employ the best for your school.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:21 AM

"it’s critical that administrators responsible for hiring key personnel pay close attention to the evaluation and selection of library media specialists". #Scholastic adds (again) key info for advocacy of school libraries

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading | Answers | Scoop.it

Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.


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Brain power !

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Digital literacy: Key to bridging the education...

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Educators are finding more Latino students aren’t able to access the Internet in the same fashion as their peers. Digital literacy is key ! (Digital literacy: Key to bridging the education gap?

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Global Cardboard Challenge at the Original Caine's Arcade!

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This will be our flagship event in Los Angeles! We have a giant covered 20,000 sq ft space directly across the street from the original Caine's Arcade ...

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A national event came from Caine's arcade idea.

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Caine's Cardboard Arcade Inspiration Movement Continues [VIDEO]

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Christine Erickson: "See what young entrepreneur Caine Monroy is up to after booming business in his cardboard arcade" ...


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I was fascinated when I first saw his arcade. Now he is retiring and is still an inspiration.

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News Roundup: Public Libraries and Makerspaces (Reports From ...

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A new digital “creator space” was the goal when District library Consultant Linda Filkosky applied for grant money last October. In June, she learned Altoona Area Public Library would be receiving $20,274 through the Library ...

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There is always a funding source that can be tapped.

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Creative spaces

Creative Spaces in your library. Should you be doing this? What to know about them and how to get started with them.


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I love practical tips.

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Teen Makerspaces @ Your Library

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There are several articles in there about creating teen makerspaces in your library. I actually just wrote a proposal at my library to create a Mobile Makerspace at my library. Why mobile? We are a smaller branch with limited ...

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CFoote's curator insight, August 11, 2013 12:06 PM

a "mobile" makerspace in public library; links to other resources

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MakerBridge

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MakerBridge is an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture, including those working in makerspaces within libraries, community centers, and schools. This community is intended to build a bridge that brings people together so they can collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences. This network can be a valuable resource for anyone trying to plan or run a makerspace in a library, a school, or any other dedicated makerspace location--or even individuals who just enjoy tinkering and creating.


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Your own PLN

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, July 29, 2013 11:27 AM

Join the network if you are interested in Makerspaces.

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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | Answers | 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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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 8:20 AM

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

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2:02 AM

Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 2:48 PM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

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The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Good read.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 16, 10:12 AM

Overview of situation US School Libraries. Barbara Stripling's focus points are worth while to consider

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

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Kidtopia is a Google custom student safe search engine for preschool and elementary students, indexing only educator approved web sites.
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Great free resource !

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:30 AM

Love this! This is a great tool to share with ignorant teachers who are only 1 step ahead of their students.  As NYS rolls-out the research initiative, this will help us triage poor online habits.   And...if a student uses databases, it makes this a little easier.  

Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:57 AM

This would be an excellent poster for a school library

Julie Aterman's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:25 AM

This is great! I wish I could get it as a poster.

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

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But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

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School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:30 AM

Technology can help make the work of the library transparent. Admin can even take an active role in the Virtual Learning Commons.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

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'Caine's Arcade' Video Inspires: Featured on ABC News

Young boy's imagination with a cardboard box becomes something bigger. For more, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/9-year-old-caine-m...

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Imagination and creativity.

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Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.

Creativity, inspiration, design...this nine year old follows his passion...with support from his father!


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Love, love, love this. One of my favorites.

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What Do Maker Spaces Look Like?


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Love good examples.

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Transforming a School Library Into a Makerspace

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Students at Grand Center Arts Academy (GCAA), a public charter school in St. Louis, have arrived to find a portion of their library transformed into a makerspace.

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I hope you are getting on the bandwagon.

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East Waco Library to embrace ‘makerspace’ tech movement

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Tech titans Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started companies out of their garages. But the ideas and gadgetry of tomorrow may sprout in your neighborhood library.

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A regional example for those of us who live in Texas.

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bar-fab-lab's curator insight, October 7, 2013 6:32 AM

... el buen camino...

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A Summer of Maker Learning

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“... Design and thinking is … idea of making creative leaps to come up with  a solution... allows people to not just be problem solvers with explicit, but also tacit knowledge... they are learning ...

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How fun!

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