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Job Satisfaction Survey for school librarians

Dear Librarian/School Media Specialist,

Are you happy in your job? SLJ is sponsoring a survey of school librarians, as well as public librarians who work with children and young adults, to quantify job satisfaction. We hope to incite discussion about what you love about your work, what drives you crazy, the recognition you receive, salaries and more. Please participate by clicking on the link below. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

 

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How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal

How a 21st Century Librarian Enhances Student Learning -- THE Journal | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
An award-winning director of library services shares her best practices for using LiveBinders, makerspaces and a variety of interactive tools to kickstart libraries in her district.
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Teaching, makerspaces and more make the 21st century school library.

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Information Literacy Journal Club: Next discussion: 3 June on Information literacy learning design

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With regard to the article McNicol, S., & Shields, E. (2014). Developing a new approach to information literacy learning design. Journal of Information Literacy, 8(2), 23–35. (see earlier scoop!)

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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Vol. 11, No. 1 (2015)

IJEDICT aims to strengthen links between research and practice in ICT in education and development in hitherto less developed parts of the world, e.g., developing countries (especially small states), and rural and remote regions of developed countries. The emphasis is on providing a space for researchers, practitioners and theoreticians to jointly explore ideas using an eclectic mix of research methods and disciplines.
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Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children

Teaching Research Skills to Elementary School Children | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Search engines can streamline the process of teaching basic research to elementary schoolchildren who require expert guidance on how to navigate the Web — and the earlier, the better.

 

Elementary school is when kids first begin to learn how to learn. Kids start using search engines quite early on, making elementary school the perfect time to teach research skills that become a foundation for a lifetime of learning.

 

The base skill for all schoolchildren is the ability to sift content for relevance and accuracy. Here are five ways teachers can help improve this skill in elementary-age children.


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Union-Active School Librarians and School Library Advocacy: A Modified Case Study of the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians’ Association and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

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The world through picture books

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2nd expanded ed. with 500 books in 37 languages : the world through picture books free download via #IFLA

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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

A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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.

Via Karen Bonanno
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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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Our research reveals record numbers of children enjoy reading every day

Our research reveals record numbers of children enjoy reading every day | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A record number of children enjoy reading and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day, according to our latest research.
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Developing a new approach to information literacy learning design | McNicol | Journal of Information Literacy

Developing a new approach to information literacy learning design
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Examining school librarians' readiness for information literacy education implementation

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Sarah Mcnicol says:

This  study investigates how school librarians perceive  their readiness in  implementing information literacy  (IL)  education  in  schools.  It  addresses  the  concern  that  school  librarians  may  not  be adequately  prepared  in  delivering  the  IL  programmes  in  schools.  This  study  uses  a  quantitative research  approach  with  two  data  collection  techniques;  i.e.  semi-structured  interviews  with  eight school  librarians  and  district  officers,  and  a  survey  involving  710  school  librarians  from  secondary schools  in  Malaysia.  The  school  librarians’  readiness  construct  is  derived  from  the  cognitive, functional  and  technical  sub-scales  of  IL  education  implementation  readiness.  It  was  found  that school librarians’ professional qualification has an impact on their cognitive, functional  and technical readiness. However, their experience as a school librarian had an impact on technical readiness only.

The  study  emphasizes  school  librarians’  readiness  as  a  factor  in  the  successful  implementation  of information literacy education in Malaysian schools.

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Year of the Learning Commons

Year of the Learning Commons | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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New initiative 'the year of the learning commons'. Join this and revamp the school library

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Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age. 
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Setting Up a School Library: A Resource Guide | Professional Tools

setting up a school library
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#ALA Library Fact Sheet with resources and Tools for setting up a school library

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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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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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