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The Busy Librarian. The Daring Librarian. Mighty Little Librarian. There’s No Such Thing as Library Leadership. There’s leadership.

There’s No Such Thing as Library Leadership

Then there’s library leadership. Or is there? MakerSpaces: new tradition in context. Generally, a MakerSpace is considered a place where informal, collaborative learning and discovery take place through hands on creation, via use of any combination of art and technology.

MakerSpaces: new tradition in context

MakerSpaces facilitate both analog (low-tech) and digital (high tech) creation. Teen library programming and services that include use of a MakerSpace or equipment associated with a MakerSpace provide 21st century skills that contribute to new forms of literacy which include exposure to various types of technology, problem solving and collaboration skills. Much of the literature on the maker movement offers practical guides for design and implementation of MakerSpaces, including tools, technology, projects, and kits, as well as advice for libraries in the beginning stages of planning the physical layout of a MakerSpace.

Why do libraries have MakerSpaces for teens? What are libraries trying to achieve via MakerSpaces? Value added approach to technology through MakerSpaces user driven peer directed. Makerspace. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization. Articles & Blog Posts Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution “…there’s another gang of information-literate people out there, a gang who are a natural ally of libraries and librarians: the maker movement. Clustered in co-operative workshops called “makerspaces” or “hack(er)spaces,” makers build physical stuff. Strategies for Close Reading. By Samantha Cleaver Let’s face it, close reading isn’t often a skill that comes naturally.

Strategies for Close Reading

When our students get a new reading assignment, their first instinct is often to race to the finish line rather than engage deeply with a text. Getting students to slow down, engage with the text in different ways, and reflect as they read are challenges for every teacher, and are the goals of close reading. They’re also at the heart of the Common Core English Language Arts standards.

There’s no magic way to turn your class into top-notch readers overnight, but there are specific close reading skills you can teach that will help your students now and down the line. 10 Ways to Support ELLs in the School Library. The school library is an important resource for English language learners.

10 Ways to Support ELLs in the School Library

It may be the first place many students and their families get experience using a lending library. What can school librarians do to show ELLs that libraries are welcoming places of entertainment and enrichment? Here are some ideas, and don't miss the recommended resources or the American Association of School Librarians' report on ELLs included at the end of the article. 1. Provide Foreign Language Materials in Easy-Access Displays. What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.

What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: CCSSLibrariansBrief FINAL. UDL & the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSS) is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

UDL & the Common Core State Standards

Grounded in evidence and research, and internationally benchmarked, these rigorous education standards establish a set of shared goals and expectations for what K–12 students should understand and be able to do in English language arts and mathematics in order to be prepared for success in college and the workplace. For more information about the CCSS visit Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is included in the application to students with disabilities section of the CCSS.

Although this reference to UDL may give the impression that UDL is just for students with disabilities, all students can benefit from applying UDL to curriculum design and instructional practice. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Education for Global Leadership. Home. ABC-CLIO > ODLIS > odlis_A. In classification, one of the distinguishing characteristics of a class, identified as a means of differentiating it from other classes.

ABC-CLIO > ODLIS > odlis_A

As defined in FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), one of a set of characteristics enabling users of information to formulate queries and evaluate responses when searching for information about a specific entity. Education Resources Information Center. Google Scholar. Search Credible. The Researching Librarian: Home. Where School Librarians Connect. Digital information in the Information Research field. Digital information in the Information Research field The journals and newsletters listed here all include at least a sample of papers or news items that are freely accessible.

Digital information in the Information Research field

Sites that simply provide the contents lists of journals that are not freely accessible are not listed. Note that only journals that still appear to be 'live' at the time this list was compiled are included. We welcome news of new journals and newsletters that you have found useful and that have free content. E-mail your suggestions to Professor Tom Wilson. Subject Guide The Abbey Newsletter: bookbinding and conservation "Abbey Publications is a nonprofit corporation set up to encourage preservation of the written record, including the use of lasting materials in the creation of records. " The Alertbox A bi-weekly newsletter on usability issues from Dr. ALN Magazine "Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) are people networks for anytime - anywhere learning .

American Libraries Anales de Documentación Ariadne Back to the top. Video Librarian Online. Library Journal — Library News, Reviews, and Views. The First Year | College Readiness Heather Moorefield-Lang has witnessed the face of freshman terror when the first-year students walk into the college library at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, are confronted by two million books, and don’t know where to start.

Library Journal — Library News, Reviews, and Views

As an assistant professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences, she knows that relieving that angst is her job. Mariana Ramirez Godinez, High School Student Trustee While serving as a library trustee is no longer the exclusive domain of retirees, or even those in late or midcareer, only the board of the Cornelius Public Library, OR, can boast a chair who is still thinking about her SAT scores.

OverDrive’s Potash and Penguin Random House’s Applebaum Honored by UJA-Federation. Knowledge Quest. The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The Horn Book — Publications about books for children and young adults. Information Today, Inc. - Computers in Libraries Magazine. Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries. American Libraries Magazine.

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