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DigiLit Leicester - Secondary School Digital Literacy Framework and Survey

DigiLit Leicester - Secondary School Digital Literacy Framework and Survey | School Libraries | Scoop.it
  The DigiLit Leicester project has been up and running for nine months now. We've been incredibly busy, working with 23 schools across Leicester to design and implement a digital literacy fra...
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Fantastic project - check it out!

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | School Libraries | Scoop.it
In less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have
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Fascinating round up of projects happening worldwide

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | School Libraries | Scoop.it

State University of New York - Open SUNY Texbooks


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Worth a look...

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Reading Revolution

Here are 20 suggestions to help your school encourage Reading for Pleasure for all: http://t.co/STmugYMHxc
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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...)”
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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

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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 

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 16, 11:08 AM

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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Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School

Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School | School Libraries | Scoop.it
A large part of the school experience is reading a metric tonne of books (or a terabyte, for modern pupils). But how do our reading habits reflect upon a child’s? Jane Jackson of BookSpace examines further.
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So true!

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Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries

Scores of authors lobby government to act on school libraries | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman and Andrew Motion among signatories of letter to the Guardian demanding 'urgent' action from the Department for Education
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The Beating Heart of the School | CILIP

The report calls for every child in the UK to have a good library in their secondary school. 

It makes four recommendations:

The Department for Education starts collecting figures about the number of schools that have a library and librarianThe Minister for Schools examines the full contribution that school libraries make to children’s education and developmentOfsted includes libraries in their inspectionsThe Department for Education has a lead staff-member for school libraries


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Just what we need to advocate for school libraries! 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 5:11 PM

Quote from the chairperson: "We must make sure that children in our schools are encouraged to read, have access to exciting books and reading materials, and are taught research and digital literacy skills."

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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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