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School libraries change lives, says new report - News - TES

School libraries change lives, says new report - News - TES | Library-related | Scoop.it

School libraries need to be protected from budget cuts because they play an essential role in improving academic outcomes and student well-being, according to a new report.


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Best quote from the article: Novelist James Robertson, meanwhile, said that libraries were “as essential a part of school as a classroom”. He added: “You can’t just fill an empty room with books and call it a library – you need somebody to encourage children and show them how to use it.”

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Doesn't matter which country you come from the findings are the same. School libraries are essential in the development of literacy capabilities for every student. 

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School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning, Says New Alliance Report

School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning, Says New Alliance Report | Library-related | Scoop.it
“In today’s digital world, the school library has evolved from a place to merely check out books to one that offers...
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New Study Links School Libraries and Student Success on Tests - Abccolumbia.com

New Study Links School Libraries and Student Success on Tests - Abccolumbia.com | Library-related | Scoop.it
The South Carolina Association of School Librarians commissioned a study to check the connection between school libraries and students' success.
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Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores

Study:  Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores | Library-related | Scoop.it
A study released Tuesday by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians shows that the more emphasis is put on school libraries--and the learning that takes place there--the better scores students receive on standardized tests.
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Tales from a Loud Librarian: Author Skype Visit...

Tales from a Loud Librarian: Author Skype Visit... | Library-related | Scoop.it
Tales from a Loud Librarian: Author Skype Visits in the Library on 21st Century School Libraries curated by Bookmarking Librarian
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Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school libraries are transforming into learning commons | eSchool News | eSchool News | Library-related | Scoop.it
School libraries are no longer quiet - they're full of learning, research, and dynamic ed-tech tools.
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Advocating for School Libraries – a Primer

Advocating for School Libraries – a Primer | Library-related | Scoop.it
“What?  I need to do what?  But what does that mean?”  These are exactly the words that flashed through my mind when I attended my first annual conference and heard a keynote speaker say,  “It is o...
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Library Advocacy

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Explore Sudi Hope Stodola's board "Library Advocacy" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas
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Lovers of ebooks and print books need librarians (infographic)

Lovers of ebooks and print books need librarians (infographic) | Library-related | Scoop.it
Some time ago, we shared a brilliant infographic about the role of librarians in our life. They are most wanted not only…
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When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries?

When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need public libraries? | Library-related | Scoop.it
When Google is your librarian and Starbucks your WiFi, do we still need libraries? Book review of "BiblioTech" by John Palfrey
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Millburn High School librarian juggles print, digital offerings - NorthJersey.com

Millburn High School librarian juggles print, digital offerings - NorthJersey.com | Library-related | Scoop.it
With 30,000 print titles and 20,000 digital titles at the Millburn High School library, students and staff need some guidance.
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"Our students are swimming in an ocean of information, and its really hard to swim to the shore to find safety,"

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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | Library-related | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature
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Talking OK at new type of school library where teachers, students work in ... - The Republic

Talking OK at new type of school library where teachers, students work in ... - The Republic | Library-related | Scoop.it
There is no "shushing" in the International School at Dundee's library.
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Delaware School Libraries Council to Conduct Statewide Master Plan for ... - news.delaware.gov

Delaware School Libraries Council to Conduct Statewide Master Plan for ... - news.delaware.gov | Library-related | Scoop.it
The Delaware School Libraries Council, with support from the Delaware Department of State and the Department of Education, is embarking on a Statewide Master Plan for Delaware School Libraries, a comprehensive planning effort designed to create a...
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School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian - YouTube

Support over 50,000 school librarians making a difference every day in our schools. Join the conversation. #SchoolLibrariesMatter
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Letters to the Editor: School libraries are not luxuries - The News Journal

Letters to the Editor: School libraries are not luxuries - The News Journal | Library-related | Scoop.it
Tradition and stability are at stake in DuPont vote, letter writer says
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"Navigating literacy and learning in school libraries" (with images, tweets) · KayC28

A free, professional development day for teacher librarians, hosted by QUT Library and sponsored by ALIA.
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Letters to the Editor: Students need school libraries - The News Journal

Letters to the Editor: Students need school libraries - The News Journal | Library-related | Scoop.it
Letters to the Editor: Students need school libraries
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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Lo...

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Lo... | Library-related | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

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More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.


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Library-related

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Community Post: 9 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome

Community Post: 9 Reasons Why Librarians Are Awesome | Library-related | Scoop.it
In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.
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Progress for School Libraries! - District Dispatch

Progress for School Libraries! - District Dispatch | Library-related | Scoop.it
This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (aka "HELP Committee") met to mark-up (debate, amend and vote on) the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, a bill that would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education...
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Unequal shelves in DC school libraries benefit wealthier students - Washington Post

Unequal shelves in DC school libraries benefit wealthier students - Washington Post | Library-related | Scoop.it
With no dedicated funds for books, schools rely on donations, creating an imbalance for poor pupils.
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Equity is a real challenge for school districts without dedicated library funding

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Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning

Librarians Lead the Way in EdTech | Tech Learning | Library-related | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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Why all pupils deserve a real school library | CILIP

Why all pupils deserve a real school library | CILIP | Library-related | Scoop.it
Its a legal requirement for prisons to have libraries, but not schools; a shocking number lack even basic provisions http://t.co/P5IjO1Ep6C
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