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Strategic directions for school libraries

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Perhaps one of the most challenging conversations to have in libraries and learning communities as we move towards 2013 is the arrival of RDA.  Yes, here is a new acronym that needs to be embedded ...

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School libraries and learning about future technologies by connecitng with people who know more than me.
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Search Engines curated on Edshelf - including creative commons search 

Search Engines curated on Edshelf - including creative commons search  | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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It is important that knowledge of other search engines are shared. There is more to the internet than Google! A good list that is worth looking at that gives you a good overview of each resource. 
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Librarians and teachers - How to make an information literacy framework work for you.

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A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Expand Your PLN

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Source It's National School Library Month, a perfect time to expand your Personal Learning Network, or PLN. My PLN has grow

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Without school librarians, we're on a dystopian path

Without school librarians, we're on a dystopian path | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School districts are eliminating librarian positions, which threatens to diminish the learning and critical thinking of American students.

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Another important message about the importance of school librarians. 
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 31, 3:10 PM
Librarians and libraries are essential to children's learning in many ways.
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Schools of the Future | NAESP

Schools of the Future | NAESP | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Seven gears principals can leverage to enhance technology use.
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Something for you to share with your senior leaders. 
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Reading Challenge – Promoting a Reading Culture

Reading Challenge – Promoting a Reading Culture | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I've had a couple of requests via Instagram and Twitter to explain my 2017 Reading Challenge. This reading challenge started as a way to increase reading on my campus and hopefully facilitate growing our reading culture. Background on Reading Challenge In December, Carol Richmond the awesome librarian at Wilson Elementary, sent out an email about…

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The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
You can’t use everything you find on the web on your website. Most of the laws and rules that cover fair use and education were written well before the invention of the web. They don’t appl…
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Understanding academic honesty is more important now than ever. This blog post covers all that teachers should think about and suggestions to make it easy to work with. 
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How can we help kids protect themselves online? by Yuhyun Park

How can we help kids protect themselves online? by Yuhyun Park | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Yuhyun Park

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Parents need educating on what they share about their children. Interesting read. 
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Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning

Planning on Renovating Your Library? Think Again. - Worlds of Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Think your library needs a renovation? You might be right, but before spending unnecessary money on a major overhaul, you might want to think again. I receive inquiries all of the time from schools whose library's are not used, and thought that renovating their space was going to do the trick. Oftentimes, even with a big referendum …

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Changing the library is not magic. There has to be a culture change first. Some food for thought. 
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School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest

School Libraries and Their Influence on School Culture | Knowledge Quest | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
School culture refers to the way teachers and other staff members work together and the set of beliefs, values, and assumptions they share. A positive school climate and school culture promote students’ ability to learn (ASCD, 2017). Students, staff, administration,... Read More ›

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School librarians can help the positive culture of the school. Be brave and do what you do well. Teachers don't know unless you tell them. 
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Supporting Young People in the Digital Information Age - 30 November 2016

The role of libraries in promoting transition skillsHere is the programme summary and speaker presentations and handouts for the course organized by the Information Services (ISG) London & South East and the Informaton Literacy Grouo (ILG).
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Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom - NYTimes.com

Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom - NYTimes.com | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Librarians are radical :)
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Future Ready Schools and Follett Invite You To Join Us As We Kick Off The Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series On February 14, 2017!

Future Ready Schools and Follett Invite You To Join Us As We Kick Off The Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series On February 14, 2017! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
On February 14, 2017 we will be kicking off the Future Ready Librarians Webinar Series. The first webinar Future Ready Librarians
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Collaboration is the key!
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Understanding school libraries | School libraries | Services to Schools | National Library of New Zealand

Understanding school libraries | School libraries | Services to Schools | National Library of New Zealand | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Find out what makes an effective school library, and why it matters. Discover the latest thinking and research about the role of the library in teaching and learning.

