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Facebook Groups of interest to School Librarians. What If We Tried "Radical Acts of Education"? - Big Questions Institute. At a recent Big Questions Institute professional development workshop for educational leaders, one of the participants honestly reflected that she felt uncomfortable using the word “radical,” even if it was stated in the context of “radical kindness,” “radical acceptance,” or “radical empathy” at school.

What If We Tried "Radical Acts of Education"? - Big Questions Institute

“The connotations seem too strong and polarizing,” she said. We get it. Our media and political leaders have built massive audiences sparking fear of so many “radicals,” like “radical Islam,” or “radical fringe groups.” This weaponized language, however, has been deeply hurtful, whether you’re one of the millions of Muslims striving for peace and faith, or millions of Black families speaking out about crumbling schools, mass incarceration, lead in the water, and inadequate, unequal healthcare. Our popular culture has used the adjective to polarize and instill fear, rather than solve the very problems that create the othering – and we have lost the meaning of the word.

The Joyful Teacher Librarian. In 2015 I obtained my Library Media Specialist certificate through the ACES ARCLMS program and am currently working as a middle school teacher librarian at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, Connecticut.

The Joyful Teacher Librarian

The decision to leave the classroom and enter this field was somewhat unplanned but has turned out to be the job I was always meant to do. Read Janet Lee Carey's blogpost about the Bristow Library to see some of the exciting things that happen in the Bristow Library Learning Commons and Makerspace! Reading, books, author events, social studies, geography, tech tools and connecting people and ideas are a few of my passions. As a classroom teacher, I always had a well stocked classroom library and was often the person other teachers came to when they were looking for resources and tech tools. As a result, the transition to the library was natural. Easy Promotional Posters, Graphics & Videos. Curation Situations: Let us count the ways - NeverEndingSearch. Curation is a funny word.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways - NeverEndingSearch

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.

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. 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 Let’s face it, school libraries are vulnerable locations within the school.

Signage Other Considerations American Library Association. (2017, October 23). Dixon, J. Author: Dr. Divine Design: How to create the 21st-century school library of your dreams. School Library Collection Development. Resources for School Librarians - Index "It does not matter how many books you may have, but whether they are good or not.

School Library Collection Development

" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (3 B.C.-65 A.D.), Epistolae Morale Collection Development in General - Web Sites Average Book Prices, 2021 - From School Library Journal, Feb. 20, 2021 Average Book Prices, 2020 - From School Library Journal. 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. 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! 13 Must-Hear Librarian Podcasts. Before Diversifying Your Library Collection- Read This!

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.