Keeping Up with New Tools There are hundreds and hundreds of web-based tools available! There seem to be a dozen or more new tools online every day! Here are some of the newest ones that I'm exploring (from my Pinterest boards):Donna BaumbachWebTools-New 2 Me!Follow On Many of these have potential for increasing our own productivity, for enhancing our teaching, for organizing our information resources and/or for helping students learn. How to do keep on top of these new tools?
ites - EOL LaGarde Craven Feb2013 Connect: @jenniferlagarde #ncdpi_dtlContact: email@example.comBlog: www.librarygirl.net What is a "21st Century" Librarian? Let's take a look at several visions of what today's School Library Media Coordinator should look like. Dear Banned Author: Your Story Made a Difference. Imagine receiving a letter from someone who admires your work — a brief but powerful acknowledgement that your actions made an impact. This Banned Books Week (September 23-29, 2018), the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom is hosting an advocacy letter-writing campaign that supports and defends works that has been targeted with censorship. Participate in ALA's Dear Banned Author letter-writing campaign and tell authors of banned books how their stories impacted you. Dear Banned Author encourages readers to write or tweet to banned or challenged authors, sharing how their stories made a difference.
Goodreads Blog The Top 100 Young Adult Books of All Time Posted by Jade on September 10, 2015 It's September and to get you in the book-loving, back-to-school mood, we've gone through thousands of Young Adult books to come up with this list of the Top 100 YA Books of all time. These aren't books that your teachers told you to read. (Though there are a few of those in here, too!) No, this list is the Top 100 YA Books as determined by you, the Goodreads members who truly love YA literature.
Younger Americans and Public Libraries How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities Younger Americans—those ages 16-29—especially fascinate researchers and organizations because of their advanced technology habits, their racial and ethnic diversity, their looser relationships to institutions such as political parties and organized religion, and the ways in which their social attitudes differ from their elders. This report pulls together several years of research into the role of libraries in the lives of Americans and their communities with a special focus on Millennials, a key stakeholder group affecting the future of communities, libraries, book publishers and media makers of all kinds, as well as the tone of the broader culture. Following are some of the noteworthy insights from this research.
Best Applications For Annotating Websites I’m always on the look-out for web tools that can mimc a key instructional strategy I use with students in the classroom — having them use post-it notes to annotate books or articles so they can demonstrate their use of reading strategies (asking questions, making connections, etc.). I thought it would a good subject for another “The Best…” list. In order to make this list, it had to be available free-of-charge, be accessible to English Language Learners, and not require any downloads of any kind. Here are my choices for The Best Applications For Annotating Websites (not in order of preference): The School Library Media Specialist: Library Media Program: Introduction "Every school is different, and every school library is a reflection of its own unique school culture." Richard Turner (2006) in The Whole School Library Handbook, New Library World; 17(5/6); 263-265. How do I know if I'm reaching my goals?
Dear Banned Author Letter-Writing Campaign About l Get Involved l Postcards l Author Mailing Addresses l DBA Drawing & Prize Tips for Hosting a Program l Tips for Tweeting l Promotional Tools for Libraries About A revised manifesto Thank you all for the kind feedback you offered for my rant a few days back. As I wrote that response, in the back of my mind I considered a few realities: 1. Some administrators have never seen a vibrant library program. 2. These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles Photo SACRAMENTO — Libraries aren’t just for books, or even e-books, anymore. They are for checking out cake pans (North Haven, Conn.), snowshoes (Biddeford, Me.), telescopes and microscopes (Ann Arbor, Mich.), American Girl dolls (Lewiston, Me.), fishing rods (Grand Rapids, Minn.), Frisbees and Wiffle balls (Mesa, Ariz.) and mobile hot spot devices (New York and Chicago).
EDU 609 - Antioch University Seattle School Library Certification Program Helen Adams, a former Wisconsin school librarian and technology coordinator, is currently an onlineinstructor in the School Library Media Endorsement Program of Antioch University-Seattle. Helen's published works include numerous article in professional journals. Additionally, she has written Protecting Intellectual Freedom and Privacy in Your School Library (Libraries Unlimited 2013), Ensuring Intellectual Freedom and Access to Information in the School Library Media Program (Libraries Unlimited 2008), Privacy in the 21st Century: Issues for Public, School, and Academic Libraries (co-author, Libraries Unlimited 2005), and is a contributor to the forthcoming The Many Faces in School Library Leadership , 2nd edition (Libraries Unlimited 2017). A former AASL President in 2001-2002, she is currently a member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, the ALA Privacy Subcommittee, the Knowledge Quest Advisory Board, the ALA American Libraries Advisory Board, and the ALA Nominating Committee.
ITALICS - Volume 5 Issue 4 eLit 2006 was held on the 28th – 30th June 2006 at Loughborough University . The conference brought together academics, teachers, IT trainers & support staff, librarians and learning technologists from around the world to share experience, good practice and to discuss issues relating to the embedding of e-literacy skills into the curriculum and society as a whole. This is a special conference issue of ITALICS, jointly published with the Journal of e-Literacy (JelIT- and includes a selection of papers submitted to the conference and expanded for this publication. e-Literacy can be described as the “the awareness, skills, understandings and reflective–evaluative approaches that are necessary for an individual to operate comfortably in information–rich and IT–supported environments.” (Martin 2003).
Getting the Word Out: A Crash Course in Program Marketing What a way to end your first day on a new job! Jamie Lattimer, Coordinator of Cataloging Services at Urbana University’s Swedenborg Memorial Library, cautiously pointed to a stack of three ring notebooks and said “those tell you about a Ben Franklin project that we are supposed to do in August.” August? That was only six months away. It took me several weeks to find time to open the notebooks and find out that Urbana University had been selected to host the national traveling exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” put together by the Ben Franklin Tercentenary and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. Talk about a crash course in publicity as well as exhibit management!