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Pursuing excellence for library service to children

Pursuing excellence for library service to children
Here is a story, told in pictures, of five things I wasn’t prepared for before I became a storytime librarian: [Making finger puppets after a day at ALA Midwinter. Image courtesy of the author; originally posted on Instagram.] 1. That I would chose to spend so much of my free time doing things I love that happen to relate to work. First of all, this is 100% my choice to spend my time researching beginning readers and making flannelboards. Working with felt and sewing finger puppets have become my favorite way to relax. [Me, dressed as Princess Anna from Frozen. 2. Do you need a musical instrument? How about a Frozen costume? [Storytime scarves in the washer! 3. My weekly routine involves taking our scarves home to wash after every use. My daily routine involves washing shaker eggs and wiping down board book pages. [Ukulele & accessories. 4. The great thing about storytime is that there are always new books and songs and rhymes to explore. [A thank-you note from a patron. 5. Related:  information literacyEdTech

A Geek in Librarian's Clothing Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator The Daring Librarian Google Web - A Scholar's Guide to Google Advanced SearchingTips on conducting advanced web searches using Google, including using operators not readily available from the Advanced Search Page. Google users can conduct advanced searches in two ways: 1. By using the search engine's dedicated Advanced Search page 2. By integrating Advanced Search Operators into their search. Advanced Search Page Google's Advanced Search screen (shown below) allows researchers an easy way to refine a query by filling in special fields or using a series of pull-down menus. Google also allows users to automatically filter explicit sexual content from their results list by using SafeSearch Filtering. Alternate Query Types Some special queries NOT readily available through the Advanced Search Page are listed below. cache: The query [cache:] will show the version of the web page that Google has in its cache. For instance, the search above will show Google's cache of Harvard's main homepage. is the same as 1. 2. 3. Google searches are not case sensitive. 4.

Blog - Will Richardson Over the years, we’ve heard a lot of predictions about what the future of work holds for all of us, not just our kids. It’s interesting now to see some of those predictions actually playing out. Case in point is this post in the Harvard Business Review that summarizes the Herculean change initiative now underway at AT&T. The biggest takeaway for me? From the outset, AT&T was clear that employees interested in new roles would be required to use their own time for—and in some cases invest their own money in—their reeducation. And: Once employees have identified skill gaps through the self-service platform and in conversations with their managers, they take it upon themselves to fill them through online courses, certifications, and degree programs developed through a partnership between AT&T, Udacity, and Georgia Tech. All of this works within a “culture of perpetual learning.” Some of that learning is focused on skills like coding, data science, and cloud-based computing.

AASL Blog Ideas for Using AASL Best Websites: Blendspace April 10, 2014 Posted by Heather Moorefield-Lang in Best Websites for Teaching and Learning, Technology. Blendspace, one of AASL’s 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning in the Manage and Organize category, offers both teachers and librarians a very intuitive, option-rich environment for sharing content online with students and other teachers. With Blendspace, you can: build a simple “playlist” of websites, videos, images, and text you can share in a presentation or live lessonembed a playlist in a website or blog to share resources onlinecreate flipped or blended lessons that have students watch videos, visit websites, and respond to short quizzes to monitor participation and comprehension Blendspace first came to life in 2012 as Edcanvas, offering an easy way for educators to blend “materials together from all over the web into beautiful lessons,” as described in the Blendspace blog. Posted by Brooke Ahrens in Check this out!. Mission:

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Jonathan Wylie: Instructional Technology Consultant | Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the Classroom proseandkahn The Information Literacy User’s Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Open SUNY Textbooks Allison Hosier Allison Hosier earned her MSIS from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2011. She is currently an Information Literacy Librarian at Coastal Carolina University. Daryl Bullis Daryl Bullis is the Lead Instruction Librarian at Babson College. He recieved his BA in Classics and Russian from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Russian and an MLS from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Deborah Bernnard Deborah Bernnard is Head of the Dewey Graduate Library at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Greg Bobish Greg Bobish is an Associate Librarian at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Irina Holden Irina Holden teaches Information Literacy in the Sciences and works as an Information Literacy and Science Outreach Librarian in the Science Library at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Jenna Hecker Tor Loney Trudi Jacobson

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The ALSC blog contains many book reviews for children's literature as well as other resources for school librarians. by kl03645 Sep 11