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School Libraries World Wide - Call for Papers (Volume 19, Number 2, July 2013)

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Story: Global Reflections on the Role of Story and Narrative in School Librarianship.

 

For this issue we will provide a space in which stories about story can be told, and in which research on the use of stories in the widest possible range of aspects of school librarianship can be reported. Research may address any aspect of story or narrative.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Story as a pedagogical tool. Narrative and the gathering of stories of lived experience,      as a research approach. The place of story and storytelling in the profession      of school librarianship. Digital storytelling. The impact of social media on storytelling. How professional identities of school librarians are inspired and developed through story. Oral traditions. Stories as a form of social capital in school library advocacy. Storytelling and the brain. Narrative inquiry as a qualitative research method. Interpretive research.

 

School library researchers are invited to submit papers reporting their own original research that has not been published elsewhere. Authors who wish to know more about the issue theme should contact the editors to discuss  their interests.

School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.

Submission guidelines are available online at School Libraries Worldwide and papers can be submitted online at http://slw.cci.fsu.edu

Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 1, 2013.

Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the editors directly, Nancy Everhart and Marcia A. Mardis.

General suggestions and inquiries for the journal may be sent to:

Dr. Nancy Everhart and Dr. Marcia A. Mardis
Editors, School Libraries Worldwide
School of Library and Information Science
College of Communication & Information
The Florida State University
Tallahassee FL 32306-2100 USA
Fax: 1 (780) 492-7622
E-mail: slw@cci.fsu.edu

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The triadic model: How digital and information literacy must support each other by Drew Whitworth on Prezi

Prezi for Drew Whitworth's presentation at the EMTACL conference, Trondheim, 2nd October 2012


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The League of Extraordinary Librarians: media specialists are leading the way as tech superheroes

The League of Extraordinary Librarians: media specialists are leading the way as tech superheroes | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Meet the latest tech superheroes: school librarians. According to School Library Journal’s 2012 School Technology Survey, media specialists are leading the charge to bring new media, mobile devices, social apps, and web-based technologies into our nation’s classrooms.

 

So far, the results have been pretty impressive: 87 percent of school librarians report that they’re in charge of their library’s technology, with 60 percent adding that they’ve also introduced it into the classroom. Furthermore, 44 percent now serve on their school’s tech team, and in these budget-troubled times, when many library positions are on the line, that role may mean increased job security. In fact, 55 percent of the elementary, middle, and high school librarians that responded to our survey say that their tech skills have increased their value in administrators’ eyes.


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Librarians are tech superheroes as well!

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iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says

iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

More than 170 primary and high school students debated the topic of technology versus books last week.

 

Gladstone Primary principal Matt Delany said the teaching tools would shift in favour of technology over the next decade. "I think that over the next five to ten years we will see a change in the way that schools operate in terms of using technology over books, especially as we see new teachers come out of university who are used to using iPads and new technologies," Mr Delany said.

 

"I don't think that books will disappear entirely - there is a place for both and it's about schools finding a happy compromise.

 

"Libraries are still fundamental to schools and books can still give students something that they don't get from an iPad."


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Search engines remain popular—and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results—but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other...

The results of this Pew Internet study clearly show the need for digital citizenship programs to be conducted in schools.

 

The report states: "Search engines remain popular—and users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results—but many are anxious about the collection of personal information by search engines and other websites...

 

Most internet users say they do not know how to limit the information that is collected about them by a website...

 

These findings are a backdrop for the ongoing policy debates about privacy, collection of personal information online, and the enthusiasm for targeted search and targeted advertising among companies. They also arise as Google implements a new privacy policy in which information about users’ online behavior when they are signed into Google’s programs can be collected and combined into a cohesive user profile. This includes material from Google’s search engine, the Google+ social networking site, YouTube video-sharing site, and Gmail."

 

These findings can be used by teacher librarians to raise their school community's awareness of the importance of explicit instruction in the use of online databases, search engines, and websites and social media sites that require users to create an account.

