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An international school library perspective

An international school library perspective | School Libraries | Scoop.it
This week I am delighted to be immersed in international perspectives on school libraries and teacher librarianship as I participate in the 42nd annual conference of the International Association of School Librarianship.
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Judy O'Connell is always thought provoking and makes one reflect!

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The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition | Anderson | Journal of Info...

The creation of a university library outreach programme to develop the information literacy of further education students: an interactive approach to support transition
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Designing Libraries - Be Inspired! SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced

Designing Libraries - Be Inspired! SLA Inspiration Award shortlist announced | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The School Library Association has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Inspiration Award for library design.
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Historypin | Aussie school library tour

Historypin | Aussie school library tour | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ A virtual tour of Australian school libraries (and a few from overseas...)”
Via Anne Whisken, Glenda Morris, Karen Bonanno
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Fascinating virtual tour
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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life review

The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life review | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“Andy Miller's 12-month-long immersion in the classics renewed his zest for life and produced an inimitable memoirBelievers used to put their trust in a single, sacred Good Book, some of it thought to have been personally dictated by God.”
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Via Dave Wee
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Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 3, 10:02 AM

41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

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Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » How Well Are You Doing Your Job? You Don’t Know. No One Does. | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Useful article on evaluation - I shall spend some time with this...

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Library brings new chapter for school

Library brings new chapter for school | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A £15,000 library has opened at Nether Edge Primary School.
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New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children - Innovate My School

New research sheds light on the tech-habits of children - Innovate My School | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Britain’s youngest are in many ways its brightest, particularly when it comes to technology. Chances are, your eight-year-old can use your tablet far more intuitively than you can, and this kind of whip-smart tech-knowhow means that the education sector has some very exciting years ahead, as shown in research undertaken by ebuyer.
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eBuyer research - but some interesting some statistics...

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube

Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School was crowdsourced by Dr. Judi Moreillon and Dr. Teresa Starrett using funds provided by the Tex...
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Portuguese School Libraries Evaluation Model

Jorge Tiago Martins & Rosa Maria Martins. (2012). Portuguese School LibrariesEvaluation Model: an Analysis of Primary Schools results for the ‘Reading and Literacy’ Domain, The Australian Library Journal, 61:4, 265-280. Retrieved http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2012.10739060


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 14, 2:19 AM

Great article for providing strategies to evaluate library reading programs 

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Article on evaluation model for reading and literacy used by Portuguese School libraries #PrimarySchools #schoollibraries #evaluation #Portugal

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:13 AM

Evaluation model for Portuguese school libraries

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Information Literacy in a Nutshell

“ This tutorial introduces the concept of Information Literacy especially as it pertains to students in higher education. The tutorial focuses on defining this...”
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“ An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as”
Via Elizabeth E Charles, Anita Vance, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Manuel Pinto
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Watch. Connect. Read.: Children's Author and Actress Julianne Moore

Watch. Connect. Read.: Children's Author and Actress Julianne Moore | School Libraries | Scoop.it

School libraries are the best. I grew up spending most of my time in them. I really depended on librarians to guide me, and I am forever in their debt.

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School libraries are the best. I grew up spending most of my time in them. I really depended on librarians to guide me, and I am forever in their debt.

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Judging Content Credibility

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Judging Content Credibility | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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Another useful infographic on searching

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Designing Libraries - School library is a star

Designing Libraries - School library is a star | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Lidget Green Primary School in Bradford has revitalised an underused area of the school

and created a light and airy library for staff and students.
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Lucky pupils...

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Canadian School Libraries - Making connections

Canadian School Libraries - Making connections | School Libraries | Scoop.it
“This has been a whirlwind of a few days. Since picking up David Loertscher at the airport in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon, he and I have nearly finished revisions on a new edition of his library...”
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Learning Commons - Canadian style. Lots for use here too....
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The State of America's Libraries, 2014

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The State of America's Libraries, 2014
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A huge US report but one with implications for all of us - and a whole chapter on school libraries.

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The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction

The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction | School Libraries | Scoop.it
How is it that a student can find and use research-quality information sources and still produce a mediocre research paper? Poor writing skills? Maybe...probably. There's another factor in play too...
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Useful thoughts from Designer Librarian...

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Definitions & Models | Information Literacy

Definitions & Models | Information Literacy | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Useful website here

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Pupils get first glimpse at Horton Grange Primary School’s new library

Pupils get first glimpse at Horton Grange Primary School’s new library | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Children got a first sight of their new school library as it was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford.
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Lucky kids!

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State of America's Libraries, 2014 | American Libraries Magazine

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Not good news for school libraries - real cuts biting into programmes

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries | School Libraries | Scoop.it
If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...
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US blog - but true the world over...

Libraries and librarians shape the culture of our school as they allow students to allow unlock ideas and worlds beyond their current reality.  When will we learn that enough is enough and stand with our librarians?  It must be a stand we are willing to take because it is about all our futures.

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Libraries | Scoop.it

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Defining a self-evaluation digital literacy framework for secondary educators: the DigiLit Leicester project

Richard Hall, Lucy Atkins, Josie Fraser (Published: 10 April 2014) Citation: Research in Learning Technology 2014, 22: 21440
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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73 | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Interesting With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Interesting - is this the way forward for your school?

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