Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians LJ reached out to academic and public library directors and other thought leaders nationwide to find out what new skills they expect to need in librarians in the next 20 years. The 11 listed below emerged as the essentials. Not complete departures, rather they build on trends already in evidence. Advocacy/Politics This key competency has two distinct but overlapping paths: raising awareness of value among stakeholders, with an eye to maintaining or increasing funding, and building community, organization, and outreach, with an eye to expanding those services and effectively serving the constituencies who need them.
Read.gov - Library of Congress The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. National Ambassador for Young People's Literature National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is the fifth writer to hold this position, which is co-sponsored by the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and the Every Child a Reader foundation. He was born and raised in California and is the son of Chinese immigrants.
What’s our future – school libraries and librarians It disturbs me that we are not seriously thinking about the future of school libraries. This statement will receive incensed objections; teacher librarians are, after all, talking about changes in what we do and how we do it at conferences and in their own libraries. We talk about some of these changes in my own school library – delivering ebooks, providing transferable skills such as critical literacies to our students, delivering online resources. Well shoot me down if I upset you but I still think we’re not getting it. We can’t make changes to our libraries and continue to hold onto the way we’ve always done it. I seriously think we’ll be out of a job soon unless we move along with public libraries and transform what we’re doing.
Research Process Models We know from decades of studies that when people do research, they follow a process with some predictable stages. There are many models of this process. Here are three. As you read, think about what these models have in common. Danielson Sample Artifacts for Evidence in the Library Media Center - LMS Library Media Center Created with Wendy Offery, April Oliver, Michele Immordino, Gabrielle Casieri, and Mary Silagy. DOMAIN 1: Planning and Preparation component 1a : demonstrating knowledge of literature and current trends in library/media practice and information technology
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Inspired by an 1828 estate appraisement, Ashley Bryan honors the lives of eleven slaves in poetry and collage. Conveying the terror of the patterroller and the hope of voices raised in song, Bryan imagines for each person a life of oppression and a dream for freedom. The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog, written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hatem Aly and published by Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Wolf Hollow, written by Lauren Wolk and published by Dutton Children's Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.
How to make books fly off your shelves! - Elementary Librarian Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today's podcast features Jennifer Underhill's library displays. You will love these ideas! Information Literacy for Littlies From the time they are born children are innately curious and as soon as they are able to articulate the words, they ask questions so they can make the connections they need as they try to make sense of their world. As the nearest adult we try to help them with the answers. When the child comes to school they know they are going to learn to read not only so they can enjoy stories for themselves but also so they can answer their own questions.
Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? …. Here’s Why: Part 4 of 4 in a series by CUE guest blog editor Jane Lofton As a teacher librarian, I was, of course, attracted by the headline of Mike Niehoff’s article in the Winter 2014 onCUE, “ From Stacks to Macs: The Next Generation Library Space.” I applaud Minarets High School for funding, designing, and furnishing a functional, attractive, and welcoming space where students can work, gather, and collaborate. GALILEO Elementary For Educators GALILEO provides content-rich nonfiction, text complexity tools, and a robust collection of informational texts to engage your students and help them become career- and college-ready. For resources to help you support your students’ learning, see our list of Elementary Educator Resources. For Parents GALILEO is Georgia’s Statewide Virtual Library, available through schools, public libraries, and higher education institutions. GALILEO Elementary features subscription-only resources that are purchased by the State of Georgia specifically for your elementary-aged student.