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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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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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Leading Learning Receives OLA President’s Award | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

Leading Learning Receives OLA President’s Award | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Great achievement for Canada's leading project #schoollibraries #award

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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Posters for Students based on Bloom's Taxonomy: simple, effective and applicable for different levels

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It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium

It's Here! The NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition | The New Media Consortium | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The report describes findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, giving library leaders and staff a valuable guide for strategic technology planning. The format of the report was designed to provide these leaders with more in-depth insight into how the trends and challenges are accelerating and impeding the adoption of technology, along with their implications for policy, leadership, and practice.


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A Love Letter to the School Librarian

A Love Letter to the School Librarian | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Hello. I'm Rachel Hamilton, author of slightly silly books about exploding things. Since I last posted here, I’ve been reading all the love letters to libraries people have been writing for Book We...

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Conspiring to Educate: Working together for transitioning students

Conspiring to Educate: Working together for transitioning students | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Today’s learners have more options than ever on their paths to education, but they will also encounter more obstacles.

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Building relationships between school and public library staff that can really improve outcomes for children, families, and students

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:51 PM

Librarians are the link to bridge between different levels of education, for example high school to school.  Love it!

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How Not to Cite an Image

How Not to Cite an Image | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Between great public domain image sources like Pixabay and Creative Commons image search tools there are few occasions when students should have to resort to claiming fair use to use a copyrighted image. If they do end up at that step, they should at least give proper credit to the owner of the image.


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3D Printing to Raspberry Pi's: How a Quiet Florida School Library Got Transformed to a Makerspace

3D Printing to Raspberry Pi's: How a Quiet Florida School Library Got Transformed to a Makerspace | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
On any given day at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, visitors to the Lower School library might be surprised to find it bears little resemblance to the school libraries of years past.

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Like to find out more on Makerspaces and school libraries? Come to http://iasl2015.org and find out

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Ontario Library Association

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Hello everyone,

It is my very distinct pleasure to let you know that the Canadian Library Association's Leading Learning Project has been selected to receive the Ontario Library Association President's Award for Exceptional Achievement at our Super Conference in January 2015. The President's Award for Exceptional Achievement acknowledges an outstanding action or contribution that has in a major or unique way enhanced or furthered librarianship in Ontario. The selection is at the full discretion of the President of the OLA. Awards are only given if there is something of true historic significance to recognize.

The publication of Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada is an event of true historic significance. As the document says, "Learners have a right to expect good school libraries in every school in Canada." Standards can indeed help measure practice, but Leading Learning does much more. By focusing on the needs of the learner, Leading Learning provides a framework for growth. Every school, no matter the status of its library program, can find itself in this framework and decide on tangible steps for improvement. The development of Leading Learning brought together input from every province and territory in the country, and successfully developed standards for growth that are meaningful within this very disparate context. This is a remarkable achievement.

The Royal Society of Canada's recently released expert panel report on the status and future of Canada's libraries and archives made recommendations for improving standards for school library programs across the country. It cited Leading Learning and our own guideline document, Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons as models for moving forward. In the Ontario context, Leading Learning provides a sympathetic framework for achieving the vision of Together for Learning , and as such, is particularly deserving of an award for enhancing or furthering librarianship in this province. It is also my hope that this award will help to advance the implementation of Leading Learning across the country and advocate for school library programs, particularly in light of the RSC's recommendations.

You have received this email as leaders of the Canadian Library Association, members of the Leading Learning Project Steering Committee, and OLA members who served as members of the Project Focus Group and as Ontario Provincial Committee Chairpersons. We ask that you extend this good news to all of the many people involved in the project from across the country.

We have not, as yet, finalized plans for the presentation at Super Conference. I have copied this message to Shelagh Paterson, OLA Executive Director, and Beckie MacDonald, OLA Manager of Member Services. Beckie will be handling arrangements for awards, and will be in contact with you with more specific information about the presentation. While the award is for the project as a whole, we would like to recognize all of you who are planning to be at the conference at the award presentation.

Congratulations!
Anita

Anita Brooks Kirkland
Consultant, Libraries & Learning
anitabk@bythebrooks.ca
www.bythebrooks.ca

President, Ontario Library Association
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Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection

Genrefication of your school’s fiction collection | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Do you use the Dewey Decimal Classification at your school? Can your kids figure out what "142.780973" means? Would they know where to find the "Sports" books? Using this logic, many schools are wondering if they and their students might be better served using a book-store model, or genres, when it comes to their fiction collection…. but where to begin?


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Dewey and kids: do we need another way of classification? If so, where to begin

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 25, 2014 11:06 AM

Ditch Dewey or keep it?  What do you do at your library?

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 25, 2014 11:09 AM

Do you agree? I can see some benefits

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:12 AM

... but where to begin?

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The changing face of school libraries - Hillcountrynews

CHAMPION: The changing face of school libraries
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When our parents and community members visit one of our schools, they frequently comment on how different it looks and feels from the schools they attended when they were kids.

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School libraries: new challenges, new ideas!

