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Resources for School Librarians (Lauren)

Resources for School Librarians (Lauren)

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Searching Online (Jenna) Searching online can be both beneficial and frustrating. You may find vast amounts of information, or you may not find the kinds of information you're looking for. Searching online will provide you with a wealth of information, but not all of it will be useful or of the highest quality. The internet is a superb resource, but it doesn't contain all the information that you can find at a library or through library online resources. You should not limit your search to what is on the Internet, and you cannot expect search engines to find everything that is on the Web. The Internet is a complex and ever-evolving place.

The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase). I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times and in many places. We are making it available here to ensure that all of our readers have seen it. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010

Marketing for Libraries In this section, we'll examine the design of communications and explore the stories that bring library products alive. Key Questions Each of the following questions will be addressed on this page. For quick access, click on the question of interest. What's the message? Each library and service has a story to tell. Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new?

Esther Grassian (Susan) Esther Grassian received an MLS in 1969 from the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science (in later years joined with the UCLA Graduate School of Education and renamed the UCLA Information Studies Department). She retired from the UCLA College Library in June 2011 after 41 years serving in a variety of reference, instruction and management positions, including Reference/Instruction Librarian, Electronic Services Coordinator, Instruction Coordinator, Interim Head of College Library, and Information Literacy Librarian. She was awarded Librarian of the Year in 1995 by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles Division, and in 1998, was granted Distinguished Librarian status by the UCLA Library. As of February 2015, she is a part-time Adjunct Librarian at Pierce College, one of the nince Los Angeles Community Colleges.

Cataloging Library Collections Resources for School Librarians - Index The Cataloger's Reference Shelf - A collection of MARC manuals and other cataloging reference materials from The Library Company. The Library of Congress Classification Outline - by the Library of Congress. White Ravens Each year the language specialists (Lektoren) at the International Youth Library (IYL), in Munich, Germany, select newly published books from around the world that they consider to be especially noteworthy. This list of books is compiled into the annual White Ravens Catalogue, which is introduced each year at the Bologna (Italy) Children's Book Fair. The White Ravens Online Catalogue, which includes all titles from 1993 through 2007, was created by ICDL researchers in collaboration with the IYL and is available on the ICDL web site with the permission of the International Youth Library. The White Raven label is given to books that deserve worldwide attention because of their universal themes and/or their exceptional and often innovative artistic and literary style and design.

The TL Toolkit for Student Success Home Think you don’t? Yes you do! Teacher-librarians can and do make a difference. U.S. Navy Killing Marine Life With Sonar and Weapons Testing Arjun WaliaActivist Post Not only have whales been showing up dead with dozens of pounds of toxic, plastic waste inside their stomachs, the U.S Navy plans to raise the death toll by conducting underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices. Tests will be and are taking place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico.

Teach Information Literacy & Critical Thinking! (Susan) Are you spending a lot of time helping your students do information research? Do they know the differences between scholarly and popular materials? Are they... Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

Daniel Willingham - Daniel Willingham: Science and Education Blog ​Coverage from NPR made it sound like Hart & Risley had been debunked, with the headline “Let’s stop talking about the 30 million word gap.”But the Sperry report doesn’t really upend Hart & Risley.First, Sperry et al. claim that the Hart & Risley finding has never been replicated. I am not sure what Sperry et al. mean by “replicate,” because the conceptual idea that socioeconomic status and volume of caregiver→child speech has been replicated. (The following list is not offered as complete—I stopped looking after I found five.)Gilkerson et al (2017)Hoff (2003)Hoff-Ginsberg (1998)Huttenlocher et al (2010)Rowe (2008)None of these is an exact replication---they have variations in methods, population, and analyses. What is the role of a scientist in these difficult application issues?

Your school library budget This guide provides advice on what to include in your library budget, and on planning and tracking the expenditure. Contents Responsibility for your budgetDeciding on a budgeting methodLibrary budget contentBudget allocationBudget management and reviewAdditional sources of fundingBudget Proposal template Responsibility for your budget Responsibility for managing your library budget depends on the composition of your library team. Often this responsibility is delegated to the teacher librarian, teacher with library responsibility or library manager, who are tasked with preparing and presenting the budget, and managing budget expenditure.

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