School Library Advocacy
61.9K views | +5 today
Follow
School Library Advocacy
Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
Curated by Karen Bonanno
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Karen Bonanno
Scoop.it!

The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation?

The Phantom Bloggess: Is Librarianship a dying occupation? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I've long been aware of the pressure on school libraries - particularly in the UK - to close, and thus release "resources" (read "money") for IT.. Check out this article on The Times Higher Education website (formerly the Times ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Bonanno
Scoop.it!

Librarian As Leader « Brooklyn Biblio

Librarian As Leader « Brooklyn Biblio | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
... the value of our library program to the community and possibly sometimes the value of libraries in the world. Sheesh! No pressure.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Bonanno
Scoop.it!

A profession at the tipping point: time to change the game plan | School Library Management

The nationalisation of K-12 education in Australia has the potential to have a Jupiter Effect (prediction that an alignment of the planets would create a number of catastrophes) on school libraries and the profession. Government-driven initiatives and projects herald an education ‘two-speed economy’ for teacher librarians – boom or bust. The report, School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia, and data from 386 submissions and 13 public hearings provide sufficient evidence that school libraries and teacher librarianship are at a tipping point. This address will present a view on the impact of the nationalisation of K-12 education and explore strategic directions for the profession and school libraries.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Bonanno
Scoop.it!

Rural Libraries and their Communities - Brigham City Library Blog

Rural Libraries and their Communities - Brigham City Library Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In some libraries, after-school time is inspiring. Students come in ready to do homework and research. But in some communities libraries are used as day care centers.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Karen Bonanno
Scoop.it!

What’s the Buzz about 21st Century Libraries? A Virtual Panel Discussion | Jonathan Maberry’s Big, Scary Blog

What’s the Buzz about 21st Century Libraries? A Virtual Panel Discussion | Jonathan Maberry’s Big, Scary Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"A library is not the sum of its books. It’s a place in which people can access information. This increasingly includes programming, especially for teens and children. For many young people, the library is the only safe space they can go to after-school. Librarians are stepping up to the challenge to make the library a cool place as well. Teen librarianship is one of the fastest-growing segments of librarianship because the profession has recognized a need to more comprehensively serve this population..." via @librarybeth

more...
No comment yet.