School Libraries Impact Studies « Library Research Service

By |2016-11-07T10:57:40-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|

Source: School Libraries Impact Studies « Library Research Service Looking for ways to show administrators the positive impact that strong library programs staffed by qualified librarians and/or library technicians has on students' academic success?  This is a great source of studies and statistics: Library Research Service. Right at the top, it contains an

Links to Films Advocating for School Libraries and the Library Learning Commons

By |2016-11-07T10:57:44-05:00April 13th, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, Cool Tools, Howtos, School Libraries, Videos|

Lists, lists, and more lists. I keep saying that we librarian love lists.   Edutopia provides a hyperlinked annotated filmography of films that talks about the importance of school libraries in Five Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library. The article goes from the general to the specific in its coverage of school libraries, with all the

Readers Theater – An Article That Tells You How To Do It In Your School Library

By |2016-11-07T10:57:44-05:00April 13th, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, Howtos, School Libraries|

Kids love to put on plays.  Reader's theatre is a wonderful technique to make books come alive and to have students bring books to life. According to the article, Taking It to the Stage With Readers Theater (the article is from School Library Journal, hence the American spelling!), readers theatre helps students to become more

Library Learning Commons in the News

By |2016-11-07T10:57:46-05:00February 19th, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|

Library Learning Commons are in the mainstream news now and if you are looking to convert a library or libraries to this model, it's not a bad idea to start collecting articles from mainstream press to provide administrators and principals with background information so that they can understand how important the LLC model is as

Beautiful School Libraries Around the World

By |2016-11-07T10:57:46-05:00January 12th, 2015|Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|

Here's a fun one!  The Guardian has a photo gallery and an article on school libraries from around the world. Photo: Dame Bradbury’s tree of knowledge, Stephen Perse Foundation, Found on The Guardian, Interestingly enough, some of the libraries are in schools located in poor areas.  Private corporations and foundations

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant, Education Week Magazine’s Blog

By |2016-11-07T10:57:50-05:00September 15th, 2013|Articles, Blog Posts, School Libraries|

An inspiration piece by Matthew Lynch in the Education Week Magazine's Blog about traditional school libraries, as well as what our modern school libraries could be, and finally what they could be one day... and what the author feels is needed to do in order to remain relevant in the world of today. Worth reading.

‘Skype in the Classroom’ Connects Kids to NASA and Global Experts, Good Magazine.

By |2016-11-07T10:57:50-05:00September 15th, 2013|Articles, Blog Posts|

While this article in Good Magazine came out nearly a year ago, I thought it was still worth sharing. At the very least, it adds more ideas as to what Skype could do for our schools, in the classroom and of course (with very little alternation) in the library as well.   Julian  

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