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What To Expect From Libraries in the 21st Century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh

What To Expect From Libraries in the 21st Century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh

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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: 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.

Links for NSW Teacher Librarians Links for NSW Teacher Librarians Procedures for NSWTls A comprehensive resource created by Carolyn Mock Drop Box Link Groups and Networks Is your group not here? 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

Study: Good School Libraries Affect Test Scores Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A study released Tuesday by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians shows that the more emphasis is put on school libraries--and the learning that takes place there--the better scores students receive on standardized tests. University of South Carolina Professor Dr. Karen Gavigan outlined the studies five areas of importance at a press conference Tuesday morning. "The presence of librarians and library support staff, instructional collaboration between librarians and teachers, traditional and digital collections, library expenditures, and access to computers," she explained. The study found that the schools which had these five components had better performance on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards.

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!

Standard 2 - Literacy and Reading - School Library Media Services The reading theme I chose is Black History. This theme will be taught starting the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through Black History Month, February, allowing students to learn how famous Black Americans contributed throughout history. Some famous black Americans the students will learn about will be Martin Luther King, Jr., Ruby Bridges, Rosa Parks, Ron McNair, Harriet Tubman, and Henry “Box” Brown. Students will have access to several other books about these famous black Americans, as well as the showing of the Disney movie, Ruby Bridges, The Rosa Parks Story, and Our Friend, Martin.

Barbie Has a New Body Cover Story Photographs by Kenji Aoki for TIME Inside the biggest change in barbie’s 57-year history–and what it says about American beauty ideals Part 1Barbie’s dress won’t fit.

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