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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED

45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

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Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ...

Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ... | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and encourage you to read the rest of their great journal here!

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SCIS's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:56 PM

Originally published in Collected from SLANZA

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:23 AM

Great post! What conversations would you like to stop having?  

L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 10:01 PM

A great post that deserves to be displayed on multiple Scoopit's !

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Illuminating Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Mak...

Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, ContributingBuffy J. HamiltonTexas Library Association Conference 2013#txla13CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/ja (@hannahlittle Thank you !

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:05 AM

Ppt on libraries, learning and makerspaces Buffy Hamilton: creating, constructing, collaborating, contributing

Tricia Adams's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:02 AM

fascinating ideas here...

Karen Norris's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:52 AM

excellent

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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 14, 2013 8:48 AM

On design: "Library leaders nationwide are adapting to this shift by reimagining the library as an engaged community center. The role of librarians is being re-branded to reflect their expertise as content curators and trusted navigators in an ever-expanding ocean of information — in whatever format it may exist."

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Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine

Transitions to Digital Media | District Administration Magazine | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

"Are School libraries on the way out?"


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Melinda A. Adams's curator insight, March 1, 2013 1:17 PM

School Librarians are needed more than ever.

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:42 AM

This article discusses why school librarians are needed more than ever in our digital world.

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School Libraries and The Digital Backpack | LibGuide for digital citizenship

School librarians are uniquely positioned to collaborate with teachers to infuse technology to support learning, assessment and curriculum within a collaborative learning environment. Teacher-librarians are connected to current research and can assist with best-practice in effective technology implementation.


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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:44 PM

Lots more valuable resources and tips on the Leading and Learning site plus  a direct link to the Digital Backpack http://www.flipsnack.com/5778E5F569B/fzji6pp1

 

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:06 AM

No mundo digital, é preciosa a diferença que faz a biblioteca escolar atualizada, com profissionais qualificados, e uma cultura de colaboração para a aprendizagem.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:49 AM

Resources for implementing digital citizenship in your school.

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Libraries: Are They Still Relevant in the Digital Age? - Business 2 Community

Libraries: Are They Still Relevant in the Digital Age? - Business 2 Community | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

With the increasing use of digital media, computers and mobile devices, you might think that libraries are not as relevant and vital as they once were. However, if you think that, you would be wrong.

Take a look at this infographic, and you will see that not only are libraries holding their own, they are thriving.  Public and university libraries actually are at the forefront of technology in some ways, and they are changing to keep up with the evolving needs of patrons.

 


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Despite the fact the data in this infographic is based on US figures, there are some powerful and very relevant messages and parallels to our NZ library environment.

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available to students wherever—and whenever—they need them.
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Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space

Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

“Who do you look up to as a leader, and why?” Senga shares: It compelled me to really think about the attributes of a great leader and clarified my thinking around why certain names came to mind first. My own personal list of people I look to in my professional life for inspiration, superb ideas and sound reasoning is extensive,  but I thought I would share just a few who have been consistently influential.


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Fernando do Carmo's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:17 PM

A liderança nas bibliotecas - um estudo na Nova Zelândia

Lourense Das's curator insight, August 7, 2013 12:32 PM

A great list of leaders in school librarianship by Senga

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:40 AM

Leadership and Libraries

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Digital literacies toolkit

Digital literacies toolkit | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Digital Literacies Toolkit. This interactive learning tool was designed and developed by eLanguages in Modern Languages at the University of Southampton with support from the university Student Centredness Fund. The purpose of this set of learning resources is to help students:


- Explore the educational uses of Web 2.0 tools and services;
- Familiarise themselves with a range of useful applications for study-related purposes;
- Highlight good practice in the use of social software and the internet, in general.

 

 


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Designed for tertiary students but also useful as a model to use for secondary students.  Student voice is woven into the toolkit.

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:54 AM

Also includes tools for mangling your online presence and using other's digital content responsibly

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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Inspirational images of libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and  wonder.  The creativity we are trying to inspire and nurture in our students should be reflected in the library design.

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:23 PM

Bring a little fun into the world...just need to find room in the  budget to do it!

 

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Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting and compelling reading from a leading light in Effective school library practice about how we make digital content available for students and lots more. Have a read

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Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift

Device & Conquer: SLJ's 2013 Tech Survey - The Digital Shift | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.

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Amanda Lucas's curator insight, April 8, 2014 3:39 AM
Results of survey into the kinds of digital tools used by teacher librarians with students. Providing access to tools and instructing students on usage.
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Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ...

Promoting Multiple Literacies (Principles of New Librarianship ... | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...

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Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right

Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - The Huffington Post

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Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:15 AM

A fast read with three great examples of strong school library programs. 

