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How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA

How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Jennifer Rummel June 2012 Have you heard about the newest social media craze Pinterest?

Great idea to have a dedicated Library Pinterest Board as a way to promote and advocate what your library has to offer. So many good ideas suggested here.


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Libraries for all!

Libraries for all! | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

UK - Society of Authors letter urges the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb to support children's literacy by making school libraries a statuary requirement in both primary and secondary schools. 

 

The letter is full of common sense suggestions – ideas that are absolutely achievable, that are not cost heavy, and that will make an immediate and noticeable impact.


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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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White House Petition – The Response

White House Petition – The Response | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

“School libraries do much more than house books and store data: a school library can broaden the horizon of learning for students and link them with communities and experiences far beyond their own classroom and community."


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School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Library Month April 2012 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career.

 


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Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month.

Libraries in Action! School library leaders featured each month. | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
A new feature on CDE's Highly Effective School Library web page is that each month, there will be featured school libraries of the month. Now, you can see what different school library leaders are doing.

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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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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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AASL Launches a New Video Contest for Kids

AASL Launches a New Video Contest for Kids | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

AASL is launching a new video contest, to encourage K-12 kids to see their school library as more than just a place to check out books.

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The Movement to Save School Library Programs

The Movement to Save School Library Programs | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Money is tight and state and locally supported school funding is dropping. School districts are looking for places to reduce costs and many believe school libraries and librarians are expendable.
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Letter about recommended librarian cuts in Jefferson County, CO | Keith Curry Lance

Letter about recommended librarian cuts in Jefferson County, CO | Keith Curry Lance | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Last week, Keith sent the following letter to the superintendent and board of Jefferson County Public Schools here in Colorado. Keith has stated, "Feel free to adapt this language for your own letter, or be in touch if you’d like a version of it over my signature."


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Pam Muñoz Ryan Speaks Out in Support of School Libraries | At Your Library

Pam Muñoz Ryan Speaks Out in Support of School Libraries | At Your Library | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
“Our Authors, Our Advocates,” ALA Past President Roberta Stevens’ library advocacy initiative, features  well-known and passionate authors speaking out about the value of and importance of libraries.
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With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians?

With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians? | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

There have been many articles and blog posts lately debating the future of libraries. It is hard to imagine a school without one of these learning centers (where else would faculty meetings, testing, and baby showers take place?), but this post focuses on busting the myth that librarians will become obsolete.


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The need to shift and widen school library advocacy efforts - Gary Hartzell

For more than twenty years, school librarians have focused the largest portion of their advocacy efforts on individual principals, superintendents, and board members, struggling to convince them that libraries should be integral and institutionalized elements of K-12 education. It hasn’t worked.


Libraries and librarians remain frighteningly vulnerable to cuts, even elimination, in schools everywhere. These individualized field-based advocacy efforts may have forestalled greater disaster, but they have not and cannot by themselves make libraries and librarians secure in our schools.


To do that librarians need to widen their advocacy efforts and give priority to two new targets: (1) the educational administration (Ed Ad) professors who shape beginning administrators’ perceptions and values and (2) the professional associations that have a powerful influence on how administrators approach their work challenges once they are in the field. In effect, this widening represents a shift from battling for current school leaders’ support to preemptively conditioning the next generation of administrators to support libraries as they take up their new responsibilities.


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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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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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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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NY Schools Need School Librarians

This video features three leaders in the school library field who speak to the importance of certified school librarians in New York schools.

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Fuel Your Advocacy Work - Free Online Webcast

Fuel Your Advocacy Work - Free Online Webcast | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Dive into the data from the most recent SLJ school library
spending survey and learn how to use it to strengthen your advocacy work in
this free webcast.

Featuring informative presentations from Dr. Lesley Farmer, professor, author
and international school library advocate and extraordinaire, and Sara Kelly Johns,
former AASL president, advocacy expert and author of the all new SLJ blog Make Some Noise!

REGISTER TODAY FREE
1-hour webcast event

Can't make it March 29?

No problem!

Register now and SLJ will notify you as soon as the webcast is
archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

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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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Why we love our libraries

Why we love our libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
David Belbin, author and English lecturer at Nottingham Trent University"I grew up in a house that had hardly any books in it, so libraries were the places where I discovered most of the books...
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School Libraries: Applying Innovative Ideas to a Threatened Species

School Libraries: Applying Innovative Ideas to a Threatened Species | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
While there are few who would argue that school libraries in Canada are in "good" health, there are even fewer who seem committed to supporting their desperately needed evolution. Those "few" are people who have the power to influence ...

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Friends of School Libraries--Elementary

This video was produced to promote our nascent Friends of School Libraries initiative with PTOs and other parent groups.
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Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards

Public Library Tries to Bring Readers Back From the Internet With Billboards | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Using social media 'visuals' to advocate school libraries :-)

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Chris Kiesow Vollmer's curator insight, June 1, 2014 9:12 AM

This is from awhile ago but I just found it now on Scoop.it!  Clever marketing MPL.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, June 1, 2014 5:56 PM

Very clever MPL! Now let's get that campaign everywhere!