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KV Students Donate Books to Horsham School

KV Students Donate Books to Horsham School | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A month-long book drive at Keith Valley Middle School netted 1,600 books for Montessori Children's House, which had its 2,000-book library destroyed as a result of an August fire.
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What is a Librarian? – Sarah Glassmeyer

What is a Librarian? – Sarah Glassmeyer | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

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Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight, January 6, 11:53 PM

It is not just about the books and information. Not even the building or the physical space. The question is: How do we provide access?

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

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50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, January 20, 2:00 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, March 2, 1:12 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:13 PM

There are too many good ideas here to list them all. This is like a "best of" list for activities to get those minds working overtime and really thinking about what they're reading. Enjoy!

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

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Luba Vangelova writes:  "At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:23 PM

OK, this inspired me to keep weeding, so I can free up some floor space for our creativity area.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Beth Holland writes:  "When every student has the potential to carry a global library on the device in his or her pocket, the role of physical libraries may become even more important, not just a place to house resources, but one in which to create meaning from them. (Emphasis added.)


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 11, 2015 11:06 AM

At one of our recent library advisory committee meetings, we discussed the changing role of the library.  This is a very well written article that discusses some of the ideas that were shared by those in attendance. 

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:24 PM

Program Management.

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:26 PM

Program Management.

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Wonderful Parody Video for Library Orientation!

Unread Book is presented by Pogona Creative and the Orange Public Library in association with Chapman University and was originally prepared for National Lib...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:26 PM

Only 4 days until our first class of 6th graders come to the library. I am starting my orientation with this video! Even with SIXTY-ONE sections of language arts classes, I think I'll still enjoy it.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, August 29, 2015 11:01 PM

añada su visión ...

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Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

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A review of James Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.

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IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (draft)

IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition (draft) | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
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A very important document for all school librarians and researchers.

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Hosea Tokwe | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents

Hosea Tokwe | Movers & Shakers 2015 — Change Agents | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Hosea Tokwe arrived at the Matenda School on July 6, 2007, carrying two boxes of books donated by a former student; he was determined to launch the poor rural school’s first library. It was a tumultuous time in Zimbabwe, however, and the community in Matenda greeted him with suspicion. They feared he was not actually a librarian at Midlands State University Library but an opposition political agent sent to stir up trouble.
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The New School Library

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Without question, the Internet has changed the way we think and learn, and will continue to do so as our technology evolves. In particular, the ability to access enormous amounts of information at any time from almost any place is forcing schools to redefine the idea of a classroom and the way we approach teaching. It is also reshaping the notion of school library services — what libraries look like and how they and librarians best serve schools.


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Teaching your Students Media Literacy

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It’s the week of The Oscars and perfect time for educators to talk about media literacy plans in their classrooms. Most teachers would only go to the extent of supplementing their classroom teachings with a relevant movie.

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Librarian’s Worth Around the World: Infographic « Dysart & Jones

Librarian’s Worth Around the World: Infographic « Dysart & Jones | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

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Obizmedia creates infographics – real “a picture paints a thousand words” infographics.  Below is an infographic they recently created for Masters in Education.Org depicting Librarian’s Worth Around the World. Interesting.  Have a look.  And then consider using a firm like Obizmedia – or a communications/graphics specialist –  to convey a message to your customers — your Board — your community — your campus — your Provost — your Council…consider the possibilities. Save the thousand words; people stop listening after 10.

Obizmedia also has an Anatomy of a Librarian infographic. Check that out too. I love the heels — I’ll bet Bobbi Newman does too!

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The Makings of a School Librarian

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I've been thinking a bit recently about what a school librarian needs to be to be successful. I've been working a little bit with some young librarians looking at going through chartership and the ...
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School, city libraries evolve as books go digital - Salt Lake Tribune

School, city libraries evolve as books go digital - Salt Lake Tribune | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
A library, traditionally, is a physical place where a person goes to find books and other informational materials — made of paper. But in today’s increasingly digital world, Utah State Librarian Donna Morris said, library ...

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Nikki Giovanni’s Wonderful Poems Celebrating Libraries and Librarians

Nikki Giovanni’s Wonderful Poems Celebrating Libraries and Librarians | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

"(You never know what troubled little girl needs a book)"


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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 14, 2015 3:31 PM

This is just for you, librarians and champions of free, open access to resources and information! Thank you, Ms. Giovanni. I felt like a hero after reading the poems...