 

 


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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

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The teachers who instruct the most advanced American secondary school students render mixed verdicts about students’ research habits and the impact of technology on their studies.

Some 77% of advanced placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers surveyed say that the internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research work. But 87% say these technologies are creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64% say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”


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Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research - Animated guide to information skills

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Copyright

This tutorial has been developed by Rutgers University and is owned and administrated by Rutgers University. All content is the sole property of Rutgers University. © 2009 Rutgers University. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use

Any use of this tutorial by non-Rutgers students, faculty, or administrators is prohibited without the written permission of Rutgers University. The content is subject to change without notice.

Credits

Content contributors and reviewers: Tisha Bender (Writing Program), Michelle Brazier (Undergraduate Education), Jeris Cassel (Rutgers Libraries), Darcy Gioia (Writing Program), Sara Harrington (Rutgers Libraries), Lyn Krueger (UG Academic Engagement & Programming), Marie Logue (UG Academic Engagement & Programming), Kay Lynch-Cutchin (University College Community), Regina Marshall (UG Academic Engagement & Programming), Julio Nazario (Honors Program)

Project management, instructional design, and course engine provided by: Kognito Interactive


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About TECHBRARIAN | Techbrarian.com

About TECHBRARIAN | Techbrarian.com | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
tech·brar·ian (tek brer′ē ən) noun a passionate educator in search of technology to support talent development and social action in...
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The Role of the Teacher Librarian (Library Media Specialist) BACIRC

The Role of the Teacher Librarian (Library Media Specialist) BACIRC | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

It has been interesting to hear the reactions from many who do not know what a Teacher Librarian does in the day-to-day life of the school library. A relative of mine jokingly said to my daughter: “So what did she do to win this award… invent a new Dewey Decimal System or a new way of filing?” … I want to thank my two Cert III qualified Library Assistants who make it possible for me to do much less of the “book” work behind the scenes (shelving, cataloguing, covering) and a lot more of the specialized teaching role that is that of Teacher Librarian!


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School libraries: using data to boost student literacy

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Librarian Adam Lancaster explains how his school used tracking data and reading quizzes to support reluctant readers...
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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning.

The tips are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes planning, then the launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation. Reflection is the final stage.


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

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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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Semantic Digital Libraries | Bringing Libraries to Web 3.0

Semantic Digital Libraries | Bringing Libraries to Web 3.0 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Welcome to the home site of the Semantic Digital Libraries community. Here you will find many valuable resources related to the topic of Semantic Digital Libraries, including:

references to related books,links to our tutorials,

and more.


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Librarians and how they share their work - Survey

If you are a school librarian, could you please take a minute to complete my 6 question survey about librarians and how they share their work? You can access it at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8RBXRX

 

Thank you in advance :-) 

 

--

Carol Cuello Youssif
Librarian
American International School of Abuja
Abuja, Nigeria
carolinac@aisabuja.com

"Going to the library builds a kid's imagination. Books help them discover themselves and the world." ~ Mike Bordick ~

 

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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
If helping your students write papers is a part of your school day, you probably already know that there are enough issues to focus on without having to spend a lot of time teaching your students how to build a bibliography and correctly cite their sources. Your time is likely better spent helping create a focused, concise piece of work that uses excellent grammar and sentence structure.

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Toward a Sustainable Embedded Librarian Program

Library 2.0 Worldwide Conference Presentation - October 3rd, 2012 http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-conference...

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Heart of the School - School Librarians lobby Parliament!

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The day finally came – the day that school librarians in the UK lobbied Parliament about making school libraries statutory, and inspected by Ofsted (thus ensuring that schools had libraries and librarians). School Librarians in Scotland lobbied their Parliament on Saturday 27th, as they were not on half term this week, and School Librarians in the rest of the UK lobbied Parliament on 29th ......

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SLA - Mass Lobby for School Libraries

The day finally came – the day that school librarians in the UK lobbied Parliament about making school libraries statutory..


