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Ten Tips for Re-Opening the Library Space. My school district in central Texas began the school year in late August with three weeks of online learning only.

Ten Tips for Re-Opening the Library Space

On September 9, we allowed families to choose between online learning or face-to-face learning, and we have now been open for three weeks with about 50% of our students on campus. In that time, we’ve faced many challenges and decisions that I wish we had been able to more fully consider before we opened our doors. If your school hasn’t yet welcomed students back in person, here’s some things to consider.

Buy more chargers. Lots of chargers. Listen with your heart, not with your head. So if your district has not yet gone back to having students on campus, you still have time to make some crucial decisions about how you will use your space, your time, and your budget. Like this: Like Loading... Categories: Advocacy/Leadership, Blog Topics, Collection Development, Community/Teacher Collaboration, Student Engagement/ Teaching Models, Technology. TranslationOfPracticeNYCSLS.

School Librarians COVID Slide Report EveryLibrary Institute 2020. School Libraries and the COVID Slide: Librarians at the Heart of School Renewal and Transformation. You will receive a link to download the report in your email.

School Libraries and the COVID Slide: Librarians at the Heart of School Renewal and Transformation

If you don't receive it, please check your spam folder. The "COVID Slide" refers to the inevitable loss of learning that will happen while schools are shut down or shifted to online learning. This term originates from the idea of the "Summer Slide" where children tend to lose ground during the summer break from school. Most educators expect a similar loss due to the COVID-19 shutdown. School librarians, long thought of as thought leaders in school communities, provide invaluable services and resources to children in times of crisis.

Present school librarians with a crisis, like the COVID slide, and they will work effectively to adapt and navigate through the challenges. About the Report Authors Allison Sekol Mackley is a National Board Certified Teacher Librarian, K-12 Library Department Coordinator, and Instructional Technology Coach at Hershey High School in Derry Township School District.

Remote Learning Resources - Library Resources. Many authors are receiving requests about using their works for online read alouds and recording of books to share with students.

Remote Learning Resources - Library Resources

Do remember that when seeking permission to use a work, you may have to contact the publisher rather than the author. Most of the time, publishers own the copyrights. This School Library Journal article provides detailed instructions for how to appropriately use read alouds during this time of virtual learning.

All major publishers of children's and young adult literature are represented there. Additionally, the Copyright Toolkit in NCWiseOwl contains an FAQ page that has several relevant bullets (like 1, 2, and 4). Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only so that you can learn more about copyright and fair use. DPI: Lighting Our Way Forward. The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) and Department of Public Instruction (DPI), in consultation and response to guidelines issued by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), have developed guidance to support public school units (PSUs) and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools.

DPI: Lighting Our Way Forward

Lighting Our Way Forward: Summary Document provides an overview and synthesis of NCDHHS requirements, clear, actionable steps that are advisable before students and employees return to school buildings, and guidance that is applicable throughout the 2020-2021 school year. This Summary Document includes links to the more comprehensive and detailed Lighting Our Way Forward: North Carolina’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools. The Guidebook is a living document that will continue to capture the most current information to help guide districts and communities. Lighting Our Way Forward Summary. NCSLMA Reopening Plan COVID Response(1) Pandemic Resources for School Librarians. School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions School librarians fulfill five important roles: instructional partner, teacher, leader, information specialist, and program administrator, all of which highlight the profession’s skill at building relationships and creating an inclusive school culture.

Pandemic Resources for School Librarians

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools need this librarian skill set more than ever as they adapt to meet the current needs of learners in a constantly changing learning environment. Chart & Resources | Chart Only Resources for Libraries ALA is committed to supporting its members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times and is curating a resource page for the library community. Resources include pandemic prevention, guidance on disinfecting workplaces, and what individual staff and their library users can do to reduce risk of contagion. AASL School Library Surveys AASL Back to School Snapshot Surveys (Fall 2020) First Snapshot (August 5-12) Take the survey.