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Down the library path. Bernadette Bennett, Kerry Gittens, and Lynette Barker When you are working with like-minded people sometimes the planets align and between you clarity can be achieved.

Down the library path

The Hunter region has always had a strong professional body of Teacher Librarians (TL), gathering in small groups by region, education sector, and at the annual MANTLE conference. In 2006, the Hunter's TLs at the local Diocesan schools formed a group to create a Diocesan Information Skills strategy and accompanying programming guide that would provide consistency across the Diocese. Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Filed by the ACRL Board on February 2, 2015.

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Adopted by the ACRL Board, January 11, 2016. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. PDF Version Print copies may be purchased from the Association of College and Research Libraries for $15.00 for a package of 10, including standard postage. NSW Government Education and Communities Sites2See - Web 2.0 tools in the information skills process. Information literacy models.

SLAV Links. Home - Biblioteca nazionale centrale di Roma. Welcome to the BnF. The Bibliothèque nationale de France collects, preserves and makes known the national documentary heritage.

Welcome to the BnF

The BnF’s collections are unique in the world: 14 million books and printed documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound documents, video and multimedia documents, scenery elements... Home. "ZEIG DICH" // Museum Night at the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig // Saturday, 6 May 2017, 18:00-24:00 This year's theme is "Zeig dich!


" ("Show yourself! ") and numerous museums and collections in Halle and Leipzig will be opening their doors to present themselves and their diverse holdings. Yet the theme also invites the Museum Night visitors to have plenty of fun exploring everything that the different museums have to offer. Digital Public Library of America. The IB Library. Home. The Learning Commons Mindset. February 12, 2015 by cultureofyes Students at West Bay Elementary School I walk into almost all of our schools in West Vancouver and very often the first thing people want to show me or talk to me about is the changes happening around the library.

The Learning Commons Mindset

Or more specifically, schools are taking great pride in their learning commons spaces that are developing. Library of Congress Home. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries. Who do you think “Librarians of the Future” are?

Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries

How would they behave and what would they look like? In my imagination they are like a space hero, a Flash Gordon-like figure with almost magical cyber librarian skills nobody ever had heard of. But hold on – many of us practice such skills already. National Library of Australia. Non Fiction Weeding - The Visual Guide by Dianne. Home. Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) Springfieldlibrary - home. RDA new cataloguing rules. Why new rules, and what has it got to do with me?

RDA new cataloguing rules

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the cataloguing standard being introduced to replace Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, second edition (AACR2). National Library of Australia has announced that it will implement RDA in early 2013 (Australian Committee on Cataloguing n.d.). School Libraries: Excellence in Practice at Amesbury School. Home. The Flower of Nature - Medieval manuscripts blog. The British Library's Digitised Manuscripts site has recently acquired some new residents, including unicorns, amorous elephants, humans and dragons.

The Flower of Nature - Medieval manuscripts blog

These can all be found in the recently digitised Der naturen bloeme or The Flower of Nature (Add MS 11390), a natural encyclopedia and bestiary in Middle Dutch verse. Add MS 11390, f. 22r. Weedingbrochure. Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem? Students study at a library table.

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Image by Blend Images/ Dave and Les Jacobs/ Getty Images Imagine, for a moment, the technology of 2017 had existed on Jan. 11, 1964 – the day Luther Terry, surgeon general of the United States, released “Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States.” Building Influence in School Libraries: Delivering on your Ideas. MSLA Forum Newsletter - Massachusetts School Library Association. The Public Library as an Incubator for the Arts. Arguably, those who believe a public library is simply a repository of print books haven’t been to a public library lately.

The Public Library as an Incubator for the Arts

Here at MindShift, we’ve been covering the ways in which the library is evolving to change the demands of digital technologies and of its patrons: libraries are becoming learning labs, innovation centers, and makerspaces. Of course, the public library has always been a community center as much as a place to go to check out books to read, so the new extensions of the library’s service may not be so far afield from the institution’s mission to provide access to information.

Even so, much of the emphasis has been on literacy — reading and writing, digital and analog — and not on other forms of creativity. But three graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies have launched a project that points to another important way in which libraries play a key role in their communities. 21st Century School Libraries. 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. Imagine trying to teach kids how to swim in an empty pool. That’s exactly what Baruch Kintisch envisioned when he took a hard look at the effects of his city’s deep education cuts. Philadelphia’s “schools are underfunded; classrooms are crowded; libraries, labs, and special-education services are outdated or nonexistent,” writes Kintisch, the director of policy advocacy and a senior staff attorney at the Education Law Center (see the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “City Schools’ Real Problem,” August 9, 2012).

Supporting literacy and learning. Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning. YouTube. What the news media can learn from librarians. Photo by Rich Grundy We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media. Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing status of truth.” Today more than ever, the news media’s role as a mediator and gatekeeper of civic discourse is being questioned. Jeffrey Rutenbeck, American University’s Dean of the School of Communication, voiced what many are feeling when he observed in a recent Knight Foundation report, “Journalism has had the luxury of not having to ask itself the existential question of why anyone should pay any attention to us at all.”

He proposed an interesting way to tackle the problem. Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs. Students at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA, built a“Frankenwii” from three broken Wiis soldered together to be functional.Photo courtesy of Monticello High School Library Last fall, high school librarian IdaMae Craddock got an unusual call from someone at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. The college was piecing together a human skeleton that had been found in the dorms during summer cleaning.

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement. Reading for pleasure — a door to success. The benefits of reading for pleasure are far reaching. Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, evidence indicates reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health and learning outcomes. It also gives people access to culture and heritage and empowers them to become active citizens, who can contribute to economic and social development.

Contents Reading for pleasure — a definitionThe importance of reading for pleasureEngaging children with readingReferences. The Impact of Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment. Thinking about becoming a school librarian? Read this first. - BubbleUp Classroom. Why we need Libraries and Teacher Librarians. The PYP Library. Resourcing the PYP, MYP, & DP. Being a Better Online Reader. Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers.

Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unprepared to address basic problems onsite. Bookopolis. Building World Knowledge: Motivating Children to Read and Enjoy Informational Text. Click the "References" link above to hide these references. Chall, J., Jacobs, V., & Baldwin, L. (1990). The reading crisis: Why poor children fall behind. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age. Libraries bridging the digital divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston. Jackie French - 2015 Senior Australian of the Year acceptance speech. Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own. Photo Cue the hand-wringing about digital distraction: Fewer children are reading books frequently for fun, according to a new report released Thursday by Scholastic, the children’s book publisher.

In a 2014 survey of just over 1,000 children ages 6 to 17, only 31 percent said they read a book for fun almost daily, down from 37 percent four years ago. If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again. Ten Read-Aloud Lessons from Preschoolers. Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents.

Australian Children's Laureate. Posted on 30th December, 2013 Download your copy of Jackie French's Share a Story Calendar 2015 . Reading and Library Research. Library Media Resources. Here's a slideshow that reviews an information problem-solving model that young children kids can understand and use. Get Reading! 2012 Animation. Kids and Family Reading Report. Full Report. Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL QR CODE BOOK TRAILERS: SCAN, WATCH, READ SET #1. Emma Watson UN speech. Spritz.

Readsy. How Australia's children's authors create magic on a page.