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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: FEWER CALIFORNIA ...

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: FEWER CALIFORNIA ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Her district, the Liberty Union High School District in Contra Costa County, cut positions to one librarian and three clerks to manage three high school libraries. “They expected me to be that person, but I didn't feel like I could ...
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The Challenge of Mobile Literacy in Schools - Beyond The Shelves ...

The Challenge of Mobile Literacy in Schools - Beyond The Shelves ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
She is the School Librarian at Box Hill School and one of the things that she touched upon in that earlier talk was her use of mobiles as learning tools. ... Sarah is advocating a significant cultural shift in schools and colleges.
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Library Lines: STUDENTS RISE TO OCCASSION

O'Neill was invited as part of the Legislator @ Your Library Campaign to bring awareness to the importance of school libraries and to advocate for more financial support and state requirements for school libraries and staffing.
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Thoughts about iPads and School Libraries

Thoughts about iPads and School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
News from the Vancouver School District Teacher-librarian Mentor: a professional development tool for TLs that describes the context and cross-currents within which our school libraries and programs are located here in BC ...
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ASLA - Leading edge | Message from the President

What is it that parents, principals and teachers are really interested in? It is not how good we are at our jobs, not how good we are at managing or even finding information. What these groups are really interested in is the progress their children and students are making. Are the students improving? Are their understandings, skills and knowledge increasing? Are their educational outcomes getting better? It is time we stopped advocating for ourselves and started advocating for our students.

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You can't mandate quality, but you can mandate mediocrity - Home ...

You can't mandate quality, but you can mandate mediocrity - Home ... | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“Any school receiving Federal funds should be required to have a credentialed School Librarian on staff full time with a library that contains a minimum of 18 books per student. Failure to have a school library open to all ...
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Building a Library in the Clouds - T.H.E. Journal

Building a Library in the Clouds - T.H.E. Journal | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Building a Library in the CloudsT.H.E. JournalDoug Johnson, director of media and technology for the Mankato Area Public Schools, recently spoke at the American Association of School Librarians National Conference on the subject of "School...
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School library pupil helpers & volunteers « Noisy Librarians

School library pupil helpers & volunteers « Noisy Librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Bear in mind at least until recently (I don't know what the current picture is) the vast majority of school libraries in Scotland were professionally staffed. I was just reading Lauren Smith's blog about volunteering which makes ...
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Fewer California schools keeping librarians - abc7news.com

Fewer California schools keeping librarians - abc7news.com | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Fewer California schools keeping librariansabc7news.comHer district, the Liberty Union High School District in Contra Costa County, cut positions to one librarian and three clerks to manage three high school libraries.
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Bib 2.0: Of Petitions, Mandates, and the Battle of the Blog Comments

Bib 2.0: Of Petitions, Mandates, and the Battle of the Blog Comments | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
“Any school receiving Federal funds should be required to have a credentialed School Librarian on staff full time with a library that contains a minimum of 18 books per student. Failure to have a school library open to all ...
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School Library White House Petition – Some Thoughts and Next Steps

I think there is no doubt that there are more than 25000 people that believe school libraries are an essential part of the learning ecosystem in our schools. I have no doubt that there are more than 25000 people that believe for ...
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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.

 

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