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Four of the UK's most innovative libraries

Four of the UK's most innovative libraries | Library-related | Scoop.it
From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure
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School libraries are essential for learning

School libraries are essential for learning | Library-related | Scoop.it
By Carol Heinsdorf
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In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 and only five are known to be actually doing what they were trained to do.
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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | Library-related | Scoop.it
Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.
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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

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.


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State Orders New York City to Comply with Mandate for Secondary School Librarians

State Orders New York City to Comply with Mandate for Secondary School Librarians | Library-related | Scoop.it
A ruling by New York State Education Commissioner John King in response to an appeal filed by the United Federation of Teachers means the NYC DOE has to address the staffing gap in the 2014−2015 school year—and in the best case scenario—could result in hundreds of new positions.
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How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing - WBAA

How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing - WBAA | Library-related | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, Jaime Burkhart would have been considered a “librarian.” “My job description title in Monroe County is ‘media specialist’,” Burkhart
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Changing times require us to change as well. How have you changed your approach to stay relevant? 

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Get The Most Out Of Going To The Library With Your Kids

Get The Most Out Of Going To The Library With Your Kids | Library-related | Scoop.it
The President Elect of the American Library Association has some tips on how to use your local branch to distract your kids this fall.
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In Celebration Of Banned Books Week 2014

In Celebration Of Banned Books Week 2014 | Library-related | Scoop.it
We state these propositions neither lightly nor as easy generalizations. We here stake out a lofty claim for the value of the written word. We do so because we...
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Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education | Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)

Information Literacy Competenc
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Anyone Can Pivot: What The Changing Role Of Librarians Means For You - Forbes

Anyone Can Pivot: What The Changing Role Of Librarians Means For You - Forbes | Library-related | Scoop.it
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Anyone Can Pivot: What The Changing Role Of Librarians Means For You
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My high school librarian told all her students to use EasyBib.
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events

September is Library Card Sign-up Month | Conferences & Events | Library-related | Scoop.it
Toolkit for librarians planning a 2014 Library Card Sign-up Month celebration contains a sample letter-to-the-editor, sample scripts and proclamations to promote Library Card Sign-up Month locally, print and Web public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Honorary Chair Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk, Xmen, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 29, 2014 11:29 AM

Get those graphic novels working overtime in getting library cards in the hands of students!

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Graphics to advocate for library cards - Pair them with your graphic novel display.

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Four of the UK's most innovative libraries

Four of the UK's most innovative libraries | Library-related | Scoop.it
From robot building to cooking lessons, public libraries are creatively staving off the threat of closure
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Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books - CBC.ca

Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books - CBC.ca | Library-related | Scoop.it
Yves Bolduc, education minister, says schools have enough books
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The senior administrators of Montreal's English-language school boards are surprised and saddened after Education Minister Yves Bolduc said libraries have enough books.
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Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK

Brand backing for school library - Yahoo News UK | Library-related | Scoop.it
Russell Brand has praised the power of libraries and revealed he has helped pay to set one up in his old school.
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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | I Love Libraries

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | I Love Libraries | Library-related | Scoop.it
RT @BookChook: School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | I Love Libraries http://t.co/Q2U4clga68
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Key Points to Communicate the Value of Information Literacy | Scholar Space

Key Points to Communicate the Value of Information Literacy | Scholar Space | Library-related | Scoop.it

What steps do you take to communicate the value of information literacy to key stakeholders?


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Authors Support California School Libraries

Authors and illustrators make impromptu statements about the need for credentialed teacher librarians in California school libraries. Produced by California ...
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School Libraries Make the Difference | I Love Libraries

School Libraries Make the Difference | I Love Libraries | Library-related | Scoop.it
RT @lucysantosgreen: School Libraries Make the Difference | An excellent list of advocacy resources http://t.co/nAiMFvIIfw #tlchat #frit733…
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The Comeback Kids | Library by Design

The Comeback Kids | Library by Design | Library-related | Scoop.it
Vision and determination are two of the qualities that various library leaders and architects around the country used to rebuild libraries demolished in a variety of natural disasters. A number of these libraries have emerged better connected to their communities and stronger than before.
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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Library-related | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students
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Father’s education level strongest factor in child’s success at school – study

Father’s education level strongest factor in child’s success at school – study | Library-related | Scoop.it
Children seven and a half times less likely to succeed if father failed to achieve, with mother’s education a lesser factor
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CAP helps bring library to historic ranch | Newsroom | University of Colorado Denver

CAP helps bring library to historic ranch | Newsroom | University of Colorado Denver | Library-related | Scoop.it
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Library-related

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School libraries with more staff and larger collections lead to stronger academic performance, according to a study by the American Association of School Librarians.

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Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News

Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News | Library-related | Scoop.it
ABC News Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife ABC News As the Ferguson-Florissant School District postponed the start of the school year for more than a week, teachers set up shop at the Ferguson library, providing...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:52 AM

A little glimmer of light in a very dark situation and it's not lost on me that it comes from a library and librarian.

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Model libraries in selected schools to boost learning - Times of India

Model libraries in selected schools to boost learning - Times of India | Library-related | Scoop.it
Model libraries in selected schools to boost learning
Times of India
"The basic purpose of creation of library is to enhance knowledge of students, teachers and communities as a whole.
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