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Pro-d. Belgian teacher creates Pokémon Go style game for hunting books. Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy. Handbook%2009 08 20. Building Relationships for Back to School. As summer draws to an end, it’s a good time to start thinking about back to school activities to build collaborative relationships and create a warm and welcoming place, both physical space and virtual, for our students, parents, and faculties.

Building Relationships for Back to School

Let’s take a quick assessment: 1) How’s the signage in your library? Does it project an air of possibilities and not a list of rules and dont’s? For example: “No food or drinks. No games. 2) How do you introduce yourself to your faculty? 3) How do you greet parents? 4) How’s your online presence? While recreating your library culture is harder once you’ve been somewhere for a while, it’s never to late to make a good start! Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized Tags: Back to school, collaboration, collaborative culture, parents. [3084] 10 Ways Your School Library Is Changing Teaching and Learning. ‎www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/AASL_Infographic_FINAL.pdf. The Art of Self-Promotion. Or how I learned to stop being quiet and talk about how great the library is.

The Art of Self-Promotion

I am an introvert. Susan Cain’s Quiet was a revelation for me to read. So, it should not have been a surprise when I jumped at a chance to work as the sole librarian at a very small independent school. Working alone provides a number of advantages. I get to be the go-to person for reading recommendations and curriculum support. On the downside, while I had the opportunity to develop working relationships with many of the teachers, administration had little reason to wander into the library.

Being on my own in the library has meant learning how to become my own biggest cheerleader. Hill Top is a very small community. This was a great start to making myself known. So I recently took a page from blogs such as YALSA blog, The Hub, and Knowledge Quest. Some advantages to this new schedule were easy to anticipate. Administration took notice. We all know that our programs are vital to the school community.

2015NYLASSL SpringConferenceRadlickStefl. SchoolLibraryAdvocacy.org - Schoollibraryadvocacyblog. Gordon Nash Library: The Book Remade. TPiB (Programs) Feed Their Hunger for the Hunger Games. Pinterest. Librarians. Even though I haven’t written about this topic since April, thoughts on it are never too far from my mind, especially when I have comments on the post from readers who just discovered it.

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That’s what has happened recently, so I wanted to add some more discussion on this topic – Why not a bachelor’s degree in library science? To date, no one has offered any good educational, managerial, career or workforce related reason why it is not a good idea. My arguments have included my post from last December – Library Science Ranks #4 in Highest Unemployment, and the job market – as well as the economy – show no signs of improvement any time soon. The old argument about library technicians do a more technical and specific job, while “Librarians” (meaning MLS degreed) are generalists and management candidates that can do everything DOES NOT HOLD WATER! It’s simply RHETORIC to justify the arbitrary distinctions between “professional” and “para-professional!”

1. Like this: Like Loading... Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians. Presenters at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities conference described how librarians today must curate, foster citizenship, forge connections—and more By Michelle Luhtala Read more by Contributor August 2nd, 2012 School librarians, with their specialized training in collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating information, now must teach their patrons to perform these tasks.

Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians

According to Joyce Valenza, teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School in Pennsylvania and author of School Library Journal’s “Never Ending Search” blog, this is the golden age of librarianship. “Librarians are in the sweet spot of education,” Valenza said. Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the librarian’s role is more important than ever. Library Science Daily. PointsofInquiry.pdf. Tldl / Links to Wikis for new TLs.