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Wikipedia and libraries | ALIA

Slides from national WIkipedia information sessions conducted by Wikimedia Australia for members of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). …

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Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly

Ebooks Take Hold in Schools—Slowly | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The adoption and use of ebooks in U.S. school libraries has grown steadily over the past four years, slowed mainly by limited access to ereading devices and cost, says a new ebooks report by SLJ, sponsored by Follett.

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E-books in the school library - slowly but steady increase in use

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 15, 2014 3:12 PM

From anecdotal evidence a similar situation exists in Australian schools. Limited access to ereading devices and infrastructure plus costs and ownership of ebooks contribute to slow growth. Also, is a downloadable PDF an ebook. I think not. Embedded interactivity is needed to create the uniqueness and flexibility in content delivery for students. 

Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:06 AM

Interesting survey of the US market for e books in schools

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Discover Information Literacy - YouTube

Four Instructional Technology graduate students at the University of Mary Washington collaborated to create this video defining and guiding students and teac...

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"Information Literacy is the solution to data smog" [video] #ACRL #IL

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Library Advocacy Unshushed

Library Advocacy Unshushed | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Become a powerful advocate for the values and future of libraries and librarianship. Be informed, strategic, passionate, and unshushed!
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Learn how to advocate (school) libraries through this online  course #CLA #ALA

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.


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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters. School in Zuid-Limburg geïnteresseerd in een schrijver in de klas? Neem contact op met @iasl2015 ivm conferentie

 

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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

C.S. Lewis on Why We Read | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,” Rebecca Solnit wrote in her gorgeous contemplation on reading. A century earlier, Kafka asserted in a memorable letter to his childhood friend that “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Indeed, the question of what books do for the human soul and spirit stretches from ancient meditations to contemporary theories about the four psychological functions of reading. But hardly anyone has articulated the enchantment of literature more succinctly yet beautifully than C.S. Lewis, a man deeply invested in the authenticity of the written word.

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CS Lewis: Those of us who have been true readers all our life seldom fully realize the enormous extension of our being which we owe to authors.

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Becoming info-savvy : Information and critical literacy in the web world

Becoming info-savvy : Information and critical literacy in the web world | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
This is the first of three posts which focus on information and critical literacy. This first post outlines the importance of developing information and critical literacy. The second post will give...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Personalized learning starts with the learner and asks the question, “What does this student need to understand, and how best can that happen?” This is a student-centered approach, and is built around the idea of recognizing the vast differences in students–not just in terms of literacy or schema, but an authentic need to know.


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Personalized learning: the school library is being made for it if professionalization of the library and its staff is secured

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IASL 2015

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Upon several requests we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions to January 15, 2015. You can find the updated Call for Papers on our website.

You can submit a proposal for a research paper, a professional paper, a poster or a workshop. Submission is open to all who are interested in school librarianship, who like to share an idea, a project, a concept or who wants to discuss issues.

Any questions about the submissions? Send an email to submissions-iasl2015@ou.nl or iasl2015@meles.nl

Furthermore, we added information about visa, travelling to Maastricht and the pre- & post conference workshops to the website.

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested in the IASL 2015 conference as well.

We are looking forward to your contributions to and participation in the IASL 2015 conference.

The organising committee of IASL 2015.

Lourense Das

Conference director

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Creating Activities to Support Learners Towards Digital Fluency

Materials to support Digital Literacy / Capability staff development and lesson planning.

 

Staffordshire University Library TeachMeet

25 November 2014


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Creating Activities to Support Learners Towards Digital Fluency [slides] by Anthony Beal

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Anthony Beal's curator insight, November 26, 2014 6:21 AM

Slides from my TeachMeet presentation at Staffordshire University library

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5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy

5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
This was my first full term as a full-time, academic, faculty teaching librarian. I entered the profession as a public educator - well, technically, para-educator, or instructional assistant. And I...

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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities - Mind/Shift

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities - Mind/Shift | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"It’s well known that public libraries are no longer just about the books — even e-books. Many community libraries are receiving 21st century digital-age makeovers: Numerous digital technologies, maker spaces to invite creation, even video production suites and 3-D printers now inhabit many libraries across the country."


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Designing Learning Spaces For Student Engagement

The journey of change of the physical and virtual spaces in the Mount Alvernia iCentre

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Presentation: Designing learning spaces for student engagement by @helenstower1 and @katschrav [slides]

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 19, 2014 3:27 PM

Helen and Kathryn presented on this topic for http://eduwebinar.com.au on 19 November 2014. 

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Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers

Rethinking the school library: Mobile County district launches 'digital literacy' program in 16 media centers | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Now that many school libraries are evolving into media centers, the job of the school librarian, or media specialist, is changing as well.

This fall, Mobile County school officials began a pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the media centers, and the duties of the librarians who run them.


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Job of the school / teacher librarian is changing: pilot "digital literacy" program at 16 schools to revamp the school library

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:41 PM

Excellent article about the role shift of many librarians.

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, November 17, 2014 7:42 AM

Re-thinking is essential! Renewal is essential!