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Week 1: Introduction to School Librarianship 575 (*=Key reading Please also scan the "tips" posts.)

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Welcome - Libraries Transform: The Expert in the School Library - LibGuides at American Library Association. EdLeadership1958Cleary. The Librairan is In (Melissa Jacobs) * Core Values: AASL at 65 by Susan Ballard. Rhode Island Library Association - School Librarian Advocacy Film Project. The Nonnegotiable Role of School Librarians. *Waiting for Permission (Jennifer LaGarde) Future Ready Librarians®: Building Strong Partnerships with School and District Leaders – Future Ready. Future Ready Librarians® lead beyond the library, collaborating not only with teacher colleagues, but with building and district leaders to prepare future ready learners.

Future Ready Librarians®: Building Strong Partnerships with School and District Leaders – Future Ready

Creating exciting and dynamic opportunities for future ready learners requires shared leadership among librarians, instructional coaches, principals, technology leaders, and district administrators. During this unprecedented time when students are learning from home, one of the most important partnerships is the one between librarians and administrators.

During this webinar, our guests with explain how librarians and administrators can work together to benefit students and teachers and ensure continuity of learning. Our guests will discuss Collaborative leadership is the key to success. ROLES of the SCHOOL LIBRARIAN. *5 Tips for New School Librarians (and those who aren't so new) . (Nikki Robertson) Congratulations on your new job as a school librarian!

*5 Tips for New School Librarians (and those who aren't so new) . (Nikki Robertson)

It is hands down the absolutely best job...EVER! Below are 5 tips to help you as you enter this new chapter of your life. Connect. A Digital Librarian's Survival Toolkit by Awesome School Librarians. Library Leadership: A Seat at the Table. We Are Total Leaders As part of courses that I have been taking over the past year, I have been immersed in thinking about leadership, types of leaders, leadership styles, and what leadership looks like and entails.

Library Leadership: A Seat at the Table

One of the books that I have read is Total Leaders: Applying the Best Future-Focused Change Strategies to Education by Charles J. Schwahn and William G. Spady. The book first appeared on the scene in the 1980s and has been revised and rewritten several times. 1. The School Librarian: Your Ultimate Digital Resource.

School Librarians as Technology Leaders. *Library Media Tech Talk: What Can A Library Be? Do you ever stop and think about what the school library can be for your learning community?

*Library Media Tech Talk: What Can A Library Be?

It is easy to get caught up in the daily activities and forget about the endless possibilities that exist for our learners. As I prepare to begin my tenth year as a school librarian, I've been thinking about how the library spaces and resources can transform our students' lives. I would like to share some recent happenings that have illustrated this to me. *Changing the Conversation About Librarians.

*See Sally Research: JoyceValenza TEDxPhiladelphiaED - The importance of having a school library. Lisa Kent, the chapter leader at PS/IS 155 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has taught there for 22 years.

The importance of having a school library

In all that time, the school has never had a working library. That finally changed this spring, thanks to the school’s current and former principals, community grants and donors, PTA volunteers and the tenacity of art teacher Lisa Ryan. On March 6, the school community gathered for a ribbon-cutting to unveil a library stocked with $10,000 worth of brand-new books. What will it mean for students and teachers to have access to their school’s own library? “It’s going to mean everything,” says Kent. In our politically fraught times, as the rise of social media has made gathering reliable information more challenging, libraries are experiencing a renaissance.

This holds true even in schools that have experienced an overall decline in staff or where a high percentage of students live in poverty. Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities. I'm in a new job this fall, moving from K-5 to the library at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia.

Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities

It's a great chance to look back at what I've learned and what I've tried during a time of transformation in school libraries. Libraries have always been focused on users and communities, but recent support for makerspaces and experimentation, coupled with the benefits of system-wide support from Albemarle County Public Schools, has allowed librarians to spearhead inspiring changes. As I change schools, I plan to build on some of the new approaches that I've tried. For a high school, the context is different -- and the curriculum is very different -- but the user-focused approach and the willingness to tinker and try is sure to carry over in the following four practices. 1. The Constantly Evolving Role of the School Librarian. Over the past twenty years, perhaps no position in education has transformed more than the school librarian. I spoke with two veteran school librarians to get a better idea just how much their jobs have evolved: Dr.

