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How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability

How School Libraries Are Staying Relevant | Livability | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
“ Forget the Shhhhhhh. School libraries are making noise these days, inspiring lifelong learning with innovative programs, high technology – and fun. In the process, they are re-establishing themselves as vital centers for schools and ...”
Via Karen Bonanno
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School Libraries are like Cheers - everybody knows your name!
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Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift

Fight the 'Zombie Librarians' | ISTE 2014 - The Digital Shift | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
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Imagine the Possibilities - YouTube

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...
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In New Zealand the move to MLE is forcing a rethink of the library's role.

This Canadian video puts School Libraries at the heart of their Learning Communities.

"What is a Library Learning Commons?

It is a future-oriented hub of learning, innovation & knowledge creation.

The Learning Commons will focus on building learning communities through literacy & technology."

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At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries

At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A new future is coming to education. Online shopping, searching and social networks came first—education is next. OCLC's newest user perceptions study, At a Tipping Point: Education, Learning and Libraries, explores how empowered consumers, fueled by economic incentives, are using online learning platforms and MOOCs to set new expectations for education—and for libraries. The report explores the behaviors, perceptions and motivations of online learners: how they are evaluating the cost/value trade-offs of higher education, how they are using and succeeding with online education—and their use and perceptions of the library.
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"The Library is books .... And a place to get work done."

Do you agree?

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Libraries evolve beyond books, media

Libraries evolve beyond books, media | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
C omplete this sentence: “The library of the future is …”
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iCentre v 3.02

iCentre v 3.02 | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A work in progress
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Some great ideas that highlight the changes needed to move school libraries from 20th Century practices to services that support and turbo charge 21st Century learning and teaching.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
“ Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...”
Via Anu Ojaranta, Karen Bonanno
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Important to reflect on this statement from the article - "Libraries will only survive if the communities they serve want and need them to."

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 6, 4:22 AM

I disagree with several parts of the article but do agree that libraries will remain as long as the communities that surround them want them. But then, who wouldn't want a library?

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Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries | Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Libraries of the Future: Where Trends Are Taking K-12 Public School Libraries | Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain but the principle trends are readily identified in various research efforts.

The goal of this post is...
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Digital Citizenship | Services to Schools

Digital Citizenship | Services to Schools | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship is an evolving concept reflecting different behaviours. It includes appropriate and effective ways we interact with people and/or information through media and technology.
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School Library Monthly - The Changing Role of the School Library's Physical Space

A substantive shift to digital content will also change the requirements for the school library's physical space. Library research can occur anywhere: in the classroom, at home, in quiet study areas throughout campus, and the library itself. This opens the physical library up to new uses, such as a vibrant space for collaboration, group study, and even an occasional latte. It can be a space for face-to-face meetings with library staff and teaching information literacy skills to classes.
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Home News Makerspace coming to Centrepointe library this... - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/

Home News Makerspace coming to Centrepointe library this... - www.ottawacommunitynews.com/ | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Home News Makerspace coming to Centrepointe library this...
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Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...
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Beeline Reading Challenge Kickstarts Student Independent Reading

Beeline Reading Challenge Kickstarts Student Independent Reading | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Build choice, time, and engagement in independent reading for students this school year.
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"Research suggests that key factors in motivating students to read include providing a large selection of reading materials and allowing students choice in what they read, establishing a purpose for reading, and providing for social interaction as part of the reading experience."

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Library to Learning Commons - Saanich School District (No. 63) - YouTube

The Saanich School District (No. 63) is transforming their traditional library spaces to a Learning Commons model. These innovative changes to the physical a...
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Where in a school can students interests be personalised, continuous learning be supported and demonstrated, and are students AND teachers supported equally?

The Library Learning Commons!

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Glasgow Caledonian University - Nomad RDC

Glasgow Caledonian University - Nomad RDC | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Design and Innovation Consultants. Nomad is a creative studio that works with people to create lasting meaningful and beautiful places. Our services include: interior design, service design, graphic design, navigation strategy, feasibility study, concept generation, web design, consultation design.
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Littman: Students Need School Libraries and Librarians

Littman: Students Need School Libraries and Librarians | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Sarah Darer Littman bemoans the fact that our policy makers are willing to spend more on testing while many schools have no libraries or librarians. When she said this to an elected official, he re...
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Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps

Chaos in Your Children’s Section? Embrace It. | First Steps | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Mayhem, schmayhem. If your library's children's room is chaotic, it’s proof that the little ones are learning.
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Aimed at Public / Community Libraries this article stimulated my thinking. 

How do Primary Schools connect with their local preschool community?
Does the local kindergarten have visits to your school library?
How could you involved your local Community Library network in your school library?

And yes, glitter on the floor is GOOD! 

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SLANZA Collected issue #12

DoThe magazine of the School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa.

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Download your copy here

http://www.slanza.org.nz/uploads/9/7/5/5/9755821/collected_june_2014.pdf

 

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Common Libraries: prototyping the library of the future - today. - YouTube

“ Introducing Common Libraries - OuiShare Awards 2014”
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Modern Library Learning Environments - space and service | Services to Schools

Modern Library Learning Environments (MLLEs) are the evolution of the traditional 20th Century transactional library service.
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“Fantastic” new library opened at village school

“Fantastic” new library opened at village school | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
A “fantastic” new nautically- themed library was officially unveiled last week after a revamp at Essendon Primary School.
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Design thinking for library experiences

Guest lecture for Masters of Information Technology (Library and Information Science) subject INN533 Information Organization, Queensland University of Technolo
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California School Librarians Look to Higher Ed during Advocacy Overhaul

California School Librarians Look to Higher Ed during Advocacy Overhaul | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Recent data from the California Department of Education confirming the dramatically low ratio of media specialists to students (about 1:7,000) has members of the California School Library Association (CSLA) rallying for big advocacy—including...
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Seth's Blog: The buffet problem keeps getting worse

Seth's Blog: The buffet problem keeps getting worse | Modern Library & Learning Environments | Scoop.it
Here's the thinking that leads just about every all-you-can-eat buffet to trend to mediocrity: "Oh, don't worry about how fresh the mashed potatoes are, after all, they're free." Indeed, as far as the kitchen is concerned, each individual item on...
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Interesting read ...

Try inserting 'library' where Seth write potatoes.

How could libraries, in particular school libraries, rethink marketing  & promotion to their communities?
How could they challenge the often preset attitude that libraries are; just there and free, resulting in often underwhelming use and growth of the "Google-it" culture.

 

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