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Information literacy - The Diligent Student

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Information literacy tutorial K.U. Leuven in English

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ECIL | European Conference on Information Literacy

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Second Call for Papers

 

European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL)

www.ilconf.org

 

October 22-25, 2013,Istanbul,Turkey

ECIL is Organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University. It is an international conference supported by Turkish National Commission for UNESCO, Information Literacy Section of IFLA and many other prestigious universities, associations, and organizations actively involved in media and information literacy.

 

Keynotes


Paul G. Zurkowski is the originator of the term "information literacy". He first used this term in 1974 in a proposal to the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. At the time he coined the term he was president of the Information Industry Association. His vision for information literacy skill development is not library centric, but advocates for a universal approach in its delivery across all trades, occupations and professions. Zurkowski views information literacy skills as a critical stepping stone in the creation of wealth, a key element for national economic development.

Dr Christine Bruce is Professor in theInformationSystemsSchool, Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT,Australia.  She has an extensive research and publication profile in information literacy and higher education teaching and learning. Dr. Bruce has a special focus on information literacy and learning. She regularly facilitates workshops and delivers speeches on information literacy. In 2010 Dr. Bruce received the Library Board of Queensland Award for her contributions to information literacy research and education.

 

Aim & Scope  


Information Literacy, Media Literacy and Lifelong Learning being the main theme, ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current issues, recent developments, challenges, theories, and good practices.

 

Topics

Main topics of the Conference include (but not limited with) the following:

Information literacy and lifelong learning Information literacy in theoretical context (models, standards, indicators, etc.) Information literacy and related concepts      (transversal competencies, media literacy, civic literacy, transliteracy, metaliteracy, e-literacy, digital literacy, computer literacy, scientific     literacy, visual literacy, digital empowerment, etc.) Media and information literacy (MIL) as a new      concept Information literacy research (methods and      techniques) Information seeking and information behavior Information literacy good practices Information literacy networks and networking Information literacy policies and policy development Information literacy and libraries (college and      university libraries, school libraries, public libraries, special  libraries) Information literacy and LIS education Information literacy and knowledge management Information literacy across disciplines Information literacy in different cultures and      countries Information literacy in different contexts      (juristic, health, etc.) Information literacy and education (Bologna Process,      etc.) Planning strategies for information literacy      training (promotion and marketing, training the trainers, partnership, collaboration across professions, teacher education, integrating into curricula) Information literacy instruction (teaching      techniques and methods, instructional design, curriculum development,      measurement and evaluation, Web-based training, e-learning) Information literacy education in different sectors      (K-12, higher education, vocational education) Information literacy in the workplace Information literacy for adults Information literacy for disadvantaged groups Information literacy for multicultural societies Information literacy and ethical and social issues Information literacy and democracy Information literacy and citizenship Information literacy and digital divide Information literacy and emerging technologies and tools (Web 2.0, Web 3.0, mobile technologies) Information literacy in the future   Important Dates

 

First Call: July 2012

Second Call: October 2012

Third Call: December 2012

Submission deadline for contributions: 1 February 2013

Notification of acceptance: 5 April 2013

Deadline for submitting final versions: 15 May 2013

Conference sessions: 22-24 October 2013

Conference tour: 25 October 2013

 

Abstarct & Paper Submission


The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha, best practices, workshops, panels, special sessions, doctoral forum, each has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference web site and submitted electronically via the conference management system by February 1, 2013. Contributions will be peer-reviewed and the authors will be notified of the outcome by April 5, 2013. Final copies of the accepted contributions should be sent in by May 15, 2013, in order for them to be included in the book of abstracts. Selected papers will be published in proceedings book and refereed journals. At least one of the authors should register online via Conference web site and take part at the conference.

