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School Librarian As Building Leader
The various ways that school librarians can informally and formally act as a leader in the building.
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Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? - T.H.E. Journal

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)? - T.H.E. Journal | School Librarian As Building Leader |
Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)?
T.H.E. Journal
For a free subscription to the digital magazine, click here. The position of the school librarian is under siege by budget-pressed school districts.
Floyd Pentlin's insight:

At Springfield Township High School Library in Glenside, PA, the portal does seem to have run amok. Librarian Joyce Valenza taps students to upload photos of Springfield life, including coverage of sports and school clubs events to the library's Flickr page and Pinterest board--the latter of which is tagged, "A collage of school culture." Student artwork is also archived on the library site, because, says Valenza, "The library curates student life and the students helped do it." Students set up Skype sessions with authors and poets through their virtual book club; they lead discussions during town-wide community reading events; they organize poetry slams; they post their school projects to the library's website in a Student Project Guide.



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The flipping librarian — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The flipping librarian — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | School Librarian As Building Leader |
Floyd Pentlin's insight:

I’ve done a bit of reading, but I haven’t seen any of the flipped educators discuss the role of their librarian in their practice.

But I see flipping as a serious sweet spot for the talents of librarians.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:59 AM

I want to flip but not sure how to start. How do I go about recording and demonstrating library research? Has anyone already had a go at this, I would love to see some examples.

Cindy Rogers's curator insight, November 6, 2013 8:52 PM

I watched my husband very successfully flip his classroom as an instructor.  As for me?  Suggestions for librarians were just what I needed.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, November 14, 2013 11:38 PM
Maybe it is about time we librarians workout how to do this. If anyone wants to talk about how let me know. Not that I have any idea but talking about it may help point us in the right direction.