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Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points

Building Belief in Libraries | Pivot Points | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Librarians can’t assume that district leaders are believers, writes Mark Ray. Some get it; others don’t. Those who don’t may be listening for different information. If librarians align their words and work with top educational issues, miracles might just happen.
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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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The Library of the Future Is Here

The Library of the Future Is Here | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's got 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and its own roast coffee, named "shush."
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School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions

School Officials Plan to Restore Librarian Positions | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
It's a multi-year plan that calls for filling the high school and middle school librarian positions next year.

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lyn_hay's curator insight, January 24, 2014 12:12 AM

Example of an evidence-based argument used to restore school librarian positions in some Massachusetts schools. Judi Paradis, president of the Massachusetts School Library Association draws upon recent research studies that demonstrate the impact of school libraries on student learning. Many of the points articulated by Paradis can be used by individual TLs or state/national associations to develop a case for TL positions.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:06 PM

Useful for advocating the case for TLs in schools - evidence based practice

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Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries | School Library Journal

Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries | School Library Journal | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
ASCD's annual conference (see #ASCD13 on Twitter) recently came to a close, and one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more "connected educators." At this conference, there were
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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
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How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians | School Library Journal

How Does Your Boss See You?: Proof That Principals Value Librarians | School Library Journal | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What Admins Think of ...

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » What Admins Think of ... | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
I have just sat in one of the most powerful professional development sessions. Here at ... The administrators are giving the audience of school library administrators a tremendous gift by responding honestly to the pitches.
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Conversation 2: Student Reflections on Inquiry, Choice, Participatory Learning, Information, and Digital Literacy

Conversation 2:  Student Reflections on Inquiry, Choice, Participatory Learning, Information, and Digital Literacy | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Last week, we held a large group share/think/brain dump/reflect session with our Media 21 students over a series of four days after students completed initial written self-assessment and summative ...
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AASL infographic - School Librarians Transform Learning


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lyn_hay's curator insight, October 7, 2014 3:16 AM

Print out this infographic as a poster and place on school notice boards and throughout the library. Make a point of talking to members of your school community about the research that demonstrates how school libraries make a difference to student learning.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 7, 2014 10:33 AM

Great infographic!

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California’s Modesto City Schools To End Library Instruction for Elementary Schools

California’s Modesto City Schools To End Library Instruction for Elementary Schools | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Modesto City Schools (MCS) is set to end all library instruction for its elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year—while keeping the school library open with library assistants.
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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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The Changing Role of School Librarians

Find out how modern teacher-librarians are improving students' and teachers' lives every day. Reporter: Mark Ray.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 21, 2013 3:59 AM

Role of School Librarians

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The Changing Role of School Librarians

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Texting Generation More Likely To Read Books and Use the Library Than Older Americans -- THE Journal

Texting Generation More Likely To Read Books and Use the Library Than Older Americans -- THE Journal | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
In what might come as a shock to those whose prime occupation is bemoaning the literacy of the current generation of young adults, new research has revealed that Americans aged 16 to 29 actually read more books and use the library more than those...
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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Google's Best Perk: The Library in Building 42

Google's Best Perk: The Library in Building 42 | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
In the center of Google’s campus lie a cluster of four buildings: 40, 41, 42 and 43. Contained within building 42 was the epicenter of product management: Jonathan Rosenberg’s office.
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Geek Out | American Libraries Magazine

Geek Out | American Libraries Magazine | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Junior High/Middle School Library Displays & Bulletin Boards pool

Flickriver: Most interesting photos from Junior High/Middle School Library Displays & Bulletin Boards pool | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
Flickriver - view images as a 'river of photos' and more...
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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | Promoting Our School Libraries | Scoop.it
In honor of School Library Month, check out the ways libraries are going to blossom in the coming years.
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