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Leadership: School Librarian Evaluation QRv30n2p24.pdf


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Great assessment too for school librarians included in this report. 

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What should an administrator expect a school library media specialist to be?


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Lovely description of all a school librarian can be. If schools understood an supported us they would have independent learners in their schools in no time...

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Jurrien Lueks's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:11 AM

Als je hier eens goed naar kijkt, dan zullen veel Nederlandse schoolmediathecarissen niet aan deze eisen voldoen. Helaas.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:29 AM

school librarian / teacher librarian jobdescription

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 2014 7:52 PM

A very good description, a goal to achieve. I applaud the vision embedded here.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:38 AM

Great checklist!!!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:49 AM

Straight forward questions to consider. Good list of tools and apps to look into further. 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:09 PM

Once you understand the purpose of a 'Flipped Classroom', you need to look at the best way to achieve success.  In addition to suggesting questions that you should ask yourself before 'flipping' your class teaching, the article lists a number of potential tools to be used for recording your offline material.

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Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word

Talk It Out Thursday – What is a Librarian? | The Printed YA Word | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion. Aside from the fact that I have a teaching license in teaching English to secondary grade levels, I still see ...

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A lovely blog about the role of a school librarian. 

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:09 PM

Blogpost: "I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion"

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 15, 2014 7:16 PM

Love these thoughts...I feel like she really sums up my job.

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12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore

12 tech trends higher education cannot afford to ignore | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In his keynote for Campus Technology 2013, Case Western Reserve's CIO outlined the tech transformations that every campus should be ready to embrace.

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It is really fascinating to read this. I think as a school librarian I also have to consider how I use new technologies. It is not alway good to wait and see, sometimes we just need to jump right in! 

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Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today

Trends That Will Shape 2014 | Social Media Today | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

As Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus make it harder to get found organically, niche sites are going to prove to be more valuable than ever to get in front of your customers.


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It's more important than ever to make sure you know about social media. Time to get involved if you aren't already. 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 3, 2014 12:02 PM
As schools configure how to connect with students these top sites will encourage 21 century education. Collaboration, analytics, and positive advertising are part of the social networking influence!!
Treathyl Fox's curator insight, January 3, 2014 5:15 PM

Key tips from the article?  Just keep blogging.  Just keep blogging.  Don't forget to share.  Lose the spammy content.

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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Think its about time I tested this out. Has anyone used this for flipped learning yet? 

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:59 AM

add your insight...

 
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‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
SCHOOL library services will be saved from the axe after a public pressure forced a council rethink.

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Nice to hear a good news story! 

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Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF

Content Curation by Robin Good | ZEEF | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Content curation is the art of finding, selecting, contextualizing, personalizing and illustrating relevant information items on a specific topic and for a specific audience
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Directory of everything you could possibly need to know and more, about curation thanks to Robin Good. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:03 AM

Very useful resource curtisy of Robin Good.

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You

The Adventures of Library Girl: Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Via Joyce Valenza
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Time to do something about it?

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:28 PM

Agreed - we need to busy - being significant!

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 23, 2013 9:44 PM

Evaluate your own library program. How does it measure up?

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:51 AM

If every school library looked like what Joyce Valenza is describing, our profession would not be on the endangered species list.

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Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Today, we present an interesting showcase of screen capture tools that demonstrate effective and competent screen capturing.

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Some great tools for you to try out. 

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 25, 2013 10:20 AM

Voor Nederlandse gebruikers een wat ongelukkige naam, maar WebKut is een manier om screenshots te maken. Hier een lijstje met nog andere programma's.

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:10 AM

Tools to capture your interests

John Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:45 PM

Collection Of Free Screen Capture Tools And Techniques

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H!

The Adventures of Library Girl: Keeping Your Library Collection Smelling F.R.E.S.H! | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Via Joyce Valenza
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Nice poster!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:56 PM

More brilliance from the awesome Library Girl!

Debbie Smiloff De Louise's curator insight, December 16, 2013 5:46 AM

Nice weeding tips

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:47 AM

Nice new acronym for weeding your collection.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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As a librarian who teaches it is always great to see posts like this.  How else would we learn if we didn't share these ideas. 

