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Encouraging your children to get in touch with their artistic and musical abilities is a great way to keep them learning and productive on a rainy day. A2Z Homeschooling suggests a variety of music-oriented online lessons. For example, your children can learn to play an instrument on websites such as FiddleQuest, which helps kids learn violin with support from an interactive community of...
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Publisher’s Book Description A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller. Camille couldn’t be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her...
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EveryLibrary and the Illinois School library Media Association (ISLMA) announce a joint advocacy pilot-project focused on restoring school librarian positions and school library programs and collections budgets in certain schools and districts across Illinois. This unique and targeted advocacy...
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I recently received a comment (hi Rohondolita!) on a blog post from just over four years ago about hosting a Twitter Boot Camp. She asked about how I feel about Twitter now, and if there are other social media sites that I prefer for professional learning now. Since I read that comment, my love...
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Synopsis: “New on the Job: A School Librarian’s Guide to Success” serves as a comprehensive and ‘user friendly’ instruction manual for the new school librarian. From job search strategies and discovering work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, this revised...
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School Library Connection is an extensive learning resource center for school library professionals. As the combined evolution of School Library Monthly and Library Media Connection magazines, SLC maintains their commitment to providing those in the school library field with practical insights and inspiration while also advancing the scope and mission of its predecessors. We can believe...
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Nap tent, anyone? Many colleges today have campus wellness offices, and they're an ideal program partner. From the old faithfuls to the less obvious, here's a list of spots to hit up when you need program ideas. D.C. Public brought people together to transcribe Library of Congress archival materials, and so can you. Is your library circulating sports equipment? Don't just loan out the stuff —...
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Is the only statewide organization for school librarians in New Jersey. We advocate for high standards for librarianship and library media programs in the public, private and parochial schools in New Jersey to inspire excellence in school librarianship and learning. Our 800+ members live and work from Cape May to Sussex and points in between. NJASL collaborates with other state and national...
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Elementary library program ideas and how to organize school library volunteers. Thanks to the enduring generosity of parents, teachers, and community partners, the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation pledges to preserve smaller class sizes, school library services, and enrichment programs and so much more in 2018-19. The GV Library is staffed with one full time library resource specialist, and...
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It is essential for librarians to make themselves indispensable within their schools. To do this, we must constantly seek new ways to better serve our students and teachers. Sometimes, this means taking a closer look at the traditional rules and expectations in school libraries to determine if they really are the best ways to meet the needs of our students. By taking a closer look at some of...
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This month’s featured librarian is Jane Mouttet, the librarian at Mesilla Valley Christian School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Her library serves students in grades K-12. I enjoyed learning more about her and I know you will, too! Q. How long have you worked in libraries and how did you get your start in libraries? I started as a volunteer in 1975 as part of our school Horizons Club when I was in...
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I’m having a sale! 20% off everything through Friday, August 11th. Head over to my store to grab materials for back to school! View the Full Post with Comments. Head over to my TPT store on August 1st and 2nd to grab centers, lessons, and library management materials on sale!!! View the Full Post with Comments. TPT is throwing a bonus sale for back to school tomorrow! Everything in my store is...
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Special Election for Interim Treasurer: MASL members will be emailed an electronic ballot due by March 10, 2019. Please contact maslibraries@gmail.com if you are a MASL member and have not received a ballot. MASL Membership gives you increased access to resources. Log in to this website to view invoices and registrations, or select. Discounted registration rates available for administrators and...
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Canadian School Libraries (CSL) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to professional research and development in the field of the school library learning commons in Canada. CSL connects school library practitioners and educators across Canada in the collaborative pursuit of delivering exemplary practices reflective of current professional school library learning commons standards....
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Support-A-Member (SAM) applications will now be accepted throughout the year! The SAM program is designed to make it possible for school librarians, teacher-librarians, library assistants, and others interested in school library service living in IASL Zone C countries to belong to IASL. Funded through the generosity of IASL members, this membership is granted for a two year term. Learn more...
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The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries supports the education of our nation's children by providing funds to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries in need. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded grants of $10,000 to $75,000 to school libraries whose collections were damaged or destroyed in...
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MASL membership benefits include a variety of networking and professional development opportunities throughout the year. MASL President Jennifer Millikan would like to spend a few […] Continue reading ». The final nominees for MASL’s 2019-2020 Readers Awards have been announced. Congratulations to all authors, illustrators and publishers! The titles on this Final List will […] Continue reading...
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Information literacy begins with an information need, a problem to solve, a question, or a sense of curiosity. The learner develops a plan to access and locate data, information, and ideas, and then uses strategic reading skills to understand various kinds of information in different media formats. Comprehension is followed by judgment the evaluation of information against criteria (e.g.,...
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Teacher Librarians of the 21st Century Curated by Mrs. N Ideas and Resources for the 21st Century Teacher Librarian Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning Curated by Buffy J. Hamilton Ideas and resources to develop the concept of libraries as sites of participatory culture and learning Personal Learning Networks for Librarians Curated by Donna Watt Staying ahead...
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At 11 a.m. this morning, Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference at the Secretary of State’s Office auditorium to present the first state Budget of his new Administration. Governor Newsom introduced a $209 billion proposed Budget, of which $144 billion is General Fund (e.g. versus “special funds,” etc.). The Governor explained in detail numerous programs that were priorities for him,...
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