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California School Librarians Look to Higher Ed during Advocacy ...

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Recent data from the California Department of Education confirming the dramatically low ratio of media specialists to students (about 1:7,000) has members of the California School Library Association (CSLA) rallying for big ...
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School Library Advocacy Gains Steam in Missouri District | School ...

School Library Advocacy Gains Steam in Missouri District | School ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
In an era when school districts are chopping funds to libraries, Union, MO is looking to break the mold—and give more. The Union R-XI School District is working to increase the budgets for all five of its K-12 school libraries, ...
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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts ...

The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
An opinion piece by Gary Hartzell. First results from PA's IMLS-funded 21st century school library infrastructure study (includes an excellent presentation entitled “School Library Staffing & PSSA Reading & Writing Scores”).
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Love our Library Lollapalooza Honors Supporters and Raises Money - Santa Clara Weekly

Love our Library Lollapalooza Honors Supporters and Raises Money - Santa Clara Weekly | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Santa Clara Weekly
Love our Library Lollapalooza Honors Supporters and Raises Money
Santa Clara Weekly
Buchser Middle School's jazz band belted out lively tunes. Mission College's culinary program offered tasty appetizers.
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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it

"School libraries are like Microsoft (without the revenue, of course). We’ve created and invested in library media centers—and, in recent years, their Web sites—with the expectation that our students will come to these places.

Sorry folks, but the old paradigm is broken. It’s time to become part of the Google generation. If we polled our students, we’d probably discover that they’re busy searching online, and maybe IMing or texting each other. Our school libraries and Web sites are the last things on most kids’ minds. At some point, we have to admit that our creations have become irrelevant to today’s students. There isn’t time for business as usual."

 

This article appeared in SLJ 2008 - and we're not even close to being there yet - what are we waiting for? DW

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Comparing school library perspectives - Principal's versus Librarian's

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This post reflects on Principal's perceptions of school librarians compared to how the librarians saw themselves in research conducted by Tricia Kuon and Holly Weimar.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:52 PM

How does your principal demonstrate that he/she values you? In this post the following statement should encourage teacher librarians to take on board a bigger picture focus for the coming year - "The Principal's view is broader and management-focussed, the librarian's is narrower and task-focussed."

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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it

"On this site, you will find message templates (sample e-mails, letters, newsletter blurbs, brochures, and even videos) containing these taglines and targeting specific stakeholder audiences in order to promote school librarians as 21st century skills experts. We hope that these sample templates will be used by school librarians and school library advocates to inform their communities about the vital and irreplaceable role that school librarians play in teaching and learning. Maybe you’ll get inspired to create something for us that we can use, too. In the meantime, we hope you find this site helpful."

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Nine Elements

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Check out http://digitalcitizenship.net!...Thanks to @NikkiDRobertson for Tweeting this one during #ASLAchat (Alabama School Library Association) - Tuesday evenings


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Curation Ppt Presentation

Curation Ppt Presentation | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Accompanying video song parody is available here http://vimeo.com/30204985 - A PowerPoint presentation...

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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it

"It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in ..."

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Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics

Daily Infographic | A New Infographic Every Day | Data Visualization, Information Design and Infographics | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Daily Infographic delivers new infographics every day. From personal finance to bacon consumption, we're your daily one-stop headquarters for new compelling, data-filled illustrations.

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Curation for schools

Curation tools develop a range of skills for students including information literacy. This excellent set of slides by Lisa Nash looks at the growth of curation, its value to learning and provides an introduction to a range of popular curation tools.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:20 AM

A good set of slides on curation tools.

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ALA School Library Advocate | DPS Teacher-Librarian Advocacy ...

ALA School Library Advocate | DPS Teacher-Librarian Advocacy ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Remember, there are people out there who advocate for us, but don't forget to advocate for yourself. http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/advocating-school-librarians.
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How the School Librarian Touches Every Child | DPS Teacher ...

How the School Librarian Touches Every Child | DPS Teacher ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
... a role Model. Print this one out and place in your administrator's mailbox. http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/lifestyle/how-the-school-librarian-touches-every-child/article/366798. ... DPS Teacher-Librarian Advocacy Source.
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Shout about School Libraries | DPS Teacher-Librarian Advocacy ...

Shout about School Libraries | DPS Teacher-Librarian Advocacy ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Here's a blog we should all visit. You want advocacy? I got your advocacy right here. With resources, news, and links for getting involved, SchoolLibraries.org is another web site you should bookmark.
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Monday Means Advocacy – Get the Word Out - American Library ...

Monday Means Advocacy – Get the Word Out - American Library ... | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Frontline Advocacy for School Libraries Toolkit from the ALA page for some great information. So, what are some easy things you can do right away? 1. Use a Time Management Worksheet to keep track of all the classes you ...
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What Are Infographics and Why Are They Important? | Articles | instantShift

What Are Infographics and Why Are They Important? | Articles | instantShift | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
Infographics are visual presentations of information that use the elements of design to display content. Infographics express complex messages to viewers in a, Daily Resource for Web Designers and Developers.

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School libraries and test scores

School libraries and test scores | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it
The presence of trained library staff is associated with a higher proportion of Grade 6 students attaining Level 3 (the Ontario provincial standard) on reading tests.

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Librarians Are Ready

Today’s school It’s time to take librarians are not your...

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Highly Effective School Library Programs: Power Libraries for All

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Highly Effective School Library Programs: Power Libraries for All

The Power Libraries Program is a statewide program designed to help administrators and staff develop highly effective school library programs that will result in higher student achievement.


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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 11, 2013 5:16 PM

This is a great video by the Washington Library Media Association. Outlines very clearly the role of the teacher librarian in the school community in a techology oriented environment with a strong focus on teaching and learning.

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The Research Process: Teacher Librarians

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Advocacy message:
Students deserve equitable access to school library resources.
Library standards provide blueprints for strong school libraries.
Strong school libraries build strong students, who are life-long learners.


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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it

We believe that School Librarians are uniquely qualified to teach to and assist in the implementation of the new standards; they are 21st Century skills experts.


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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | Evolving School Libraries | Scoop.it

What does this new learning commons look like? In the physical space, we enter a room that’s totally flexible, where furnishings can be moved about to accommodate different functions and groupings. The open commons, like the traditional library or computer lab, functions as a warehouse for books and other shared materials and is staffed by paraprofessionals and computer technicians. Its flexible space allows individuals, small groups, and classes to visit at their own convenience. But the distinctive feature of the open commons is that it’s a place where teachers can demonstrate the very best teaching and learning practices in the school and others can observe excellence in action.


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