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Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries

Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.

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Only 9% of respondants to this survey said they had a Makerspace in their School Library, but checkout what people are doing in the Makerspaces.

Prehaps more School Libraries are in this space than they realise!

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:09 PM

Makerspaces appear in most types of libraries. 51% of respondents are in public libraries, 36% are in academic libraries, and 9% are in school libraries. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:47 AM

Makerspaces in Libraries : from 3D-printing, digital music recording to arts and crafts: 9% in school libraries #survey

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Librarians on the Fly: A Look at Buffy Hamilton's - Librarianship of the People, For the People and By the People

Librarians on the Fly: A Look at Buffy Hamilton's - Librarianship of the People, For the People and By the People | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it

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Melinda A. Adams's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:02 PM

Thanks you once again Buffy!

Sue Kowalski's curator insight, December 28, 2013 4:53 PM

#buffyinpsires always!

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Neil Gaiman Reading Agency lecture 2013

On 14 October Neil Gaiman delivered our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre. To read the full transcript visit http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing. If you do nothing else today you MUST listen to this...

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:10 AM

Neil Gaiman is amazing!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:46 PM

Love this. As our district goes more and more toward leveling -- I love the encouragement to let them read what they want to read.

 

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A School and Public Librarian Find Common Ground on the Common Core

A School and Public Librarian Find Common Ground on the Common Core | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Illustration by Eva Vázquez In SLJ‘s recent “Common Core and the Public Librarian” one-hour live webcast, Olga Nesi, regional coordinator for the New York City Department of Education, Division of Library Services, and Nina Lindsay, the children’s...
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School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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New Librarianship

The best days of librarianship are ahead of us. However, to get there the field must step back, refocus, and reexamine our core principles.
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Teacher Librarian Article Published | Keith Curry Lance

Teacher Librarian Article Published | Keith Curry Lance | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
Today, Teacher Librarian magazine published an article by Deb Kachel and me.  The article presents the find

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lyn_hay's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:01 AM

The latest research project conducted by Keith Curry Lance and associates in Pennsylvania which examines school administrators' perceptions of school libraries and student test scores. One of the reports recommendations highlights the need for more TL practitioners to work at building local evidence to strengthen the research base, as the authors conclude: "We also need more local action research studies—otherwise known as self-assessments—by school librarians themselves. Many school librarians do not feel they have time to conduct self-assessments in the form of local, evidence-based studies of their practice. Yet this needs to be an integral part of the research. If we wish to see the kind of change in the public education policy that will establish firmly the future of school libraries and librarians, local decision-makers—administrators, school board members, and even parents—must be made aware not only of what we know from large-scale studies but also of evidence of ways in which their own experience of school libraries and librarians matters. Only then will they internalize a deep understanding of the contributions that school library programs make and begin to make decisions consistent with a

personal commitment to them."
I could not agree more with this recommendation. Since 2010, Dr Ross Todd and I have been working together to help build the capacity of Australia's TL profession as evidence-based practitioners. This is a slow movement, but we are starting to see some excellent practice-based research being published in journals such as Scan and Access, and being presented at conferences. We are slowly building this evidence, but we need this movement to extend beyond those leading lights in the profession. Only then will we be in a position to demonstrate to education systems, governments and the wider community of school libraries impact on student achievement. Please join our EBP Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBPforSL/ for more information.

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The changing role of the librarian: an information coach - Tech ...

At one time not so long ago, literacy was defined as the ability to read and write and the school library was a place where students came to check our books to read or to find information in reference books.

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Building a new library allows an opportunity to completely rethink the concept of what a library is.

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Jane Schmude's curator insight, July 10, 2013 9:27 PM

A good explanation of the changing nature of the library as a place of interactive learning.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:57 PM

Just what I was trying to tell someone the other day. She said, "my students don't like to read novels, but I suppose I should take the kids to the library." To which I replied, "But they like to use the Internet to find things; wouldn't you like for them to do a better job of finding things?"

 

I like Information Coach --

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Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space

Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space | School libraries and learning | Scoop.it
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Libraries as modern learning environments with lots of great examples from NZ in the post and in the comments!

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Esther Casey's curator insight, June 3, 2013 4:56 AM

Libraries have the potential to significantly enhance the development of life-long learners through excellent provision of expertise, resources and spaces.  There are some great NZ examples referred to in this post.

pru's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:06 PM

There are challenges for school libraries in balancing these spaces, particularly collection space. Once the overriding priority, have we gone too far in rationalising physical collection space and thus risked devaluing what is part of a library's unique value? Of course making virtual collections visible in our space is also important.

Sandra Mason's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:56 PM

A 'now' library!