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Five conversations to avoid this year This post has been languishing among my drafts for over a month. I keep coming back to it, trying to sweeten it up, and ending up with something more acerbic than what I started with. Just before the new year, Jennifer LaGarde (The Adventures of Library Girl) posted a thoughtful list of questions reflective librarians should consider in their practice this year. Five conversations to avoid this year
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School librarians are rising school leaders | eSchool News School librarians are rising school leaders | eSchool News By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura Read more by Laura Devaney Librarians play an important role as schools make the digital transition School librarians are shaking off the decades-old stereotype that they are isolated from a school’s teachers, students, and classrooms.
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How PA School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement & Academic Standards | Keith Curry Lance The latest Pennsylvania school library impact study has been completed, and its report has been released online. The PA School Library Project–a joint effort of the PA School Librarians Association, the Education Law Center of PA, and HSLC–has posted the full report on their website. This study was funded by a 2011-12 National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). A variety of derivative reports as well as information about “roll out” and other follow-up events can also be found on the Project’s website. How PA School Libraries Pay Off: Investments in Student Achievement & Academic Standards | Keith Curry Lance
Finishing reading Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, has made me think a lot about the role of the 21st Century Librarian in the K-12 school. As we move into a more digitally based library environment and the world our students graduate into is requiring different skills of them, the role of the librarian is shifting. I wrote in my last post on the subject a lot about the specific job descriptions based on what the AASL states in Empowering Learners in the first half of the book. The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian
New Nine Reasons to Save Public Libraries New Nine Reasons to Save Public Libraries Nine Reasons to Save Public Libraries http://ivn.us/2012/08/08/nine-reasons-to-save-public-libraries/ “Here are some reasons why our libraries are still the place where we as a nation will achieve our destiny: The house of the 99%: The foundation of democracy is an educated electorate. When the economy is down, it is all the more vital that we the people have access to information, education, news… and now in modern times the internet, computers, and other sources of media tools as well.
On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting. Every so often we’ve all had the experience of trying to find something that we just can’t quite seem to nail down. You expect there’s a web page out there somewhere in the billions of possible pages, but you just can’t figure out what to do to make it pop to the top of the search results. What makes it simple, difficult or impossible?
<div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/main" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.speedofcreativity.org/wp-content/plugins/wp-greet-box/images/rss_icon.png" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/speedofcreativity/main" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> These are my notes from Lucy Gray‘s breakout session, “Beyond Search,” on August 6, 2012, at the Blackfoot Educational Technology Conference in Missoula, Montana. Resources from Lucy’s presentation are available on this blog post. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. Beyond Search by Lucy Gray
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