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The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift

The Mission of Librarians is to Empower - The Digital Shift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us. In a talk late last year at the Digital Library Fall Forum, Lankes recast the usual …

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empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English

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The Hilarious Way One School Librarian Achieved 100% Book Returns (Almost)

The Hilarious Way One School Librarian Achieved 100% Book Returns (Almost) | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ Her name is Alanna Almstead. She's a librarian at Ichabod Crane in Valatie, NY. And at the end of each school year, Alanna faces the same vexing problem: Unreturned library books. Because ki...”
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Love it when librarians can see the funny side. Wonderful idea!
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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’  Similarly a study by Oxford University (2011) found ‘16-year-olds who read books at least once a month were significantly more likely to be in a professional or managerial job at 33 than those who didn’t read books at all’.


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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
“ At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…”
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Donna James's curator insight, April 14, 3:01 PM

But we knew that all along.....

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MIND-BLOWING LIBRARIANS

MIND-BLOWING LIBRARIANS | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
When l was young l always dreamt of being something fancy like a doctor or a pilot. When l think about it now l think it was about the respect they got from everyone they saw. That uniform could co...

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Just got to be shared! Yes I am a librarian and proud of it :)

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 8, 2:19 PM

Celebrating one of the greatest jobs in the world!!

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A Curated Collection of Free Video Documentaries Online: Documentary Addict

A Curated Collection of Free Video Documentaries Online: Documentary Addict | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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This is a brilliant collection of documentaries which are easy to search and will be great for teachers to use in lessons.
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Wideo - Make animated online videos free

Wideo - Make animated online videos free | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Make a video online with wideo! Create professional marketing videos. Try out our video templates. Create explainer videos.”

Learn more:

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=animation


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This look easy to use and very useful!
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Principal bucks the trend and employs a teacher librarian after severe cuts

Principal bucks the trend and employs a teacher librarian after severe cuts | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

"Having a librarian," the principal said, "just helps to support what's going on in the classroom, with teachers. I just felt like it was a necessity. It would be remiss not to have a library. 

 

Robinson is bucking a trend. In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in city schools. Now there are 11 - for 218 schools. 



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This is great to read!

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Teaching with Technology: Create Bibliographies with RefME

Teaching with Technology: Create Bibliographies with RefME | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Definitely share this FREE tool with your students!
I stumbled upon RefME today as I was searching for an app for my kiddos...and I'm so glad I did!


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This is great! thanks for sharing. 

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Digital Storytelling with The 4 Icon Challenge!

Digital Storytelling with The 4 Icon Challenge! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“Looking for a fun digital storytelling idea? This is for you! The basic idea of the 4 Icon Challenge is to take a story, novel, historical event, content topic, etc. and summarize it using only for...”
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This could be really fun for a competition to guess the book title in a library :)
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From OPAC to Search Engine: Making the Case for Discovery [Discovery Tools Now and in the Future] - YouTube

Presentation from the Amigos "Discovery Tools Now and in the Future" conference on November 18, 2014. For more information, see: http://www.amigos.org/discov...

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If you have time to listen to this then it makes some interesting points about how libraries need to move with the times. We need to be up to date and struggle to make decisions quickly enough to keep up. We need to be a the front not waiting to see what happens.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 21, 2014 7:58 PM

Love this new tech!  Now to work this into my budget for next year:)

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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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I have just found this site and it looks really useful. Will help out with lesson ideas. 

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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction. We invite you to suggest more titles.

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This is a great article about helping teens with issues through book recommendations. I will be looking at this idea more closely. 

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:10 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

Sue Holmes's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:12 PM

Excellent article from the School Library Journal 

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Library Lizzy

Library Lizzy | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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Have a look at my blog about our recent book week. We had a great time thanks to three great authors. Ann Bryant, Kathryn Cave and Alex Scarrow.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, October 24, 2014 6:54 AM

A great time was had by all.

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Teach Reading and Writing

Teach Reading and Writing | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Visit Teach Primary Magazine for free lesson plans, news, events, product reviews and KS1 and KS2 learning resources covering CPD, NQTs, PSHE, SEN, Maths, Science, Literacy and much more
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"A well stocked fully staffed school library should be part of every child's literacy journey" I totally agree but more funding is needed and an understanding of how important this resource is for the whole school is also necessary. Raising awareness is a start. 

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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

“Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.”


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Inquiry based learning, librarians have always been there...

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Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View

Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Frequently Overlooked Google Search Tools and Strategies | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ Reading through the solution to Dr. Russell's search challenge, which is a very advanced one that I wouldn't expect most high school students to employ, got me thinking about a search strategy and tools that I haven't employed before. That prompted me into thinking about creating a list of accessible search tools and strategies that middle school and high school students often overlook. Here's my short list of tools and strategies that are often overlooked.”
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Always good to share something when it's been made simple for you! Basic searching Google that many don't know about!
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“ From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books”
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Need inspiration for your school library? Take a look at these.
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Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Elizabeth E Charles, Dennis T OConnor
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This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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How important are libraries in elementary schools?

 

It’s no secret that when funding goes for a elementary school, one of the first affected areas is the school library. A school with a dedicated library could end up with only a shelf in a classroom. A

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A School Library is a whole school resource. "Buy a resource for the library you buy it for the whole school to use. Buy a resource for the science department then only the science students get the benefit" Great point!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, January 31, 9:31 AM

From ALA - a radio interview that positively describes modern school libraries and librarians.

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7 Big Myths About Libraries

7 Big Myths About Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Americans value their libraries, but there are still misconceptions about libraries that exist among folks who maybe haven't visited a library in a while... or haven't visited one ever!...
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These myths hold true for school libraries as well.
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iTeach and iLearn: SAMR: How are You Using Technology?

iTeach and iLearn: SAMR: How are You Using Technology? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Teaching above the line. An interesting take on it.
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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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Being on social media and being aware of it's power is  where you school library should be. It is really important that School libraries demonstrate good practice by using these resources themselves. This article point out very nicely why you need to get yourselves involved in the social media scene. 

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How to download videos from Facebook

How to download videos from Facebook | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
“It is always frustrating when you come across a funny video on Facebook shared by one of your friends but just can’t download it because there is no “D”
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I'm sure this will be useful one day.
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