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Daring librarianship: What library leaders can learn from Brene Brown. The Way I See It Jason Martin What library leaders can learn from Brene Brown Jason Martin is interim dean at Middle Tennessee State University’s James E.

Daring librarianship: What library leaders can learn from Brene Brown

Walker Library, email: jason.martin@mtsu.edu © 2020 Jason Martin Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston who studies courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Vulnerability Brown defines vulnerability “as the emotion that we experience during times of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.”1 Being vulnerable does not make us weak.

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What your teacher librarian can do for you. LibraryAsSafeHavenPDF. Should You Switch to an Instagram Business Profile? {INFOGRAPHIC} Should you switch to an Instagram business profile?

Should You Switch to an Instagram Business Profile? {INFOGRAPHIC}

If you’re serious about growing on Instagram, the answer is yes. It used to be simple: you just had to choose between an Instagram business profile or a personal profile. But now you have to choose between a business, creator, or personal profile – so which is the right one for you? Creator profiles come with advanced features like unfollow data and DM filtering, but lack other features that business profiles have like scheduling and running ads. Find out which Instagram profile is the best for your brand, and learn how to easily make the switch: Instagram Business Profile vs. Angela Hursh. Collaborating With Teacher Librarians to Support Adolescents’ Literacy and Literature Learning - Merga - 2019 - Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

How can educators strengthen collaborative relationships with school librarians as partners to improve students’ literacy achievement?

Collaborating With Teacher Librarians to Support Adolescents’ Literacy and Literature Learning - Merga - 2019 - Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy

Not all literacy learning occurs in the typical classroom in school. School libraries can be dynamic spaces in which literacy and literature learning are fostered, because “in schools, libraries are places where text, technology, and literacy converge in concentrated form” (Kapitzke, 2001, p. 451). School Library Report Samples. Hack Your Poster Presentation – HLS. Congratulations!

Hack Your Poster Presentation – HLS

You’ve been accepted as a poster presenter for a professional conference. An InfoLit Learning Community Webinar Creating a Buzz Getting Faculty and Students Excited About Lib. Musings about librarianship : 5 games for promoting open access. Marketing and Advocating for the Academic Library – Mr. Library Dude. Impact of school libraries on learning 2013. Don't worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today's students. A recent article about a new approach to a school library sparked vigorous discussion on social media.

Don't worry, a school library with fewer books and more technology is good for today's students

Many worried the school had completely abolished traditional library services. The article describes how a Melbourne school changed its library to a technology-focused centre staffed by “change adopters” who host discussions with students and encourage creative thinking. The school’s principal was forced to defend the library’s restructure.

She wrote that its traditional purpose hadn’t been lost. The College Library has been transformed into a Learning Centre that continues to offer all library services to students and staff, including a significant collection of fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers, magazines and other print resources, as well as online access to other libraries. This school’s approach isn’t unique. Library Lovers' Day 2019. The theme for Library Lovers' Day 2020 is ‘Uncover something new’.

Library Lovers' Day 2019

Library Lovers' Day is an opportunity for library and information professionals to show off their libraries and for people across Australia to show their love for libraries. Ideas for your communication channels Encourage your patrons to spread the #LibraryLoversDay by having a competition for the best social media post using #LibraryLoversDay. Change your library’s Facebook or Twitter avatar and/or banner to the avatars and banners available in the resources section below. Using School Library Newsletters to Communicate. As in many schools, my high school library is a hub of our building.

Using School Library Newsletters to Communicate

Hundreds of students walk through our doors each day; administrators stop by; teachers are posted to duty at the circulation desk every period; custodians and security guards come to say hi; classes learn research–it is a space filled with energy. Because of my place in this bustling library bubble, I’m surprised every time I hear a teacher’s name I’ve never heard before. Value best practices April 2010. Cover Story: Practical Tips to Help You Prove Your Value.

During recent years, information professionals in many settings have had to learn new skills and competencies not taught in graduate school, yet nevertheless necessary for most productive relationships, and even for survival.

Cover Story: Practical Tips to Help You Prove Your Value

Significantly, many librarians now ask and talk about strategic and proactive measures that both create and prove value for their organizations. One speaker elegantly referred to information centers as "institutional assets. " Yet transforming libraries into recognized corporate assets has its challenges. This article covers guidelines and tips for creating, explaining, and communicating value. Proving our worth: library measurement and metrics. When people talk about their libraries, it’s common to describe the library in numbers.

Proving our worth: library measurement and metrics

These might be numbers that describe the collection (number of volumes), numbers that describe collection use (number of loans), or numbers that describe library use (number of visits). There could also be numbers around the budget (staffing budget) or specific programs (number of people enrolled in information literacy classes). All of these tell us different things about the library. The question is, do they tell us useful things? What do these numbers really mean? Collection metrics. Working with Library Statistics. This page contains a list of items and services you may include in your library practice.

