A padlocked drinking fountain, tree stump seats and a caution-taped library: See how the coronavirus has transformed schools

The Hechinger Report

Picture of library shelves with “caution do not enter” tape. Federal and state guidelines differ on how much distancing is necessary. Elsewhere, a school used caution tape to prevent students from roaming through bookshelves in the library.

How to Help Families Find Necessary Resources Over the Summer

Waterford

You can find LIHEAP contacts and income and eligibility guidelines by state or territory here. Public libraries across America often hold activities, camps, or other ways for children to pass some air-conditioned time during the summer.

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Library Journal Names 2018 Class of Movers & Shakers

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – March 16, 2018 – This week Library Journal announced the 2018 Movers & Shakers, celebrating 50 people who are transforming what libraries deliver to their communities in the United States and beyond. Picked from a pool of nearly 300 nominations, this latest cohort joins a group of outstanding library workers that is now more than 850 strong. This year’s Movers & Shakers hail from every type and size of library. For award guidelines, visit [link].

Considering and teaching privacy with help from the Library Freedom Institute

NeverEndingSearch

At that session and on the exhibit floor, I learned about the Library Freedom Project and its free IMLS-funded Library Freedom Institute training program. Topics of privacy concern relate directly to library core values and principles–intellectual freedom and confidentiality.

Albrecht Podcast on "Domestic Violence in the Library Workspace" + "Your Library and the Police" Webinar on Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new 30-minute podcast episode " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0 : "Domestic Violence in the Library Workspace," Dr. Albrecht's fifth podcast episode. You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

How Public Libraries Balance Thorny Issues Raised by 3D Printers

MindShift

At hundreds of libraries across the U.S., ” In some libraries, officials have begun to set restrictions on the 3-D printers amid concerns about how they’ll be used. At the University City Public Library in St. He runs this library and was demonstrating its new 3-D printer for a group of kids and adults. University City was the first of two public libraries in the St. She says libraries large and small across the U.S. By Joseph Leahy, St.

"Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship" - A Library 2.0 Webinar from Dr. Steve Albrecht

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Albrecht's newest Library 2.0 webinar is coming up on Friday, August 28th: " Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship." This 6 0-minute webinar with Q&A is part of a special Library 2.0 You will first need to be a member of Library 2.0

Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

eSchool News

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Library 2.0 Webinar "Topics You'd Like" Survey + All-Access Passes + Organizational Contracts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Albrecht hosts a collection of resources in the " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 , including blog posts, podcasts, and webinars. Any all-access orders for tomorrow's "Customer Service All-Staff Skills Refresher" webinar, or any annual all-pass-access orders, will be given access to a special 50-minute in-depth interview Dr. Albrecht has done with his father, Dr. Karl Albrecht (best-selling author of Service America! ), for Library 2.0.

SLIDE: data, interactive tools, and an equity wake-up call (Part 1)

NeverEndingSearch

Despite decades of research consistently showing positive correlations between high-quality programs and achievement, patterns suggest, for today’s children and for children to come, a school library-rich future is, or potentially will not be, evenly distributed. We now have the data.

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. See Todd’s show for guidelines. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: So much making and building is going on in Chad Lehman’s library, that they are converting an adjacent computer lab into the maker space. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library.

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Introducing The Idealis, An Open-Access Journal for Library and Information Science Research

ProfHacker

There’s a new resource for librarians looking for high-quality, open-access library and information science research, The Idealis. ” You can consult their collaboratively written Editorial Guidelines and submit your work (or work that you know of) to the website. Image At the library by Susanne Nilsson licensed CC-BY 2.0.

Orquidea Olvera Named Library Journal’s 2018 Paralibrarian of the Year

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – March 6, 2018 – Monterey County Free Libraries’ (MCFL) Orquidea Olvera has been named LJ’s 2018 Paralibrarian of the Year. of Madison, Wisconsin, recognizes the essential role of paralibrarians in providing excellent library service. Paralibrarians, or those working in libraries who do not hold the professional degree, make up the largest pool of employees in the field. Miller, editorial director of Library Journal and School Library Journal.

The SLIDE Study: A chat with Deb Kachel (Part 2)

NeverEndingSearch

For example, one of the things that we learned was that the majority of Hispanic school districts are twice as likely not to have school libraries as the majority non-Hispanic districts. Districts are also eliminating library clericals and paraprofessionals at alarming rates.

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Update: AASL’s Infographic on Standards and Guidelines Research

NeverEndingSearch

Earlier this week, Marcia Mardis, Chair of AASL’s Standards & Guidelines Editorial Board shared an update on their work on our Standards project. Our Standards for the 21st Century Learner debuted in 2007, followed in 2009 by Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, what Marcia calls a cornerstone of many school librarians’ practice.

Albrecht: "Preventing Harassment" Podcast Interview + "Theft Behaviors in the Library" Blog Post

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a 20-minute Adriane Herrick Juarezby interview of Dr. Albrecht on the topic of " Preventing Harassment " in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. You will also find his new blog post, " Theft Behaviors in the Library ," on the site. And his recorded webinar, " Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship ," is available for purchase here.

Albrecht Library Safety Bonanza: New Podcast, New Article, and Two New Webinars ("Tools for Tense Situations" and "The Safe Library") #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast from Dr. Albrecht on the topic of " Safe and Simple Patron De-Escalations " in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. If you work on the frontline of daily patron interactions at your library, it’s easy to go home tired. His 21 business and police books include Library Security ; Tough Training Topics ; Added Value Negotiating ; Service, Service, Service! ;

New Library "Safety and Security" Podcast Episode and Blog Post by Dr. Steve Albrecht #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted both a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The 30-minute podcast is on " Library Emergencies ," and the blog post is entitled " The Shamu Method: Can We 'Coach Up' Problematic Patrons With 'Fish'? The Library 2.0 Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon Library 2.0 from MO "I was able to view Library Safety and Security and Interacting with the Homeless.

