Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.
Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.
I’ve always been someone driven to excel and make the most out of this wild ride called life.
So when I read Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek, a new world of possibilities opened up to me. After discovering his personal productivity tips, I knew the way I worked was never going to be the same.
Your library plan may be a separate document just for the Library Service, or it may take the form of a number of strategies listed within the relevant section of the overall Council Corporate or Operational Plan. Again, State Library does not require any specific format for our purposes.
This article is just a sampling of some of the wonderful resources available when making books with children or learning about the books that have been made for them by the numerous talented children's authors and illustrators.
According to an article written for the Voice of San Diego, many of the libraries in public schools across the city are not staffed. The reason for this lack of staff comes from, suprise, lack of funding, but also from union rules that state librarians, library assistants and techs cannot be replaced by a volunteer or staff that would replace the job of the above positions in any meaningful way. This causes the great support structure a school librarian can give to a classroom, helping not only in research for the students but for information for teachers.
It is critical that school librarians work very hard to become embedded in the curriculum delivery process within their schools. We need to explore ways of making explicit connections to the vision, values and key competencies in the curriculum document. We need to understand and connect with the charter and goals articulated by our school community, and to be clear and forthright in expressing those connections to our teaching colleagues. The key competencies are thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing...
"Some independent school librarians are being asked to dramatically weed their print collections to accommodate a move to a space smaller by half or more. More than a few school leaders see this as a good time to cut library funding in order to save money in the overall budget.
Clearly, a popular impression out there is that the plentiful free information on the open Internet will answer all academic needs.
We respectfully disagree — and the research is on our side.
Today’s independent school libraries have an increasingly different look and function from libraries of the past, even the recent past...
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A collection development policy is a statement of general collection building principles which delineates the purpose and content of a collection in terms relevant to both external and internal audiences. It would not normally include the procedures necessary for the implementation of these policies. Items which should be considered for inclusion in a collection development policy cover both an introduction to the library and its collections, and details of the subject areas collected.
The majority of libraries are not excellent libraries in terms of being able to exceed all standards, all employees having a positive attitude, providing excellent services, being customer focused, being an integral part of the community, and achieving...