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You think you know what librarians do? – SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service

You think you know what librarians do? – SCIS Schools Catalogue Information Service | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Corey Thornblad Teacher Kilmer Middle School, Virginia, USA I recently had the pleasure of participating in the annual Virginia Association of School Librarians conference in Norfolk, Virginia. I’ll admit that I was a fish out of water – the only teacher in a sea of school librarians. Even though I don’t know much about the Dewey … Continue reading You think you know what librarians do?
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Teacher/Teacher-Librarian Collaborative Inquiry – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Teacher/Teacher-Librarian Collaborative Inquiry – Canadian School Libraries Journal | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
This article is based on a paper submitted by the author to the Treasure Mountain Canada 4 research symposium, held in Toronto in 2014. Teacher/Teacher-Librarian Collaborative Inquiry: Exploring Aspects of the Inuit Way of Life By Lisa Ainsworth Background Stephanie Kornbluth, a grade 5 teacher,...
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An Interview with Leigh Hobbs

An Interview with Leigh Hobbs | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Find out in this candid interview with Leigh Hobbs what he would like to see changed in the schools of Australia, how he feeds his creativity, and the hilarious way he road tests new characters. 
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Blog - 4 Ways to Raise a Reader | BookShark

Blog - 4 Ways to Raise a Reader | BookShark | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
We all want our kids to read well and to enjoy reading. Here are ways to lay that foundation.
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How to design a library that makes kids want to read

How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.
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Counting Down to Standards Release! | Knowledge Quest

Counting Down to Standards Release! | Knowledge Quest | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
By Mary Keeling, chair, AASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force Your editorial board, implementation task force, and staff designers have been hard at work getting ready to release the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries... Read More ›
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SCIS | Tinkering, making and building in the school library

SCIS | Tinkering, making and building in the school library | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
With increased makerspaces in schools, school libraries are frequently seen as the leaders in hands-on technologies such as coding and robotics. Jackie Child shares ideas for engaging students with computational thinking — and resources to make it as easy as possible for library staff.
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'Reading is the cornerstone of a valuable education – but in secondary school it is a mere footnote'

'Reading is the cornerstone of a valuable education – but in secondary school it is a mere footnote' | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
If we are to raise overall standards in this country, we must ensure that older children read books that challenge them, writes Dirk Foch
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School Libraries Where Kids Now Put Ideas Into Action: Makerspaces, Critical Thinking

School Libraries Where Kids Now Put Ideas Into Action: Makerspaces, Critical Thinking | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Want to make your own podcast? Personalized buttons or T-shirts with catchy one-liners? Bumper stickers or 3-D-printed stuff? If you're a student at a growing
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As school libraries close, so do life opportunities

As school libraries close, so do life opportunities | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
A school library is a haven that can turn ­children on to reading and give ­invaluable careers advice. Why are they being ­decimated?
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These Women Rode Miles on Horseback Just to Deliver Library Books

These Women Rode Miles on Horseback Just to Deliver Library Books | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Librarians are amazing.
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Credentialed school librarians: What the research says

Credentialed school librarians: What the research says | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Short, Direct, Important. Stephen Krashen's response to the Chicago Tribune's article: Information literacy lost: Most CPS schools no longer have librarians
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See One, Do One, Teach One | Knowledge Quest

See One, Do One, Teach One | Knowledge Quest | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
The phrase "see one, do one, teach one" is often used for medical personnel that can be adapted in the library to create independent learners. 
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Maker Movement Grows in K-12, with Librarians Leading the Way, Finds SLJ Survey

Maker Movement Grows in K-12, with Librarians Leading the Way, Finds SLJ Survey | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
 
Old-fashioned board games and puzzles are what first drew students at a Jacksonville, NC, middle school into the library’s maker space. Now they’re experimenting with Snap Circuits and coding
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Let's Promote Libraries!

Let's Promote Libraries! | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
by Brooke King, Middle School Librarian in Humble ISD, TxASLTalks Editorial Board As school librarians, we need to do a better job o
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We still need librarians in public schools

We still need librarians in public schools | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Research shows that the presence of a credentialed school librarian is a significant predicto
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How can you inspire a lasting love of reading in your child?

The best way to increase your child’s IQ is to read to her and instill a love of reading.
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“Know-Nonsense” Guides to Honing Writing Skills

“Know-Nonsense” Guides to Honing Writing Skills | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
As September turns into October and students get back in the swing of things, librarians and educators may notice that their pupils’ wordsmithery could still use work. Luckily, the four recent titles below are perfect for motivating elementary schoolers to correctly use adjectives such as mellifluous.
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Library writing activities with kids

Library writing activities with kids | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
If your kids are starting to drag their feet with writing assignments, head to the library for some kid-friendly writing activities!
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52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever

52 Weeks of Guided Inquiry | Inquiry based learning that will change how you teach forever | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Here you will find pioneers in inquiry-based learning engaging in a 52 week challenge of reflective practice. As one of the authors of Guided Inquiry and Guided Inquiry Design and national trainer in the approach, I am always looking for unique ways to build networks around our process to support...
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CBCA

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Each year across Australia, The CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children's literature.
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Why School Libraries Matter

Why School Libraries Matter | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Sean McNamara discusses the vital role of school libraries and librarians
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Waking Up to the Impact of the School Librarian...

Waking Up to the Impact of the School Librarian... | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
Audrey Church is the 2016-2017 President of the American Association of School Librarians and a
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Teachers, 6 ways the school librarian can empower you to do it yourself!

Teachers, 6 ways the school librarian can empower you to do it yourself! | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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Report: “Information Literacy Lost: Most Chicago Public Schools No Longer Have Librarians

Report: “Information Literacy Lost: Most Chicago Public Schools No Longer Have Librarians | Australian School Library Networks | Scoop.it
From The Chicago Tribune: Students in three out of four Chicago Public Schools won't have access to a librarian this fall — one result of years of budget cuts.
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