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. I had no idea when I started using Twitter at a conference that it would connect me with so many people who I consider to be great friends as well as colleagues. Today, I can’t imagine what it would be like to not share on social media. Showing our work on social media allows us to define for the world what happens in school libraries.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! My dear friends Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon are leading this conference.

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Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

Mini-Conference Schedule: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," a Library 2.0 Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please also join the Library 2.0 Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. The conference schedule is below!

Announcing the Library 2.020 "Sustainability in Libraries" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Announcing Our First Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: "Wholehearted Libraries"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce 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). Please also join the Library 2.0

"Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" - Call for Proposals for Library 2.021 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Please also join this Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

This Thursday - 5,000 Already Registered for the "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) this Thursday, June 17th, 2021, from 12:00 - 3:00 US-Pacific Time. The conference schedule and registration details are below! and at the Library 2.0

"Sustainability in Libraries" - Accepted Sessions Announced for Library 2.0 Mini-Conference #library20 #sustainabilityinlibraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the full list of accepted sessions for our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

"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).

Announcing the Library 2.020 Mini-Conference: Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries

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

"Sustainability in Libraries" Keynote Panel Additions for Library 2.0 Mini-Conference #library20 #sustainabilityinlibraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the final keynote panel for our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Next Week's "Sustainability in Libraries" Mini-Conference and Schedule #library20 #sustainabilityinlibraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the schedule for our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

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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

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

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," 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). Please also join the Library 2.0

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. She rocked it at the pre-conference! Don''t Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian.

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Libraries can and should be the epicenter of exploring, building and promoting these emerging techs, assuring the better futures and opportunities they offer are accessible to everyone. Please also join this 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 ? Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information.

Announcing June 17 Mini-Conference "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World" - Registration and CFP Open #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.021 mini-conference: "Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 17th, 2021. Please also join this Library 2.0 Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Final Call - Wednesday's "Sustainability in Libraries" Mini-Conference and Schedule #library20 #sustainabilityinlibraries

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to be holding our third Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Sustainability in Libraries ," online (and for free) this Wednesday, October 14th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. You can even coordinate volunteer schedules, donations, and parent-teacher conferences. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources and Cantata Learning, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

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Contest asks libraries to share “My Library Pic”

eSchool News

Gale’s photo contest highlights the role of local libraries in leveraging technology. Libraries are often the go-to technology centers in local communities and on campuses. To better tell that story, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is calling all libraries to participate in the My Library Pic contest. Libraries and their patrons or students are encouraged to share their image on social media using the hashtag #MyLibraryPic and tagging @galecengage.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools. The classroom or library becomes loud, seemingly chaotic, and messy, but authentic and engaged learning is often messy.

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," 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). Please also join this Library 2.0

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.”. Please do not miss superintendent Pam Moran’s post today about the possibilities of 21st c school libraries. She attends our conferences. She follows our social media conversations.

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the second of three Library 2.016 online mini-conferences: "Library as Classroom," June 15th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone). The library as creative classroom means we approach the learning opportunities we create with thought, user-directed planning, and insights from research. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms.

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," 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). Please also join this Library 2.0

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. Also included is Sue Kowalski, who empowers her students to take charge in the library and is always thinking about how to grow the library program in the community. The library has never been just mine.

Blockchain Applied - Library 2.0 Mini Conference + Resource Bonus Guide

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.018 mini-conference, "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 7th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Click here and also receive the "Library Blockchain Bonus Guide" with 95 special resource links ! Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. and at the Library 2.0

Blockchain and Libraries? Yes! Mini-conference Schedule Posted + Resource Guide

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.018 mini-conference, "Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession," is next week! Click here and also receive the "Library Blockchain Bonus Guide" with 95 special resource links ! Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. Please also join the Library 2.0

Announcing the Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce 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). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you’ll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community!

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. We modeled social distancing, and filmed an overhead view so you can see what her hands are doing.