The Teacher-Librarian/Administrator Relationship. One of the most significant partnerships I have in my school as an administrator is with our teacher-librarian (TL), Lisa Mueller.
In recent years our library has been transforming into a Library Learning Commons (LLC) or simply, Learning Commons (LC). This transformation is occurring as a result of having a TL with a vision for creating a LC as well as an administration supporting this vision. The creation of a Library Learning Commons has had a major impact on the school. Earlier this year I traveled with Lisa to a meeting with school trustees who represented multiple school boards in Alberta. At the meeting we shared the journey from library to learning commons. Collaborationtechnologyenvironmentculture The LC is a place to collaborate. Our TL has “poured” herself into technology and is a “go to” person for this area. The environment in our LC is flexible, safe, welcoming and energetic. Our Learning Commons has helped shift the culture of the school. The LLC does not run itself.
References for Library Media Specialist position retention. Guest Post: The 21st Century School Library: Literacy in a New Era. Posted by Jonathan Martin under Uncategorized | Tags: 21st c.
Libraries, St. Gregory |  Comments The following essay was written by our new incoming Librarian and Director of Information Literacy, Laura Lee Calverley. She prepared this piece as part of her application for our position. Next week I intend to post excerpts from other essays we received in the course of our search. The 21st Century School Library: Literacy in a New Era Traditionally, the school library has been a house of books, supporting the development of student literacy and learning. The concept of literacy must be redefined, as more and more information is accessible electronically, often in non-linear, interlinked formats. Providing access to learning tools and a learning environment is a key responsibility of the 21st century school library. It is an exciting age to experience as a reader and a learner. 1 American Association of School Librarians and Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
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MartinRoberts_JF15.pdf. Administrators_panels-color.pdf. School Libraries Impact Studies « Library Research Service. Library Research Service School Libraries & Student Achievement (2013) This 1-page infographic presents highlights from all of LRS’s school library impact studies.
Two versions of the infographic are available: – One is optimized for online viewing – And, the second is optimized for printing If you view the infographic PDF file in Firefox PDF viewer, it may not render properly. For best viewing and printing, click on the “open in different viewer” button in the top right corner of your browser, and select the option to open the file with Adobe Reader. The PDF file is optimized for printing on legal size paper. The Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: Exploring the School Library Impact Studies (2010) Colorado Change in school librarian staffing linked with change in CSAP reading performance, 2005 to 2011 (2012) This report examines the change in CSAP reading scores of Colorado students, from 2005 to 2011, as influenced by changes in school library staffing levels.
Lance, K. Slw3_2008.pdf. 09f9a.jpg (JPEG Image, 705 × 516 pixels) Teacher Librarian Roles. School librarians are rising school leaders. “School librarians have the unique position, in school, of being school-wide and curriculum-wide—that really makes for a powerful partnership with school administrators,” said Gail Dickinson, AASL’s current president.
“I think there are a lot of people who view the digital shift as a threat to librarians, and I really just think it’s a call for reinvention,” said Mark Ray, the 2012 Washington State Teacher of the Year. Schools’ increased reliance on digital resources and content leads to different “thinking about the way libraries function and the ways librarians work with students and teachers.” In fact, as more schools move to using digital tools or digital resources with more regularity, school librarians “have an opportunity to play a bigger leadership role within the school and district.
The call for school libraries and librarians to become more integrated within their schools also means that school libraries will change as schools change to align with digital learning practices.
Instructional Leadership & Curricular Guidance. Reading Advocacy and Advisory. Resource Development and Management. Learning Space Creation.