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Innovative Interfaces Acquires Polaris Library Systems In a move that further consolidates the library automation industry, Innovative Interfaces, Inc. has purchased Polaris Library Systems. Innovative, one of the largest companies in the industry, with a presence in many international regions, and with customers from all types of libraries significantly strengthens its presence in the US public library arena by acquiring the company that has performed well in this sector, winning the majority of municipal library procurements in recent years. The acquisition marks further expansion of Innovative since it was sold by co-founder Jerry Kline to private equity investors. Previous expansion included opening international offices in Dublin, Ireland and Noida, India. Innovative, employing 410 at the end of 2013, ranks as one of the largest companies in the industry.

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AASL eCOLLAB Skip to main content ALA User Menu Search form A Division of the American Library Association You are at: » AASL » AASL eCOLLAB Share this page: thedaringlibrarian - Web_2_Oh_Tools Sometimes the best gadgets are online! FREE (or cheap) sites that make your life more interesting, or provide a service that is just so cool you gotta share it. These are those sites. The Web 2.0 Tools site below has even MORE cool thingsi just had to share them with you! Everything Library My principal has given me homework. It's alright,'s fun homework. She asked me to share at our faculty retreat this year about collaboration. She feels like we have resources that we don't always tap into available in our school building...both in special area teachers as well as print materials. Don't we all? We get so busy with writing lesson plans and trying to figure out what we're doing tomorrow that we sometimes overlook amazing opportunities right before our eyes.

The Unquiet Librarian I rarely write posts about tech tools in recent years, but I thought I would briefly share some of my “go to” resources that have become an integral part of my work since coming to Norcross High in August of 2013. These apps and devices are essential to the work I’m doing related to teaching and learning, especially for capturing student work whether it is for archival purposes, assessment, collaborative work between classes, or to merely document learning activities and experiences in our work with teachers and students. They also help me collect qualitative data, celebrate all aspects of student learning, and interact with both students and teachers. I’ll also share our essential non-technology oriented tools that we can’t live without here in the NHS Library Learning Studio. These tools and mediums are also helping me document the ways we and our students are using writing and composing multiple kinds of “texts” for thinking, processing, and creating in the library. Vine

slic 27-3 Brooks-Kirkland Learning in the library goes beyond accessing resources. We support students as they sort through ideas and share their learning. The virtual library commons should connect students to the tools that they need to see their way through the research process. From sources for copyright-friendly images and music files to avatar-makers, the virtual library can bring together a toolbox for learning. Bring It In, Don’t Send Them Out

Librarians on the Fly I'm well into the second week of my AASL online course, and I now have to begin planning a unit using what I have learned thus far. Fortunately, I was given a relevant, exciting idea by the grade 2 teachers who recently requested I tie library instruction into their current unit of inquiry "Communities are organised based on the needs and wants of people". I am supposed to guide students in examining the roles libraries play in communities, perhaps looking at different libraries around the world. Immediately my thoughts jumped to making lists of wants and needs, watching the Biblioburro, learning about library arrangement, reading My Librarian is a Camel....

Teaching Blog Addict: Welcome to TBA! Let's Get Started! Read about how Teaching Blog Addict got it's name and was started. You just may find yourself nodding in agreement and laughing over just how much you are an addict too. On Your Own On Your Own ON YOUR OWN | Stage 1 | Stage 2 | Stage 3 | Stage 4 Please contact Aretta Blue (Information Technology Learning Coordinator for Libraries) for any inquiries, reporting of broken links, or additional suggestions for this resource at: Wonder Inducing Nonfiction Read Alouds It’s funny how one’s focus can change when looking at the classroom library. For a while, I’ve been thinking a lot about the nonfiction titles in my room. Last summer I started to get anxious about whether or not I had enough books in the room that my Grade 2/3s could pick up and read independently.

School Library Research (SLR) School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the scholarly refereed research journal of the American Association of School Librarians. It is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online. The purpose of School Library Research is to promote and publish high quality original research concerning the management, implementation, and evaluation of school library programs. The journal will also emphasize research on instructional theory, teaching methods, and critical issues relevant to school libraries and school librarians.

Regional Educational Television Network Creativity is essential for civilizations to thrive, and protecting the rights of creators provides a safer environment for developing and expressing new ideas. Copyright laws allow you to create freely and know that your work is automatically protected, from the moment it is created, against unauthorized use. [Learn more at the Library of Congress or download and read the Copyright Basics PDF link below.] The simplest way to know it is okay to use someone's work is to ask them for permission. However, there are times when you may use someone else's work without seeking their permission. Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article When I hear the word "analogy" or "metaphor" I immediately think of multiple choice questions and #2 pencils. I was introduced to these ideas as they related to test taking, never as a way to think about my writing or to better understand my reading. I remember working with these ideas in isolation on worksheets. Luckily, we now have great picture books that can introduce kids to these language concepts. We certainly don't want students to only be able to name these amazing techniques that authors use.

AASL Hotlinks Hotlinks is a monthly e-mail newsletter of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Hotlinks is primarily composed of brief summaries with links to more in-depth content, and includes previews of upcoming association activities and continuing education programs, news from AASL, valuable Web resources, highlights of new products and services, and summaries of new articles from AASL's print and online journals and more. This newsletter is sent to AASL members with valid e-mail addresses on file in the ALA member database (currently over 75% of our members). Additional "pass along" distribution occurs through our members, who are encouraged to share each issue with colleagues and administrators in their school and district, and AASL's state and regional affiliate organizations, which can redistribute the newsletter to their own members. Current issue of AASL Hotlinks - March 2015 Archives Read past issues of AASL Hotlinks. Access to the archives is for ALA/AASL members only.

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