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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

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

What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip. In short, it’s time for school libraries to become a lot less like Microsoft and a lot more like Google. With this notion in mind, David Loertscher, collaborated with two colleagues, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, Canadian educational consultants, to develop an idea called the school library learning commons.


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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | Information Powerhouses | 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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Librarians are go: How to raise your profile within and without the school community

Librarians are go: How to raise your profile within and without the school community | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

Stacey Taylor:

"We need to encourage quality teachers into the Teacher Librarian fold and to ensure that there are jobs for them to go to. We need to sell our wares to our own communities so that we become planning, teaching and change ...

 

'So how might we do this?

Go to as many faculty meetings as possible, offer your services whenever possible to whoever will work with you.
Develop some expertise that is unique and useful to your community.
Write and publish wherever possible
Talk to teachers and then talk some more
Make connections in person and online
Build relationships
Share successes and opportunities for learning
Project energy and enthusiasm
Take on projects that others may not think of
Partner with people that will help you further your aims."


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