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Beyond the Collection Diversity Audit: Inclusion is More Than a Book, Why we should be auditing all of our library services for inclusion and best practices - Teen Librarian Toolbox. When I first began doing collection diversity audits, I had no idea that was what they were called.

Beyond the Collection Diversity Audit: Inclusion is More Than a Book, Why we should be auditing all of our library services for inclusion and best practices - Teen Librarian Toolbox

The School Library & School Librarians: Bibliography. Graphic Novels Belong in Your English Class. Here's How to Use Them. First Person By Paige Classey Przybylski When I think about certain books, I am transported back to milestones in my life the way other people are brought back by smell or song.

Graphic Novels Belong in Your English Class. Here's How to Use Them

I turned 11 along with Harry Potter as I read The Sorcerer’s Stone. I found The Perks of Being a Wallflower at exactly the right time—in the midst of the new frustrations and freedoms of high school. How to Host a Vintage Library-Themed Party. A few weeks ago, my family surprised me with a dinner party for my 30th birthday. I had no idea that any of this was coming, and the night just got more and more delightful as it went on. The theme, because my family knows and loves me, was “vintage library.” My mom went through all of my old books, getting lots of them out of storage, and found original recipes from lots of my favorites.

It was such a special night, so I thought I’d write about it for Book Riot to preserve the memory and share the fun. It feels a tiny bit silly to write a whole article that is “look how great my mom is and look how much fun we had,” but also, look how great my mom is and look what a great party she put together. What’s Your Why? Defining Your Mission. Who?

What’s Your Why? Defining Your Mission

What? When? Where? Why? Growing up, I wrote many essays for English and other classes asking me to address the “Five Ws” as they related to a given topic. Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Ongoing Learning & Reflection. Have you heard?

Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff: Ongoing Learning & Reflection

At the end of 2017 YALSA released the brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. The 10 categories of competencies are an important revision to the association’s previous documents of this type because they take into account the paradigm shift in library services for and with teens as described in the Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action report.

This shift is in direct response to the world that teens live in today. A world where technology is key and literacies include digital, media, print, and more. A Day in the Life of a School Librarian (Or, Why School Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google) – Books & Beets. Anyone who works in the LIS field knows that librarians spend a pretty good chunk of their day explaining why their jobs are important/still relevant in the Age of Google.

A Day in the Life of a School Librarian (Or, Why School Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google) – Books & Beets

It’s exhausting, to say the least, but I’ve come to realize that these conversations are absolutely vital. As stories of library closures and funding cuts continue to permeate our news cycle, it’s becoming more and more important that we learn to speak up and defend our work — not just for the sake of our careers, but for the benefit of the communities we serve. How I Made In-Class Silent Reading Work for Me. My second year of teaching, all the English teachers on our campus were given daily 90-minute blocks instead of 45, so I started an in-class silent reading procedure.

How I Made In-Class Silent Reading Work for Me

However, I did it all wrong. My students, 99 percent of whom were not avid readers, were not simply going to sit and read for 10 to 15 minutes without a fight. So, they hid phones behind their books. They read the same two pages over and over again. They picked up a different book every day because it got too hard after the first few chapters. 8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now. Jan Wilson, SLJ’s 2017 Hero of Collaboration When I became a school library media specialist 20 years ago, I had no idea how much time and energy I would devote to promoting my role and media program.

8 Ways To Make Your Library More Visible Now

As school librarians, our impact isn’t always apparent, and our roles are frequently questioned. That’s ironic to me because year to year our role evolves more than that of any other faculty member. We must adapt and grow with changes in curriculum, students’ needs, and the expectations of teachers and administrators. Technologies librarians need to know - LIBGIG. A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print?

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper?

One of her son’s professors was recommending an online text for a business course: lighter, always accessible and seriously cheaper ($88 vs. $176 for a 164-page book). But Joanne’s instinct was that her son would “learn better” from a printed volume, free of online distractions, and with pages he could dog-ear, peruse in any order, and inscribe with marginal notes. Her son was inclined to agree. Many of us book lovers cherish the tactile qualities of print, but some of this preference is emotional or nostalgic. Rainbows in the Stacks: Many Ways to Meet the Needs of LGBTQ Library Patrons — Articles. Editor’s Note: This commentary by librarian Anna Call is part of our special focus on LGBTQ issues for the month of June.

Rainbows in the Stacks: Many Ways to Meet the Needs of LGBTQ Library Patrons — Articles

Thirty years ago, which is within my lifetime, we would not even have had this conversation. People knew that there were gay and lesbian people visiting their libraries, but most would not have gone out of their way for them even if they’d known how. At best, their response may have been ambivalent. We serve all people, they might have said.

The 12 Most Important Things to Do . . . in the First Week of Your New Job. By Carrie Marting and Julie Marie Frye Congrats on your new position!

