National Library Week April 3-9

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National Library Week is April 3-9, 2022. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Actively Learn –add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared. Open Library.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

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Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop using the service if the company—now owned by LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft—makes planned changes to Lynda.com that will require library patrons to create a LinkedIn profile to access the service.

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Student-centered learning lessons from the Future Ready Library Summit

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As students across the country began heading back to classrooms, a couple hundred library leaders participated in one of this summer’s Future Ready Library Summits. They understand the norms associated with virtual group discussion.

Dr. Steve Albrecht's Library 2.0 Podcast: "Vendor Oversight At Your Library" | Webinar: "Librarians as Mandated Reporters"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a new Dr. Albrecht podcast in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : "Vendor Oversight At Your Library." "I I want to talk about vendors and vendor relationships with the library.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

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Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. But what does it mean for librarians to serve patrons without a library ? And for a lot of libraries, that's not something you can do on a dime.

Gale Launches New Accredited Online Adult High School Program to Public Libraries

eSchool News

September 11, 2021 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School , a new online accredited diploma completion program available to public libraries. The program will be available to all public libraries in Missouri this month.

Distance Learning Packages for Schools, Academic Institutions, and Libraries

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Infobase, the award-winning provider of digital reference content to the school and library community, today announced that it has created a variety of distance learning packages to help schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MackinVIA Receives Its 6th Consecutive Modern Library Award From LibraryWorks, Winning The Distinctive Platinum Award

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Burnsville, MN – January 18, 2022 – Mackin , a leading provider of print and digital fiction and nonfiction books for PK-12, is pleased to announce it is a multiyear honoree, winning another Platinum Award in LibraryWorks’ eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs).

Top 10 Study Group Forums and Websites for High School Students

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I don’t post enough about high school so I’m thrilled with her article: Some students study more productively in groups, working with their peers. Online groups and forums allow them to ask questions and learn from each other outside the traditional classroom in a space where they typically turn to for studying anyway. Here are 10 of the most helpful forums and study group websites that encourage students to work and learn together.

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Celebrating School Library Month with Buncee and PebbleGo

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April is School Library Month and it brings an opportunity to highlight the work done and impact made by librarians and media specialists. National Library Workers Day. National Library Outreach Day. Take Action for Libraries Day.

New from the Library of Congress: Newspaper Navigator

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LC Labs’ newly launched Newspaper Navigator leverages machine learning and the substantial digitized resources of the Library’s Chronicling America website. After selecting a group of images, clicking on Train Your AI Navigator! Historical researchers rejoice!

Gale In Context: For Educators Receives Product of the Year in 2022 Modern Library Awards From LibraryWorks

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January 14, 2022 – Gale , part of Cengage Group, is thrilled to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named Product of the Year in LibraryWorks’ eighth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). They’ve been at the forefront of the library industry for more than 65 years.

Super Duper Digital Library is selected as a Winner by Two Prestigious Family Awards Programs

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The Super Duper Digital Library , a collection of hundreds of online cards, games, and worksheets to support reading and literacy skills for children in Pre-K – Grade 5, recently won two prestigious awards programs – the Family Choice Awards and the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Library 2.0 Webinar: "Library Civility: Taking Care of Each Other"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Library Civility: Taking Care of Each Other" Part of the Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 60-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

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On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges. Many things can impact one''s class library (space, money, grade changes) and can create havoc on their library. Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap!

Introducing the Universal School Library, a new Internet Archive collection

NeverEndingSearch

Last week, the Internet Archive announced the opening of the Universal School Library (USL) , “a growing collection of digitized books within the Internet Archive’s larger holdings, made available through controlled digital lending , and curated by a national advisory group of school librarians, librarian educators and researchers.” a curated collection of 15,000 high-quality books, especially for students in schools who no longer have access to school libraries.

One future for research libraries

Bryan Alexander

On May 12 the head of the National Science Library at the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Xiaolin Zhang, gave a major speech to the THETA conference in Australia. In the talk director Zhang laid out a vision for the future of the academic library, and it’s one that both challenged and excited many of us, both within and beyond the library world. Anything they don’t own they obtain through consortial relationships (I think that’s inter-library loan).

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

Digital Promise

The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School Library Club students as they worked to design solutions to problems they identified in their community. As a teacher librarian, what sparked your interest and willingness to bring making into your library? Someone who is going to open their classroom or library to making has to be willing to learn and take risks. Why the library?