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Reading - the third component

Reading - the third component | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Reading Alison Gopnik's The Philosophical Baby, which examines what new research into the way children's minds work and develop tells us about truth, love and the meaning of life, continues to prov...
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Nice blog on why reading is good for you. 

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Impact of School Libraries on Learning | Research report

SLIC has commissioned Robert Gordon University (RGU) to undertake research into the impact of school libraries, which was launched at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013.


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Always good to have more research. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 18, 2014 4:56 PM

The aim of the report is to identify and critically evaluate the available evidence on the impact of school libraries on learning for the Scottish Education Department.

 

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Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Questions librarians need to answer - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...

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Love the questions. Makes you focus on the student which is what we should all be about. 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:07 AM

Doug adds some extra questions that add extra spice.

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:01 PM

More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug

Dr. Christine Van Hamersveld, Director of Libraries & Instructional Materials - Pasadena ISD's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:04 AM

These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.

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Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries

Community Post: 28 Beautiful Quotes About Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
The libraries of the world are under threat. Here are some reasons to care.
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Beautiful quotes about libraries with pictures. 

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Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News

Why school librarians are critical to digital learning | eSchool News | eSchool News | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.

 

School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.


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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, January 1, 2014 11:39 AM

El rol del bibliotecario/a en el aprendizaje digital.

Marilyn Korhonen's curator insight, January 1, 2014 7:27 PM

In 2013 I learned about Maker Projects and Student-created information. Wonder what will emerge in 2014?

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:06 AM
Why school librarians are critical to digital learning
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Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift

Librarian Creates Site for Teachers to Earn Digital Badges for New Skills - The Digital Shift | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Even teachers need a little acknowledgment for learning new skills, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming.

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Ensuring teachers have the correct knowledge helps students to move forward. 

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Floyd Pentlin's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:20 AM

To date, Fleming has laid out very specific skill sets for which teachers at her school can earn badges. They include becoming proficient in WeVideo, an online video editor, ThingLink, a graphics generator, and AnswerGarden, a polling tool, along with Wordle, a word cloud program, and QR Code Generator. Fleming now adds a new badge “each week or so,” she says, and she thinks carefully about what skills they will cover. She wants to be sure that the apps she recommends teachers learn will also be useful to students.

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The True Adventures of a High School Librarian

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

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A really interesting read! I will do more in 2014! 

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:39 AM

Encouragement to keep moving forward and learning new things, as well as some great links in order to start.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Interesting chart, looking at how our attitudes to technology has and is changing. 

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Serge Dielens * Phygital Marketing Communication expert @ EdgeCommunication.be *'s curator insight, February 17, 5:40 AM
De l'école du web 1.0 au web 3.0.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 21, 2:06 AM
What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, March 3, 9:47 AM
I'm not sure I would define it this way.  How would you fill in column three?
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The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning

The A-Z Guide To Improving Your Own Learning | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Sometimes, we go about our day in a haze of habits, whether we realize it or not. From the order in which we shower and get coffee in the morning to a before bed 'ritual', we tend to do many things more automatically than we realize.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 22, 2013 1:49 AM

The simple things that make a difference.

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School Library Story | An advocacy message

Written and narrated by Joyce Valenza Designed and produced by Walter Lynch

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Joyce, it's lovely to hear your voice! Please watch this and share! 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 20, 2013 1:03 AM

Make sure you share this video with your principal, staff, parents and colleagues.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:04 PM

Great advocacy to teacher librarians!  Thanks for sharing Elizabeth:)

LaDawna Harrington's curator insight, April 5, 3:02 PM

With great vision, and administrative support, the school librarian can be the circulation system for the entire school. 

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Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ...

Five MORE Conversations [About School Libraries] That I Don't ... | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and encourage you to read the rest of their great journal here!

Via SCIS, Sue Kowalski
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Great post! What conversations would you like to stop having?  

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SCIS's curator insight, December 5, 2013 5:56 PM

Originally published in Collected from SLANZA

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Pop up library – why not? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

Pop up library – why not? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
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I suggested today that we could consider a pop up library, not really thinking about the logistics of it. The discussion was about creating a buzz around sport and reading and I suggested that we take the books/library to the sports ground.  Does anyone have any experience of this? I love the idea but think I will struggle to get the powers that be to agree...

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