  Updates

 

If you wish to receive updates on ECIL 2013 you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact

Serap Kurbanoğlu, Co-chair of the Standing Commitee and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee serap@hacettepe.edu.tr

Sonja Špiranec, Co-chair of the Standing Committee and Chair of the Programme Committee sspiran@ffzg.hr

Conference Secretariat: first.ecil@gmail.com

Organization Office: ARBER Profesional Tourism and Congress Services, arber@arber.com.tr

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Re-Visioning A School Library | Connected Principals

Re-Visioning A School Library | Connected Principals | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

This year we have embarked on the process of updating our Media Resource Centre to better meet the needs of our students and teachers as they full immerse in the data rich world we live in. Let me begin by stating that our school’s BYOD policy, in conjunction with a robust WiFi network (handling up to 4000 devices simultaneously) has already gone a long way of transforming this place of learning.


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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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School librarian: “We would’ve been dead in the water if we didn’t have one.”

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Missing From 6 School Libraries: Librarians 

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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........

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Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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School Libraries Worldwide issue on Library Education

School Libraries Worldwide issue on Library Education | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The editors of School Libraries Worldwide, the journal of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) are pleased to announce the release of Volume 18, Issue 2 (July 2012). School Libraries Worldwide is an international refereed scholarly journal of research relating to school librarianship and has been published since 1997.  This theme issue of library education has been guest edited by Gail Dickinson of Old Dominion University and Allison Kaplan of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  

Contents are now available at to members at http://www.iasl-online.org/pubs/slw/july2012.htm and will be accessible through major databases including ProQuest and EBSCOHost.  There is a free public access article for this issue, noted and linked below.  

This is an issue of 120 pages of exciting research and thinking. The article list is included below.

Please enjoy this issue and consider contributing to an upcoming issue. 

Best regards,
Nancy Everhart and Marcia A. Mardis, editors


Theme: Library Education

Editorial

International Perspectives on School Library Education: From Face-to-Face to Distance
Guest Editors
 Gail Dickinson
Old Dominion University, USA
 Allison Kaplan
University of Wisconsin Madison, USA

 

The Roles of Professional Organizations in School Library Education: Case Studies from around the World
Lesley Farmer
California State University Long Beach, USA

The Evolution of ePortfolios for School Library Education: A Case Study
Stephanie A. Jones
Elizabeth Downs
Judi Repman
Georgia Southern University, USA

Educating School Librarians in the English-speaking Caribbean: The Case of the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica
Paulette Stewart
The University of the West Indies, Jamaica


Preparing School Librarians in Rural Areas through Distance Education and Communities of Practice
Angel Kymes
 Barbara Ray
Northeastern State University, USA

 

Distance Learning as a Central Issue for the Learning and Professionalization Process of Professeurs Documentalistes: The French Synthesis of Transliteracy
Anne Cordier
Université de Rouen, France
 Anne Lehmans
Université de Bordeaux, France

 

Teacher-librarians Leading Change: Some Stories from the Margins
Genevieve Hart
University of the Western Cape, South Africa

 

The Three C’s of Distance Education: Competence, Creativity and Community
Ruth V. Small
Marilyn P. Arnone
Barbara K. Stripling
Renee F. Hill
Blythe Bennett
Syracuse University, USA

 

The School Library of Today: Guises and “Universal” Roles
Andrew K. Shenton
Monkseaton High School, UK
 Gwyneth Marshman
Freelance information specialist, UK

 

School Library Education in Thirteen Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
Numerous authors - edited by Helen Boelens and Henk van Dam

Integration of Evidence-based Library and Information Practice into School Library Education: A Case Study (free public access article)  
Maria Cahill
Jennifer Richey
Texas Woman’s University, USA

 

Dispositions in the Twenty-first Century School Library Profession

Sue C. Kimmel
Gail K. Dickinson
Carol A. Doll
Old Dominion University, USA

 

 

 

Dr. Nancy Everhart

Director, School Library Media Program

Director, PALM Center 

School of Library and Information Studies

Florida State University

Florida's I-School

252 Louis Shores Building

Tallahassee, FL 32306

(850)644-8122

everhart@fsu.edu

 

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