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Keeping Up Resources for Librarians. Resources for Librarians This name of this page is somewhat of a misnomer, because every e-publication found within this site is potentially, a resource for a library. However, the singular focus of this this page is sources of information about librarianship - even though librarians are in need of more current awareness from beyond the profession. But there are some free and subscription e-publications that deserve a mention on this website. However, there are many more e-publications in the field of library and information science that may be of interest to you. If you'd like to explore that further, see the "other suggestions" section of this page. LJ Academic Newswire Published by the folks at Library Journal, this is an e-newsletter alert service. LISNews (Library and Information Science News) A homegrown e-zine by two librarians, that really has a broader audience than academic librarians, but any librarian should find it well worth regular reading.

D-Lib Magazine Current Cites. Home - Staying Current: Keep your research up-to-date - LibGuides at Universi... Keep up to date | Library Services. 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. 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. No electronics.” 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. 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. I work with everyone – or at least everyone who ventures to the library.

This means that I get to know everyone and to see a very broad picture of the school and its mission. 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.

Some advantages to this new schedule were easy to anticipate. 2015NYLASSL SpringConferenceRadlickStefl. SchoolLibraryAdvocacy.org - Schoollibraryadvocacyblog. Gordon Nash Library: The Book Remade. TPiB (Programs) Teen programming is an important part of what we do as teen librarians. It can also be a time consuming part of what we do, it takes a little bit of time, love and tenderness (wait, is that a song?) To find and put a program together for our teens (and tweens). One of the regular features here at TLT is TPiB. Here are some prepackaged programs (that are easily adaptable) for you to use. If you do use a program, or part of a program, please consider taking some pictures and dropping us a line to let us know. See also Tech Talk. Based on specific books, adaptable for general programs Feed Their Hunger for the Hunger Games (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, survival) Share it!

Olympians Week (Rick Riordan’s Olympians series) It’s a Dead Man’s Party (Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, zombies, monsters) Paranormal Crafts – Angels (Angel fiction, Embrace by Jessica Shirvington) The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand (horror) Leaving Kansas for Oz (inspired by The Wizard of Oz) 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. 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.

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. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.

Curation This concept is fleshed out in Steven Rosenbaum’s book, Curation Nation. Library Science Daily. PointsofInquiry.pdf. Tldl / Links to Wikis for new TLs.