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Teacher librarians are important

Teacher librarians are important | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

The importance of the teacher librarian is intrinsically linked to effective and responsive information curation and dissemination in distributed environments within and beyond the school. Use of Web 2.0 tools has become embedded in good practice, and information curation has extended beyond the library catalogue to library and school information management systems for bibliographic and media resources, and various organizational tools that reside beyond the school in web environments, such as Libguides, Diigo, Live Binders, wiki, Delicious, Google tools, RSS, media tools, netvibes, iGoogle, and many more.

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Functional Feedback

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We’re always looking for new ways to gather feedback from our customers and the more unusual the better. However, just what methods are best? Suggestion cards? Online forms? Or other more unique op...
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The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are changing. They're becoming an online resource for students of all ages and a meeting place for the entire community of a school.
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New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com

New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com
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"Using near field communications (NFC) technology, commuters select the desired book from a list of popular titles and read its first ten pages—upon finishing, the reader will be informed of the closest library location from which they can pick up and read the rest of the book. 

This is a simple but ingenious idea that can be adopted and adapted to encourage reading in the 21st century, when new technology is changing the way we consume books."


Could this concept work in the school grounds?

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

"As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does. I well aware that I'm on a mission -- but I also know it's a worthy one!

Here are ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help."


Via Heather Stapleton
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BJ Neary's comment, February 17, 2013 10:09 AM
Thanks to Heather Stapleton, many great ideas for sharing our love of reading with our students.
Heather Stapleton's comment, February 17, 2013 5:28 PM
Thanks for kind words BJ. A big thanks to all the fantastic people who share their knowledge and are passionate about inspiring young people to read. :)
Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:31 PM

ten suggestions - lots of great ideas

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It's Not Just Story Time and Bookmobiles - Room for Debate

It's Not Just Story Time and Bookmobiles - Room for Debate | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
An old institution is incorporating new roles: as “makerspaces,” as centers of community publishing, and as digital learning labs. By Buffy Hamilton.
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You wouldn't read about it but libraries are now jam-packed

You wouldn't read about it but libraries are now jam-packed | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
THE internet might be killing bookshops but it seems our love for the written word is alive and well.
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Student-Centered Learning | New Learning Institute

Student-Centered Learning | New Learning Institute | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Student-Centered Learning | New Learning Institute: http://t.co/3Vj7TFGK via @AddThis...
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Teacher librarians are important

Teacher librarians are important | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

The importance of the teacher librarian is intrinsically linked to effective and responsive information curation and dissemination in distributed environments within and beyond the school. Use of Web 2.0 tools has become embedded in good practice, and information curation has extended beyond the library catalogue to library and school information management systems for bibliographic and media resources, and various organizational tools that reside beyond the school in web environments, such as Libguides, Diigo, Live Binders, wiki, Delicious, Google tools, RSS, media tools, netvibes, iGoogle, and many more.

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Libraries and social media X

Libraries and social media X | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Wednesday was just the kind of day we need more of in our libraries!  Wollongong City Libraries (WCC) are taking charge of their future in a very positive way. Having decided that social media is ...

"Libraries represent our values, expand our minds, help in the construction of our realities and test them. Libraries provide opportunities for the expansion of personal horizons, no matter what life circumstances have been." Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery OAM

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The Daily Reflector

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"As most people are aware, the future of libraries also includes downloadable e-books and the future is here."

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Westchester library briefs - nwitimes.com

Westchester library briefs - nwitimes.com | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Similar activities happen in school libraries. Does your admin know that this often 'just in time' service is offered or is frequently requested by users of your school library?


" | Tech Help Desk is expanding to Monday, adding another session to the computer help sessions (previously the Computer Clinic) offered by Westchester Public Library for patrons in need of computer help. The Tech Help Desk is free one-on-one technology help on a first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is necessary.
The staff will do its best to tackle computer problems as well as topics of choice, such as cellphones, eReaders, tablets, email, Internet or any other technology assistance you require. If the problem is severe enough, staff may recommend patrons see a computer professional to solve the problem. Patrons may bring in laptops or electronic devices to the help desk, but they are not allowed to bring desktop computers. Computers are available for use during Tech Help Desk hours."