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8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips - EdTech & mLearning

8 of The Best Web Tools for Taking Students On Virtual Field Trips - EdTech & mLearning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
he Internet has brought the entire world right into our own homes. The world’s knowledge is just a click away. Our students have benefitted and continue to benefit from the wonders of the web in their own learning. Virtual field trips, the topic of our post today, is one simple example of how the web technologies have tremendously transformed learning and teaching. Without leaving their own desks and right from within their classroom, students get to visit popular world museums, explore ancient monuments in Egypt and Rome, tour major cities in the world using web tools that are readily available either for free or at a cheap cost. The collection we have for you today features an updated list of some of the best web technologies you can use with your students for virtual field trips. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

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Wanting to find useful virtual field trips. Here is a great list to try out. 
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How to Record Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls

How to Record Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Learn how to record Skype and Google Hangout calls. Instead of traveling on site, capture interviews in video calls then save and share those recordings

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I really wanted to do this the other day. Now I can :) 
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Here is a useful piece, especially for interviews and archiving experiences.
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How to Record Skype and Google Hangout Video Calls
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Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite!

Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Middle school librarian Rachel Grover's favorite role is instructional partner, working with teachers across disciplines to extend and enhance the curriculum.

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Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools

Creative Educator - The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The Role of the Librarian & Computer Teacher in 21st Century Schools http://t.co/YqGrlv4mOj #LMS

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As access to information changes so does the role of the librarian. Instead of being need less our skills in research and teaching are needed more than ever. When teachers and librarians collaborate the students benefit from both skills sets. 
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Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter

Six Tips for Building Book Displays That Matter | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
If I've worked with your school district or spoken at your state's conference or you happened to run into me at your neighborhoo

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9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team

9 Essential #EdTech Ideas to Share With Your Team | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Technology is playing a bigger role in classrooms and schools in this country and around the world. Here are a few thoughts to kee
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School librarians have the perfect role to play in this journey. Let's keep talking about where we fit into this. 
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The February UnSlump Yourself Challenge - @PernilleRipp

The February UnSlump Yourself Challenge - @PernilleRipp | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Aah February; a month of love, of reading, of waiting for spring if you in the Northern Hemisphere.  While February may  be the shortest month of the year sometimes in teaching it can feel like the longest of them all.  While I love this month for the work I can do with my students, I find that sometimes the dark nights and cold Wisconsin winters can be positively slump inducing.  Rather than dread the slump, why not do something pro-active?

So this year I plan on doing my very own unslumping challenge and you are more than welcome to join me.  Every day for the month of February, I plan on doing something to either reinvigorate myself or make a difference to others.  It will not cost me much money but will hopefully instead lead to a deeper level of gratitude for the incredible job I have, the amazing students I get to teach, and the wonderful people in my life.

Here is what I plan on doing

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Something for those of us that need a boost :)
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 29, 11:15 AM
Unslump. I like the idea but only borrow about half the ideas. Personalize the rest of the month. 
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Leadership in Information Literacy

Leadership in Information Literacy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I am writing this post as part of the weekly #EdublogsClub . This week's prompt asks that we write about leadership. Numerou

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calling all Tls for leadership in information literacy, including providing quality, curated print and digital collections; promoting reading; teaching digital literacy and digital citizenship skills; connecting students with the world; and championing equity.
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Advocacy for school librarians - Training and Personal Learning Networks PLN

Advocacy for school librarians - Training and Personal Learning Networks PLN | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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School librarians have many skills. Share them widely, teachers need your support too. 
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ILA Report: Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not

ILA Report:  Digital Literacy Is Hot; Access to Books and Content Is Not | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The International Literacy Association's What’s Hot in Literacy report shows that what's trendy to talk about is not always the same as what’s most important to discuss.
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Interesting that the term digital literacy is having problems about skills as much as the term information literacy. Teachers are confusing digital literacy with how to use technology and not the skills of finding and evaluating information. 
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Headteachers/Principals are you supporting your school librarian? 5 easy steps to full integration.

Headteachers/Principals are you supporting your school librarian? 5 easy steps to full integration. | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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