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TLNing - A community for teacher-librarians and other educators

TLNing - A community for teacher-librarians and other educators
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.

The True Adventures of a High School Librarian 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

International Librarians Network The International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We believe that innovation and inspiration can cross borders, and that spreading our networks beyond our home countries can make us better at what we do. Participants in the program are matched with others outside their country, based on the information they provide to the program coordinators.

Commentary about being a school librarian Leveraging Technology for Learning Some reflections on digital learning: Today is the 3rd annual Digital Learning Day. Actually, it was yesterday, but we were snowed in, so let’s pretend it’s today. Seeing that winter weather has wreaked havoc on the best laid lesson plans this week, rather than encourage you to try incorporating a new digital learning tool you’ve never used before into a lesson, I thought I’d make a different suggestion as a way to celebrate Digital Learning Day. And it’s easy.

Journeys Subscribe We invite everyone with an interest in school library media topics to participate in LM_NET! Please select the version that suits your needs best. Here is an overview of our four subscription options: 1. Classic 2. Lorna the Librarian Inside School Research By Holly Yettick April 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM A report by a UCLA research center criticizes models that rely on nonprofit organizations to partner with schools and community services such as health clinics in order to provide services to at-risk students. By Holly Yettick April 7, 2014 at 6:52 AM Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.

Cathy Nelson’s Professional Thoughts YALSA Greetings, YALSA members and interested parties! The first month of the journey of this year’s presidential theme, Striving for Equity Using YALSA’s Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff is nearly over, and soon we will be looking at equity issues through the lens of each of the ten competencies. But before we move into August, I want to express appreciation to the many members and others who recently have taken the time to talk to me about what YALSA means to them, how YALSA could help them in their day job, and how fulfilling working with teens can be. All of this makes me full of gratitude. AM Exchange

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A community for teacher-librarians and other educators to connect, teach, share, and lead. This website allows you to sign up to receive RSS Feeds, participate in a discussion forum, follow Twitter feeds, and join networking groups. by katherineking2 Mar 19