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LMC_MayJune12_WhatDoTLsTeach_Corrected_Poster.pdf. Three Strategies for When the Going Gets Tough | Take the Lead. When Lilead Fellow and former district library services supervisor Leslie Yoder faced staff cuts and low morale, she kept fighting. Here's how. Lilead Fellow Leslie Yoder On the cork board near my desk is a green and white button that reads “Stand Up, Keep Fighting.” The buttons were handed out at the 2004 memorial service for our much-loved Minnesota senator Paul Wellstone, and mine has served me well in my role as a school library leader and activist.

In 2014, when I was invited to lead the school library program at St. Paul Public Schools, my district was on a path to success. Lilead Fellow Leslie Yoder is the former district library services supervisor for Saint Paul Public Schools, the largest school district in Minnesota. Get Print. Libraries are always evolving. These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries | Editorial. Four influential superintendents see libraries as catalysts for school success—and librarians as change agents in a disrupted learning landscape.

Superintendents (clockwise from top left) Mat McRae, Karen Sullivan, Pam Moran, and Timothy Purnell at the SLJ Summit. “Contemporary learning starts with libraries,” said Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (VA) Public Schools, at the SLJ Leadership Summit last month in Washington, DC. When Moran looked to modernize her schools, she started with investment in the libraries. As she described the need for schools to be Future Ready, she and her peers on the stage illustrated that they rely on the value of libraries and librarians in helping them achieve their goals for their schools. Moran was joined on the panel by Mat McRae, superintendent, Swan Valley (MI) School District; Timothy Purnell, superintendent, Somerville (NJ) Public Schools; and Karen Sullivan, superintendent, Indian Prairie (IL) CUSD 204.

Rebecca T. SaveSaveSave. - International Society for Technology in Education | Librarians are Transforming Learning. School Libraries Work! Library flyer download. School Librarians as Learning Leaders. 2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning. Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools. Please utilize these products created by the Task Force to inform principals and other stakeholders that school librarians are learning leaders. June 2017 AASL Advocacy & Legislation Coalition Call ArchiveAudrey and Presidential Initiative Task Force Members Deb Levitov, Michelle Folk, and Priscille Dando introduce the initiative and resources.

#SchoolLibrariansTransformStudentLearning #AdvocacyBeginsWithEachOfUs. School Libraries & ESSA. Tools. School Librarians as Learning Leaders 2016-2017 AASL president Audrey Church’s presidential initiative focused on furthering administrators’ understanding of the key role that strong school libraries and certified school librarians play in student learning. Members of the Presidential Initiative Task Force curated selected quality resources that demonstrate the important instructional role of librarians in 21st century schools. School Libraries Transform Learning This digital magazine produced by AASL in partnership with American Libraries, is designed to be shared with parents, colleagues, administration, and policymakers.

Includes the School Librarians Transform Learning infographic. Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, get your FREE School Library Advocacy Pack through the ALA Online Store. Articles “Digital Native ≠ Digital Literacy” written by AASL members Ann M. Brochures Infographic Infographic Additional Resources Infographic & Additional Resources Posters Toolkits. SDSL FutureReady 2017. School Libraries. Library Outreach/ LSTA | School Libraries back to top 21st Century School Libraries The South Dakota State Library, a division of the Department of Education, formally and annually recognizes schools with libraries that meet the characteristics of a 21st Century school library through its program, place, and professional. Read more about 21st Century School Library Awards Advocacy SD Future Ready School Libraries 21st Century School Library Self-Assessment , Updated 2018 For more resources, contact the SDSL School Library Technology Coordinator.

Automation Integrated Library Systems White Papers, 2017 Book Awards South Dakota Children's Book Awards includes the Prairie Bud, Prairie Bloom and Prairie Pasque YARP: Young Adult Reading Program for middle school and high school grades More Book Awards, including national awards Certification/ Library Media Endorsement SD Administrative Rules: DOE Endorsement Requirements: Crosswalks Electronic Resources for Students Guidelines and Frameworks Listserv Standards. ARTICLE: How to Speak Administrator -SLJ. In the last 18 months, our district realized we have been ignoring one of the most powerful sets of allies and tools in our prime focus to improve literacy. Librarians and libraries have been around, but we have treated both as catchalls: for tasks, for events, for a lot of things other than their true purpose and the work that librarians are educated and qualified to do.

Administrators Mike Daria (left) and Andrew Maxey (right) share their advice on advocating for school libraries. We are administrators in the Tuscaloosa (AL) City Schools. Our district’s need is not unique. Most schools need to improve literacy. We all know perfectly well that large numbers of students in schools across the country struggle to demonstrate strong reading skills—no matter how you evaluate them. Yet most schools do not treat their libraries and librarians as indispensable, core parts of the work to produce strong readers. They did. Use Data Use that to your advantage. Check Your Vocabulary.