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Designing Libraries - Happy ending for award-winning college library

Designing Libraries - Happy ending for award-winning college library | School Libraries | Scoop.it
The winner of the SLA Library Design Award 2013 is Carterton Community College, Oxfordshire.
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Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web

Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web | School Libraries | Scoop.it
Knowing how to navigate through and research on the Web is a skill. Following are some pointers and resources.
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A thoughtful article

 

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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

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New policy statement from Alberta Education - looks very positive

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Vision of a School Library Learning Commons

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...

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The shape of the future?

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 8, 2:02 PM

Captions and images capture the crucial elements for the school library learning commons to be successful. 

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 9, 6:19 AM

Dominique and Jennifer share their vision for our learning spaces, in Canada and beyond.

jerigby's curator insight, August 9, 2:04 PM

A little long, but a good explanation of the Learning Commons vs Library.

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them! | School Libraries | Scoop.it
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Implications for school librarians everywhere....

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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide | School Libraries | Scoop.it

About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly require students to have expansive digital literacy skills.


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USA response on falling school librarian numbers.  Same will stand here too.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 23, 1:25 PM

Professional educators speak up the role of the teacher librarian.

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 6:55 AM

Another study that confirms that school librarian cutbacks widen the digital divide

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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, 2:11 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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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, August 11, 7:43 PM

How to assess the credibility of the information.

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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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Problem-based learning and project-based learning

Problem-based learning and project-based learning | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Both problem-based learning and project-based learning are referred to as PBL, so some find it confusing to seperate the two pedagogies.

So what exactly is the difference?


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Useful definition and some good references to follow up

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, September 17, 2:13 AM

Useful definition and some good references for further reading

katemreid's curator insight, September 19, 1:21 AM

This is something I need to get my head around...

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ...

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book ... | School Libraries | Scoop.it

Book Trailers are an excellent way to communicate the excitement of reading while promoting new or favorite books. Digital book talks or digital storytelling are examples of 21st century information skills in practice.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 6, 7:24 PM

Excellent tutorial.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 7:57 PM

I've been adding links to student-made trailers into our Destiny catalog, for other browsers to watch!

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Web tools to support inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning is an active learning process, based on identifying relevant questions to research so that the student can develop knowledge about or create solutions to issues and problems.

Web tools allow students to engage in collaborative and interactive learning. All phases of inquiry learning can be adequately addressed through a wide variety of web-based tools and applications.


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Useful resources

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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, January 5, 8:03 AM

This is a great list! 

Katrina Lehman's curator insight, February 21, 3:39 AM

Web-based applications enhancing learning: Web 2.0 meets inquiry- based learning.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 5, 3:15 PM

updated list

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Employability | SCONUL

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Employability is an ongoing and current concern for Higher Education institutions, and the marketisation of Higher Education has meant that data about graduate destinations is increasingly a tool to market institutions and inform the choices of prospective students. In response, SCONUL has produced a literature review on current practice in the development of employability skills. This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.

 

Implications for school libraries too in relation to IL

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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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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

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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, 7:02 AM

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

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, May 4, 7:33 AM

Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.