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Critical reading for School leaders on the impact of school libraries on learning

"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."


Via L2_S2S, Anu Ojaranta, Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Librarians are go: How to raise your profile within and without the school community

Librarians are go: How to raise your profile within and without the school community | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Stacey Taylor:

"We need to encourage quality teachers into the Teacher Librarian fold and to ensure that there are jobs for them to go to. We need to sell our wares to our own communities so that we become planning, teaching and change ...

 

'So how might we do this?

Go to as many faculty meetings as possible, offer your services whenever possible to whoever will work with you.
Develop some expertise that is unique and useful to your community.
Write and publish wherever possible
Talk to teachers and then talk some more
Make connections in person and online
Build relationships
Share successes and opportunities for learning
Project energy and enthusiasm
Take on projects that others may not think of
Partner with people that will help you further your aims."

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You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

RT @jenniferlagarde: You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… http://t.co/rdoDA4VE #edtech #tlchat #edchat...

 

-You have to remind kindergarteners to turn off their smart phones before the story starts.

-You know what an IP number is but not an ISBN number.

-You have a student who does a better job troubleshooting the circulation system than the district technician.

-Your students think both The Princess and the Frog and Meet the Robinsons were written by Walt Disney.

-You know more librarians in Texas than you do in your home state because of your Personal Learning Network.

-The best way to remind a student about an overdue book through Facebook.

-You don’t talk in the teachers lounge about a project because it is not tied directly to a state test.

-When answering a reference question, you head to an Internet terminal.

-You’ve started dressing like your avatar.

-Kids look at you funny when you call it the “the card catalog.

-”You have more polo shirts with computer logos than you do book logos - and 25% of your wardrobe comes from vendor booths at conferences.

-Your students want to read the most popular YA lit on their phones.

-Your students show you how to get around the district Internet filter so you can teach a lesson.

-Your aid spends more time troubleshooting the network than reshelving books.

-You never see anyone copy out of the print encyclopedia anymore.

-Your index finger has a callous from tapping the interactive white board.

-You didn’t get your last grad class assignment turned in on time because the network was down.

-You’ve Googled the new teachers in your building - and all the kids have Googled you.

-You don’t remember the last time you’ve had to alphabetize something.

-You have all your passwords and PIN numbers are on your PDA - and you can’t remember the password for your PDA!

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School Libraries Count! 2011 Supplemental Report | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

School Libraries Count! 2011 Supplemental Report | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

School Libraries Count!2011 supplementary report on digital citizenship http://t.co/qGuzTTWr...

AASL's National Longitudinal Survey of School Library Programs

Supplemental Report on Digital Citizenship

 

 

Key Highlights:

Traditional School Library Curriculum Carried Over Into Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Digital Citizen Content

Access as Barrier to Teaching Digital Citizenship

 

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School Librarians’ Role in ‘Crap Detection’ Cited — The Digital Shift

School Librarians’ Role in ‘Crap Detection’ Cited — The Digital Shift | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Librarians fostering information literacy: assessing content/"crap detection" http://t.co/iv8QzcxQ...

 

The crisis of information literacy, a familiar issue within the library community, is getting some wider attention.

In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson cites a recent study that reveals the paucity of search skills among so-called digital natives at both high school and college levels. Importantly he gets to the vital role school librarians play in fostering information literacy, including the critical approach to content, dubbed “crap detection” by Howard Rheingold."


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ALA | AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning

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AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning (What a treasure trove!

 

"The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover."

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Danielle Kemp's curator insight, November 19, 2014 8:08 PM

This website features some really great and useful resources for teachers. Every teacher is always looking for a new great and fun idea.

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Teacher librarians are important

Teacher librarians are important | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 revolutionized the means at our disposal to filter and share information. Whether by managing information by social bookmarking or RSS reads and feeds, or communicating with our school comm...
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Mrs. ReaderPants: school librarian's manifesto

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RT @MrsReaderpants: A School Librarian's Manifesto--why school librarians are misunderstood and misused within the school community http://t.co/We9WlC4U...
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