School Librarian As Building Leader
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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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Conversation with Cynthia Keller: Librarians becoming digital guides - Elmira Star-Gazette

Conversation with Cynthia Keller: Librarians becoming digital guides - Elmira Star-Gazette | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Conversation with Cynthia Keller: Librarians becoming digital guides Elmira Star-Gazette Answer: The school librarian of the future must be both a curriculum leader and an information specialist who knows how to access and use technologies in all...
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The school librarian of the future must be both a curriculum leader and an information specialist who knows how to access and use technologies in all formats. 

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VA School Librarian Chosen as Library of Congress Teacher-in ...

VA School Librarian Chosen as Library of Congress Teacher-in ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
LoC Photo 600pix VA School Librarian Chosen as Library of Congress Teacher in Residence.
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The Three "B's" of Leadership Success | 4 Business Networking - Entrepreneurs Network

The Three "B's" of Leadership Success | 4 Business Networking - Entrepreneurs Network | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
The three B's of Leadership are traits that come from within. They can be developed over time, but are inherent within each of us.The number one "B" is Buoyancy. Having buoyancy means being resilient.
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The School Library Media Specialist: Overview

The School Library Media Specialist: Overview | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it

Jennifer Brower is the Library Media Specialist at New Haven High School, IN. Mrs. Brower is a strong advocate for school libraries and is active in the Indiana Library Foundation (ILF), the Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE/SIGMS). She is District 3 Representative-elect and Treasurer (AISLE).

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The Busy Librarian

The Busy Librarian | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
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Congratulations to Deven Black (@devenkblack), New York City middle school librarian and first ever recipient of a Bammy Award in the School Librarian category. Deven was one of five nominees (myself included) in the School Librarian category.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Innovative NYC DOE staff ...

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Innovative NYC DOE staff ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Deven Black - School Librarian. Deven makes a ... Sara Cottone - Parent Leader. Sara Cottone understands that in today's struggling economy there are many more working parents.
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Check Out the Math: One Elementary School’s Library-Based Math Program | School Library Journal

Check Out the Math: One Elementary School’s Library-Based Math Program | School Library Journal | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
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A year in, my monthly Math Stats Challenge is a beloved aspect of our school. Not only does it make math part of the library, it fosters math skills among the dozens of students who dig in each month to solve the problems. Why? They’re fun.

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Gale and Library Media Connection Announce Winners of the 2013 ...

Demonstrated collaboration between media specialists and teachers during the school year; Effective techniques that positively impact student learning and achievement; Support received from school leadership; Ability for others to replicate this...
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TEAMS Award — Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The 2013 winners are Draper Elementary School in Eden, North Carolina; Constable Neil Bruce Middle School in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; and Branford High School in Branford, Connecticut.

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NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools | Literacy in Learning Exchange

NCLE report reveals school librarians as highly involved leaders inside and outside of their schools | Literacy in Learning Exchange | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
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Librarians: Collaborate to lead - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Librarians: Collaborate to lead - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
80% of success is just showing up.
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In a climate in which children's futures are being sold for political points or few dollars of extra profits by educational corporations, to remain silent is unprofessional, even unethical.

 

Show up. Speak up. Collaborate. Lead. Librarians, make this your goal for the 2013-14 school year - and every year thereafter.

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Teaching and E-learning: Looking for the Library Leader of the future!

Teaching and E-learning: Looking for the Library Leader of the future! | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Hobsonville Point Secondary School are looking for an innovative Library Leader for our future-focused school - sound like you or someone you know?? This will be an amazing opportunity for ...
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We are looking for a Library Leader with the dispositions which display that they have:●      A clear understanding of a future-focused pedagogy in a Modern Learning Environment and the role that a library has within it●      A commitment to leading Digital Citizenship throughout the school●      An optimistic and agentic mindset●      The skills and desire to work collaboratively to strengthen practice

●      A mindset for innovative thinking about library practice

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast407: Educreations in ...

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast407: Educreations in ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Jamie is the Library Media Specialist at Twin Bridges School, and Amy is a 1st grade teacher at Twin Bridges. They both were participants in the Spring 2013 “Mapping Media to the Common Core” course taught by Wesley ...
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My freely admitted biases - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

My freely admitted biases - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
bias: prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually ...
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Earlier this week, I received an e-mail from a person writing a book about leadership in which there is a chapter on biases. 

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Transformation Through Effective Collaboration | SLJ Summit 2013 ...

Transformation Through Effective Collaboration | SLJ Summit 2013 ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
School librarian leaders from across the country made their way to the Austin, TX, aka the “Live Music Capital of the World,” on September 28–29 to attend School Library Journal's annual Leadership Summit, where they discussed the ...
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every key player has to “decide if your goal is to be right or to be an instrument of change,” she noted, adding that a difficult situation should be viewed as a “chopportunity”—challenge + opportunity—to use your strengths and skills as a leader

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.
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A key to making sure good practices stick is to teach research skills when kids need them. “If it’s not embedded with instruction it will have no relevance to the learner,” said Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut during an edWeb webinar (who also leads Banned Website Awareness Day). She doesn’t swoop into a sophomore history class and guest lecture on how to research on the web. “If it’s taught separately, in isolation from the content, I don’t think the kids are going to take the learning seriously,” Luhtala said.

