“Teachers’ favorite children’s authors: • 1 Roald Dahl • 2 Julia Donaldson • 3 JK Rowling • 4 Michael Morpurgo • 5 Louis Sachar • 6 CS Lewis • 7 Philip Pullman • 8 Enid Blyton • 9 Maurice Sendak •...” (RT @brainpicker: The 10 best children's authors...
An effective school library impacts more than student achievement—it also lifts a school's entire educational climate, says a recent two-phase study by Rutgers University's Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) on behalf of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL).
Researchers note that effective school libraries reflect strong cooperation, collaboration, and communication among classroom teachers, administrators and school librarians.
"Collaboration is really the key with an effective school library," says Pat Massey, a former NJASL president and the high school library media specialist at South Plainfield High School in New Jersey.
Useful brief to use as a basis for discussion between a TL and their Principal.
Residents showed they value libraries and literacyShore News TodayI would like to thank the Upper Township community for supporting our efforts to save the school librarian positions in the Upper Township school district.
In the past month at a metro Atlanta public library you could have: listened to a barbershop quartet, taken a yoga or line dancing class, had a soda and a snack, received help preparing your taxes or homework, learned needlepoint, attended an...
The Associated Press'The Avengers' for those who don't read comic booksChicago TribuneIn the comic books, a group consisting of Thor, Hulk, Iron Man, the Ant-Man and the Wasp first united to defeat Thor's brother Loki.
Excellent article by Dianne Oberg presents research evidence that school libraries do make a difference and highlights the importance placed on mandating school library provision in a number of countries throughout the world.
A must-read for those studying TLship and those school communities or districts without a qualified teacher librarian as part of the school staffing formula.
The organisation Communities in Schools presents a powerful message on their blog for National Library Week highlighting the important role of libraries in supporting student learning, particualrly literacy development.
A new vision for school libraries in Abu Dhabi is reported in the national newspaper of the United Arab Emirates:
"The 'least-visited facilities' in Abu Dhabi's government schools are being converted into Learning Resource Centres, where children will go for classes, activities and research. Each centre will be stocked with more than 3,000 English and Arabic books, magazines and newspapers.
They will be made more spacious with comfortable furniture and will include a role-playing area, reading corners, multimedia access, TV and an online catalogue.
The makeover, to be complete in three years, is part of Abu Dhabi Education Council's solution to children's diminishing interest in reading."
Hamilton and Fontichiaro recognize the additional and huge historical context of a world moving from print to digital, and by bringing diverse library voices together, wanted to ask questions that would "help us gain strength and ...
Censorship Issues in School Libraries by Shannon Mills. Censorship can occur “anytime a book or other library material is removed from its intended audience”. Libraries often face challenges from patrons who desire to ...
The Guardian (blog)How we became a school that readsThe Guardian (blog)As well as allocating time for whole school reading we also ensure that in Years 7 and 8 one in four English lessons is held in the library.
"We’re also pretty useful in the classroom. Embedded librarians can add an entirely new level of depth to a class. Even if not embedded, librarians can help faculty identify really useful works to support their class. These can be publicly available, through the library, or even rare books and archival material that students might never even imagine looking for on their own. Librarians can help collaborate on assignments. We have lots of good tips for how to make an assignment that’s difficult to plagiarize, and we definitely can help faculty plan the library research part of the assignment to fit with the collections students have access to. And if we don’t have the collections the faculty member wants, through discussions and collaborations we can often identify what they do need and get the source for future use..."
The Youth Engagement Project was designed to ensure that the voice, opinions and views of young people are included in the development of Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme..
USA TODAYBooks: New and noteworthy for the week of May 6USA TODAYBy Carol Memmott, USA TODAY What it's about: The life of Billy, a bisexual man, is told against the backdrop of the unfolding AIDS epidemic in the 20th century.
With the increasingly important role for libraries to support knowledge construction and creation, even more so than information and knowledge consumption, the issues surrounding libraries and transliteracies has become an ...
Content curation is the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content about a specific topic for a specific audience. Typically, this content will come from a variety of properly credited sources and will be collated in such a way that the collection will be more useful than its individual elements.
I’ve been looking for a strategy to describe the value of curation strategies to other librarians, my own faculty, and to my students. I discovered this 9-minute video by Kate Ray on Web 3.0 from Judy O’Connell this morning.