Read more: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/duneland/chesterton/westchester-library-briefs/article_2e8908c5-cd09-5fe9-81bf-4d291dfce80c.html#ixzz1o8cuJgz9
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iPads in School Libraries TCEA Presentation

iPads in School Libraries TCEA Presentation | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
IPADS INLIBRARIES TCEA 2012 Carolyn Foote Westlake HS (RT @ALA_TechSource: iPads in School Libraries TCEA Presentation http://t.co/ef6JgWPD...)...
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The Library as a Digital Learning Space| The Committed Sardine

The Library as a Digital Learning Space| The Committed Sardine | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

Great story on the challenges facing school #libraries http://t.co/Pz8c8GK8...

Broadens the concept of what a library is and can offer.

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The future of libraries

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"You have no idea how eager I am to ensure that the notion of 'library' does not disappear – it’s too important."

- Vint Cerf, 2013
Vint Cerf is considered a founding ...
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Many exciting possibilities presented in this article.

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Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries | School Library Journal

Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries | School Library Journal | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

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Libraries are places to learn, be inspired and indulge one's curiosity, seek new passions. How contemporary libraries can begin to make that happen ...

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Innovative Library Design Will Create ‘Community Living Room’ - GalleyCat

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Innovative Library Design Will Create ‘Community Living Room’
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Just don’t call it a Commons: building the learning boutique model - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Just don’t call it a Commons: building the learning boutique model - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
'Even the hallways are possible collision spaces that can support learning. Working on this project is more like developing a series of themed environments—I like to think of them as unique learning boutiques—each with a different intended purpose, style, and personality. You go here for your multimedia projects, you go here to work on group projects, you go here for casual collaboration, you go here for quiet study.'
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SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report | School Library Journal

SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report | School Library Journal | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

"Access to a full-time school librarian increases student test scores, closes the achievement gap, and improves writing skills, according to a new study of Pennsylvania public schools conducted by the Colorado-based RSL Research Group."

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The Daily News of Newburyport : Institution for Savings makes 21st century investment in NHS library

The Daily News of Newburyport : Institution for Savings makes 21st century investment in NHS library | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
"To envision what's planned, think along the lines of an Internet cafe — without the food and lattes. Imagine a place where students stop by for 10 minutes to do some research on their laptops while sitting on stools positioned on a polished wooden floor. Nearby, a plasma television streams student-created films, artwork and multimedia projects."
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Teaching kids to be ‘digital citizens’ (not just ‘digital natives’)

Teaching kids to be ‘digital citizens’ (not just ‘digital natives’) | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Technology is not value-free. John Merrow explains how to turn kids — who are digital natives — into good digital citizens.

 

Schools today must provide opportunities for young people to create knowledge out of the swirling clouds of information that surround them 24/7. You went to school because that’s where the knowledge was stored. That was yesterday.

 

Think how different today’s world is. Today’s young people need guidance in sifting through the flood of information and turning it into knowledge.

 

They need to be able to formulate good questions — because computers have all the answers.


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Encyclopedias, Wikipedia and Times Topic Pages: Research Resources and Ideas

Encyclopedias, Wikipedia and Times Topic Pages: Research Resources and Ideas | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Ideas and resources for teaching and learning with The Times about best practices for researching, finding sources and considering plagiarism.

 

"How do you teacher your students best practices for research?"

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Is a Library Without Books Still a Library?

Is a Library Without Books Still a Library? | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
California's San Francisco State University is opening a newly-renovated library that will house only a quarter of the million or so books of its collection.

 

"Deborah Masters, the university librarian, described the old library as a “rabbits’ warren” in the New York Times; the new structure has been updated to include open space as well as multimedia stations, group study areas and a café. Such renovations indeed recognize that libraries, or at least those on college and university campuses, are seen and used as places for students and others to gather and socialize. With more resources such as scholarly articles from academic journals and even books now available on the internet — and with a student population more used to accessing information via computers rather than by paging through books and hefty tomes of bound journals — devoting more of the physical space to multimedia resources makes sense."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/is-a-library-without-books-still-a-library.html#ixzz1otIHB5rx

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Library on wheels sharing digital books - Yuma Sun

Library on wheels sharing digital books - Yuma Sun | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it
Inside the Bookmobile's gadget gallery, visitors can learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks and more to their smarthphones, tablets or other digital devices.
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Top 10 Public Libraries of the New Age

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"...the library needs to become as a new hub for social life among the local community."

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The 21st century skills teachers should have | School Libraries around the world

The 21st century skills teachers should have | School Libraries around the world | Envisioning a preferred future for school libraries | Scoop.it

"The 21st century teachers are characterized by certain holistic and student centered features ..."

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