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Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki
Welcome to Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. All over the world, librarians are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their library knows about. There are lots of great blogs out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized. That's what we're trying to do. If you've done something at your library that you consider a success, please write about it in the wiki or provide a link to outside coverage. This wiki is not run by any commercial entity and does not represent any commercial interests. Anyone who wants to add to or edit topics on the wiki can do it. If you are going to link to this wiki, please use the following URL: Logo designed by Christopher Rios and Zandra Vlahakis... Community Management and Leadership Professional Programming

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Help a Child Write a Book Review Learn All Year Long Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important? Download the flyer (PDF) 10 school librarians to follow on Twitter These library professionals are charging ahead, exemplifying what it means to be a librarian in the 21st-century by integrating digital technologies and creative ideas into everyday learning—and sharing their ideas on social media! In September, we were honored to announce the first-ever School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award, which was presented to Michelle Colte from Hale Kula Elementary School and finalists Colleen Graves and Andy Plemmons. Whether they are creating unique Makerspaces, challenging teens to learn computer programming, presenting at conferences or training their peers, these three school librarians stood out for their achievements and undeniable passions for learning and empowering their students.

The Beginner's Guide to Vine Vine's meteoric rise through the social media world comes as little surprise to anyone who's browsed through the looping six-second video clips that define the app. When Twitter acquired Vine in October 2012 — before the app had even launched — the social network explained the move as part of their search for the next big thing. Living up to expectations, the video sharing app saw 403% growth between Q1 and Q3 of 2013.

The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start. In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year's batch of blogs as well. Finders Readers » Non-Fiction The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer Recommended for: Grades 2-5 When William was 14, he had a great interest in mechanical things.

The School Library Media Specialist A school is a learning community. Each teacher and child comes with a unique set of experiences that contribute to the community of learning. The school library media center offers a wide variety of resources and opportunities. However, the enthusiastic leadership of a teacher librarian is essential to bring the potential of information and learning resources alive for both teachers and students. Designed primarily as a tool for a university course at Indiana University at Indianapolis, this website is available to anyone who wants to learn more about the role of the school library media specialist in today's schools.

25 more alternatives Google continues to eat itself, by feeding more and more of its products into the ever hungry maw of Google+ The latest is their start or home page, iGoogle. For those of you who are not sure what a home or start page is, the page that pops up when you start your browser is your home/start page. It's an often overlooked resource, because it can pull in RSS feeds, link to news feeds, keep you informed about your email and a whole lot else. My personal favourite, and the one that I teach on courses is Netvibes. The Librarian Edge / Listservs Re libraries: LM_NET -- US School Library Media Specialists "LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field.... Conversation on LM_NET should focus on the topics of interest to the school library media community, including the latest on school library media services, operations, and activities.

Talk It Up! Discussion Guides Artemis Fowl is a one of the greatest criminal minds the world has ever seen. He is heir to the Fowl family empire -- a centuries old clan of international underworld figures and con artists. He is arguably the most cunning Fowl of all.

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