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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

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The number of choices, the styles of pictures, the myriad of stories available, the physical presence of possibilities and the ability to choose without cost - all of these cannot be found anywhere else...

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Great place to go this summer!

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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IFLA -- School Libraries Section Leaflet 2016

IFLA -- School Libraries Section Leaflet 2016 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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New Leaflet from the School Libraries Section of #IFLA. You are also invited to make a translation. If you want to do so, please contact Albert Boekhorst Albertkb@gmail.com
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Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway. | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Schools in the Nordic country prioritize play in early education.
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Another post about learning to read or not in kindergarten. Here the Finnish experience.
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Whydonate | Home

Fundraising website, Dutch startup: Niels Corver and Daniel Boham
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Startup for easy donations and / or organising your own fundraising initiative. Could do with an English website, though.
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Employability and information literacy : Case Studies - Information Literacy - The University Library - The University of Sheffield

Employability and information literacy : Case Studies - Information Literacy - The University Library - The University of Sheffield | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
University of Sheffield Library Information Literacy in the Workplace case studies: https://t.co/lv1bxdeNNs #bculibconf
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#informationliteracy: an important competency for a successful professional career. IL teaching is core business for school / teacher librarians. Check out what you can do for your students and their future.
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Another reasons Teacher-Librarians can make the difference.
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More Thrifty School Library Design Tips

More Thrifty School Library Design Tips | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A lot of imagination, a little elbow grease, and the right tools can yield dramatic results like these.
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School libraries are also about interior design and creativity in layout, furniture and usage of materials. Use your imagination and create an environment that inspires students and teachers.
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The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago...

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China. For more inspiration, check out her blog.   What is the CRAAP Test & How can I use it? It’s common knowledge that that the Internet can be …
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Blog on the CRAAP test: evaluating sources through Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose.
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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, 8:43 AM
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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Book Review: The innovative school librarian

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Book review on the 2nd ed. of The Innovate School Librarian. According the reviewer: a good read, both for practicing school librarians and for students in this field. To order the book, go to http://www.facetpublishing.co.uk/title.php?id=300566#.V0GtoDFf2M8
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The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis more apparent, and more damaging, than in kindergarten. A new University of Virginia study found that kindergarten changed in disturbing ways from 1999-2006. There was a…
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Learning to read is important to fight illiteracy and to support further development. However, children need to develop other skills as well. This blogpost discusses the challenges in Kindergarten.
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WBILC 2016

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WBILC 2016 - Western balkan information literacy conference wbilc 2016
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Western Balkan Information Literacy conference with keynotes by Paul Zurkowski and Tefko Saracevic, both 'hotshots' in the field of #IL
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Library Systems Report 2016 | American Libraries Magazine

Library Systems Report 2016 | American Libraries Magazine | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Marshall Breeding provides his annual, comprehensive roundup of library systems -- all the players and all the technologies.
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Overview of developments in library software and its producers / providers. Relates to all types of libraries.
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IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and extended

IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and extended | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
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Revised and updated IFLA guidelines on services for persons with dyslexia now available in multiple languages. Important role for school librarians in helping dyslexic students
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International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Vol. 12, No. 1 (2016)

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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Latest issue IJEDICT with interesting articles on school libraries and technology, like Adoption, integration and use of ICT in teaching; Developing technology needs assessments for educational programs; Classroom ICT integration in Tanzania; Student perception on a student response system formed by combining mobile phone and a polling website and more ....
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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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