The 12 Most Important Things to Do . . . in the First Week of Your New Job

Bridging the Divide between School Librarians and School Administrators. As a classroom teacher of 8 years, 3 years as a high school assistant principal, and 6 years as a head high school principal, I have had the opportunity to learn from many colleagues. In no area has this colleague-driven growth been more pronounced than in my conceptualization of the role that school libraries and school librarians play in deep learning and conceptual understanding for students. By and large, what principals know about libraries we learn from the librarians that we work with. This concept is of the utmost importance as we begin to talk about how to bridge the divide between school librarians and the school administrators who have the power to unlock the library’s true potential in schools. Librarians' Group: Knight Foundation: Five lessons for libraries looking to innovate in the 21st Century.

In June, Knight Foundation sent a cohort of U.S. librarians from institutions around the country to the Next Library Conference, an annual gathering held in Aarhus, Denmark that brings together library leaders from around the world to discuss innovative programs, services and ideas in the field. 20 U.S. librarians from 11 cities joined hundreds of colleagues who attended the conference from around the globe, from China to Kenya to the Caribbean. The goal was to spread best practices in library innovation, while helping their capacity to meet new digital age demands. The initiative is part of Knight’s larger work to help libraries better serve 21st century information needs. We believe libraries are essential to addressing information challenges and creating opportunities for communities to engage with information, new ideas and each other. Herning Bibliotekerne, once a grocery store, has been transformed into a vibrant multiuse space. 1.

Pamela J. Advocacy and the 21st Century School Librarian: Challenges and Best Practices. Librarianship | August 24, 2017. 27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does – An Ethical Island. On Being a Ninja Librarian: Getting Teens Into the School Library. What’s a Ninja Librarian, you ask? Slow down! I’ll tell you! I recently attended an awesome Librarian’s conference in Harrogate, UK where I met current School Librarian of the Year, Amy McKay. Amy ran a brilliant session on using creative ways to get teens reading and using the library in general. Bridging the Divide between School Librarians and School Administrators.

Piktochart Visual Editor. Where to Invest Your School Literacy Budget (And Where Not To) New ISTE Standards for Educators Highlight Librarians’ Role. Educators should continually participate in professional learning, advocate for equitable access to technology, and model positive and ethical use of technology, according to the Empowered Professional qualities named in the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) newly revised and updated Standards for Educators. ISTE CEO Richard Culatta introduced the standards during the opening keynote session at the ISTE 2017 conference in San Antonio in June.

Organized into the two categories—Empowered Professional and Learning Catalyst—the newly updated standards shift from the previous Standards for Teachers, which emphasized supporting student learning with technology, to focusing on the roles of educators in “using technology to empower learners.” As Learning Catalysts, educators should be collaborators, designers, facilitators, and analysts, according to the standards. Are your library policies unintentionally hurting students? - Elissa Malespina. Parsing the New ALA School Librarian Competencies Framework. Left to right: Dorcas Hand, Sara Kelly Johns, and Susan Ballard. 10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever. 3 must-have skills for today’s librarians. ELQ0401Librarians.

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. By Debra E. Kachel and Keith Curry Lance on March 7, 2013 Illustration by David Flaherty. Library poster download. Bringing It All Together: Literacy, ICT and the 21st Century Skills. By Stephen Pinel Literacy, 21st century skills, ICT and a common pedagogical framework – these four seem to be flavours of the month in many schools, including mine.

What is not evident, however, is how schools blend all of these disparate strategies together into one framework. Too often, the professional development (PD) delivered for each of these strategies is delivered separately, in a piecemeal approach, and in ways that can contradict each other. This article shares a framework that integrates these four important strategies, so that units of work can be prepared that take students from learning basic skills directly from teacher modelling, right through to collaborative application of these skills against real-world, authentic problems.

MU LibAdvoBklt2013. Webinar Replay- Alternative Facts: Why Libraries and Librarians Still Matter. 9 Essential Skills. The Government of Canada has identified nine essential skills needed for the workplace. WhatIsATeacherLibrarian. We Need Librarians More Than Ever. These Superintendents Are Sold on Libraries. Superintendents (clockwise from top left) Mat McRae, Karen Sullivan, Pam Moran, and Timothy Purnell at the SLJ Summit. “Contemporary learning starts with libraries,” said Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County (VA) Public Schools, at the SLJ Leadership Summit last month in Washington, DC.

Programming Librarian. Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. Let the Librarians Lead - Home. Library Media Tech Talk: Four Ways To Lead From The School Library. Lead The Way To "Finish The Race Strong" From The School Library. Toolkit for Promoting School Library Programs.

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders. The new librarian: leaders in the digital age. A Neuroscientist Explains Adult Coloring Books. How the School Library Helps Build Strong Blended Classes. Teens can't tell the difference between Google ads and search results. Librarians Point the Way on Digital Learning.

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have. ‘With all this technology, what do we need librarians for?’; Advocates say in the information age, school libraries are more important than ever. The Human Network. What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? Librarians' Changing Roles Can Inspire School Communities. Five Challenges Every Librarian Must Face. 4 Future Trends You Are Bound to See in K-12 School Libraries. New Report from Scholastic Shows School Libraries Work. 10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians.

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Student & Instructor Perceptions on Libraries and Research « The Gale Blog. Transforming the Library Profession.