Librarians wear a lot of hats □□□□□ #SchoolLibrarianDay □ #LibrariansRock… School Rules: How They Help Us (1953) (Begin around 1:30) Say Yes to That Practicum Student Librarian. “Example isn’t another way to teach; it is the only way to teach.” – Albert Einstein Throughout the years, I have been so fortunate to host library practicum students who are training to become school librarians.

Say Yes to That Practicum Student Librarian

Student librarians must complete many hours of service in school libraries (usually around 100+ hours), depending on the graduate school, in order to earn their degrees. Rather than exploit the free labor, I enjoy collaborating with them on lessons, book clubs, and other fun activities. Yes, they still have to do some inventory scanning, but I’m right beside them. Mentoring With Emily King Echols (one of my favorites) and Gene Luen Yang The beauty of mentorship is that it’s a reciprocal win-win. *We Need Librarians More Than Ever. *Five laws of library science (Make sure you are aware of these & think about their evolution) The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S.

*Five laws of library science (Make sure you are aware of these & think about their evolution)

R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy.[1][2] These laws are: Books are for use.Every reader his / her book.Every book its reader.Save the time of the reader.The library is a growing organism. *And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today. This month marks School Library Journal’s 60th year as an independent magazine—no small feat in this changing media landscape.

*And Now We Are 60: SLJ, the profession, and culture from 1954 to today

With ongoing coverage of library news, big-picture issues, practical applications, and reviews, SLJ has worked to become an essential go-to guide for schools and librarians working with young people. As we observe this milestone, we look back at some highlights from the past six decades. In the September 1954 issue of Junior Libraries, a spin-off of Library Journal which became SLJ, educator Nancy Larrick explored a new concept called “individualized reading,” that requires an accessible place where children can browse a wide variety of books and make their own selections. How well they choose depends in part on the way the books are introduced and displayed. “With such a program, learning to read becomes a great adventure whereby children explore the world of books and sample the joys of reading.” Massachusetts School Libraries Study - MBLC.

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders. SLJ’s May 2011 cover featured the technology survey.

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders

Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to School Library Journal’’s annual technology survey. It’s been a consistent trend, which SLJ has tracked for several years, documenting how librarians use technology and—more importantly—how that use has enhanced teaching and learning across their schools and districts. This year, the magazine has visualized the “proof” in a handy infographic, which is freely available for reuse, printing, and posting (in JPEG and PDF formats). The graphic (below) hits the high points of the 2013 survey­. The full results, with details on the top tools favored by librarians, ebook use, 1:1 programs, filtering and bandwidth issues, and more, are also available for download. 5 Tips for New School Librarians (and those who aren't so new) - Google Slides. What Every New Media Specialist Needs to Know. These 10 tips can help your career get off to a great start Illustration by Steve Wacksman It’s not easy being a media specialist, especially if you’re new to the profession or you’ve switched schools and you’re suddenly the new kid on the block.

Let’s face it, many administrators and teachers don’t understand what we do. Mrs. ReaderPants: New school librarian? 10 things you should do first... Point you in a direction, but now, you are it. A team of one. Uno. Solamente. Honey, we have all been there. Advice to New Librarians. As the school year begins, some of you may be starting as a school librarian for the first time.

With my position, I am able to work with new school librarians in my district. Whether the librarians have just a few or many years as a classroom teacher, they step into this new role feeling overwhelmed with the common question, “Where do I begin?” The following hopefully answers that question and more. Build Relationships: When I go out and speak to groups and advocate for classroom teachers working with their building librarians, I sometimes hear a comment or two about how they don’t feel comfortable approaching their librarians. Get to know the staff. Dive into the Content: Grab the curriculum guides for all content areas. Be Patient: When you enter your library, you may want to rearrange the space and make it “your space.” Become Familiar with the Collection: Get to know your collection by walking the shelves. Ask Questions: Ask questions of the library community. Five Tips for New School Librarians – A Guest Post by Cathy Potter. January 2012 marks the one year anniversary of when I started my first position as a teacher librarian.

Ten Tips for New Librarians - Elementary Librarian. Library Media Tech Talk: So You Are a New School Librarian... Now What? I remember taking my first school library job in the summer of 2008. When I arrived at the school in July to begin working, I quickly realized I had no idea where to start! Even after doing this job for 7 years, I still have to remind myself what needs to be accomplished in the summer before everyone gets back on campus. School Libraries Work! AASL_Infographic_FINAL.pdf. Untitled. AASL (Become familiar with!) Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix. Schoollibrarianmindset. BRAINZ! How to Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!

What librarians make. Or Why Should I be More than a Librarian?