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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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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip. In short, it’s time for school libraries to become a lot less like Microsoft and a lot more like Google. With this notion in mind, David Loertscher, collaborated with two colleagues, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, Canadian educational consultants, to develop an idea called the school library learning commons.


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School Library Research (SLR) | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Research (SLR) | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online.

 

The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians.

 

SLR seeks to distribute major research findings worldwide through both electronic publication and linkages to substantive documents on the Internet. The primary audience for SLR includes academic scholars, school librarians, instructional specialists and other educators who strive to provide a constructive learning environment for all students and teachers.

 


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Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores

Study: Effective School Libraries Impact Entire Schools, Not Just Test Scores | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Researchers note that effective school libraries reflect strong cooperation, collaboration, and communication among classroom teachers, administrators and school librarians

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Gateway News - Colorado Recognizes 47 Highly Effective School Libraries

Gateway News - Colorado Recognizes 47 Highly Effective School Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“These school libraries should be proud of this achievement,” said Eugene Hainer, assistant commissioner and state librarian at CDE. “Libraries remain one of the critical links to 21st century skills and literacy acquisition, and the students will benefit immeasurably from the district’s support of these highly effective programs.”

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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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Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National

Boring school libraries? Not any more - The National | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The previously least-visited facilities in Abu Dhabi's government schools are being converted into centres with comfortable furniture, role-playing areas, reading corners, multimedia access, TV and online catalogues.
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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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School Libraries On The Agenda!

School Libraries On The Agenda! | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The Joint Committee of the IFLA Section of SLRC and IASL is delighted to announce that the Joint Committee has been awarded funding by the Professional Committee of IFLA for year one of a two-year project to develop a module of training materials for school library advocacy titled “School Libraries on the Agenda.” Current members of the Joint Committee are: Randi Lundvall, Norway (Chair of IFLA Section of SLRC); Diljit Singh (President of IASL); Dianne Oberg, Canada (Joint Committee Chair); Luisa Marquardt, Italy; Lourense Das, Netherlands; Lesley Farmer, USA.

 

The original idea for the project came from Lesley Farmer. Ellen Tise, then-President of IFLA, met with the Joint Committee in Jamaica in August 2011 and encouraged the committee to go forward with a proposal to IFLA for funding of the project. IASL and IFLA SLRC are uniting their efforts to develop school library advocacy materials that will contribute to IFLA’s Building Stronger Library Associations initiative and to IFLA’s Online Learning Platform. The project is designed to contribute to improving school libraries and to enhance the leadership skills of those involved in school library development in both of the two school library groups.

 

The online training materials will include topic such as association development, communication skills, professional development design, and collaboration and advocacy skills.


A wiki has been established as an on-going work space for the committee. The
committee will begin its work by collecting and analyzing school library advocacy materials available in English, including those developed by school library associations in the UK, Australia, USA, Canada and elsewhere. The plan for trialing and revising of the advocacy materials includes face-to-face workshops in conjunction with the IASL conference in Doha, Qatar in November 2012 and the IFLA conference in Singapore in August 2013. The committee also hopes to test the materials in an online workshop with IFLA / IASL members before adding them to IFLA’s Online Learning Platform.

Dianne Oberg, Chair

Joint Committee of IASL / IFLA SLRC

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March Madness: School Libraries in 1:1 and Virtual Settings - ISTE Community

March Madness: School Libraries in 1:1 and Virtual Settings - ISTE Community | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
The last two weeks have offered us thought provoking discussions around the concepts of BYOD and Social Media Policies – areas affecting all educators in the 2…...
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SCHOOL LIBRARIES UPDATE

SCHOOL LIBRARIES UPDATE | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Nancy Everhart former pres of AASL and FSU librarian visits again..we love having her with us.
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High School Student Builds School Library in Sierra Leone

High School Student Builds School Library in Sierra Leone | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Eighteen-year-old Mankaprr Conteh has turned her school project into an international cause. She's helped build a library at the school her father attended as a child in Magburaka, a rural area in Sierra Leone's Northern Provence where school libraries are extremely rare.

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Three Quick and Easy Ways to Advocate for Your School Library Program

Three Quick and Easy Ways to Advocate for Your School Library Program | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Has advocacy for your program been moved to the back burner while you deal with other, more pressing issues?  The following advocacy strategies can be easily and quickly replicated.  Why not try ...

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Nigeria: Restoring Reading Culture Among Students

Nigeria: Restoring Reading Culture Among Students | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"Libraries were the hallmark of education in the good old days. Scholars and students alike depended largely on well equipped libraries for their scholarly works. The story is different today ..." 

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Importance of School Librarians | Video capture of crucial points

A video capture about the importance of libraries and librarians.


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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age

Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in the face of increasing financial pressures, new media technologies, and a progressively media-savvy population. Their transformation from information reserve to knowledge center is well underway.


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Are School Libraries Becoming Obsolete?

Are School Libraries Becoming Obsolete? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.See it on Scoop.it, via The...

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Libraries are Links to Literacy and Learning | Beyond the Classroom

Libraries are Links to Literacy and Learning | Beyond the Classroom | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Today’s libraries are more than just houses for books. Where can low-income families access the Internet for free? The library. What is a safe place for kids to go to after school? The library. Where can teens and their parents access college resources like school and financial aid information? The library. You get the picture. The library is a community space for reading, for research or for gathering to learn. It provides the perfect quiet space for mentoring, tutoring, or studying. And what better place for a child to get lost in a good story and discover a new world!

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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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School Library Month History | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Month History | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
School Library Month History (It's School Library Month!
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Rethinking the Library to Improve Information Literacy

Rethinking the Library to Improve Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
In January 2007, I was hired by Springfield Township School District to teach English.
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“Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills

“Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
RT @sljournal: “Library Skills” = Information Literacy Skills = Common Core Skills — Make Some Noise!

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South Jersey high school librarians teaching students how to use high technology in their research

South Jersey high school librarians teaching students how to use high technology in their research | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A steady murmur of voices emanated from the Cedar Creek High School library. But as librarian Christine Finn walked toward a table of students, it wasn’t to quiet them down, but to assist in their history project creating a wiki on the Great Plains.
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Implementing change: Handhelds in school libraries

Implementing change: Handhelds in school libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Patricia Bruder on the unconference on handhelds in school libraries ...

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Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL

Survive and Thrive! An Advocacy Toolkit for School Librarians from CASL | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

We believe that School Librarians are uniquely qualified to teach to and assist in the implementation of the new standards; they are 21st Century skills experts.


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Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
From a Report Summary via METRO:
The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the...
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