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Study Ties College Success to Students’ Exposure to a High School Librarian. Stop telling people to love libraries – Library AF – Medium. A common complaint I’ve heard among librarians is that some people, especially community leaders and elected officials, just don’t get libraries.

Stop telling people to love libraries – Library AF – Medium

They don’t understand the value of public libraries… or what resources libraries offer… or what librarians actually do for a living. Librarians get frustrated because if only these tragically uninformed people knew about our amazing resources, they would fall in love with libraries, and support libraries at every opportunity. The problem with this attitude is that it puts the responsibility of understanding libraries on the community rather than on the library itself. New ACRL report highlights library contributions to student learning and success. CHICAGO - Through a new report issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), “Academic Library Impact on Student Learning and Success: Findings from Assessment in Action Team Projects,” the higher education community now has compelling assessment findings that tell a strong story about the multiple ways that academic libraries are contributing to student learning and success.

New ACRL report highlights library contributions to student learning and success

The report focuses on projects completed during the third and final year as part of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) from April 2015 to June 2016. Teams from more than 50 campuses completed assessment projects and reported on them individually (fully searchable online), and this synthesis builds on past findings from an additional 150 projects completed during the first and second years of the AiA program as context. Librarian's Share: Merchandise Your OverDrive Collection Like a Pro - OverDrive Blogs. Ed.

Librarian's Share: Merchandise Your OverDrive Collection Like a Pro - OverDrive Blogs

Note: This blog was written by Maria Cipriano. Maria is a Collections Librarian and manages the Electronic and Online resources for Toronto Public Library. Recently she presented at Digipalooza about Toronto Public Library and their success with curated collection. Last month I did something that I normally avoid like the plague – public speaking! Somehow I found myself at the podium at the 2015 Digipalooza Conference addressing a HUGE group of people (something I am more than a little phobic about).

First off, I want to tell you that curating collections is the favorite part of my job. Statement on Classroom Libraries. All students must be able to access, use, and evaluate information in order to meet the needs and challenges of the twenty-first century.

Statement on Classroom Libraries

These abilities are a necessary precursor to a sound education and healthy democracy. Reading in all its dimensions—informational, purposeful, and recreational—promotes students’ overall academic success and well-being. Furthermore, when students possess the skills necessary to access, select, use, and effectively evaluate their reading materials, their ability to become engaged members of their communities and productive citizens is enhanced. A large body of research demonstrates that equitable access to books promotes reading achievement and motivation (Allington, 2002, 2009; Krashen, 2011; Nystrand, 2006; Wu & Samuels, 2004).

Administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community leaders are all essential in promoting, building, and maintaining classroom libraries, but teachers play an especially critical role. References Allington, R. Statement on Classroom Libraries. Why personalized learning should start in school libraries. 4.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

Libraries can host real-world communication New Canaan High School Library also participates in monthly virtual book clubs in which students discuss books over a Google Hangout, and different libraries take turns hosting the chat and leading the conversation each month. 5. Libraries can harness personalization through online tools According to the presenters, libraries can personalize learning for students through the use of online tools. 6. School Libraries - More Important Than Ever - TechNotes Blog - TCEA. Transliteracies and Libraries. Good school libraries value the social, distributed nature of meaning making.

Transliteracies and Libraries

Good school libraries facilitate the mobility of people and things. In this spirit, they are natural sites for nurturing transliteracies. In the current issue of the Journal of Literacy Research, Amy Stornaiuolo, Anna Smith, and Nathan C. 10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever. It's National Library Week, and we couldn't resist paying homage to one of the most important members of the school community: librarians.

10 Reasons Librarians Are More Important Than Ever

Also known as library media specialists, librarians play a unique role in our schools. Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school? According to the U.S.

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become future ready. However, too often librarians are left out of the planning process for infrastructure and devices, professional learning for teachers, and digital content strategies—areas where they often have expertise. The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort. The Role of the School Librarian. By Elizabeth Hutchinson The role of the school librarian is an elusive one.

The Role of the School Librarian

Ask any teacher what the school librarian’s role is and whether they need a qualification to do the job, and I am sure you will get many different answers. I can’t think of many professions where this is the case. I am married to an accountant, and although I could not tell you what he does on a day-to-day basis I am under no illusion that he is a professional and his role is essential within his own company and for the businesses he works with. I know and understand that a professional job needs qualifications, but surprisingly this does not seem to be the understanding for school librarians. School librarians have a profound impact on students’ futures. As a school district library department supervisor, I would love to say that, after 17 years in this position, my district has the perfect school library program.

School librarians have a profound impact on students’ futures

The reality is that our idea of perfection evolves. The needs of our students are constantly changing. So, too, our district’s mission and vision must change to meet the future-ready needs of our students. Create Buzz Around Reading with a Pop-Up Library. Hauer shows off her mobile book station at an outside event. As school librarians, we often seek new ways to reach reluctant readers, or busy students, who do not regularly visit the library. On orientation attitude: Two stories, a playlist and a top eleven list. 4 Rules of Library Advocacy. AASL has just release a collection of advocacy materials for school librarians. While I am pleased to see these materials made available, like any tool, they aren't much good unless you know how to use them and realize that a brochure alone will not save your bacon.

Here are some basic rules of advocacy. I am sure you've heard me fuss about them before. Johnson's 1st Rule of Advocacy: Don't depend on national studies, statistics or publications.My cynical side says that if one looks hard enough, one can find a study to support almost any educational program, strategy or theory, no matter how crack pot. How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? Inquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away from it during the heyday of No Child Left Behind. The pendulum is beginning to swing back towards an inquiry-based approach to instruction thanks to standards such as Common Core State Standards for math and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards and the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Transitioning to this style of teaching requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position.

“Hands-Off” Teaching: Conversation as Pedagogy in Library Instruction. Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics. 4 TED Talks That Help Librarians Explain the Magic of Libraries. The School Library: Where vs. Who. Where. PreserviceEducators Toolkit FINAL 2016 03 17. Op Ed: School Librarians are Essential to Student Achievement - The Village GreenThe Village Green. The following letter was sent to Supt. Dr. The Essential Role of School Librarians — Guest post by Marie-Louise Gay. Recently, the Lester B.

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8 Ways to Rescue Public School Libraries from Becoming Obsolete. Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education. Getting to E: The State of the School Ebook Market. Illustration by Ken Orvidas. How to Build a Culture of Reading. Six Back-to-School Goals for Teacher Librarians. Librarians can jump-start the school year by setting some essential goals. Here, teacher librarian Phil Goerner tackles his top six objectives and lays out a plan for achieving these goals, which range from creating new maker space projects to engaging teachers in professional development. Collaborate with teachers. Librarians of the future: Lis Pardi at TEDxSomerville. Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration.

Hamilton Wilson, Education Specialist, Wilson Architects, shares his insights into the future trends of education architecture and how to design a 21st century library.This piece is part two of a three-part series; the first explored the school of the future. Understanding Schools, Avoiding Miscommunications  This Public Library Figured Out The Perfect Way For Teens To Find Self-Help Books. The Roles that Librarians and Libraries Play in Distance Education Settings.

Teach More, Librarian Less, Say SLJ Leadership Summit Panelists. Language Magazine Telling Stories. School Libraries Are Under Attack. Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens. Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens. Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices.

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