List of Social Networks About Books and Reading. Updated November 03, 2016 Most book lovers share two things in common: (1) the love of a great book and (2) sharing that book with friends.
From book clubs to reading groups, social networking has always played a part in the avid reader's life. It is no surprise this love has gone digital. Book social networks are those focused on reading and sharing books with others through book lists and reviews. Not only are these book-based social networks a great way to share good books, they're also an excellent way to find new books to read. Goodreads The goal of Goodreads is to help users find great books to read by suggesting new books based on titles they've read already or according to what their friends are reading. Shelfari Part of Amazon, Shelfari is a social network devoted to creating a global community of book lovers by encouraging users to discuss and share their favorite books with friends and strangers.
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And in an age where digital literacy and information access skills reign, the librarian plays an important role, said Mary Barbee, coordinator of media services and technology training at Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga. Each school in the district has certified librarians and paraprofessionals in the media center. “We are fortunate to be in a district that values media centers and media programs and the role of a professional educator as a media specialist,” she said. In Georgia, library staff members work with teachers to mix digital literacy into the curriculum.
Digital literacy skills But librarians struggle to define digital literacy. “So that is telling us that in the library community, we’re still trying to figure out exactly what digital literacy means,” she said. 5 digital literacy challenges (and how to overcome them) 1. 2. 3. SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores. The members of the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) have always known how important school librarians and library programs are to student achievement in their state; however, they needed a way to prove it to administrators, teachers, parents, and legislators who were yet to be convinced.
To develop their case, in 2013, the SCASL board commissioned a study conducted by Keith Curry Lance, consulting with RSL Research Group president Marcia J. Rodney and vice president Bill Schwarz. The group had previously conducted 17 school library impact studies in 14 states. As with those studies, data from How Libraries Transform Schools by Contributing to Student Success: Evidence Linking South Carolina School Libraries and PASS & HSAP Results revealed that school library programs contribute to student success. Seven school library characteristics were associated with these measures of student achievement. Library Staffing Library Expenditures.
Transliteracy and Participatory Librarianship Talk for Hall County School District and Dell, Inc., October 2010, Buffy Hamilton. Information on all literacies for all types of libraries and librarians. What School Librarians Do. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) states on their website that “Information and media literacy enables people to interpret and make informed judgments as users of information and media, as well as to become skillful creators and producers of information and media messages in their own right.
The following resources may be used to guide parents through the maze of information about information literacy and help to facilitate acquisition of these 21st century skills. Communications in Information Literacy Communications in Information Literacy (CIL) is an independent, professional, refereed electronic journal dedicated to advancing knowledge, theory, and research in the area of information literacy.
The journal is committed to the principles of information literacy as set forth by the Association of College and Research Libraries. CIL is also committed to the principles of open access for academic research. Everyday Transliteracy. The 21st Century Media Center Program. School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian. 21st Century School Libraries.