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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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Infographic: Reining in the information deluge

Infographic: Reining in the information deluge | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

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SLA - Booking Arrangements for Weekend Course 2012

Updated info on booking arrangements for lightingthefuture.org.uk conference 

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CISSL Residential Summer Institute @ Rutgers University June 27-29, 2012

CISSL Residential Summer Institute @ Rutgers University  June 27-29, 2012 | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Mark your calendars for the
Second Residential CISSL Summer Institute:

Guided Inquiry and Student Learning

June 27-29, 2012 at Rutgers University

For Teams of Teachers, School Librarians and Administrators

This is a rare opportunity for a team from your school to learn how to

design and implement Guided Inquiry, a method that transforms the way

PreK-12 students engage with information to build creativity, critical

thinking and deep understanding for academic success and career readiness.

Based on the extensive research of the Center, Guided Inquiry provides a

visionary, constructivist approach to addressing Common Core Standards

and developing students as reflective thinkers, creative learners and

producers of knowledge.

Faculty includes renowned leaders in learning: Carol Kuhlthau, Ross

Todd, Leslie Maniotes and LaDawna Harrington.

Contact Dr. Mary Jane McNally: mmcnally@rci.rutgers.edu

Details and application available Feb. 1 at http://cissl.rutgers.edu

--

Dr Ross J Todd

Associate Professor

Director, Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL)

School of Communication& Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

4 Huntington Street, New Brunswick , New Jersey USA 08901

Tel: 732 932 7500 Ext 8223, Fax: 732 932 6916

Office: Room 201 Huntington House (184 College Av)

School Library Specialization in MLIS ranked #1 (USA News& World Report,
April 2010)

Web: http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~rtodd

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RossJTodd

Email: rtodd@rutgers.edu

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School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift

School Libraries Grapple with Surge in Ereaders — The Digital Shift | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

The number of adults who own a tablet computer or ebook reader surged from 10 percent to 19 percent between mid-December 211 and early January 2012, according to a study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Likewise, school librarians have observed that more students had acquired digital reading devices over the winter break, too—providing an opportunity for lessons on ebook borrowing, not to mention piracy.

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Petition to Bring MAS Suspended Books Back to Students | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Petition to Bring MAS Suspended Books Back to Students | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
TUCSON - Signatures just keep pouring in on an online petition showing outrage that the Tucson Unified School District pulled its Mexican American Studies books off school shelves.
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YouTube — One Hour Per Second

YouTube — One Hour Per Second | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Every second, one hour of video is uploaded to YouTube. That’s 24 hours every 24 seconds... or a decade every single day.


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Sharon Coatney's The Many Faces of Library Leadership

Sharon Coatney's The Many Faces of Library Leadership | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Advocacy leadership. Coatney's The Many Faces of School Library Leadership (2010) is pertinent to my situation as I struggle with the demands of being a full-time teacher-librarian in a secondary school of 1450 students, ...

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I'm using this book as a text in my class this semester- think is is a great resource for today's school librarian.
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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple |

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple | | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks.

 


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Skills qualified employees need in the 21st century

Skills qualified employees need in the 21st century | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
If you are going to be a successful employee in the 21st century, there are some unique skills that you are going to need that you might not have ..., Cody Hodge (http://t.co/cDRmZAvf...)...
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Is There a Difference Between Critical Thinking and Information Literacy? | Weiner | Journal of Information Literacy

Is There a Difference Between Critical Thinking and Information Literacy? | Weiner | Journal of Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

By John M Weiner

 

This paper investigates the similarities and differences between two important ideas in information processing and knowledge utilisation. Those ideas are [critical thinking] and [information literacy]. The two phrases are shown in brackets to indicate that the two words involved in each idea are not arbitrarily combined but have been coupled by authors to represent a single entity or a focus for development of concepts describing the characteristics involved. By exploring terms related to this couplet from the same sentence, the meaning of each of the central ideas can be expanded. The education, library science, and health science literature were used in this study, which analysed 8745 articles dealing with [critical thinking] and 8201 reports dealing with [information literacy] included in either ERIC or PubMed from 2000-2009.

 

The findings showed that combinations of terms (i.e. ideas) such as [information & literacy & related term] or [critical & thinking & related term], when organised based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (Bloom 1956), clarified the similarities and differences between the two central ideas. [Information literacy] was involved in all of the cognitive functions suggested by Bloom. This finding is consistent with the definitions of [information literacy] that relate it to lifelong learning and effective decision-making. In addition, the ideas describing [information literacy] were consistent with actions and perceptions that were more public and standardised than those associated with [critical thinking].

 

This suggests that [information literacy] and its associated procedures could significantly augment current instruction in [critical thinking] and indeed, the possibility has been explored by some authors in the current literature. A merging of the two ideas would involve [information literacy] providing tools and techniques in the processing and utilisation of knowledge and [critical thinking] supplying the particulars and interpretations associated with a specific discipline. This type of integration could lead to instructional programs similar in concept and application to those in research methodology where methods from statistics are integrated with the techniques and skills associated with a specific discipline. The development of a curriculum of this type would change functions and perceptions from private, individualised mentation, now associated with [critical thinking], to a more easily learned and practiced process suitable across the breadth of disciplines.

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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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Michael Eisenberg - Project Information Literacy

Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by SLAIS (School of Library, Archival and Information Studies), and School Library Day Collo...

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School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Chris Harris on eBooks and School Libraries

School Library Monthly Blog » Blog Archive » Chris Harris on eBooks and School Libraries | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Chris Harris' essay on e-books and the school library.

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Good to Know – Google

Good to Know – Google | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

Google's help on internet safety, your data on the web, your data on Google and how to manage them

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Library 2.012 world-wide virtual conference

Library 2.012 world-wide virtual conference | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

New virtual conference coming up - you can sign in already

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Equal Education 4th BIRTDAY

Equal Education 4th BIRTDAY | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

EE's coordinator Doron Isaacs, reflects on the organisation's last 4 years as he looks to the realisation of quality and equal education for all South African's

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Maria José Vitorino

Maria José Vitorino | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Maria José Vitorino, Portuguese School Libraries Network adviser, activist in several associations and institutions, will be contributing to EMMILE programme on Feb. 28th morning with the speech:...
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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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SCIS | Teacher librarians as cultural change agents

SCIS | Teacher librarians as cultural change agents | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"Teacher librarians are involved in the process of change whether they are implementing a program for the first time, making changes to an established program, or participating in some aspect of ongoing school improvement" (Oberg, 1990). The very essence of the work of teacher librarians – improving teaching and learning – requires that they work within the culture of the school and that they also work to change the culture of the school."


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Google new Policies & Principles

Google new Policies & Principles | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

"We're getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that's a lot shorter ... "

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A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers

A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it

A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers -

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Support Information Literacy

Support Information Literacy | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
Due to the success of our National Information Literacy Awareness Month badge and because Information Literacy skills are relevant beyond just the month of October, we have decided to feature a badge that is appropriate for sharing all year long.
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School Libraries: what's now, what's yet to come

School Libraries: what's now, what's yet to come | School Libraries around the world | Scoop.it
School Libraries: what's now, what's next, what's yet to come. Uma publicação digital gratuita. Cem ensaios escritos por bibliotecários, professores, editores e fornecedores de bibliotecas cuja leitura é altamente ...

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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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The Future of the Book.

Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Watch global design and innovation consultancy IDEO’s vision for the future of the book.

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