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What Hath Harry Wrought? — The Horn Book

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Roger Sutton's 2010 Ezra Jack Keats Lecture about children's reading and Harry Potter......this is a great article, it's a must read


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How to Build a Maker Culture in Your Library  

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Diana Rendina writes: "School libraries are starting makerspaces all over the world. It’s an exciting time in education as we rediscover the power of creativity. But many schools rush to start makerspaces so quickly that they neglect building the maker culture. Developing a maker culture is a lot like developing a love of reading, it takes time and persistence and it’s totally worth it. Here’s a few ways that you can work to cultivate a love of making and creativity in your students."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 20, 1:42 PM

I know Diana's library is an incredible example of a makerspace, but that just didn't work for us. We are going to bring back a simpler, more focused version once our remodel is complete. Our high school librarian has set up a monthly maker corner that has been very successful. Projects that can be completed in a lunch period or that allow for collaborative work will be our goal. Diana's tips will help keep us from getting overwhelmed and keep the focus on making!

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Illustrating Library Usage

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"If you haven't had time to look up from the frenzy, the end of the year is HERE! And with the end of another academic year, often comes the annual gathering of stats. Jess Denke, Public Services Librarian at the Trexler Library at DeSales University, has created an infographic that really illustrates how her library was used."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, May 15, 1:53 PM

This is such a great idea! I am seeing more history and science classes this year, so while my circulation numbers are down, the number of students doing research in the library has increased dramatically. If you're not already following, the Librarian Design Share blog is full of great tips! 

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Are We Future Ready Librarians?

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Stony Evans writes: There are numerous Future Ready components that we can strive to provide for our learning communities through our library services. In fact, if we could aspire to show evidence in each of these areas, we would have an exemplary school library program. In our school library program at Lakeside High School, we still have several components that need growth. It is a continuous cycle of improvement. We never arrive, but we must always strive to improve."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 17, 2016 2:36 PM

Stony Evans gives a great analysis of his library programming. I am looking at what we do in our library to see which of the Future Ready areas we're making progress in and which we need to address. Having the Future Ready information at hand to support my requests for our remodel really helped!

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IFLA Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Revised and extended

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Revised and updated IFLA guidelines on services for persons with dyslexia now available in multiple languages. Important role for school librarians in helping dyslexic students
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Students Will Rise When Colleges Challenge Them to Read Good Books

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Common-reading programs for freshmen too often aim for the lowest common denominator.

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Challenge students to read good books
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School libraries are transforming into 21st century learning commons | School District #73

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With the digital revolution, information access, use, and communication have changed along with the definition of literacy. Accessing and collecting...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:20 AM

The 21st century school library: more than just books and borrowing

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Some great tips for 21st Century libraries

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:48 PM

Catch a glimpse of a modern school library.  : )

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

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The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

Carly Smith's curator insight, November 19, 2015 11:31 PM

The job description of a school librarian has drastically shifted throughout recent years to adapt to the influx of informational resources presented in a variety of ways. How does collaboration fit into a librarian's already-busy schedule? 

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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

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Kidtopia is a Google custom student safe search engine for preschool and elementary students, indexing only educator approved web sites.
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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

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midmarketplace's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:20 PM

This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  

 

Check it out?

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

corroborating

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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8 Ways The Librarian Of The Future Will Keep Themselves Busy

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Julieta Silva's comment, September 15, 2013 6:45 PM
Yes, the future is here and now!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 14, 2013 4:03 AM

New trends in Librarianship

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But I'm already really busy!!!   Rescooped from classmate @Liz Carnell

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School Librarians Must Be Assertive Leaders, Technology Experts | SLJ Summit 2013

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School librarians must be assertive leaders and technology experts, Joel Castro, associate superintendent for the Lubbock, Texas, School District, told attendees at SLJ's annual Leadership Summit in Austin in September.

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He was an awesome speaker AND his wife is a librarian! He knows what he is talking about.

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:30 AM

Technology can help make the work of the library transparent. Admin can even take an active role in the Virtual Learning Commons.

Tricia Adams's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:26 AM

This applies equally in the UK as in the US

Lourense Das's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:19 PM

School librarians as assertive leaders. Nice invitation to work on our competencies ;-)

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'Caine's Arcade' Video Inspires: Featured on ABC News

Young boy's imagination with a cardboard box becomes something bigger. For more, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/9-year-old-caine-m...

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Imagination and creativity.

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Caine's Arcade

A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad's used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.

