Carol Collier Kuhlthau (2010) Guided Inquiry: School Libraries in the 21st Century, School Libraries Worldwide, January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 17-28. The 21st century calls for new skills, knowledge and ways of ...
New Canaan (Conn.) Public Schools award-winning library media center models an affordable vision for 21st Century collaborative teaching By Mary Johnson Patt March 2011 Michelle Luhtala and Christina Russo in the New Canaan...
Alexandra Yarrow, Supervising Librarian at the Rideau Branch of the Ottawa (ON) Public Library (and President of the Library Association of the National Capital Region) posted the blog to her Facebook site with “Excellent, "tell-it-like-it-is" post...
AND THE WINNER IS… One of the highlights of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference (GaCOMO) is the presentation of the Library Media Specialist of the Year Award (LMSOTY). Co-sponsored by the Georgia Library Media Association (GLMA)...
... go getters, a school's media center and technology will naturally blend together. It will only make the media center a more popular place to be and the tech savvy, instructional leader will also be the Library Media Specialist.
Susquehannock High School Math Teacher Maureen Honeychuck and Southern Elementary School Librarian Lynn Clements were honored with the award this fall at a luncheon at the University. In addition, both were also ...
Likewise, Lynn Clements, who serves as the librarian at Southern Elementary School, was nominated for the award by the elementary principals. She will also lecture to Shippensburg education students during the school year.
. . . Clements has written and received numerous grants for instructional programs with which she has implemented through the years.
In addition, Clements also focuses on the use of technology and its implications for school libraries. Most recently, she received a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) grant which allowed for the purchase of netbooks and iPads for student use in the school’s library.
What does it take to be a leader in the field? Let's start with what it doesn't take: a school librarian who closes her door because she's too busy, who complains more than she works, and who simply views her role as support staff.
Shannon Hyman, school librarian at the Harry F. Byrd Middle School in Henrico, Va., is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Frances Henne Award. Established in 1986, the $1,250 award, sponsored by Greenwood Publishing Group, recognizes a school librarian with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers and administrators. As the award recipient, Hyman has the opportunity to attend her first AASL conference or ALA Annual Conference.
Skyview High librarian is state's Teacher of the YearThe ColumbianRay has been a teacher for 19 years, all in Vancouver Public Schools with the exception of a two-year leave to oversee school libraries in Belgium.
The six Follett Challenge Winners–selected for their application of technology, content, and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking–were honored at an October 27th ceremony and awarded a total of $100,000 worth products and services.
I did a professional development presentation for our staff on "Turning up the H.E.A.T. In Independent Reading" as part of our Friday morning Eastside University PD series. The teachers were all engaged and excited about my Prezi (even though the Internet wouldn't work, so they couldn't see the videos). Since I was leading the professional development, I took a minute to get on my "soapbox" and express my disappointment that in all of the literature we have been reading about balanced literacy and teaching reading, school libraries and school librarians are often overlooked and not mentioned, and I reminded them that I am a "very valuable resource" (my exact words) that they should remember is available.
“There is a good chance that the school librarian or library media specialist, as one of the school's technology leaders, has the most organic understanding of how content and technology are most effectively co-mingled to the ...
We learn so much from going outside of our profession to gain insights from others which we can adapt for libraries (remember Good to Great?). Our school library leaders, like Buffy Hamilton, adapt foundational ideas from ...
We learn so much from going outside of our profession to gain insights from others which we can adapt for libraries (remember Good to Great?). Our school library leaders, like Buffy Hamilton, adapt foundational ideas from marketers and innovators like Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki, and transform these ideas for libraries. Hamilton's Pivot Points for Change (inspired by Seth Godin's post Pivot's for Change), and Participatory Librarianship: Creating Enchantment and Conversations for Learning (inspired by Guy Kawasaki's book, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions) could both be adapted to inspire synagogue leaders. Professionals at both institutions talk a lot about participation, collaboration, creating community, branding, access points, being where the users are, creating experiences. What can we learn from the Jewish Reform Movement?
The Brockport Central School District’s Information Literacy Continuum, initiated in 2002, approaches the teaching of information literacy as a comprehensive K-12 program.�� Elementary, middle and high school teachers from the district meet monthly to discuss the successes and challenges of this program, which has developed school district information literacy standards, benchmark and targets.�� The program has been extremely successful and is now used as a model for other districts.����
The librarians responsible for the project, Kathy Jaccarino, Cathy Mangan, Marcia McCarthy, Suzanne Shearman and Ellen Zinni, share the goal that all Brockport students will be taught core literacy skills necessary for future success.�� This year, they plan to investigate the new American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st Century Learner, examining how these standards will impact the Brockport school district.�� They also plan to align district standards to reflect the new AASL standards.��
Virtual symposium is comprised of five one-hour sessions. Sessions will be held each day from January 9 to 13, 2012. For staff who supervise or manage library operations or who may do so in the future.
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