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Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It

Where Have All Of Our Librarians Gone? | Take My Word For It | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“Circulation and access increase when knowledgeable teacher librarians use their expertise to promote, introduce and connect students with books and information resources. Would this same Silicon Valley executive expect his product to move off the shelves without qualified staff to advertise, market and keep the doors open?”


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The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
RT @hdstapleton: A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians: http://t.co/zHjzKgMD via @AddThis...

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The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation?

The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

School librarians under threat because of IT?

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CISSL Residential Summer Institute @ Rutgers University June 27-29, 2012

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Mark your calendars for the
Second Residential CISSL Summer Institute:

Guided Inquiry and Student Learning

June 27-29, 2012 at Rutgers University

For Teams of Teachers, School Librarians and Administrators

This is a rare opportunity for a team from your school to learn how to

design and implement Guided Inquiry, a method that transforms the way

PreK-12 students engage with information to build creativity, critical

thinking and deep understanding for academic success and career readiness.

Based on the extensive research of the Center, Guided Inquiry provides a

visionary, constructivist approach to addressing Common Core Standards

and developing students as reflective thinkers, creative learners and

producers of knowledge.

Faculty includes renowned leaders in learning: Carol Kuhlthau, Ross

Todd, Leslie Maniotes and LaDawna Harrington.

Contact Dr. Mary Jane McNally: mmcnally@rci.rutgers.edu

Details and application available Feb. 1 at http://cissl.rutgers.edu

--

Dr Ross J Todd

Associate Professor

Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)

School of Communication& Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick , New Jersey USA 08901

Tel: 732 932 7500 Ext 8223, Fax: 732 932 6916

Office: Room 201 Huntington House (184 College Av)

School Library Specialization in MLIS ranked #1 (USA News& World Report,
April 2010)

Web: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~rtodd

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RossJTodd

Email: rtodd@rutgers.edu

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Choose Privacy Week May 1-7

ALA has developed the following resources to help school librarians convene forums and moderate discussions on privacy (with students, with faculty) in conjunction with Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7, 2012

 

Guide for Moderators

<http://www.privacyrevolution.org/images/uploads/ModeratorGuide.pdf>;
(PDF download): This document outlines the steps and process for a moderator to

convene a discussion on privacy in your school. This PDF contains the information necessary for moderators of a forum on privacy.

http://www.privacyrevolution.org/images/uploads/ModeratorGuide.pdf

 

Guide for Participants

<http://www.privacyrevolution.org/images/uploads/ParticipantGuide.pdf>;
(PDF download): This document can be distributed to students, faculty or parents

for a discussion on privacy. It provides an overview of the deliberative process and outlines the privacy issues to be considered.

http://www.privacyrevolution.org/images/uploads/ParticipantGuide.pdf

 

In addition, school librarians attending the ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim,

CA can learn how to convene forums and moderate community discussions about

privacy at the preconference sponsored by the ALA Center for Civic Life and

the Intellectual Freedom Roundtable. "Who Do I Trust to Protect My Privacy?

A Privacy Conversation Deliberative Forum and Moderator Training" will
take place on Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Anaheim

Convention Center Room 303C. To register, sign in to the ALA Conference

Registratio http://alaannual.org/content/register-now-0 ; click on Preconferences and Events, and scroll down to IFRT.

 

Best,

Debbie Abilock

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What’s our future – school libraries and librarians

What’s our future – school libraries and librarians | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in ...
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E-literacy: Think differently, act differently, learn differently ...

The day began with a presentation by Dr Ross Todd from the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries at Rutgers University. Dr. Todd spoke passionately about the positive influence that school librarians can ...
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SLA - Booking Arrangements for Weekend Course 2012

Updated info on booking arrangements for lightingthefuture.org.uk conference 

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The Movement to Save School Library Programs

The Movement to Save School Library Programs | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Money is tight and state and locally supported school funding is dropping. School districts are looking for places to reduce costs and many believe school libraries and librarians are expendable.
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