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Urban Dictionary

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Holiday fun not curriculum resource. Urban Dictionary is the dictionary you wrote. Irreverent, often humorous language defined by the person on the street.

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Call for papers for Zimbabwe school library conference

Call for papers for Zimbabwe school library conference | SCIS | Scoop.it

There is a call for papers for Regional School Library Seminar to be held 8-9 February 2012 in Masiyephambili College, Bulawayo Zimbabwe. It is hosted jointly by the International Association of School Librarianship and the ...

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13 virtues of the next-gen librarian

13 virtues of the next-gen librarian | SCIS | Scoop.it

(In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin) the values listed in this blog post are Courage, Flexibility, Service, Balance, Collegiality, Curiosity, Creativity, Thoughtful, Playful, collaborative, Directed, Passionate and Assertive.

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Koha Users Around the World

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There are a few Australian and New Zealand school libraries on this list of Koha users. Are there others that need to be added?

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Work together for the common good.

Work together for the common good. | SCIS | Scoop.it
In "United we stand or do we?" Jude O'Connell asks many very important questions of teacher librarians.Where do you stand? Is your local or state group promoting the national needs of teacher librarians?
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600 ELR schools selected

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The Educational Lending Right (ELR) project for 2011 has commenced with 600 Australian schools being asked to participate.
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Way Cool Stuff in the Pipeline

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This is my Pipeline Column for Internet @ Schools May / June 2011 Issue after the 90 day embargo. I had a lot of fun searching for and writing about the latest amazing tech stuff.
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Carpet Marketing

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Some schools of marketing recommend that you carpet bomb your audience with your message. Here’ a library that uses actual carpet!
This is a photo of the carpet at the Gungahlin Public Library in Canberra, Australia:

Awesome!
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Colleen's library talents in demand - Mt Druitt Standard

Colleen's library talents in demand - Mt Druitt Standard | SCIS | Scoop.it

Not all school libraries have someone like Ms Blancato.

Teacher librarian Colleen Blancato does a lot more than stack books. She blogs, teaches and keeps up-to-date with new technology.

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QR codes – could you use them in your library? « serious fun

QR codes – could you use them in your library? « serious fun | SCIS | Scoop.it
Three opinionated school librarians explore library links so you don't have to ... The barriers so far are that they don't have lots of data on their plans, it is expensive to have data plans here in NZ.
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Spinney E-books

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Format/software: Interactive PDF using Adobe Reader – can be used on Mac, PC, interactive whiteboards, data projectors. Allows: Flexible site licence – copying (unlimited), printing (unlimited), manage on your own school network and extranet.
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NSW Migration Heritage Centre » Rima's Story

NSW Migration Heritage Centre » Rima's Story | SCIS | Scoop.it

She studied on the roof and graduated high school first in her class. Rima came to Australia as a refugee in 2005. She is currently studying business management at the University of Western Sydney.

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Teacher librarians step up campaign - Education Review

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Australia's teacher librarian community is maintaining the pressure to get government to address inadequacies at Australian school libraries, reports Natasha Egan.

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Books on New Zealand native trees heading to local schools ...

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6 September 2011 “A new book on New Zealand's native trees will be given to all our secondary and intermediate schools here in Tukituki during. ... part of this phenomenon.
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Future trends: will libraries be at the table? Stephen Abram SEFLIN Presentation

Future trends: will libraries be at the table? Stephen Abram SEFLIN Presentation | SCIS | Scoop.it

I did a Webinar today for the SEFLIN virtual conference:
Here’s a copy of my slides:
Seflin2011
This one was interesting for me since it was the first time I did PC audio and video with the slides.

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Culture Shock: Librarians' Response to Web Scale Search / David Howard and Constance Wiebrands

While ECU students and academic staff have overwhelmingly responded positively to Library One Search, this was not the case with ECU librarians; even months after the product was launched, some librarians continued to harbour misgivings about its...
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Bookmarks for Garrett

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Calling all Australian supporters of school libraries.  Minister for Education, Peter Garrett, needs a reminder bookmark before Monday 10th October to remind him to respond to the school library inquiry report.
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Libraries get E-asier

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Student Learning through School LibrariesLocal Sydney newspaper ‘Rouse Hill Times’ article claims, “A clever new library system has allowed Hills Catholic schools to increase the amount of books they can access by a staggering 78...

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Values-Oriented Factors Leading to Retention of School Librarian Positions: A School District Case Study

Values-Oriented Factors Leading to Retention of School Librarian Positions: A School District Case Study | SCIS | Scoop.it

Student Learning through School Libraries
This School Library Media Research (SLMR, 2011) article provides an overview of the first empirical study exploring why or how school district decision-makers choose to retain or eliminate...

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James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery, New Zealand Edition: A ...

James Kennedy » 90-Second Newbery, New Zealand Edition: A ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
Speaking at the School Library Journal Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. Saturday, September .... Today, I bring you two extremely well-made 90-second Newbery films from NEW ZEALAND. From Mt. Eden Normal ...
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ASLA 2011 October conference in Sydney « Illawarra School ...

ASLA 2011 October conference in Sydney « Illawarra School ... | SCIS | Scoop.it
librarians as evidence based practitioners and share the research that investigates the nature of evidence-based practice as it applies to teacher librarians in Australia. Ms Marita Thomson from The King's School will ...
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Have you started incorporating e-books into your library yet?

Have you started incorporating e-books into your library yet? | SCIS | Scoop.it
Dianne McKenzie, a teacher librarian in Hong Kong, shares in her blog post: E-Books - the decision has been made"Wheelers is catering to the school library market, which means their product is affordable, they supply records through SCIS and the...
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"There's no better time to be a TL...."

"There's no better time to be a TL...." | SCIS | Scoop.it
AND .. there’s no better time to treat yourself professionally …!!      Be educated, motivated, inspired and uplifted…  Register for ASLA XXII today!!
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