Get Involved If you’re visiting ilovelibraries.org, chances are you already know that libraries are a treasure. As a library patron, you know that the library is the heart and soul of the community. But not everyone in your community gets it. Libraries need people to get involved: to spread the word about the value of the library to neighbors, friends and decision-makers.
The complete guide to reading—and even enjoying—classic literature The classics. Literature’s Greatest Hits. You’ve been hearing about these supposedly elite, magnificent books for forever, yet you’ve never really picked one up and cracked open its cover. Or clicked, in this digital age. Still, it’s likely you’ve wanted to read a classic novel at least at some point in your life. That time is now: whether you want to get through a single novel just to say you did, or find yourself ready to plunge into a year-long literary exploration, we have some pointers for you. School Libraries: Are They Relevant in the Age of Google? Over the past 10 years, the number of schools that have trained teacher-librarians has declined dramatically. While many reasons for this drop exist, the primary culprit is school budget cuts. But with the advance of the Internet and e-books, many district and school leaders are asking questions: Do school libraries, and librarians, really matter? Have Google and the abundance of digital devices made libraries and librarians unnecessary?
School library infographics: research and advocacy However compelling the research is, it can be hard to make the case with a 30-page study, or even a executive summary. Sometimes you need the visually attractive, embeddable, tweetable version of the elevator speech. Over the past couple of months we’ve seen a research translated and chunked in the form of infographics.
literacy There are some full papers relating to literacy and information literacy already available, that will be presented at the IFLA conference next month: - MUSEMBURI, Darlington and NHENDO, Collen (2016) “Information literacy for all”: Interfacing academic and public librarians in developing a legal information literate society in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2016 – Columbus, OH – Connections. Collaboration. Community - LANGENDONK, Adriaan and BON, Ingrid (2016) Literacy Matters: Strategies and best practice initiatives for supporting development through literacy and reading in the Netherlands. 5 charts that explain the future of education Children need to learn social and emotional skills if they are to thrive in the workplace of the future, a World Economic Forum report has found. The new research shows that as the digital economy transforms the workplace, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving will become ever more important as more traditional roles are mechanized. With more than half of children now entering school expected to work in jobs that don’t yet exist, adaptability is becoming a core skill. Social and Emotional Learning skills are those abilities that lie outside core literacies such as reading, writing and arithmetic. They allow creativity, problem solving and communication and have at their heart social interactions.
Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us - kappanonline.org When schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost. Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between high-quality library programs and student achievement (Gretes, 2013; Scholastic, 2016). Data from more than 34 statewide studies suggest that students tend to earn better standardized test scores in schools that have strong library programs. Further, when administrators, teachers, and librarians themselves rated the importance and frequency of various library practices associated with student learning, their ratings correlated with student test scores, further substantiating claims of libraries’ benefits.
Library Journal — Library News, Reviews, and Views New World, Same Model | Periodicals Price Survey 2017 The shift to digital delivery of serials content has had a profound effect on the information ecosystem. Powerful discovery and social networking tools expose users to an incredibly rich world of commercially produced and open access (OA) content. Most publishers have explored new ways of pricing their content—such as population served, FTE (full-time equivalent), tiered pricing based upon Carnegie classification, or other defining criteria—or the database model, which treats all content within an e-journal package as a database, eliminating the need for title by title reconciliation. However, in the end, the pricing conversation always seems to circle back to the revenue generated by the annual subscription model. A Better Ladder: Fostering the Leaders Libraries Need | Editorial
The importance of school libraries in the Google Age A qualified teacher librarian and a well-resourced library increases student achievement Overwhelmingly in local, national, and international studies, a positive correlation is found between the presence of a qualified teacher librarian and student achievement. Extensive research also finds that administration — most specifically principal — support for the teacher librarian role and the school library significantly enhances the positive impact the library has on student achievement (Haycock 1999; Oberg 1995; Oberg, Hay & Henri, 2000 cited in Hartzell 2002).
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Stop telling people to love libraries – Library AF – Medium A common complaint I’ve heard among librarians is that some people, especially community leaders and elected officials, just don’t get libraries. They don’t understand the value of public libraries… or what resources libraries offer… or what librarians actually do for a living. Librarians get frustrated because if only these tragically uninformed people knew about our amazing resources, they would fall in love with libraries, and support libraries at every opportunity. The problem with this attitude is that it puts the responsibility of understanding libraries on the community rather than on the library itself. It’s the responsibility of librarians to communicate the value of libraries, and if people don’t get it, then we need to try a different approach. Here are a few tips on how to crush it when talking to key stakeholders.
School libraries enhancing student wellbeing The story of one of our students, Anna, demonstrates how student wellness can increase in a safe, welcoming environment where there is freedom to explore, play, and create. Anna has been coming to our library for a few years before school and during lunchtime. She is a sporty girl, but reserved. She had struggled with literacy and lacked confidence in her abilities. Anna used to come in and play with GoldieBlox, building interesting structures.
The School Library Journal reviews all types of resources and offers advice for collection development as well. by kmeghanlewis Sep 20
School Library Journal aspires to be an accelerator for innovation in schools and public libraries that serve the information, literacy, and technology needs of 21st century children and young adults. SLJ produces resources, services, and reviews that make library and education professionals savvier, and communities stronger. by katherineking2 Mar 19
slj.com (School Library Journal) is a virtual library where students can have access to the latest eBooks on the market. Students can research about various topics in different areas such as science, literature, or health. Teachers and students can have access to news related to libraries in schools. This site is appropriate for children in grades 6th to 12th. Teaching Tips: 1. Students can post their reviews for games and new books. 2. Students can make a list of books according to the information they obtained from slj.com 3. Students in higher grades can make recommendations for younger children. by gabrielapearltrees Oct 26
The School Library Journal offers articles and other sources on collection development, reviews of books, programming, technology, common core, budgets, lesson plans and much more. by milburnb Mar 15