Creativity, inspiration, design...this nine year old follows his passion...with support from his father!


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Love, love, love this. One of my favorites.

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Coloring Pages for Your Library - Justcolor.net

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Over 1300 free coloring pages!


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Most adults and students love to color.  Try these.
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 24, 9:59 PM

It's time to print out coloring sheets for those students doing make-up testing in the library. Hate the month of testing, love to help students relax in the library!

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 17, 2016 11:35 AM

My favorite part, bolded and in italics: "When every student has the potential to carry a global library on the device in his or her pocket, the role of physical libraries may become even more important, not just a place to house resources, but one in which to create meaning from them."

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The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago...

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME | Free Reference Generator – Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago... | Answers | Scoop.it
Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China. For more inspiration, check out her blog.   What is the CRAAP Test & How can I use it? It’s common knowledge that that the Internet can be …

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Blog on the CRAAP test: evaluating sources through Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose.
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Colorado's Highly Effective School Library Program (HESLP) Rubric

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The new HESLP rubric is designed to foster partnerships and collaborations based on mutual support and ongoing dialogue between teacher-librarians and their administrators.
This revised rubric highlights student-centered learning, emphasized in the Colorado Academic and Common Core Standards. Teacher-librarians can use the rubric to identify where they can have a greater impact on student learning.
This 2016 rubric represents a change in thinking about how teacher-librarians and library programs are viewed and valued. This rubric emphasizes teacher leadership and values collaboration among administrators, staff, students and the community—shifting the view from that of a support role to that of a guide for staff and students to transform learning practice. Most importantly, it also opens the conversation for how teachers and teacher-librarians are designing student-centric learning opportunities and collecting evidence of their impact on student learning.


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This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

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lyn_hay's curator insight, February 24, 2016 12:51 AM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2016 10:15 AM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

Sharon Gullett's curator insight, March 18, 2016 3:23 PM

This rubric uses the performance scale of Basic - Partially Proficient - Proficient - Accomplished - Exemplary, with descriptors of each level. I think this can be used to assist teacher librarians in developing their role statement and informing their professional learning plan for the year. It is certainly a powerful document to help inform a conversation between a TL and their principal, particularly with regard to their role as a teacher. 

 

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School

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Jessica Raeside's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:46 PM

This clip is Gold! Spot on! Encompasses everything the TL role is about! 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:14 AM

Role of School Librarians

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añada su visión ...

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The Real Cost of Cutting School Libraries

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If you've been following our blog, you saw this coming: we love libraries.  Remembering our libraries from early school days,  no one spoke above a whisper, the Dewey Decimal System ruled from litt...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:53 PM

A great blog post about the importance of school librarians. SMT's need to read this and begin to understand the important role that a school librarian can play in their school. We are not those people that issue books and keep control at lunchtime. They are important but they are not librarians. 

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The costs to student learning as a result of axing school libraries

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Value of school libraries
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Infotopia-A Safe Google Alternative Search Engine for Students

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John F. Kennedy Assassination primary sources
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Primary resources about JFK's assassination all in one place!

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LibraryTopia, where librarians and media specialists talk about books, libraries, reference, learning apps and web tools

LibraryTopia, where librarians and media specialists talk about books, libraries, reference, learning apps and web tools | Answers | Scoop.it
A Google alternative search engine for librarians, library media specialists, and teacher/librarians offering links to reference sites, library blogs, authors, illustrators, library standards, web tools and apps for librarians, book reviews,...
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Today's Media and Knowledge Specialists | Scholastic.com

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These are the people who will integrate the digital world into today’s classroom and throughout the curriculum. Specially trained and knowledgeable in the use of information technology, library media specialists have become one of the most important instructional partners, working with teachers and administrators to change what is possible in the classroom.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 16, 2013 5:30 PM

Recruit and employ the best for your school.

 

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"it’s critical that administrators responsible for hiring key personnel pay close attention to the evaluation and selection of library media specialists". #Scholastic adds (again) key info for advocacy of school libraries

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading | Answers | Scoop.it

Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.


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Digital literacy: Key to bridging the education...

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Educators are finding more Latino students aren’t able to access the Internet in the same fashion as their peers. Digital literacy is key ! (Digital literacy: Key to bridging the education gap?

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Global Cardboard Challenge at the Original Caine's Arcade!

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This will be our flagship event in Los Angeles! We have a giant covered 20,000 sq ft space directly across the street from the original Caine's Arcade ...

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A national event came from Caine's arcade idea.

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