Libraries and Lea...
Follow
7.9K views | +0 today
Libraries and Learning
Futures thinking for school libraries
Curated by L2_S2S
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by L2_S2S from innovative libraries
Scoop.it!

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

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

 


Via Trudy Raymakers
L2_S2S's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

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

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 | 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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by L2_S2S from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space

Thinking Leadership in Libraries | Senga's Space | 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.


Via Karen Bonanno
more...
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

Rescooped by L2_S2S from School Library Advocacy
Scoop.it!

Digital literacies toolkit

Digital literacies toolkit | 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.

 

 


Via Anthony Beal, Karen Bonanno
L2_S2S's insight:

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

more...
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

Rescooped by L2_S2S from SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians
Scoop.it!

The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | 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...

Via Tania Sheko, Joyce Valenza
L2_S2S's insight:

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.

more...
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!

 

Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerning trends in digital collection development | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

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

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by L2_S2S from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at School of Data

Learn How To Find, Analyze and Visualize Information Effectively at  School of Data | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

Via Robin Good
L2_S2S's insight:

This is a cool looking tool for School librarians and other educators!!!

more...
raremare's comment, August 28, 2013 11:27 PM
Thats interesting
animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:06 PM
it's brilliant
Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 11:54 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources

Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Preview and download the course Creating & Sharing Open Educational Resources on iTunes U.
L2_S2S's insight:

"nonlinear collection of Multi-Touch resource books are designed to support educators who are authoring content and/or guiding learners who are authoring content for publication.  These Multi-Touch books  will raise awareness about digital citizenship, copyright, and plagiarism.  This foundation will help participants explore the expanding collection of open educational resources (OER), learn and apply various digital licenses, and apply appropriate citation practices.  Finally, participants will learn ways to protect their own work and demonstrate ways to curate their own collection of OERs. This course is designed as a collection of resources to help the teacher/student navigate through open educational resources."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

CORE Education: Modern Learning Environments

CORE Education: Modern Learning Environments | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Inspiring, beautiful, functional school buildings. Because schools should be places where dreams come true.
L2_S2S's insight:

Thanks to Mark Osborne at Core for sharing these fantastic images of learning environments around the world-  

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by L2_S2S from Concrete_Digital_Footprints
Scoop.it!

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Case for Digital Citizenship in Schools | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Via GwynethJones
L2_S2S's insight:

Why we need Digital Citizenship learning in our schools!

more...
Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 29, 2013 9:17 AM

Great article. Lots of links as well.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:19 AM

Super resource told like it is in the schoolhouse.

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 1, 12:42 AM

Digital Citizenship

Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Journal | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

Student achievement suffers without full time school librarians. The graphic clearly shows the impact of a full time school librarian on literacy outcomes

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Setting Their Own Goals and Schedules - Professionally Speaking - December 2010

Setting Their Own Goals and Schedules - Professionally Speaking - December 2010 | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

How could library services support a personalised learning programme like this one?  How could library services adopt some of this thinking even in a more traditionally structured learning environment?  Great reading in any case.

more...
Hamish Lindop's comment, March 7, 2013 7:43 PM
I heard that the next fuze program at auckland libraries is going to be planned by teens, seems quite "student-directed"
L2_S2S's comment, April 7, 2013 8:09 PM
Self directed learning is a great innovation if supported, as in this school by focused teachers and mentors and is an added bonus as it prepares students nicely for tertiary learning
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

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

A School and Public Librarian Find Common Ground on the Common Core | 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...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by L2_S2S from Student Learning through School Libraries
Scoop.it!

Teacher Librarian Article Published | Keith Curry Lance

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

Via lyn_hay
more...
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.

Rescooped by L2_S2S from SchoolLibrariesTeacherLibrarians
Scoop.it!

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.

Via Joyce Valenza
L2_S2S's insight:

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

more...
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 --

Rescooped by L2_S2S from Transforming our practice - school libraries
Scoop.it!

Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space

Derek's Blog » MLEs – library space | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

Libraries as modern learning environments with lots of great examples from NZ in the post and in the comments!

more...
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!

Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Virtual Tours for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Good Virtual Tours for Students | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

A great selection of virtual tours ! Google art project, Smithsonian museum, World wonders project and more!!

more...
Carol Koechlin's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:35 AM

Another way to engage student directed inquiries. Bring the world into the school virtual learning commons.

Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

School Libraries: Excellence in Practice at Amesbury School

Carolyn Knight, Teacher in the Library and colleagues at Amesbury School, a new Year 1-6 school in Churton Park, Wellington talk about how their school libra...
L2_S2S's insight:
L2_S2S's insight:

Our latest Excellence in Practice Video -  Amesbury School - a wonderful new school in Wellington New Zealand.  The leadership team at this school made a priority of creating a library that is a fantastic modern learning environment, staffed by highly qualified educators and totally integrated into their new school

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

A Guide to Digital Research

A Guide to Digital Research | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
Preview and download the podcast A Guide to Digital Research on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews.
L2_S2S's insight:

"focuses on supporting the digital research needs of students and teachers.  The collection of assets will explore the steps from task to finished product.  Students will learn digital citizenship and etiquette while they develop information literacy skills."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

Reading Together Ohaeawai School

School librarian Liz Christensen talks about how the role school library has been a critical success factor in supporting literacy development at Ohaeawai Sc...
L2_S2S's insight:

Watch this short video to learn how one rural primary school is Creating Readers through its amazing library service and the Reading Together (TM) programme

more...
L2_S2S's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:52 PM

Fantastic library services coupled with the Reading Together (TM) programme get fabulous results for student literacy in rural northland

Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - iLibrarian | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it
L2_S2S's insight:

Libraries support learning - across the education spectrum- Makerspaces help achieve this 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by L2_S2S
Scoop.it!

SocialTech: Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations

SocialTech: Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations | Libraries and Learning | Scoop.it

Young People identify the school library as an important, unique and valued area within the school. They ask that the BSF Programme look at what the library was for and how it was used.

They want the role of the library to be extended and promoted as a place to relax as well as learn. School libraries are particularly valued as quiet, calm spaces, encouraging and supporting informal learning and learner-directed research.

L2_S2S's insight:

What are your students' priorities for learning environments? what can your library enhance or change to better respond to student needs? How are you measuring and documenting the effectiveness of your services on student outcomes?

more...
No comment yet.