Working with Library Statistics

For each item, a definition is provided and a data source is identified for collecting appropriate statistics. Issues that you may need to think about when you are planning your data collection are identified under the "Considerations" heading. Level of difficulty for is given for each item or service in this collection. Projects. Workshop 'Implementing the IFLA School Library Guidelines'. The IASL / IFLA Joint Committee has developed a workshop based on the IFLA School Library Guidelines, 2nd edition.

This project is realized under the supervision and with the collaboration of (previous) members of the IASL / IFLA Joint Committee. The workshop consists of an Introduction and 6 Modules. School Libraries, Teacher Librarians and Acceleration of. LibrariansCuratorsEdited. Schoollibrarywebsites - Reports. Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! Guest. A “To Be” List for School Librarians. Earlier this year, a local Superintendent, faced with four retirement notices, asked my advice on what to look for when hiring new school librarians.

She sought me out because I shared my ‘outsider’s” perspective on librarians in an article I wrote years ago for Forbes, and it went viral. Though nearly every word of it remains true, before I met with the Superintendent, I updated my perspective by asking a question on the Future Ready Librarians Facebook group. Several people suggested hiring based on character and personality. Recognizing the wisdom of these responses, I borrowed a framework from my former colleague Angela Maiers, who urges us to focus on who we want to “be,” rather than what we aspire to “do.” Ten ways to advocate for your role as a teacher librarian - SCIS. You can offer to support the program with physical resources, curated website collections, core text suggestions, research skills that you can teach — the opportunities are endless.

Your broad knowledge of learning across the school can contribute to curriculum mapping, connecting the work of individual subjects to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching opportunities. 5. Gain support from leadership You can find a supporter among the school leadership team who understands your vision to improve student outcomes across the school. You don’t need to always do all the advocating yourself; you can ask them to assist you in advocating for the role of the library in the school. 6. The Librarian as an Instructional Partner – Inspired Ideas – Medium. When I first saw the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Future Ready Librarians Framework, I was excited to note the inclusion of “Collaborative Leadership” and “Builds Instructional Partnerships” as descriptors of an excellent school librarian.

These are two areas of the job that I enjoy the most, so their inclusion only seemed natural to me. I do recognize, however, that some librarians’ strength may lie in other areas of the Framework, like “Budgets and Resources” or “Community Partnerships,” and that coming alongside teachers in an instructional partner role might feel a little intimidating. I also recognize that there are many classroom teachers who have never, for whatever reason, been exposed to the power of a collaborative relationship with the school librarian and may not naturally seek him or her out. Discovery Services: Basics and Resources – Library Technology Launchpad. Why learn about discovery services? Most libraries use discovery services in addition to, or as a replacement for, their OPAC. Ten Things Your Administrator Needs to Know as the School Year Begins.

10. Get Started - Tutorials - Proposal Writing Short Course. Introduction The subject of this short course is proposal writing. But the proposal does not stand alone. It must be part of a process of planning and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors. This process is grounded in the conviction that a partnership should develop between the nonprofit and the donor. When you spend a great deal of your time seeking money, it is hard to remember that it can also be difficult to give money away. Policy template. Your school library budget. This guide provides advice on what to include in your library budget, and on planning and tracking the expenditure. The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home. Think you don’t? Marketing for Libraries. In this section, we'll examine the design of communications and explore the stories that bring library products alive.

Key Questions Each of the following questions will be addressed on this page. For quick access, click on the question of interest. Resources for School Librarians. The Future of MLS. We’ve all seen various reports and discussions around the future of libraries. From Pew (“The Future of Libraries: 7 Questions Librarians Need to Answer”) and the Aspen Institute (“Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Pub­lic Libraries”) to forums (ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries) to articles (Slate’s “What Will Become of the Library?”) , and our own white paper (“Re-Envisioning the MLS”), there is no shortage of data or discussion on the topic. We know the challenges: State and local government workforces have faced significant reductions since 2009.

The School Librarian as Learning Alchemist. The landscape of learning is changing. Children and young adults learn not only in school but fluidly across home, school, peer culture, and community. The Future for Teaching and Learning. Teacher Librarian Roles. School-Library-Casual-and-Relief - * NSW - Sydney Metropolitan Teacher Librarians. Springfield Township High School Library Annual Report 2013 by Joyce Valenza. Schoollibraries21C.pdf. Australian Independent School Teacher Librarian Conference 2012. The EBSM Methodology. 21c_report.pdf. The bridge-builder’s hat. No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main.John Donne Yet, within the school setting, the library is often seen as an island, apart from the main rather than a part of it.

The physical isolation imposed by the nature of the space, and the professional isolation of usually being the only TL within the school and not part of a particular team or faculty can mean that, at the very least, a moat separates the facility from the school mainstream. In the past, some TLs have been guilty of not only building the moat but also pulling up the drawbridge and it is this perception of exclusiveness and remoteness that is often only a childhod memory, that drives the modern-day perception and stereotype – a bit like that of a library being a quiet space where people are continually told to shoosh.

The moat must go and it is the TL who is in the best position to remove it. Building bridges builds influence. Strategic planning for school libraries. Library policy - Schools. Strategic Plan.