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Leading In and Beyond the Library

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Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship

Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…

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At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions ~ Educator Innovator

At Local Libraries, Teens Pursue – and Publish – Their Passions ~ Educator Innovator | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

by Maureen Kelleher

 

"Rachel Kaplan, a 16-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., a Chicago suburb, started plotting mysteries almost as soon as she could hold a pencil. Her short stories have won regional awards in Scholastic’s annual art and writingcompetition. Last week, she became an e-author, published on Scribd and in the iBooks store.

 

"Serena Dinh, an 18-year-old college freshman in Albany, N.Y., started playing violin at age 9. A few months ago, she taught herself a little guitar. But it wasn’t until this month that she wrote her first complete, original song.

 

"Both teens followed their passions at the library, during Teen Tech Week 2014."


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School libraries need to work hard to have the policies, resources, staffing, and setting to encourage this type of independent learning.

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SonicWALL Phishing IQ Test (Formerly the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test)

SonicWALL Phishing IQ Test (Formerly the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test) | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Test your Phishing IQ

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 16 Mobile Apps for Teacher-Librarians | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

There are so many great apps out there and so little time to see them all. Some are available for just the iPad, and some are available for iPhone and Android. Teacher-librarians are always on the lookout for great apps and programs for their students and colleagues.


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Great list of links. Love the visuals.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 6, 8:33 PM

A very useful tookit to have (or, at the least be aware of).

Deborah Rinio's curator insight, February 7, 11:50 AM

Although these Apps are listed as being for librarians, they are really great for anyone. Teachers and students!

Lourense Das's curator insight, February 8, 7:50 AM

16 Mobile apps for teacher / school librarians. Interesting to check out

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Voices From The Trenches: The Teacher Librarian's Role in 1:1 ...

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A few weeks ago, Doug Johnson and I asked for help from teacher librarians working in 1:1/BYOD programs as we attempt to put together a guide of best practices for TLs serving students where everyone "has a library in their ...

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Change is hard, but stay focused on students and learning.

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Sign Up for ABC of Information Literacy Infographic

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U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS | LII / Legal Information Institute

U.S. Code: Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS | LII / Legal Information Institute | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Dense reading -- but it's all in there.

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jf20 - Copyright

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Some great links to copyright friendly pictures, music....

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The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

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Encouragement to keep moving forward and learning new things, as well as some great links in order to start.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:09 PM

A really interesting read! I will do more in 2014! 

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Fourth retraction for chemists in Iran

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We've found a fourth retraction for a group of chemists in Iran who plagiarized. As before, the offending article had appeared in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. This ...

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Joel Bloch's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:08 PM

I diagree with the use of the term plagiarism in this case. If they want to call it '" a severe abuse of the scientific publishing system," that is fine but plagiarism should not be used. these kinds of rules are like rules in a sport - they do not have any meaning outside of that sport

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Phishing Examples: Samples of Fake Emails Regarding PayPal, Chase, Visa, Etc.

Find out about these scams here and report them!
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This would be good to use when teaching a digital citizens class -- or a tech. class in general. Most students seem to think the biggest danger on the internet is some type of sexual preditor. They don't consider the other types of preditors out there.

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Library Database Information Sheet Free Printable | Deep Librarian

Library Database Information Sheet Free Printable | Deep Librarian | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Use this free printable to keep track of all your library database information.

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:33 PM

Its about time the UK had a study like this!

Anita Vance's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:16 PM

Continuing to find support for keeping or adding this position in our schools....

Pam Huff's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 PM

Substantiation for keeping full time librarians in every school. 

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Advances in Citation Management Technologies: How Do They Shape Inquiry and Literacies?

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Two years ago, I adopted EasyBib as my primary citation subscription service for a multitude of reasons, but the driving factor was to spend less time on the mechanics of citation and more time hel...

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I have subscribed to EasyBib for several years and LOVE that the Gale Databases now make it one click to export the citation info. to EasyBib. Way more students use the databases because of it.

 

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 23, 9:02 AM

Buffy asks how "less emphasis on the mechanics of citation change people’s perceptions and connotations of “research”?" and "How do these technologies and access or lack of access to them function as sponsors of literacy?"

 

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Digital Citizenship :: Cable in the Classroom

Digital Citizenship :: Cable in the Classroom | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is a holistic and positive approach to helping children learn how to be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in a digital world. That means helping them understand their rights and responsibilities, recognize the benefits and risks, and realize the personal and ethical implications of their actions.
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Free, standards based lessons that teach key digital citizenship concepts.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Moving From Decoration to Documentation

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"I've been thinking a lot about first impressions lately and about what our physical spaces say about the work that goes on in the library.  I visit a lot of school libraries and when I do I try to put myself in the shoes of someone who a) knows very little about what happens in these spaces BUT who is also b) charged with making funding/staffing decisions for libraries in the coming year. "

 


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 13, 9:41 AM

I am going to paste this flyer in my binder and review it every year.  Jennifer LaGarde is just so awesome!

Mary Clark's curator insight, February 13, 9:42 AM

Grr, scooped this on the wrong board initially!

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Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up

Why Teaching Digital Citizenship Doesn’t Work | Looking Up | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
@michellefawcett Did you ever see this? http://t.co/IwjuVjjBUX

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Leading In and Beyond the Library

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Steps for making project based learning more effective.

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Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Research report

SLIC has commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) to undertake research into the impact of school libraries, which was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 18, 4:56 PM

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence on the impact of school libraries on learning for the Scottish Education Department.

 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 18, 5:57 PM

Always good to have more research. 

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"I'll Fight You For The Library" performed by Taylor Mali - YouTube

"I'll Fight You For The Library" performed by Taylor Mali as part of the Page Meets Stage Series at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City on April 29, 2009
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Grimly amusing in this age of testing --where the library is the only area big enough to fit everyone.

 

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‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
SCHOOL library services will be saved from the axe after a public pressure forced a council rethink.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 3:43 PM

Nice to hear a good news story! 

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How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How to destroy a school library - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
In a December 4, 2013 School Library Journal opinion piece, Robin Overby Cox explains how to kill ...

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Truth. Fight the good fight.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:28 AM

Doug: And if we stop thinking we have power, we, uh, stop being powerful.

Jynto's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:15 AM

Ha Ha Ha just left a job in a school library because it was just like that!!!

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AASL: The unconference report — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

AASL: The unconference report — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it

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BJ Neary's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:34 PM

I would have loved to have seen the genrification debate, and unconferences ROCK!!!

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster to Use in Your Class

Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster to Use in Your Class | Future of School Libraries | Scoop.it
Today, I am sharing with you a wonderful poster I come across in Teachthought. This visual is designed to help students cultivate a culture of digital citizenship when interacting with,sharing,...

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