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Winning kids over one book at a time

Winning kids over one book at a time | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Libraries are relational places. That's why we love them in communities. Via Senga White

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Librarians are essential to encourage reading especially in schools. 

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Welcome to the Guide to Library Research

Welcome to the Guide to Library Research | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries'
Guide to Research. This tutorial will help familiarize you with the
library and the research process.
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5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius

5 powerful study tips for the always-online student - Daily Genius | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
If you’re an online student or on campus trying to improve your grades, you probably need to get a better handle on how to study. These powerful study tips are likely going to save you a bit of time and frustration as you try to identify what works and what doesn’t when it comes to acing that next test.

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Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources

Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Why is it important for your students to become strong readers? We examine how poor reading skills affect people's lives and provide strategies and resources
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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.
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The essence of the inquiry process in a simple info graphic, with excellent questions.

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How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records

How a New Dutch Library Smashed Attendance Records | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Facing declining visitors and uncertainty about what to do about it, library administrators in the new town of Almere in the Netherlands did something extraordinary. They redesigned their libraries based on the changing needs and desires of library users and, in 2010, opened the Nieuwe Bibliotheek (New Library), a thriving community hub that looks more like a bookstore than a library.
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7 Things Only Kids Who Practically Grew Up in a Library Can Understand

7 Things Only Kids Who Practically Grew Up in a Library Can Understand | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Towering bookcases. Shelves for miles. That smell you’ll never forget as long as you’ll live. Whether you were a library latch key kid like me or just spent a ton of time in the stacks.

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"Organisation is total zen in a chaotic life"  Who knew Dewey would be so revered? What is it about the peace being in a library brings?

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▶ School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian - YouTube

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Innovation Excellence | When Did Disruptive Innovation Hit the LIBRARY?

Innovation Excellence | When Did Disruptive Innovation Hit the LIBRARY? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
When my son started saying that he was going to the library with his girlfriend to study, I had to investigate if this was even possible. To my amazement, the library has innovated and is thriving.
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4 Important Google Docs' Features for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Important Google Docs' Features for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Right to Read: The How and Why of Supporting Intellectual Freedom for Teens

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Right to Read: The How and Why of Supporting Intellectual Freedom for Teens | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Emily Calkins discusses some pertinent questions -  on censorship, intellectual freedom and the choices adults make for children. What is the responsibility of the teacher librarian here? We struggle still with the questions of darkness, bad language and negativity in YA books, and often fail to have a well-thought out policy in relation to these issues.

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Library pedagogy in the era of Big Data

Professor Erica McWilliam, keynote at ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference The burgeoning volume, variety, velocity and veracity of the data that is shaping our soci…
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This was an excellent presentation at the conference. Erica McWilliam is a very engaging presenter.

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Why kids should choose their own books to read in school

Why kids should choose their own books to read in school | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Education policymakers and school officials seem to have forgotten that children learn to read by reading.
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Reading for pleasure is a gift. Let's allow time for it, at home and at school.

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The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

This is more than just intellectual snobbery. Knowledge has a point when we start to find and make connections, to weave stories out of it, stories through which we make sense of the world and our place within it. It is the difference between memorising the bus timetable for a city you will never visit, and using that timetable to explore a city in which you have just arrived. When we follow the connections – when we allow the experience of knowing to take us somewhere, accepting the risk that we will be changed along the way – knowledge can give rise to meaning. And if there is an antidote to boredom, it is not information but meaning.If boredom has become a sickness in modern societies, this is because the knack of finding meaning is harder to come by.There is a connection, though, between the two. Information is perhaps the rawest material in the process out of which we arrive at meaning: an undifferentiated stream of sense and nonsense in which we go fishing for facts. But the journey from information to meaning involves more than simply filtering the signal from the noise. It is an alchemical transformation, always surprising. It takes skill, time and effort, practice and patience....


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 13, 4:13 AM
A good article about information and boredom. Is too much information a bad thing?
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On the slow death of a middle school library

On the slow death of a middle school library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
  I spent the last period of my day yesterday scavenging through the literary graveyard that was once our middle school library. The space, which has languished unattended for a few years, has...
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The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales

The Shocking True Stories Behind Your Favorite Classic Fairy Tales | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Numerous fairy tales, and the legends behind them, are actually watered-down versions of uncomfortable historical events. These darker stories might be too terrifying for today's little lambkins, as well as some adults!...
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12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Good Research and Citation Tools for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
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Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree to hit the screen in latest bid to aim fantasy at grown-ups

Enid Blyton's The Faraway Tree to hit the screen in latest bid to aim fantasy at grown-ups | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Children’s fantasy has become a lucrative global industry, and duly producers are plumbing all kinds of magical authors. Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree is only the latest children’s classic destined…
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'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education'

'School libraries play a huge part in pupils' education' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One library consultant told Vicky Wayman of a new school that forgot to include a library space in their plans
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Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four ways to advocate for school libraries | eSchool News | eSchool News | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
School libraries are centers of learning--but librarians have to demonstrate their importance when it comes to student learning.
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▶ The Art of Booktalking - YouTube

Join Jennifer Bromman-Bender, librarian at Lincoln-Way West High School (New Lenox) and author of several books on booktalking, including Booktalking Nonfict...
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Quite long, but some excellent ideas about giving book talks - bookmercials! A sales pitch for books - even if you don't like a book!  Pulling out the best elements of books to use for book talks, published reviews, for themed weeks etc.

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Questions to Help Kids Think About Fiction Books

Questions to Help Kids Think About Fiction Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Reading not only contributes to vocabulary and knowledge acquisition, it also builds empathy, allowing kids to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.
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21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks

21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Creating the perfect reading space doesn't require building a window-seat or converting a closet. Sometimes all you need is lots and lots of pillows in your own little corner of the world.


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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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Some excellent resources to help students navigate the web.

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Guess the Shelfie competition

Guess the Shelfie competition | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One of our Book Week competitions this year is the Shelfie - a photo of your bookshelf or a selection that best represents you and your reading tastes and history. Prize and even perhaps prizes for...

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Love this idea. It could be a fun and creative competition for students.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 13, 1:36 AM

I came across this on global TL: librarians without borders and it was too good an idea not to share. I love it!