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SWEDEN How do the public and school library systems work together? | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

Based on unwavering support by the municipalities, the Swedish public and school library systems can look back on a long history of fruitful collaboration. The libraries often share premises and cooperate to varying degrees, both with and without formal agreements. Statistics for 2010 indicate that 43 per cent of 1,214 Swedish public libraries were integrated with their counterparts in the schools.

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School Libraries around the world
School libraries are an indispensible function in education. Adopt the school library function in your school and improve the learning results.
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52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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Guided Inquiry: interesting insights of GI design for school / teacher librarians
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 21, 1:43 PM
Important reading to guide our practice!  #guidedinquiry
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More great resources recommended by Joyce Valenza.

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Libraries Transform Lives - Language Magazine

Libraries Transform Lives - Language Magazine | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Libraries Inspire a schoolgirl in Los Angeles to explore reading.
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"Marilyn’s story is one of many that show a school library has profound effects on children". Read this story on how school libraries can transform lives.
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Critical Literacy for Information Professionals [book]

Critical Literacy for Information Professionals [book] | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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New book explores critical literacy theory and provides practical guidance to how it can be taught and applied in libraries.
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Getting Them Reading..

Getting Them Reading.. | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Some children take to books like ducks to water. Others need more encouragement.  Here are ways to encourage your child to read more... Be a role model.  Make time to read for your own enjoyment.  Last summer's public library reading program included a program for adults.  Many people were eager to sign up their children…
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Tips and tricks to get children to read
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Press Release: Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released

Press Release: Sixth annual Softlink School Library Survey report released | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Findings from the 2015
Softlink Australian and New Zealand School Library Survey are now available.
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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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Luisa MARQUARDT – Le biblioteche scolastiche: efficacia presente e potenzialità future

Luisa MARQUARDT – Le biblioteche scolastiche: efficacia presente e potenzialità future | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Luisa Marquardt, docente di Bibliografia e Biblioteconomia all’Università Roma Tre, lungo la maggior parte del suo intervento illustra diversi studi e ricerche effettuati nelle scuole che dimostrano
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Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety? | JSTOR Daily

Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety? | JSTOR Daily | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
What is library anxiety? Librarians and experts discuss how technology is changing students' attitudes toward libraries and librarians.
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101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication

101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A data card from 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication
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School libraries face a bleak future as leaders try to balance the books

School libraries face a bleak future as leaders try to balance the books | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Libraries are suffering at the hands of budget, curriculum and digital demands. But we must not underestimate this vital resource
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New ACER report: What the Staff in Australia's Schools survey tell us about teachers working in school libraries


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This research report by ACER draws upon the national Staff in Australia's School survey data that is now being collected every 3 years. One of the findings of most concern is the number of teachers working in school libraries who do not have a library qualification. Unfortunately the survey does not specifically ask whether participants hold a dual qualification in teacher librarianship. This would provide a more accurate picture of the status of teacher librarian positions in Australia's schools.
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lyn_hay's curator insight, March 22, 6:04 AM
This research report by ACER draws upon the national Staff in Australia's School survey data that is now being collected every 3 years. One of the findings of most concern is the number of teachers working in school libraries who do not have a library qualification. Unfortunately the survey does not specifically ask whether participants hold a dual qualification in teacher librarianship. This would provide a more accurate picture of the status of teacher librarian positions in Australia's schools.
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This research report by ACER draws upon the national Staff in Australia's School survey data that is now being collected every 3 years. One of the findings of most concern is the number of teachers working in school libraries who do not have a library qualification. Unfortunately the survey does not specifically ask whether participants hold a dual qualification in teacher librarianship. This would provide a more accurate picture of the status of teacher librarian positions in Australia's schools.
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.
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Students Will Rise When Colleges Challenge Them to Read Good Books

Students Will Rise When Colleges Challenge Them to Read Good Books | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Common-reading programs for freshmen too often aim for the lowest common denominator.

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Challenge students to read good books
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Challenge students to read good books
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21st Century: School Library Month highlights how they’ve become dynamic spaces of learning | KyForward.com

21st Century: School Library Month highlights how they’ve become dynamic spaces of learning | KyForward.com | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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April = school library month in the USA. The perfect time to highlight 21st Century school libraries as dynamic spaces of learning.
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Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement - The Village Green

Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement - The Village Green | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The following letter was sent to Supt. Dr. John Ramos and the Board of Education of the South Orange – Maplewood School District. The letter was read aloud at Monday night’s BOE meeting. To: South Orange Maplewood School District, Dr. Ramos, SOMSD Superintendent of Schools Elizabeth Baker, Board President Stephanie Lawson – Muhammad, 1st Vice President …
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School libraries: "...more kitchen than grocery store...". Great words from Dr. Joyce Valenza in a letter to officials. Please check out the full letter. It contains the right words to advocate school libraries worldwide.
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Second International Library Symposium