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

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Today is our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," being held online and for free. Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy.

Facing Barriers in the Library: Self Check Out

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Several years ago, our library assistants were cut when education funding was cut due to the economy, and they’ve not been added back. When that happened, I had to examine our library and think about what I could let go of and what I wouldn’t compromise.

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

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In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other. Library partnership and community. One class with over 20 students, for example, was moved into the library.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

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.

Outschool Is In, Raising $45M to Beam Live, Small-Group Classes to Homes

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million to also offer live, small-group online classes (though focused strictly on academic subjects). The emergence of “ learning pods ,” or small-group learning communities usually formed by families, has raised concerns over whether these private programs may worsen educational inequities.

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New Webinar: "Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Ten Library Service Myths Every Librarian Should Challenge" Part of the Library 2.0 Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : Ten Library Service Myths - is it time to question what we think we already know about taking care of patrons’ needs in the library?

Dr. Steve Albrecht's Library 2.0 Podcast: "Negotiate Your Way to Better Patron Compliance"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've just posted a new Dr. Albrecht podcast in our " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 : "Negotiate Your Way to Better Patron Compliance." "My In 2015, the ALA published his book, Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities.

Contest asks libraries to share “My Library Pic”

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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. Learning Incubator – From early literacy programs to business start-up workshops to study groups, we know that people work best in groups.

Follett Introduces ‘Follett Classroom Libraries’

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Whether for whole- or small-group instruction, or independent reading, each bundled library has been carefully created by Follett’s team of K-12 master’s-level educators with high-interest nonfiction and fiction texts and age level-appropriate texts

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

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“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. Since we launched GoConqr, users have been busy creating engaging online learning material – so much that we have over 8 million resources and courses in our online learning library! To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library. Sign in or Sign up to see your new library!

Final Schedule Published - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities"

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Our second Library 2.022 mini-conference: " Urban Librarianship: Embracing Challenges and Opportunities through Innovation, Leadership, and Best Practices ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, July 14th, 2022, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Time. This Library 2.0

Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

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New toolsets from Edthena allow any district to curate a video library of searchable lesson segments, tagged to teaching standards, and shared securely to all staff members within the district. We’ve made each organization’s library searchable by grade, subject, and tags.

Lessons from School Shootings - Protecting Yourselves and Your Library Patrons

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"Protecting Yourselves and Your Patrons: Important Lessons for Library Leaders and Staff from School Shootings" Part of the Library 2.0 This 60-minute training webinar is presented by Library 2.0 FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below).

Wednesday: Lessons from School Shootings - Protecting Yourselves and Your Library Patrons

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Protecting Yourselves and Your Patrons: Important Lessons for Library Leaders and Staff from School Shootings" Part of the Library 2.0 This 60-minute training webinar is presented by Library 2.0 FREE for those on individual or group all-access passes (see below).

New Dr. Albrecht Library 2.0 Podcast: "Tools and Tips for Library Supervisors: Part 1"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

His other recent podcasts episodes from Dr. Albrecht include "Stop Saying Calm Down," "Spirit of Service," "Library Civility: A Code for How We Treat Each Other," "The Code of Quality Service," and "The Power of Surveys." and "Library Civility: A Code for How We Treat Each Other."

New Library 2.0 Webinar: "Gangs in the Library: A Serious Security Issue" with Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

"Gangs in the Library: A Serious Security Issue" Part of a special Library 2.0 series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : A 30-minute training webinar presented by Library 2.0 and hosted by ALA author and library service, safety, and security expert, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Just a few days away, our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

Library 2.0 Webinar: "The Safe Library" + Blog Post: "Creating the Perfect Library Security Officer" #library20

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"The Safe Library: Lessons (I’ve Learned) in Keeping Staff and Patrons Better Protected" Part of a special Library 2.0 OVERVIEW : We invite you to join us for a 90-minute webinar presented by Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

OPINION: Months without play dates, hugs from grandma and trips to the library

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Many young children have been away from peers, caregivers, extended family members and other adults, as well as all manner of stimulating activities outside the home, from playgrounds to grocery stores to story time at the library, for nearly half a year now.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program. For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. edWeb Blog apps school library school library program

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. Hooray for the public library sharing their summer reading program. Another project I’ve been working on is proving books to an additional community within our school to build up home libraries.

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. Hooray for the public library sharing their summer reading program. Another project I’ve been working on is proving books to an additional community within our school to build up home libraries.