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Why Information Literacy is Important

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After the election of President-Elect Trump, many people were quick to point fingers at various media organizations that may have contributed to the unlikely election.
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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, November 17, 11:42 PM
...or why Information Literacy is even MORE important than ever!
 
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 18, 1:24 AM
Regardless of who won the American election. This blog has an important message about how we are getting our information on important issues. Information literacy is important!
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Three Ways to Use Picture Books with Older Kids | Programming Cookbook

Three Ways to Use Picture Books with Older Kids | Programming Cookbook | Libraries | Scoop.it
Picture books are not just for toddlers! Here are three programs that highlight ways to use familiar picture books with upper elementary and middle school kids.
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Bringing Design Thinking to the School Library

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Laura Fleming writes: "Design thinking as a creative process is messy learning. Done well, it uncovers unmet needs and produces innovative new models. Today, schools around the world are teaching design thinking to their students to foster innovation skills. Increasingly, we find school teams learning and leveraging the process to tackle their issues: homework, schedules, student engagement, and learning and play spaces."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 4, 1:53 PM

Design Thinking is messy indeed. I like Laura's brief summary, which makes it seem more approachable! Even just thinking through the process can spark lots of ideas. If you were to think about what stakeholders you would ask to be on your design thinking team, are they already aware of what you're doing in your library? About what works and what doesn't in your physical space? If not, now might be the time to start sharing. And if you can't think of any teachers or administrators who would know, why not? Are you inviting them in, keeping them up to date on what is happening in your library? Laura's article certainly got me thinking, even before I engage in the design thinking process!

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Why We Need Libraries In a World Filled With Noise

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A.J. Juliani writes: "Libraries are vastly important to our social and economic future. We often forget that in many communities, many schools, and many areas around our country (and the world) libraries serve as a refuge for not only reading but also learning.

There’s a movement in the United States and many other countries to add makerspaces to libaries. We are going through a process now in my school district of planning and looking at what a library should look like in 2016 and beyond.

I know libraries are a sacred place because I was a bookworm growing up. I also know that these spaces can be used for making, creating, and designing, as much as they can be used for reading, researching, and consuming information.

But in a rush to make the library more about creation, we must not forget that it is a place that still needs to be focused on literacy. It still needs books, it needs adults to encourage reading, it needs to be open and safe and free."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 14, 2:46 PM

I quoted too much of A.J.'s article because it was too hard to choose a single paragraph! This is a great love letter to libraries. Keep it handy for anyone who thinks they don't matter or read it when you need a reminder 

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Will Librarians Be The Overseers Of The Information Age?

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"Julie Todaro, President of the American Library Association, ALA and Eleni Miltsakaki, founder and CEO of Choosito! sat down with Rod Berger to discuss the role of librarians in today's schools.1 Contrary to the widely held notion that the role of the librarian is shrinking, both Todaro and Miltsakaki make strong arguments for the increased importance of librarians as overseers of an endless stream of Internet data. Todaro and Miltsakaki agree that students, more than ever, need the guidance of librarians in their educational lives."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 11, 11:37 AM

I had to print this out so I could highlight some parts of this discussion. My focus this year is getting students to build a digital toolbox, so they're more aware of which tool or resource they can use for research, project design, etc. Todaro touches on that early in this discussion when she states our role is to ..."teach 

people how to make choices among tools", and also that this skill is an ongoing process. 

 

Miltsakaki notes we've been so used to using print resources that we expect online sources to be vetted, too.Our job is getting students to understand the reliability of web resources has to be questioned--that the first page of Google results doesn't mean these are the best resources on the Web!

 

Todaro also makes an intriguing statement: "Every chance librarians get, they need to link themselves to the success of the student and the student learning, objectives, and completions." I am lucky to work with teachers who point out my role in a process to the administration. If you're not, be sure you're letting department heads and administration the key role you play in information literacy instruction!

Olga Kudriavtseva 's curator insight, October 26, 3:45 AM
Джули Тодаро, президент Американской библиотечной ассоциации, ALA и Элени Милтсакаки, основатель и CEO   образовательного портала Choosito! встретились  , чтобы обсудить роль библиотекарей в современных школах. Вопреки широко распространенному понятию , что роль библиотекаря сокращается,  Тодаро и Милтсакаки приводят сильные аргументы в пользу возросшей важности библиотекарей как смотрителей бесконечного потока данных Интернета. Тодаро и Милтсакаки соглашаются , что студенты, более чем когда - либо, нуждаются в руководстве библиотекарей во время учебы.
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Evaluating Internet Sources

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 7, 2014 5:30 PM

This is a really useful, 

Natarsha Miller's curator insight, June 8, 2014 3:29 PM

This is a great resource to help students undersand and decipehr the credibiity of internet resources.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, June 9, 2014 3:03 PM

Great overview plus nice ability to print it as a handout!

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Library of Congress buildings and owls

These are the main buildings that make up the Library of Congress complex. The Thomas Jefferson building which most people are familiar is the iconic LOC bui...
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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Libraries | Scoop.it
Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.
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The uncomfortable truth about children's books

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Dashka Slater writes: "Ellen Oh, the Korean American founder of We Need Diverse Books, points out that librarians don't fret over whether kids will relate to a title like The One and Only Ivan, told from a gorilla's perspective, yet faced with a book about a Chinese kid, the literary gatekeepers—from agents all the way down to parents­—may balk. "Some of our most popular books deal with worlds that aren't Earth and people who aren't human," Oh says. "But the people you walk beside on this Earth have stories too.""


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 15, 12:04 PM

This thoughtful article addresses the diversity issue from many sides..  All children need to see themselves in books, and just as importantly, need to see others in books.  Kwame Alexander expressed this beautifully in his recent New York Times article:  kids know that frogs are green, and literature is an answer to the diversity question.  As Ava Duvernay said on The Daily Show, storytelling shows us the "universality in the specific." Fiction reading builds empathy, so let's get all stories told! In the school library, we need to be mindful of this when displaying books, book talking, sharing trailers, etc. 

 

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Libraries | Scoop.it
“A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.”
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 3, 4:13 PM

How did I miss this? There are so many new-to-me apps on this list that look perfect for digital storytelling and so much more! 

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29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave | Libraries | Scoop.it
“ There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days. Kids”
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It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians

It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians | Libraries | Scoop.it
Bev Novak recommends ways for teacher librarians to encourage staff and students to make use of the crucial skills they provide.
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Career Advice on becoming a Young People and Children's Librarian by Lawrence D (Full Version)

Visit http://icould.com/videos/lawrence-d/ for more careers info. Lawrence "wasn't always brilliant at school" and went back to university after completing a...
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Borrowing of physical items dips as library patrons make switch to digital - St. Cloud Times

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Library patrons check out materials Tuesday at the St. Cloud Public Library.
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