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Action and Reflection: Aligning and Mapping the Work of a Library to Its Community of Learning

Action and Reflection:  Aligning and Mapping the Work of a Library to Its Community of Learning | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
While I was in Cleveland, Ohio as Learning Strategist for the Cleveland Public Library, I was fortunate to see the work of many different kinds of organizations outside of education who were intere...
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Jennifer Lund, my wonderful fellow librarian here at Norcross High School,  and I are working on what we call our “grand vision” action plan to elevate our media center as an integral learning space for formal and informal learning experiences here in our NHS community.  Each curriculum area is currently establishing literacy goals across content areas to support one of our school’s LSPI (Local School Plan for Improvement) targets of identifying best strategies for building literacy skills.  After some meetings and conversations with departments and faculty, we were thinking about how we could connect our work as professionals and goals for the media program with the academic goals of each department.

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What to Expect at the SLJ Summit 2013 | School Library Journal

What to Expect at the SLJ Summit 2013 | School Library Journal | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Be the Change: Are you ready to unleash the library leader in you? School Library Journal's groundbreaking webcast series will inspire leadership at every level. Learn strategies from the experts to help you take the lead ...
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TL Virtual Cafe - TL News Night

TL Virtual Cafe - TL News Night | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
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TL | News Night Anchors are:
Michelle Cooper - High School Librarian
Nikki D Robertson- High School Librarian
Elissa Malespina - Middle Grades Librarian
Tamara Cox - Middle Grades Librarian
Sue Levine - Elementary School Librarian
Shannon Miller- Elementary School Librarian

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Beth Rabb receives 2014 librarian award - Hartselle Enquirer

Beth Rabb receives 2014 librarian award - Hartselle Enquirer | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Beth Rabb receives 2014 librarian award Hartselle Enquirer “Working with the Leader in Me Program has convinced he that every student has the potential to be a leader and our teachers are working together to make that happen.” “Recognizing our...
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This is a great honor but it is not about what I do but what we do working together to help our students become successful leaders,” Rabb stated. “Working with the Leader in Me Program has convinced he that every student has the potential to be a leader and our teachers are working together to make that happen.”

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Little Free Libraries Open for Business

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After a year long project with last year's 5th graders, our 2 Little Free Libraries are finally open for business. This project has been one of the most meaningful ones that I have been a part of....

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Our project won the Eve Carson Service Learning Award at the 5th grade moving on ceremony

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Last Guest Post of the ...

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Last Guest Post of the ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Just think of all the titles you, your school, your district, and the public struggle to figure out what to call you: school librarian, school library media specialist, teacher-librarian, technology “tech” coach, instructional technology coach (or...
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Don’t be shy. Don’t be passive. We help ourselves to help others when we help others know about how we help. Or as Douglas Adams wrote in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, “Zaphod marched quickly down the passageway, nervous as hell, but trying to hide it by striding purposefully.” Stride purposefully; you already are your school’s technology coach because you are a school librarian.
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Van Meter Library Voice: Leadership Day 2013....How To Be A ...

Van Meter Library Voice: Leadership Day 2013....How To Be A ... | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
We work together a lot and have learned so much from one another. How To Be A Leader With Digital Technologies. By. Janelle Thompson, Instructional Strategist and Shannon McClintock Miller, District Teacher Librarian at ...
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I hope you will join us for this important day because, I promise you, if the leaders don’t get it, it’s not going to happen."

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365/SCSD Media Services: 8-7-13

365/SCSD Media Services: 8-7-13 | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
Planning for the School Administrators of Iowa presentation "Transforming Your Teacher Librarian into a Leader" started last spring when our superintendent, Sam Miller suggested that we partner to share our vision for ...
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Just Say “YES!” – DEN Blog Network

Just Say “YES!” – DEN Blog Network | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
After 17 years in elementary classrooms and 13 years as an elementary library media specialist I am moving into a position as a middle school MRS or Media Resource Specialist. This move has been completely my choice ...
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In my district our name has changed to Media Resource Specialist because the walls of the library are no longer the defining boundaries of our impact. Students have 24/7 access to information and resources.  The very space that we have traditionally called “the library” is now being called the “learning commons.”

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KET helps teachers bring technology into the classroom | Kentucky Teacher

KET helps teachers bring technology into the classroom | Kentucky Teacher | School Librarian As Building Leader | Scoop.it
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Kathy Watson, the library media specialist at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary (Fayette County) talks with KET’s Jeff Grey. Watson’s school recently used a grant to purchase iPod Touches for 2nd and 3rd-grade students and was seeking engaging activities to use them with in the classroom.

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