Space and Place, Power and Purpose
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The Southport School, Queensland, Australia is proud to announce the second International Library Symposium : Space and Place, Power and Purpose will be held at The Southport School, Gold Coast, Australia from 18-20 September 2016 Discounted Registration is available until 30 May at: www.thesouthportschool.com/ils Featured Symposium Speaker Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
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Call for Ofsted to Inspect School Libraries | Society of Authors - Protecting the rights and furthering the interests of authors

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Newsmaker: Megan McDonald | American Libraries Magazine

Newsmaker: Megan McDonald | American Libraries Magazine | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody and Stink books, is the 2016 spokesperson for the American Association of School Librarians' School Library Month.
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Library Support for the Research Lifecycle - Facet Publishing

Library Support for the Research Lifecycle - Facet Publishing | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
how academic libraries can support the research lifecycle for faculty and students.
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Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Free downloadable
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It is very important information for those working with children
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Libraries go high-tech, maintain relevancy

Libraries go high-tech, maintain relevancy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The libraries offer a variety of services and programs from reading incentives to research to “maker spaces,” a place for students to create and think.
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School librarians’ intellectual freedom attitudes and practices: New Library World: Vol 117, No 5/6

In the Autumn of 2015 members of the School Library Research List participated in a survey about attitudes towards censorship and intellectual freedom amongst school librarians in the UK. The findings are presented in the article "School librarians' intellectual freedom attitudes and practices", New Library World, Vol. 117, Iss: 5/6
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FAIR's Impact of the Great School Libraries Report 2016

In October 2015, FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) joined with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), ALIA Schools, Australian School Library Association (ASLA), Queensland School Library Association, School Library Association of NSW, School Library Association of South Australia, School Library Association of Victoria and the Western Australian School Library Association to seek nominations of Great School Libraries across the nation.
We were looking for libraries that help children and young people find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically; make informed decisions; work productively with others; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities.
Nearly 600 students, teachers, parents, principals, library staff and other members of the community nominated their school libraries and told us why they deserved the accolade of being named a Great School Library.
The campaign provided us with many different answers to the question ‘what do school libraries do’.

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As a result of collecting nearly 600 nominations from students, teachers, parents, principals, library staff and other members of the community across Australia, who identified their school library as being a "Great School Library", FAIR analysed data from these nominations to answer the question "What do school libraries do?"

The report identified three primary drivers for school library to help achieve the best outcomes for students. These included:

Reading
Giving every child a reading start and keeping them reading through their teenage years.

Digital literacy
Making sure students are confident and safe users of the latest technology, media and applications.

Critical thinking and research
Ensuring students understand how to access information and critically assess its rigour, quality and relevance, and helping students improve their school performance and preparing them for further education.
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As a result of collecting nearly 600 nominations from students, teachers, parents, principals, library staff and other members of the community across Australia, who identified their school library as being a "Great School Library", FAIR analysed data from these nominations to answer the question "What do school libraries do?"

The report identified three primary drivers for school library to help achieve the best outcomes for students. These included:

Reading
Giving every child a reading start and keeping them reading through their teenage years.

Digital literacy
Making sure students are confident and safe users of the latest technology, media and applications.

Critical thinking and research
Ensuring students understand how to access information and critically assess its rigour, quality and relevance, and helping students improve their school performance and preparing them for further education.
Sudi Hope Stodola's curator insight, April 2, 10:08 PM
As a result of collecting nearly 600 nominations from students, teachers, parents, principals, library staff and other members of the community across Australia, who identified their school library as being a "Great School Library", FAIR analysed data from these nominations to answer the question "What do school libraries do?"

The report identified three primary drivers for school library to help achieve the best outcomes for students. These included:

Reading
Giving every child a reading start and keeping them reading through their teenage years.

Digital literacy
Making sure students are confident and safe users of the latest technology, media and applications.

Critical thinking and research
Ensuring students understand how to access information and critically assess its rigour, quality and relevance, and helping students improve their school performance and preparing them for further education.
Monica Ehrenstråle's curator insight, April 3, 1:36 PM
As a result of collecting nearly 600 nominations from students, teachers, parents, principals, library staff and other members of the community across Australia, who identified their school library as being a "Great School Library", FAIR analysed data from these nominations to answer the question "What do school libraries do?"

The report identified three primary drivers for school library to help achieve the best outcomes for students. These included:

Reading
Giving every child a reading start and keeping them reading through their teenage years.

Digital literacy
Making sure students are confident and safe users of the latest technology, media and applications.

Critical thinking and research
Ensuring students understand how to access information and critically assess its rigour, quality and relevance, and helping students improve their school performance and preparing them for further education.
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How Learning 21st Century Skills is Vital to Your Child's Confidence - MakerKids

The Digital Age has brought about a change in the way children are taught – and the way they need to think and understand the world around them.
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