A Politician Wants to Censor Books and Throw Librarians in Jail. It’s a Slippery Slope.

Edsurge

One of the most important lessons I teach kids as a school librarian is the idea of the “Rights and Responsibilities of a Reader,” a set of guidelines for readers of all ages that articulates key ideas about reader behavior. And, as if that’s not enough, libraries could lose their funding).

What Topics Would You Like for the Library 2.0 Webinars, Blog Posts, and Podcasts? + "Serving Mentally Ill Patrons: Support, Empathy, and Safety"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Albrecht hosts a collection of resources in the " Library Service, Safety, & Security " section of Library 2.0 , including blog posts, podcasts, and webinars. Please also consider joining our Library 2.0 Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon LIBRARY 2.0 His 21 business and police books include Library Security ; Tough Training Topics ; Added Value Negotiating ; Service, Service, Service! ;

Albrecht: "Re-Evaluating the Police Response to Your Library" Article + "Getting a Temporary Restraining Order for a Problem Patron" Podcast

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast from Dr. Albrecht on the topic of " Getting a Temporary Restraining Order for a Problem Patron " in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. You will also find Dr. Albrecht's new blog post, " Re-Evaluating the Police Response to Your Library ," on the site. His recently recorded webinar, " Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship ," is available for purchase here.

Dr. Steve Albrecht--New Webinar ("Your Library and the Police: Time for a New Relationship"), New Podcast, and New Article #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The 30-minute podcast is on the topic of " Special Libraries. " Steve (the other Steve) Steve Hargadon Library 2.0

James Patterson asks: What would your school library do with $1,000–$10,000?

NeverEndingSearch

James Patterson might just make your library a little better and your students a little happier this year. million to school libraries because he believes that: fewer children are growing up in a household full of books – and that the effects of this absence could have a profound impact on a child’s future, and on the future of our country. Every child in America should have access to books and a functioning school library.

New Library "Safety and Security" Podcast Episode ("Emergency Plans") and Blog Post ("Learning from Webinars") by Dr. Steve Albrecht #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've posted a new podcast episode and a new blog post in the " Library Safety and Security with Dr. Steve Albrecht " section of Library 2.0. The blog post is entitled " How to Take a Library Training Webinar and Actually Learn From It? " As someone who has facilitated over 200 training webinars, I try not to mind too much when I hear through the library grapevine that someone told a co-worker, “Yeah, he was pretty good. The Library 2.0

The Zen of Coloring

The Daring Librarian

feature in our Library Media Center Makerspace area! Guidelines NOT Rules Ok, sorta like rules. After a few weeks, I did find that we had to have some guidelines for the coloring corner -but I don't like to call them rules! coloring crayons designs guidelines Henna jung makerspace mandalas Mehndi minecraft relaxation rules star wars stress zenThere's a NEW! It's Coloring!

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Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference: Tools, Skills & Competencies , October 20th The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.

Universal Design for Learning: What Educators Need to Know

Waterford

Then, discover a few practical ways that you can use Universal Design for Learning guidelines in your classroom—along with some examples to get you started. By implementing UDL guidelines, you can both recognize and reduce any barriers that your students are facing.[2].

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

edWeb.net

In “ Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace ,” Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL, presented tips for design challenges and shared experiences from working in the makerspace during her time at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL. When Diana first started her position at Stewart Middle Magnet School, a public STEM magnet school, there was almost nothing in the library for hands-on STEM learning.

The Ups and Downs of a Reading Life

Reading By Example

Using this information, come up with an agreed-upon guideline for daily reading , for example, “Read around 25 minutes a day” Offer a variety of authentic ways for students to respond to their reading. Give students more say in what books are selected for the classroom library. And if you do not have a classroom library, today is a great day to start!) Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash.

6 Digital tools that help teachers create effective rubrics

Neo LMS

The rubric’s features are essential because they provide clear guidelines for the teacher. You can create a new rubric for each assignment or reuse the ones in your library. The grading process is time-consuming. It can be overwhelming and frustrating.

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New Cohort Opportunity for Designing Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

These challenges range from new safety considerations, like following COVID-19 guidelines in makerspaces, to issues of access such as equitably creating projects with little to no required materials or tools.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

Guidelines for Inclusive Holidays Celebrations. Hoping to avoid controversy, many districts have created guidelines about how to appropriately celebrate holidays in the classroom. Add books to your classroom library that feature different winter holiday celebrations around the world.

8 Goal-Setting Tips for Teachers to Prepare for an Uncertain School Year

Waterford

Keep an eye on community guidelines. Restrictions vary depending on the school district and will likely change based on local health department guidelines. One useful and timely teacher goal can be to stay informed about community guidelines as the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to www.ToyotaDreamCarUSA.com/CoolCat to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. 5- Create a Library of Maker Materials Make it easy to tinker and invent with a rich library of resources and materials. Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.

The New Librarian: Building confidence through coding

eSchool News

When reading became more digital with the introduction of tablets and e-readers, libraries became pressured to innovate and remain relevant. As a former classroom teacher and current literacy specialist at the Muskingum County Library System in southeastern Ohio, I have had to step back and rethink how to ensure that children are not just achieving foundational literacy skills such as reading and writing, but also developing digital-literacy skills.