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

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
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Free download! Elsevier, I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic Aug 27, 2013 The Social Library

Free download! Elsevier, I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic Aug 27, 2013 The Social Library | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

Via Joyce Valenza
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:13 AM

Yup, the definition of Librarian is changing.

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The roots of STEM

The roots of STEM | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
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an infographic created by Angela Martinez about how School Librarians impact student achievement in STEM fields.

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Home - Cyberbullying Research Center

Home - Cyberbullying Research Center | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
Provides cyberbullying facts, stories, presentations, statistics, laws, articles, blogs, fact sheets, downloads, activities, events, resources, and research.
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EBSCOhost: Cyberbullying and Teens What YA Librarians Can Do to Help

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Librarians can help reduce Cyberbullying

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It's a Wonderful Life

Presentation on effective programs and equity for the state legislative breakfast.
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Slideshare presentation about advocating for the school library by Joyce Valenza

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3.0 Where School Is Cool! Frontline Advocacy for School Libraries Toolkit | American Library Association

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ALA's Advocacy University.  Lots of resources, information, and ideas.

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School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated ...

School Library Research Summarized (and newly updated ... | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
and drill down into particular aspects of school library programs, such as what quality programs look like, what effective school librarians do and their dispositions. They also seek to learn what stakeholders—teachers, school ...

Via Karen Bonanno
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Great go-to resource for facts and figures to help in School Library adocacy.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, August 15, 2013 10:53 AM
Rather interesting evidence of an emerging research field - school libraries! Universities and research centres are providing is with SL focused research as well as SL staff specialised training. Maturity signs for all of us, betting on this since at least 1996... Thanks for sharing, Karen
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Tools | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Tools | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
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Advocacy tools from AASL- includes brochures, infographics, and other resources.

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Sci-Dentity | Developing STEM Identities Through Sci-Fi Storytelling and Online Peer Networks

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Integrating science with school libraries so that students can "play and connect science to everyday imagination".  This also explains thier learning space, http://www.sci-dentity.org/ . 

 

NSF funded and based at the University of Maryland, works with Middle schools in Washington, DC.

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Home - PA School Library Project - LibGuides at HSLC

Home - PA School Library Project - LibGuides at HSLC | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
A school library research project funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to study the impact of school library programs and librarians on student achievement
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Contains PDFs and links to press releases, videos, and other facts about the impact of school libraries in PA.

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Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation | Reading Agency

Neil Gaiman lecture in full: Reading and obligation | Reading Agency | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
On 14 October 2013 Neil Gaiman gave our second annual lecture at the Barbican Centre, London. This is a full transcript of the lecture.
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Why have School Librarians? | Teen Librarian

This leaflet has been produced by the School Libraries Group of CILIP for all current and potential stakeholders (including parents, governors, teachers and students) in schools.


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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:36 AM

Basic advocacy in a leaflet! 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:41 PM

Advocating for our libraries is essential and we need to remember not to be too busy to do it!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:35 PM

Why do we need librarians?  This booklet clearly directs the reader to consider whether their school library meets certain essential goals.

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Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

The transformation of the media world is well underway, facilitated by the spread of digital tools. A myriad of innovative new media organizations have sprung up to take advantage of the opportunities that stem from low-cost distribution networks.
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"...greater resources should be allocated: to schools, libraries, and other community organizations to assist them in adopting risk management policies and in providing education about online safety issues..."

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Advocate for learners. Advocate for strong school libraries.

Prepared by Joyce Kasman Valenza for Library Advocacy Day. May, 2010 Creative Commons Attribution.
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More library advocacy material form Joyce.  Video outlines many talking points for school library advocacy.

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Research and statistics to help advocates make the case for libraries at every stage of youth development and education. | American Library Association

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Easy to navigate talking points and research findings from ALA

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Library Research Service| School Libraries | School Library Impact Studies

Library Research Service| School Libraries | School Library Impact Studies | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
School library impact studies.
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Links to Library Impact Studies from many states or at the national level.  Also contains link to infographic and other resources

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School Libraries Work!

School Libraries Work!  3rd ed.  N. p.: Scholastic, 2008. Scholastic.com. Web.9 Sept. 2013.

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PDF Available online through Scholastic- www2.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/s/slw3_2008.pdf

 

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EBSCOhost: REIMAGINING THE ROLE OF SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN STEM EDUCATION: CREATING HYBRID...

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Library Science and student achievement in STEM

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School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM

School librarians can be crucial partners in STEM | Library Advocacy Research | Scoop.it
Dr. Mega Subramaniam, assistant professor of information studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, wants everyone to see libraries as tools for STEM.
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Yes!  The sweet union of math and libraries.  This article outlines the connection between student achievement in STEM fields and school libraries.  Quite interesting and refreshing (especially after a plethora of articles address library impact that do not mention math or science).

 

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