Intellectual Freedom Handbook Printer-friendly version This is the Fifth Edition of the Texas Library Association's INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM HANDBOOK. A perennial favorite among TLA publications, the text serves libraries and librarians in a variety of settings. Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense Last April, after I’d criticized my congressman—Jim Himes of District 4 in Connecticut—in a column, he asked if we could meet for a “deep dive” on education issues so he could understand why they have become so polarizing. His response was to ask me if there is research to justify the salary of a media specialist. My answer was a resounding “Yes!”
The Librarian Edge / Listservs Re libraries: LM_NET -- US School Library Media Specialists "LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field.... Conversation on LM_NET should focus on the topics of interest to the school library media community, including the latest on school library media services, operations, and activities. Punctuation, symbols & operators in search - Search Help You can use special characters and words to get more specific search results. Except for the examples below, most punctuation is ignored. For example, a search for dogs! is seen by Google as dogs. Punctuation & symbols that Google Search recognizes
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A Copyright-Friendly Toolkit However fabulous Creative Commons and Public Domain content may be, sometimes you really need to use copyrighted material. Say you plan to comment on popular media or current events. For instance, you may be planning to critique the portrayal of Native Americans in commercial films. You are going to want to “quote” some commercial films like Pocahontas, Lone Ranger, and Dances with Wolves. If you are reviewing a book, you may want to share its cover art.
LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? You have to be a pretty tenacious researcher to find any criticism about LibGuides, the practical and convenient tool that librarians use to create online guides to research. My search for “LibGuides and critique or criticism” taught me a great deal about how to interpret literature, while keying in “LibGuides and problems” merely returned information about the occasional scheduled downtime. It was not until I limited my search to wordpress.com and then traced a bunch of links and pingbacks that I could even start to gather a sense of the conversation round the topic. Yet, ironically, it is exactly this twisting, infuriating and (occasionally) joyful process of research that is stifled by the way that most librarians structure and organize their LibGuides. Web-based research guides have helped to bridge the gap that the growth of online resources has put between the library and its patrons.
The School Library Media Specialist A school is a learning community. Each teacher and child comes with a unique set of experiences that contribute to the community of learning. The school library media center offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities. However, the enthusiastic leadership of a teacher librarian is essential to bring the potential of information and learning resources alive for both teachers and students. Designed primarily as a tool for a university course at Indiana University at Indianapolis, this website is available to anyone who wants to learn more about the role of the school library media specialist in today's schools.
» Picture Books From biographies to read-alouds to wordless gems, Random House has the right picture book to suit your needs. This resource page has everything you need for hosting a storytime in the library or using picture books in the classroom. Owl Sees Owl Classroom Activities By: Laura Godwinillustrated by: Rob Dunlavey Ending the Invisible Library To explain the utility of semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type “Chevy Chase” into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a panel appears on the right of the screen, displaying photos of the actor, a short bio, date of birth, height, full name, spouses and children, and a short list of movies and TV shows in which he has starred. Continue typing the letters “ma” into the search box, and the panel instantly changes, showing images, maps, current weather, and other basic information regarding the town of Chevy Chase, MD. The panels are powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph, a massive knowledgebase that launched in May 2012 with “more than 500 million [data] objects” drawn from sources including Freebase, Wikipedia, and the CIA World Factbook, “as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects.
Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki Welcome to Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about. There are lots of great blogs out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized. Стратегия, Социальные медиа и игры из рисков - Представьте свои социальные Graph Board games like Risk are almost as much a part of our culture as Monopoly. We think about strategy as we play Risk. Are we spreading our resources too thin? Can we commit to support existing initiatives? What next? Should we be diverted by our enemies?