A new digital magazine, produced by AASL and American Libraries, showcases the way school libraries and school librarians transform learning. Featuring articles from prominent members of the profession, “School Libraries Transform Learning” is available electronically in e-book format and as a downloadable PDF.
In advocating for our school library programs, we must identify our stakeholder priorities, develop a mission statement that aligns with our district and school mission, develop programming that will meet the needs of our stakeholders and collect...
Dr. Laura Sheneman's insight:
Work on your elevator speech. What do school librarians do?
Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C. Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, strives to “expect the miraculous”—his school library’s motto, an idea drawn from Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning book.
The purpose of the 2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant is to award grants to Texas public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to implement a technology lending program to loan students the equipment necessary to access and use electronic instructional materials. The grant period is from October 1, 2014, through August 31, 2016.
The Competitive Grant Selection Lists webpage contains the list of applicants that have been preliminarily selected for competitive grant programs administered by the Division of Grants Administration at TEA. You can view the list for the 2014-2016 Technology Lending Program Grant by clicking on the grant program name under the 2014-2016 school years.
Labor shortages are expected for scores of professions, including some surprising ones, like librarian and sea captain, according to the Conference Board. Some shortages result from growth outpacing the number of people trained. Others reflect young people shunning the field.
Who is Lemony Snicket? Why are there so many mysteries surrounding him? Is it really possible to "hang out" with someone who is not even in the same room? Shadowy author Lemony Snicket will sit in a room filled with technology and be interrogated by TIME For Kids Kid Reporter Andrew Mancini, who will ask all the wrong questions and receive some alarming answers—assuming of course that this mysterious man actually shows up. Tune in on October 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag
Shannon Miller, district librarian and technology specialist at Iowa’s Van Meter Community School District, is renowned for putting her school library at the front and center of learning. Now the school, which serves 852 K–12 students, is making that focus a physical reality with a planned multimillion dollar library expansion.
School Library Journal has revealed the winner of the first School Librarian of the Year Award. Library media specialistMichelle Colte of Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, snagged top honors for her “innovative use of technology and exceptional community engagement,” according to the announcement made today.
High school media center to emphasize 'Barnes & Noble' feel Gateway News According to the preliminary design, the media center would be located at the main entrance to the building rather than tucked in a corner, a change Library Media Specialist...
The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users like you to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.