One Teacher’s Year Inside the World’s Largest Library

Edsurge

The largest library in the world contains more than 168 million items, with materials in some 470 languages, and is located in Washington, D.C. The Library of Congress, situated right behind the U.S. Then the library makes that source material available and easily accessible to all.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

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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.

Library 2.0

Learning with 'e's

What does the future hold for our university libraries? The library has long been seen by many as a very traditional, conservative institution, and is often portrayed as a place where rows upon rows of antiquated book shelves slowly gather dust. 2009) Library 2.0:

Library 2.0 Webinar - Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Coaching Skills for Library Managers and Supervisors: Getting Better Performance and Behavior From Your Employees One Meeting at a Time." This is a 60-minute webinar (live and recorded) in a special Library 2.0

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

After hours of studying in the library, preparing and identifying patterns for the test, I was able to improve my score from 1760 to a perfect 2400. A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch.

How child care quality could take a hit when Mississippi’s resource libraries shut down

The Hechinger Report

This article is the 13th in a series investigating the child care system in Mississippi. The child care resource library in this small town is housed in what residents call “the purple awning building.”

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Past Series Articles. Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources. The point of emphasis for this article is item number three below. Teachers can start from scratch or build from anything in the FlexBooks library.

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Melvil Dewey: International Library Hip Hop Superstar

The Daring Librarian

International Library Hip Hop Superstar! That''s right, in Winston Salem where I was honored to be keynoting at the amazing North Carolina School Library Media (NCSLMA11) conference this past weekend I got to meet him! advocates reading and introduces basic library skills.

Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright

Edsurge

As libraries work to scan their collections, they tread carefully around books published after 1923 and likely to still be under copyright. That’s true for thousands of works like In Love With a T-Man , which happens to be available to buy on Amazon in a used hardcover edition but has been, until now, out of reach digitally for library patrons. “We Making sure a work meets all the requirements takes time, and depends on accurate data, for instance.

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

When Carla met Scott and how they talked leadership with our library school students

NeverEndingSearch

Tough Times–Troubled Choices gathered together: Scott Bonner, Library Director of the Ferguson, Missouri Public Library and Carla Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as Rutgers’ own Nancy Kranich.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

MindShift

New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. The New Canaan Library tries to create different spaces throughout the library where students can work quietly, in collaboration, or on innovative projects.

Meet the Class of 2015 National Student Poets

Educator Innovator

“Since 2012, the National Student Poets Program has been a signature initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

Announcing Speakers Plus Bonus Downloads for "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Register now for our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th, and we'll send you the information on how to either attend the live sessions or watch the recordings afterwards. Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 public libraries.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! Be sure to also join the Library 2.0 Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

What Happens When the Librarian Doesn’t Want to Read?

Edsurge

When I meet new people, and the conversation turns to what I do for work, I invariably get the same sort of response. “Oh, Sometime in November, I stumbled upon a fantastic article by Pernille Ripp: On Reader Identity and Its Importance , which was originally published in 2018.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks" with Ann Fondren + Sarah Downing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Library 2.0 This presentation highlights specific eBook tools, presents tactics to ensure educators are meeting CCSS and state standards, and presents examples of best practices in enhancing the reading experience for all readers, but specifically kids who struggle.

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To Build Trust, Lead with Humility

Reading By Example

Example: I tried to create a lending library in our staff lounge. At a staff meeting, I wanted to take a moment to use this book as an entry point to briefly discuss and encourage cultural responsiveness in our classrooms. For schools to learn together, faculty have to trust each other.

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon News - Awaken Young Inventors - Library Horizon Report "Deep Dive"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Individual students can attend sessions and write articles about these sessions.

Learning Revolution Free PD - 100+ Library Sessions This Week - GlobalEdCon Deadline - Membership Milestones

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 7, 2014 A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Today kicks off Connected Librarian Day , our special Library 2.014 preconference event for K-12 teacher librarians (and their fans).

Makerspace Tips and Advice from the Front Lines

edWeb.net

Maker culture is thriving in schools and public libraries across the United States and beyond. With hundreds, or even thousands of kids using the library space, it doesn’t make sense to design that space without their voice. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

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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! [I blog every Friday about my #GR8Finds #ThisWeek. My list is very v-e-r-r-r-y selective --my own crème de la crème curation.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. The call for proposals for the fourth annual Library 2.0

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Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! How does your library manage digital collections? Is your library mobile friendly?

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Libraries Change Lives - Global Citizens - Great Keynote Recordings - NMC Weekly Top Ten Stories

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The ALA Declaration for the Right to Libraries. You can show your support for the library that''s changed your life by signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. See my notes below for my own thoughts on the importance of libraries. Library 2.0

Animating Your Library Program- Tonight in Second Life!

The Daring Librarian

Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Verify that your computer and connectivity meets the systems requirements by checking here 3. Resources: Series of ISTE Connects articles: UPDATE: Had a bit of a glitch with Lisa''s viewer.so

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Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy

NeverEndingSearch

When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. Also on Pinterest, Renée Stewart has collected more than 200 vintage library posters.

The Old Spice Guy, Heated Librarians, & Fresno

The Daring Librarian

This short response from a Fresno Library Tweet the @oldspice guy seems to have made all the librarians go WILD this week - some even saying he should be the keynote for the next ALA or AASL conference. How to get librarians excited.have some marketing campaign mention libraries. "

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On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

The ISearch widget generator makes it easy for librarians and teachers to install a Discovery search approach to any website, making it so easy for users to find articles, ebooks, videos and more. The MakerSpace movement is steadily growing within Ohio’s school libraries.

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School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

EdTechTeam

Sue is passionate about empowering student voice and leadership in and through the library. As an active member of professional organizations (NYLA, NYLA-SSL, CNYSL, AASL, ALA), Sue’s mission to is to #leadoutloud about the exponential impact of strong school library programs in every school community. Article #AASL17 #AASLstandards #futurereadylibs #TLchatUgghh, help, I can’t keep up!

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this bundle, you get 20 tech ed resources on how to use technology to achieve Common Core Standards–presented in a variety of ways including Lesson plans, webinars, and short but pithy articles. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics.

Tech Ed Resources for Class–Common Core

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this bundle, you get 20 tech ed resources on how to use technology to achieve Common Core Standards–presented in a variety of ways including Lesson plans, webinars, and short but pithy articles. 7 Hall of Fame articles addressing Common Core topics.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Leaders in faith-based organizations are also positioned to mobilize and organize communities to help meet the needs of its children.