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Are Librarians Still Important? | Scholastic.com

Are Librarians Still Important? | Scholastic.com | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
In a word, yes. In fact, they may be an administrator's most underutilized resource. Learn how schools are freeing them up to help students, faculty, and principals find the information they need.
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Guest Blog Post: Library on Wheels

Guest Blog Post:  Library on Wheels | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
Library on Wheels is a program that the Sequoyah High School Media Center has been doing for a little over three years now, and we are pleased with the results.  Library on Wheels  is the name we...
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Twenty + years of working with advisory groups - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Twenty + years of working with advisory groups - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Information on why libraries should have advisory groups and tips on how to run/organize them.

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Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift

Kindles Attract Reluctant Readers at CT Elementary School — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Legend of the Digital Native

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Legend of the Digital Native | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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School Library Monthly - The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement

School Library Monthly - The Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Where administrators value strong library programs and can see them doing their part for student success, students are more likely to thrive academically. This is the over-arching conclusion that can be drawn from the latest study of the impact of school libraries—this one in Idaho. This study, conducted by the RSL Research Group, was contracted for by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and endorsed by the Idaho Department of Education.


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Comments - AASL Blog

The AASL position statement defines standard directional spine labels and compares them to reading level labels (associated with computerized reading programs) as they are often applied in school libraries.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource

Free Technology for Teachers: The Teacher-Librarian is Your Best Tech Resource | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

What does a school librarian do?  It's lots more than just books!

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» Highlighting one student’s call for school library advocacy AASL Blog

» Highlighting one student’s call for school library advocacy AASL Blog | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Quote: "Jonathon chose to highlight the plight of school librarians in the era of drastic budget cuts. He turned up more than sixty studies demonstrating the clear relationship between school libraries and student achievement."

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A 12 Point Library Program Checklist for School Principals - 2012 - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

A 12 Point Library Program Checklist for School Principals - 2012 - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | News on Libraries | Scoop.it

Things to consider when putting together a school library program.

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YouTube for Schools Offers a Remedy–and Underscores Ongoing Filter Issues — The Digital Shift

YouTube for Schools Offers a Remedy–and Underscores Ongoing Filter Issues — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift

Penguin’s Ebook Decision Has Chilling Effect on School Libraries — The Digital Shift | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
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Despite $10M allocation, story of HISD libraries looks grim

Despite $10M allocation, story of HISD libraries looks grim | News on Libraries | Scoop.it
More than 80 percent of HISD libraries fail to meet state guidelines for staffing and book collections, and another 20 percent of the district's 289 schools don't even have functioning libraries, according to Houston Independent School District data.
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