Why We Should Expand Our OER Advocacy to Commercial Publishers

Iterating Toward Openness

Although they would eventually change their model to focus on traditionally copyrighted textbooks, FWK’s over 100 openly licensed textbooks can still be found archived around the web in places like the Open Textbook Library and the Saylor Foundation’s website. Effective Advocacy.

Advocacy Group to DOJ: Cengage-McGraw Hill Merger Could Create a ‘Platform Monopoly’ in Education

Edsurge

An open-access advocacy group on Wednesday sent a formal filing to the U.S. And students have complained that moving to digital textbooks removes the option of borrowing from the library or a friend and avoid paying for course materials.

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The New Librarian: Using advocacy to promote leadership

eSchool News

In this series, we will be profiling innovative and award-winning library media specialists who will share their favorite tools, lessons, and advice. As innovation coordinator for instructional technology, information & library media at Parkway School District in St.

School Libraries Work! 2016

NeverEndingSearch

. Among the many exciting events at AASL National in Columbus was Scholastic’s release of the 2016 edition of School Libraries Work! . You’ll want to keep this important advocacy tool on hand and share copies with administrators, board members, teachers, parents, students.

Free school library advocacy packs from Bound to Stay Bound

NeverEndingSearch

ALA is offering free school library advocacy packs.Sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books (BTSB), the packs contain tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming teaching and learning. The BTSB-sponsored advocacy packs are available free of charge. (A

Pam Moran on transformed school libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Once I believed that libraries were places where people went for books and reference materials. Now I believe that libraries are learning opportunities that promote pathways for people to “search, connect, communicate and make.”.

Library Orientation for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Each year I ponder what to do for the first of the year library orientation. As students entered the library, I played the book trailer. Again, there were so many was to connect to the library and school.

Two New Library 2.0 Webinars: Library Advocacy + Marketing | Coaching Skills for Managers + Supervisors | ALSO: Active Shooter Response Recording

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have two new Library 2.0 First is the return of Dr. Steve Albrecht with " Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time " on February 12th. Registering for one of the Library 2.0

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Home Libraries and Summer Reading

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are quickly approaching summer at our school, so we have been winding down activities in the library and looking ahead to what we might read this summer. Families decorated book boxes, learned some reading strategies, and talked about the importance of a home library.

Thursday Webinar - "Library Advocacy: Everyday Marketing Tools and Techniques" with Dr. Sue Alman

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please consider joining us for this special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW: Library marketing can be effective without the expense of hiring a marketing and PR firm. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0 Dr. Alman’s book, Marketing for Libraries , is in its second edition.

Library Orientation for Third through Fifth Grade

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Just as I did for the early grades, I pondered what message I wanted our upper grades to take away from library orientation. If we didn’t have the book or topic in our library, then I wanted us to make sure that we did.

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

This is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat. First, have a well stocked school library that is appealing and always open for students to come find a book whenever they need one.

My Current Thinking on Library Media Specialists and 21st Century Learning

Reading By Example

This is a summary of a conversation I had with our school’s library media specialist (LMS) Kari Kabat. First, have a well stocked school library that is appealing and always open for students to come find a book whenever they need one.

I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker!

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m beyond excited to finally announce that I’m a 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. I’m extremely honored to represent the power of libraries in our world along with the many other talented individuals on this year’s list.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

Whether on ISTE, ALA, AASL, YALSA, NEA, NCATE, METC, TCEA, or your local ISTE or library affiliate? I also wonder why, out of 50 Library Mover & Shakers every year, Library Journal magazine (and I''m a grateful recipient of that award , mind!),

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

Is your library going Future Ready too?

eSchool News

Ed note : This is the first in a series of columns from digital library expert Mark Ray discussing the changing role of librarians and the Future Ready Schools initiative. Vancouver has been part of a national team sponsored by the Follett Project Connect advocacy initiative.

West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We’ll answer any questions about social media and look at how social media allows us to show our work, connect to opportunities, and empower all the voices in our library community. It’s summer. Educators have the summer off, right?

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

While she learned to navigate and understand the value of her library’s network of databases, she knows that many kids don’t even know what a database is. She recognizes the library as a safe space for the individual and as an important space that creates community.

Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

I’m writing on behalf of a single voice, who has reached out to School Library Journal looking for “help and hope”. Our efforts can’t focus solely on the school library channel. And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support.

5 #GR8Finds #ThisWeek 03.20.15 - What to Assess? Library of Congress on Pinterest, An Adult Coloring Book, A School Librarians Advocacy Video, and Who's Tracking Your Emails?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Library of Congress celebrating " Women''s History Month" on Pinterest. Library of Congress on Pinterest, with 32 boards and 790 pins ( follow ) -- pretty cool! A school librarian advocacy video from the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, worth watching.

Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education: What We Learned

Educator Innovator

It’s been a year since YALSA and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) started work on the Transforming Library Services for and with Teens Through Continuing Education (CE) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) project. YALSA library out-of-school

"Wholehearted Libraries" Mini-Conference - New Keynote Panelists Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've added three new keynote panelists (see below) to our first Library 2.020 mini-conference: "Wholehearted Libraries," which will be held online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Standard Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

CUE Advocates for All of Us

CUE

Why CUE Legislative Advocacy? Inspire News advocacy

Maximize the Leadership of School Librarians

MiddleWeb

Book Reviews Leadership advocacy ALA American Library Association assessment co-teaching digital resources inquiry learning Judi Moreillon leadership learning culture literacy networking school librarians Susan Curtis

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. Finally, I share my work because it defines for the world what is happening in a public school library. Created by Kristina Holzweiss.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.

NJASL takeaway #1 Do they skip into your library?

NeverEndingSearch

One of those leaders is Jennifer Latimer of Clinton Elementary School Library in Maplewood, NJ, who blogs as Anywhere Librarian and tweets as @jenlatimer. Harris Award for a Progressive School Library Media Program. The library can and should be about playful learning.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

NeverEndingSearch

It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.

Quick Win: Creating a Culture of Literacy

Reading By Example

Each teacher stated a personal goal that they would work toward regarding classroom libraries, bulletin boards, and relationship building. Students organizing classroom library books based on topics, genre, or author. . A classroom library is finally done.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

edWeb.net

Michelle Luhtala, High School Library Department Chair at New Canaan Public Schools and the presenter of edWeb.net’s Emerging Tech community for school librarians, has been selected by Library Journal as one of the 2015 Movers and Shakers , the people shaping the future of libraries.

Michelle Luhtala is a Library Journal 2015 Mover and Shaker

edWeb.net

” Mich elle Luhtala was selected for her advocacy work.Michelle Luhtala has been a strong advocate for Banned Websites Awareness Day (BWAD), an annual event raising consciousness about excessive filtering in school settings.

Get Ready for Picture Book Smackdown 2015! #pbsmkdwn

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For 3 years, I have organized an online picture book smackdown in honor of Picture Book Month. Over those 3 years, our Google Hangout event has grown stronger thanks to the collaboration of librarians, students, and authors around the country.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. Department of Education and the Library of Congress also received the CUE delegation for meetings that took place in advance of the Summit.