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Henderson Announces School Libraries Task Force – Washington ...

Henderson Announces School Libraries Task Force – Washington ... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – K-12 School Libraries District School Chancellor Kaya Henderson recently announced a task force aimed at broadening students' access to reading while strengthening support of school libraries.
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Letter to the Editor : Atchison Kansas Public Library

Letter to the Editor : Atchison Kansas Public Library | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
In response to “Disappointed with Community's Library” (Atchison Globe, Oct. 6), a reader had concerns about the handling of certain gifts to the Atchison Library, specifically the Beatrix Potter exhibit and dollhouse that were ...
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21st century information fluency

21st century information fluency | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically.  DIF involves Internet search skills that start with understanding how digital information is different from print information, knowing how to use specialized tools for finding digital information and strengthening the dispositions needed in the digital information environment.  As teachers and librarians develop these skills and teach them to students, students will become better equipped to achieve their information needs.


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10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY SCOTT MCLEOD:

"October apparently was ‘Library Month’ for me. I was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota MEMO conference and did a breakout session for the Iowa Library Association (ILA) conference. I also brought Dr. Mike Eisenberg to Iowa for three days to talk with school administrators about technology and information literacy. As a result, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on books, reading, and the future of libraries and librarians…"

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What constitutes a “book” these days? When books become electronic and thus become searchable, hyperlinkable, more accessible to readers with disabilities, and able to embed audio, video, and interactive maps and graphics, at what point do they stop becoming “books” and start becoming something else?"...


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public libraries - What classification system would be a optimal choice for a school library? - Libraries and Information Science Beta - Stack Exchange

What classification system would be a optimal choice for a school library?
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Smart Australians: education and innovation in Australia | Australian Policy Online

Smart Australians: education and innovation in Australia | Australian Policy Online | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

The latest AMP.NATSEM report discusses the economic prospects, education and innovation of Australians.Australians with postgraduate degrees will earn almost double, or $3.2 million, over their working lives compared to people with Year 11 or less qualification, who can expect to earn only $1.7 million, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM report.

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Librarians are go: Leading from the Library

Librarians are go: Leading from the Library | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
RT @staceyt: Judy's call to arms : Leading from the Library http://t.co/F4iwHBhN @heyjudeonline...
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» 6 Great New eBooks Infographics

» 6 Great New eBooks Infographics | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
There have been a slew of eBook infographics created this year, each giving insightful statistics in a visual way. Here are six that I have found recently, all posted since June of this year.
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Appeals Court: Michigan Libraries Can't Ban Guns « CBS Detroit

Appeals Court: Michigan Libraries Can't Ban Guns « CBS Detroit | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina earlier restricted patrons from openly carrying firearms onto the property of the Capital Area District Library. The gun rights advocacy group Michigan Open Carry had ...
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YALSA » Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library

YALSA » Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library, @yalsa http://t.co/EebX45ys...
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» Why We Buy Into Ideas (And How to Convince Others of Our Thoughts)

» Why We Buy Into Ideas (And How to Convince Others of Our Thoughts) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Iris Shoor, co-founder at Takipi writes for Lifehacker about Why We Buy Into Ideas (And How to Convince Others of Our Thoughts). This is a very interesting article about decision-making and persuasion.
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SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report | School Library Journal

SLJ Summit 2012: Full-Time School Librarians Boost Student Test Scores in Reading, Writing, Says PA Report | School Library Journal | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Need for full-time teacher-librarians - http://t.co/fsV5hHDh...
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Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2012

Australian Teacher Librarian of the Year 2012 | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Thanks @kbonanno outstanding celebration of the contribution and value of teacher librarians @ TL awards 2012 http://t.co/0Ffxzij0 #asla...
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Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It's Not Just About the Books)

Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It's Not Just About the Books) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
On the day of the mass lobby of parliament for school libraries, author and commentator Jeff Norton reflects on the important role school ...
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Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: School Libraries Lobby 29 ...

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: School Libraries Lobby 29 ... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
We marched from Victoria Embankment Gardens to Parliament where individuals lobbied their MP's to make School Libraries a statutory requirement and part of the OFSTED Inspection Schedule, they are also asking for them ...
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Inanimate Alice | Education Services Australia

Inanimate Alice | Education Services Australia | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
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Can Social Media Play A Role in Improving Retention in Higher Education? Research Says it Can. | Emerging Education Technology

Studies have concluded that social engagement can benefit retention efforts, and schools and teachers are successfully pursuing this tactic with the help of...

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Softlink congratulates outstanding teacher librarians on World Teachers' Day - PR Web (press release)

Softlink congratulates outstanding teacher librarians on World Teachers' Day - PR Web (press release) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Softlink congratulates outstanding teacher librarians on World Teachers' DayPR Web (press release)Softlink congratulates outstanding teacher librarians on World Teachers' Day.
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Dare - Care - Share [RIVPAT Conference 19 October 2012]

My keynote address at the Riverina Teacher Librarians, RIVPAT Conference on 19 October 2012. Loved the conference theme of 'Dare - Care - Share'!
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Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog

Weebly is the easiest way to create a website or blog | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites, Weebly has an easy, drag & drop interface to create your own website. It's free, powerful, and professional.
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iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says ...

iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says. October 26, 2012 - 11:35am — Blake. Seems Like A Bad Idea... Principal of Madison Park Primary David Lawton said books would become a "thing of the past".
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SLJ Summit 2012: Of Leadership and ‘Blended-Learning Baristas’ | School Library Journal

SLJ Summit 2012: Of Leadership and ‘Blended-Learning Baristas’ | School Library Journal | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
“I love the library, and I firmly believe in it,” says Mark Ray, a former teacher librarian and Washington’s 201...
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Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning | WiredPlanet

Google's Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning | WiredPlanet | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Blogger Todd Finley takes us on a tour of Google's Open Course Builder and reflects on the academic culture of a Learning Management System.
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WrestleMania Reading Challenge registration open for teachers and librarians

WrestleMania Reading Challenge registration open for teachers and librarians | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
At WWE In Your Corner, the WWE Universe can learn more about WWE’s community outreach programs involving many of the Superstars and Divas, including WWE’s Circle of Champions, the be a STAR Alliance and the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.
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DRM be damned: How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted

DRM be damned: How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Amazon recently erased all of one Kindle users' e-books. Ars shows how to stop it.
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