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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways - NeverEndingSearch. Curation is a funny word.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways - NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. The folks we interviewed across library land curated in several different ways and we used the term curation differently depending on current community needs or where they were in any particular project. Back in 2014, Digital Libraries to School Libraries. OLAC. Tagging and OPACs - Cataloging Tools and Resources - LibGuides at American Library Association.

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong. “How do you do inventory if you can’t close the library because you’re letting kids take books out for the summer?”

Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong

The criticism in the other school librarian’s voice was not even trying to veil itself behind a smile. “I don’t do inventory,” I admitted. “I mean, there were some kids eating lunch in the library a couple years ago, and they asked if they could take books out for the summer, and that got me thinking…” My voice trailed off at the sight of her expression. “They eat lunch in the library?” She asked. But sometimes it’s worth doing the wrong things for the right reasons–especially when our right reasons are our students I let kids eat lunch in the library.

The premise of a library lies at the intersection of truth and justice. Like us, for a variety of reasons, some students need to work through their lunch. I let kids sign out DVDs and movies. Confessions of a Librarian Who Does Everything Wrong. Disaster Preparedness. Your school library may someday be affected by a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism.

Disaster Preparedness

Being prepared ahead of time can help minimize the potential damage, shorten your library’s recovery time, and go a long way to helping your student population cope with the aftermath of any disaster. Below you will find a few excellent online resources for both you and your students to help you prepare for potential disaster. You can learn more about The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) – information on conference programs, special resources for school librarians, and ongoing education on school librarianship – by visiting

Back to School: School Library Safety and Security Checklist. School safety seems to be at the top of everyone’s list for back to school.

Back to School: School Library Safety and Security Checklist

With this in mind, a strong “Safety and Security Plan” can help school librarians navigate the confusing dialog, procedures, and processes that might be utilized in an emergency situation. Now is a good time to think about the safety and security procedures school librarians and administrators might use during the school year. Below is a list of helpful resources that I have used to increase my preparedness in case of an accident or emergency. Keep in mind that these recommendations vary by school and location of the school library in relation to the building/campus area. Documentation/Handbooks Having access to documents that outline the school district’s policies and procedures is critical in an emergency situation. Facility Access. Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams. School Library Collection Development. Tools, Publications & Resources.

Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, & Academic Libraries For library professionals to make informed choices, selection policies for all types of libraries — public libraries, academic libraries, technical school libraries, and school libraries (public and private) — should include criteria to guide in the resource selection process.

Tools, Publications & Resources

The criteria should be a blend of general, specific, and technical to enable library staff to select materials in all subject areas and formats. In addition to criteria such as appropriateness to the age and level of the user, librarians must also consider creating a collection that reflects diversity of ideas and authors as well as being reflective of the population the library serves. Guidance on Selection Criteria Selection policies should include specific criteria to guide professionals in purchasing items. Unmaking the White Deafult. 5 Reasons Why You Should Read a Diverse Book for Your Next Community Read. Reading While White. Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books. Levels of Librarian Involvement. Inanimate Alice - Inanimate Alice. 13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts. The world of libraries is a world we love.

13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts

Welcome to our new weekly feature all about libraries, librarians, and the people who love them, starting with a look at some must-listen librarian podcasts, sponsored by Revell Books. Former military psychiatrist Brooke Adams and Special Ops Sergeant Asher James thought they left the fight on the battlefield. But their greatest struggles are just beginning. Bestselling author Lynette Eason returns with a new series that spans the globe and will have your heart working overtime. “Eason remains a force in action-packed inspirational fiction with this excellently paced, heartening tale.” You haven’t lived until you’ve listened to librarian podcasts. American Libraries’ Dewey Decibel Podcast If you listen to no other librarian podcasts, listen to this one!

Check Your Shelf Newsletter Sign up to receive Check Your Shelf, the Librarian's One-Stop Shop For News, Book Lists, And More. 13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts. Before Diversifying Your Library Collection- Read This! Before Diversifying Your Library Collection- Read This!

Before Diversifying Your Library Collection- Read This!

By: Lauren Lynn Caution: The next few sentences will be a pearl-clutching moment for many librarians! Is Mary Hoffman’s Amazing Grace one of your favorite books? Well, it is not one of mine! Don’t get me wrong- the story and the illustrations are great and the book has an important message that needs to be told. Now I am not saying librarians should withdraw all copies of Amazing Grace. Common Beliefs. AASL ReadingtheStandards OnePager 2017. AASL Standards Framework for Learners pamphlet. 180206 AASL framework for learners 2. AASL Position Statement Strategic Leadership Role 2018 06 24.