A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our research explored the growing role of ebooks, including their impact on Americans’ reading habits and library habits. Our second stage examined the full universe of library services, as well as what library services Americans most value and what they might want from libraries in the future. In March, we released a report from our third and final stage of research—the fruits of a representative national survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older.
The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point.
Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) This brief guide is designed to help students and researchers find and evaluate primary sources available online. Keep in mind as you use this website, the Web is always changing and evolving. If you have questions, please consult your instructor or librarian. Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories.
The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs - Books / Professional Development - Books for School Librarians - New Products This title is also available for purchase as an e-book or as a print/e-book bundle. 88 pages 6” x 9”SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8617-2 Year Published: 2012AP Categories: F, H The Power of Data discusses the use of data sets to establish goals for school library programs. Highlighting data available at the local, state, and national levels, the book takes a look at how school librarians can use available data to influence decisions at the local level.
7 Rules (And You Can’t Just Do One!) They always say that in polite company we don’t talk about politics, religion, or sex. Because, well, it runs the risk of offending someone and sparking fights and passionate opinion. I never believed that, and I love engaging in the good fight for the rights associated with the basic human condition. That said, when we talk about school library funding, you can get a similar reaction. Some say it’s like the weather: Too many people talk about it but few really do anything about it. Videos Creative Commons Kiwi This short and fun animation video by Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand explains the CC licenses. A Shared Culture A high-level overview of the goals of Creative Commons and how we are “saving the world from failed sharing.” Created by Jesse Dylan, director of the “Yes We Can” video.
Literature Review Searching in Education There are three places to search for peer-reviewed articles: GALILEO, Google Scholar and Open Access Journal sites. Here are the details: GALILEO Databases: The UGA library subscribes to over 400 research databases in GALILEO; some are multidisciplinary, others are discipline-specific. 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements:
Reintroducing students to Research Reintroducing Students to Good Research Barbara Fister Lake Forest College November 7, 2001 I’m very pleased to be here today for a campus-wide conversation about something central to liberal learning. Lately it has acquired the label “information literacy,” a phrase I’m not particularly fond of for a two reasons: the words “information” and “literacy.” MLA Formatting and Style Guide Summary: MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page. Contributors:Tony Russell, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli, Russell Keck, Joshua M. Paiz, Michelle Campbell, Rodrigo Rodríguez-Fuentes, Daniel P. Kenzie, Susan Wegener, Maryam Ghafoor, Purdue OWL StaffLast Edited: 2017-01-27 12:34:09
Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 1/September 2009 Nudging toward Inquiry: Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects by Kristin Fontichiaro Kristin Fontichiaro is a school librarian and staff development facilitator for the Birmingham (Michigan) Public Schools and an Adjunct Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Information. Her most recent books are 21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (LU, 2009), Story Starters and Science Notebooking: Developing Student Thinking through Literacy and Inquiry, co-authored by Sandy Buczynski (Teacher Ideas Press, 2009), and Podcasting at School (Libraries Unlimited, 2008). She blogs for SLM at and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally competitive, information-based society, such as problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration—as well as digital literacy skills such as how to find, evaluate, synthesize, and present information. These skills will be critical for success on the new Common Core assessments set to begin this year.
Annotated Bibliographies Summary: This handout provides information about annotated bibliographies in MLA, APA, and CMS. Contributors:Dana Bisignani, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2013-03-10 11:25:28 Definitions