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World Book Night and Social Media Strategies for School Librarians

World Book Night and Social Media Strategies for School Librarians | School Librarians and Libraries | Scoop.it
Both school and public libraries in Virginia's Loudoun County turned to social media to jointly promote World Book Night on April 23, and Loudoun County middle school librarian Lauren McBride reports on how school librarians can use similar social media strategies for their own marketing and relationship-building.
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How a VA Middle School Librarian and Her Book Club Raised Funds to Provide 15,000 Meals for Students in South Sudan

How a VA Middle School Librarian and Her Book Club Raised Funds to Provide 15,000 Meals for Students in South Sudan | School Librarians and Libraries | Scoop.it
Virginia Middle School Librarian Lauren McBride shares her story with SLJ of how her book club read Linda Sue Park’s A Long Walk to Water (Houghton Mifflin, 2010)—a book about the civil war in South Sudan and its thousands of children orphans and refugees—and how the story prompted her students into action, exercising their computer literacy skills in a fundraising campaign for students of South Sudan.
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Social Media Resources 101 for the School Librarian

Social Media Resources 101 for the School Librarian | School Librarians and Libraries | Scoop.it
Virginia middle school librarian Lauren McBride presents some must-have links and resources for librarians looking to hone their social media expertise. An expert in social media, McBride maintains her school's Twitter page, participates in a weekly Twitter chat hosted by the Virginia Association of School Librarians, and next month will lead a professional development
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For Your ‘Global Awareness Toolbox’: Ways to Engage Your Students in Global Thinking

For Your ‘Global Awareness Toolbox’: Ways to Engage Your Students in Global Thinking | School Librarians and Libraries | Scoop.it
The kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls on April 15 opened the opportunity for conversation about compassion, global awareness, and responses such as activism. Virginia school librarian Lauren McBride teams up with Sudan Sunrise director of advancement to offer tools and strategies to engage your students in a service learning project that not only expands their horizons but employs 21st-century digital tools.
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