ENTREPRENEUR : one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
LIBARYPRENEUR: a librarian who actively searches for unfilled needs in his/her organization and assumes responsibility for meeting them, adding value to his/her position: Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog
“The books that students nominate at the beginning of the year as their favourites have been collated with other schools and libraries across Australia to come up with a short list of favourites.” Books are divided into four ...
Voting will occur during Term 3 for KOALA. Kids Own Australian Literature Awards are annual awards made by young readers in NSW to the Australian books they have most enjoyed reading during that year. KOALA is the NSW children's choice reading award.
"Gavin Jones’ career as a teacher-librarian in Melbourne, Australia has centered on widening his students’ horizons through reading and literature, and promoting long-term, continuous reading that connects with the curriculum delivered at school.
The site Read it! Loved it! began simply as the list of books that Jones had read and loved throughout the years, and recommended to students at school."
New advocacy stickers designed by Bridget Atkinson, and produced and distributed by SLAQ. Send stickers to parents, local parliamentarians or put anywhere to get the message out... teacher librarians are vital to children's literacy and learning.
LJ/AAP Children's Librarian's Dinner: Valente's "We Are All Wyveraries" Speech.
"I gave a talk to a handful of librarians organized by the School Library Journal (what do you call a group of librarians? A kindness?). Many of them asked me to post it afterwards—here it is. I try not to disobey librarians."
'Seven tools you may not know you can search with' courtesy of Dr Joyce Valenza, who along with colleague Gwyneth Jones, will be joining Syba Signs for a series of seminars in July/August in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Register at: www.sybasigns.com.au/seminars
Libraries participating in OCLC's WorldShare Management Services implementation pilot projects include:
Auburn Public Library (New South Wales) Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School (Victoria) Academic Centre, Newman College & St Mary’s College (University of Melbourne), (Victoria) Shire of Collie Public Library (Western Australia) Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview (New South Wales) St Michael’s Collegiate School (Tasmania) The Hutchins School (Tasmania) Trinity Theological College, Leederville (Western Australia)
Video and slides available from the Metadata Lab workshop held in conjunction with the Content in Context conference, held June 4, 2012. Check out Session 2: Everything You Need to Know About Learning Resource Metadata Initiative. Slides also available at: http://www.lrmi.net/slides-from-the-metadata-lab
Mandy Lupton argues that information literacy (IL) is a last century concept and that inquiry learning (IL) is a more holistic and powerful framework with which to understand how people learn to find and use information.
A discussion forum with representatives from the public, university and school library sectors
Date: Tuesday 24th July. Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start.
Location: Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide
Light refreshments provided
Our panel of experts includes:
Ian Hildebrand – Manager, Library Services, Mount Barker Community LibraryJennifer Quilliam – Manager, Information Resources and Technology, University of South AustraliaJason Forrest – English/Literacy Coordinator, Henley High School
Recommendations for the library profession: * Increase librarians’ understanding of library value and impact in relation to various dimensions of student learning and success. * Articulate and promote the importance of assessment competencies necessary for documenting and communicating library impact on student learning and success. * Create professional development opportunities for librarians to learn how to initiate and design assessment that demonstrates the library’s contributions to advancing institutional mission and strategic goals. * Expand partnerships for assessment activities with higher education constituent groups and related stakeholders. * Integrate the use of existing ACRL resources with library value initiatives.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has included Inanimate Alice on its 2012 list of Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning - in the Digital Storytelling category.
The criteria for the 'Top 25': "free, web-based sites that foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration, are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."
Rob interviews Colleen Shipley, from Marlborough Girls College, NZ about Living Libraries as a way to add to the dynamism of your school library, encouraging students to engage with people as sources of information.
The Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Senator Kate Lundy, announced the new Book Industry Collaborative Council as part of the Government's response to the BISG report released in November 2011. "By reducing the 30/90 day rule to 14/14 local suppliers and booksellers will be able to access new books sooner and this will benefit Australian buyers who will be able to buy them in local bookstores more quickly. "The initiative brings Australian book release dates more into line with overseas release dates and goes some way towards ensuring the Australian market is more in tune with global markets."
School Library Monthly: Libraries are essential to a successful academic institution, so teachers new and old should pay close attention to how they work and what they offer students, faculty, and staff alike.
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