Phil Johnson writes in Forbes about the unlikely (and quite wonderful) success of the Harvard Book Store, an absolutely terrific independent bookstore that was bought by Jeff Mayersohn, a high-tech entrepreneur who was determined to exploit the...
Via Buffy J. Hamilton
"It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in what we do and how we do it at conferences and in their own libraries. We talk about some of these changes in my own school library – delivering ebooks, providing transferable skills such as critical literacies to our students, delivering online resources. Well shoot me down if I upset you but I still think we’re not getting it."
What an insightful blog post by Andrew Churches about how we could Get it right.
Camilla's comments about how the design of space enables or disables the engagement of library staff with library users is spot on. But clearly we must also have much broader and higher expectations about the role of the library staff and their services,
The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that...
Rutgers University Center for International scholarship in school libraries has released the second part of their research into the impact of school libraries on learning. Critical reading for school leaders
"Google just launched its new Search Education hub. The site offers access to leveled lesson plans for K-12, search activities from AGoogleADay, and an archive of previous webinars.
The site notes that the lessons are designed to support a slow-and-steady, integrated approach to search literacy. They include plenty of detail so that multiple teachers across a school or district can teach different elements as fit into their curricula, even if they start with different levels of experience with Search."