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WordPress increases its domination of the top 100 blogs #wordpress #websitedesign

WordPress increases its domination of the top 100 blogs #wordpress #websitedesign | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

WordPress is strengthening its position as the dominating blogging platform or Content Management System (CMS) used by the world’s top 100 blogs. This year, WordPress is used by 52% of the top blogs, up from the 48% we identified in our study in 2012.

 

With over 65 million WordPress sites in the world, it’s clear that Automattic’s platform is popular. But let’s have a look at the entire top 100.


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, May 9, 2013 1:55 PM

Depending on the site requirements we like to use WordPress and Joomla for our clients websites.

Jan Radford's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:36 PM

If you are considering blogging, here is a market insight into  blog platforms.  Typepad hosts Dr Charles Best Library blog. It is a paid platform and with that,  you can expect  quality service.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

Luba Vangelova writes:  "At a time when public libraries are starting to offer everything from community gardening plots to opportunities to check out humans for conversations, some school libraries are similarly re-evaluating their roles and expanding their offerings."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 20, 2014 1:23 PM

OK, this inspired me to keep weeding, so I can free up some floor space for our creativity area.

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The Art of Weeding | Collection Management

The Art of Weeding | Collection Management | School Library Digest | Scoop.it

Ian Chant writes: "There’s an uncomfortable truth about library stacks that most librarians know but many don’t like to admit: those shelves hold a lot of junk that has to make way for the new titles getting published every day."


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Tabitha Voorhees's curator insight, October 20, 2015 7:07 PM

For those of us doing Reference Skills 2, this relates to it. :)

Margaret LibStudies's curator insight, October 22, 2015 12:24 AM

Such a hard thing to do, but very necessary.

Shazzy LibStudies's curator insight, October 27, 2015 6:39 PM

Thanks Tabitha, as you have said, relevant for Ref 2 studies

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

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Jennifer LaGarde writes: "Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?"

Sure... book displays wrapped in caution tape during Banned Books Week are good fun and raise awareness of an important topic, but I just don't think that's good enough.  Too often we view our displays as a way tocommunicate an idea, when really we should think of them as a chance to connect with kids.  Every display presents us with an opportunity to tackle big things: to address individual student needs, to awaken dormant readers, and to engage all kids in meaningful conversations about books, reading and their lives as learners.  What's more, it is my strong belief that every display we build sends a message (not just to our students, but to everyone who walks through the door) about what we value and the purpose of our work with students.  Why would we waste that valuable real estate on displays that don't tell the real story of how librarians make a difference for kids?


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:21 PM

There's a LOT to ponder--and act on--here. Be sure to click the links to see more on Dr. Sandra Hughes-Hassell's thoughts about displays, and think about your school population. What story is your library telling through your book displays? 

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6 Strategies That Guarantee People Will Remember Meeting You | Health eCareers

6 Strategies That Guarantee People Will Remember Meeting You | Health eCareers | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
May 5, 2015 Cut the chit-chat by tapping into the science of good conversation! Here are six strategies for being the most popular person to talk to...
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School libraries preparing future global citizens

When is the last time you have taken the opportunity to step into a school library?
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Attracting School Students with e-reader at KV Pattom

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “If school authorities seek to initiate their students into reading, they have to introduce innovative and interactive programmes involving ...
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Teaching your Students Media Literacy

Teaching your Students Media Literacy | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
It’s the week of The Oscars and perfect time for educators to talk about media literacy plans in their classrooms. Most teachers would only go to the extent of supplementing their classroom teachings with a relevant movie.

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The changing face of school libraries - Hillcountrynews

CHAMPION: The changing face of school libraries
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When our parents and community members visit one of our schools, they frequently comment on how different it looks and feels from the schools they attended when they were kids.

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Millennials Carry on MLK Tradition

Millennials Carry on MLK Tradition | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
Stephanie Bello and other volunteers have spent hours picking through piles of books at a West Philadelphia public elementary school’s defunct library, pulling out those in poor condition or fil
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3D Printing to Raspberry Pi's: How a Quiet Florida School Library Got Transformed to a Makerspace

3D Printing to Raspberry Pi's: How a Quiet Florida School Library Got Transformed to a Makerspace | School Library Digest | Scoop.it
On any given day at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, visitors to the Lower School library might be surprised to find it bears little resemblance to the school libraries of years past.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 2015 10:01 AM

Like to find out more on Makerspaces and school libraries? Come to http://iasl2015.org and find out