AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Social media has connected me with so many amazing educators since I started using it many years ago. Today, I can’t imagine what it would be like to not share on social media. Student voice is a main foundation of our library program.

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

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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.”. She follows our social media conversations.

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.

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

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 ?

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

West Georgia RESA Summer Camp for Library Media Specialists

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I’m excited to join media specialists from around Georgia and neighboring states at West Georgia RESA on June 20 from 8:30-3:30 for a summer camp for media specialists. 11:00-11:30 Harness social media and develop your own PLN. It’s summer.

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”. On our end, we’re going to do all we can via our social media channels, our newsletters (LJ/SLJ and The Horn Book), our blogs.

"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

Final Schedule - "Wholehearted Libraries" Online Mini-Conference on Tuesday, March 10th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our first Library 2.020 mini-conference of the year is next week: "Wholehearted Libraries," online (and for free) on Tuesday, March 10th , from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

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.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. Social media accounts have a lot of power. The Barrow Spelling Bee is held in the library and broadcast to the school and families through Google Hangouts on Air.

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.

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.

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.

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

We need to tell legislators how important school libraries and librarians are to our students and we need your voice to take up the rallying cry. Here’s how you can help: On Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 7-8pm , post one or all of the tweets below, or create your own: School libraries receive over 1.3 getESEAright – include funding for school libraries with the SKILLS Act. Strong school libraries drive student achievement! activism advocacy twitter

Let’s All Connect for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day 2016

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. You can read more about World Read Aloud Day 2015 on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media.

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

The Daring Librarian

The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. Social Studies Photo Scavenger Hunt or Mystery Skype with Gabsee! (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

Micro-credentials and COVID-19: Supporting Professional Learning When Schools are Closed

Digital Promise

Micro-credential COVID-19 Library. To help educators continue their professional learning during this time of social distancing, we have curated a library of micro-credentials which can be earned outside of the classroom and without students.

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Host your own picture book smackdown in your classroom, library, or district. Share your favorite picture books on social media using the hashtags #pbsmkdwn and #picturebookmonth. We are nearing the end of November, which means the close of Picture Book Month.

8 Top Tips and Tons of Resources for Supporting English Learners with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

I regularly share free web tools, resources, and tips on ESL Library to help teachers find great resources to use with their learners. 9 Advocacy Groups & Events Enhancing ELT. “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein.

It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Your contact info such as social media, Skype, and/or email. You can read more about previous World Read Aloud Day connections on Expect the Miraculous and The Library Voice. Ideas to spread the word on social media.

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

Digital Promise

Events are hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, community centers, and more. Inspire advocacy for more experiential learning in schools. Follow and promote the action on social media using the hashtags #RemakeLearningDays and #RemakeDays.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online.

Acceptable Risk

Reading By Example

The local public library was also on hand, encouraging everyone to sign up for their summer reading challenge. That no one beyond our school walls was aware of these learning experiences until someone shared some form of media about them online.

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship

Edsurge

In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. Policing Policies in Headlines Most of the event focused on the positives of social media’s role in students’ lives.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

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Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

She will be sharing how Buncee fits into the different wedges and literacy within the FRL framework and stories of using Buncee in her library along the way. Jennifer Hencken-Make Your Social Media Sparkle-2PM. Boost your social media posts.

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita, Syracuse University, and former ALA President, describes the history and goals of the project that builds on an earlier version developed by school librarians in 2009 under the auspices of the Office of Library Services and its former Director, Dr. Stripling.

Letters for Justice: Empowering Young Voices on Topics that Matter

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Olin, 5th grade social studies teacher, came to me with an idea. In the library, we focused on the importance of raising our voices when we have concerns. Finally, students came to the library to begin sharing their voice.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

Normally, many rural districts work with local libraries and businesses to provide students with WiFi hotspots. The nature of the quarantine means many kids will have skills gaps, as well as social emotional issues, to address in the coming school year and beyond.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance.