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30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries

30 Reasons to Celebrate School Libraries | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
We want everyone to take advantage of the resources at their local library. From the American Library Association's Campaign for America's Libraries. Atyourlibrary.Org is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

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Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog

Craig Kemp's Professional Reflection Blog | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
A blog about Education, Educational Technology & reflections of what works & doesn't work in schools. #edtech #edchat #education #whatisschool
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40 new titles to feed your YA book addiction - CNN

40 new titles to feed your YA book addiction - CNN | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
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(CNN) -- The impending arrival of fall brings a wave of highly anticipated young adult books. Bloggers have been buzzing for months, readers have been ...
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Girl books vs Boy books

Girl books vs Boy books | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Authors Kirsty Murray and Myke Bartlett discuss the role gender plays in what young people choose to read.

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Free PDF for Children’s Book Week 2014, Connect to Reading

Free PDF for Children’s Book Week 2014, Connect to Reading | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
In conjunction with my post at The Book Chook, Activities for Children's Book Week 2014 (published 23 May), I want to share the third of several PDFs I've
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Book Week - CBCA

Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
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Designing a library for children

Designing a library for children | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Children's library should be designed as beautiful as possible, design a good children's library can attract children to read and it will become increasingly diligent...


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School libraries in Palo Alto embrace digital age - Palo Alto Online

School libraries in Palo Alto embrace digital age - Palo Alto Online | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
School libraries in Palo Alto embrace digital agePalo Alto Onlineby Chris Kenrick Students at Gunn High School recently used the "green screen" (for digital backgrounds) in the school library to make a video of themselves disguised as cells moving...

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Library Design with learners in mind

Presentation of a case study at the CEFPI (Council of Educational Facility Planners International) Southern Conference in Austin.


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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Alison Roche Gray's curator insight, April 15, 11:21 AM

School libraries are the hub of learning in a school but some are outdated. School libraries need to updated to move forward with the times.

 

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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Collections, staff and space dedicated to teens have existed in libraries for years. Now, libraries are shifting those resources to developing learning spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it. Research has shown the widespread positive impacts of afterschool programs on academic achievement and social behavior, especially in low-income communities. The need for spaces that engage teens becomes even greater during summer break, when teens have more free time, said Elyse Adler with the Nashville Public Library.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 3, 3:15 PM
Focus on teens - very exciting!
Freek Kraak's curator insight, June 4, 4:17 AM

Wat kan de bibliotheek betekenen voor jongeren? Hier een voorbeeld uit de VS.

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School. Lessons in physical space from the library

School. Lessons in physical space from the library | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
The GVSU library is intuitively designed. A perfect place for accommodating collaborative and focused study formations in close proximity. How could the ideas behind this design translate to other physical learning spaces?

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring.
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Reading Australia - Home

Reading Australia - Home | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her enthusiasm for reading with five tried-and-true suggestions for developing a lifelong book habit in young readers who may or may not have discovered the magic of the printed page.


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Jigsaw Planet

Jigsaw Planet | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Free online jigsaw puzzle game
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A great resource to use with an interactive whiteboard during our 'Connect to Learning' for Book Week!

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Designing Libraries Gallery

Designing Libraries Gallery | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
A directory of web links and sources of information on libraries, library organisations, library buildings, library design, technology and innovation.
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An Injection of Ideas on Library Design

An Injection of Ideas on Library Design | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

a recent update of thoughts and resources


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Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools | American Libraries Magazine

Library Design Showcase 2012: Super Schools | American Libraries Magazine | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

The following schools have demonstrated their understanding of the centrality of their libraries by creating spaces that support 21st-century learning.


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Isobel Sobey's curator insight, March 29, 2013 5:55 AM

Some good ideas

A. Stott's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:29 PM

These reconfigurations might be above and beyond our vision, yet they do help us to see what "could be"!

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verstas architects develop progressive saunalahti school - Designboom

verstas architects develop progressive saunalahti school - Designboom | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
verstas architects develop progressive saunalahti school
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... been designed to provide a progressive educational environment, placing a special emphasis on new ways of learning; encouraging interaction, discussion and collaboration.

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What's Hot | Library By Design - Library Journal

What's Hot | Library By Design - Library Journal | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal What's Hot | Library By Design Library Journal Looking up OGB built and installed a custom wood ceiling in the Santa Fe Preparatory School Library, NM, to simulate the spine of an open book running the length of the room with curved...

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Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams

Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

"So how do you determine the best way to turn your library space into a learning center that’s right for today’s rapidly changing digital world?"


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Collaborative Learning Spaces | The Center for Teaching and Learning | UNC Charlotte

Collaborative Learning Spaces | The Center for Teaching and Learning | UNC Charlotte | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
A description of possibilities for Collaborative Learning Spaces http://t.co/YHFFoXe9Fn

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Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design - Library Journal

Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design - Library Journal | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal Lighting Quality, Not Quantity | Library by Design Library Journal The architectural design of the renovated Central Library addresses sustainability on many levels, most notably through the use of a raised-floor mechanical plenum,...

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