the gift of libraries: education in practice

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  • 1.LIB 600 Libraries and Education Fall 2012The Gift ofSchool LibrariesandLibrariansEducation in practice!

2. 2School libraries give . . . Room (virtual and real) for education: Today we need a learning commons, a learninglaboratory that is the foundation of all learning in theschool rather than a warehouse of information andtechnologies. The new learning commons focuses onclient-centered programs pushing world-class excellencethroughout the school. Teacher-librarians inpartnerships with teacher technologists (the former techdirectors) and other learning specialists must look Forways to capitalize on the richresources, technologies, spaces, and expertise available inthe school library to advance best-practice pedagogy andenergize teaching and learning for todays students andteachers.Koechlin, C et al. (2008). The time is now: transform your school library into a learning commons 3. 3 School Libraries give . . . An opportunity to grow Our library is more libratory thanlibrary. It is the center of our school.It is often a little noisy. You can hearthe sounds of podcasters and videoproduction and storytelling and presentation. Library is not merely a place to get stuff. It isa place to invent, to create, to make stuff, tocollaborate on stuff, and to share stuff. It ismore kitchen that grocery store. Moretransformational than transactional. Joyce Valenza, What librarians make. (Or Why Should I be More than a Librarian?) 4. 4School librarians give . . . Heart 5. 5 School librarians give . . . Something that makesa difference 6. 6 School libraries and school librarians give . . . Places for pedagogy Connecting Students and librarians Students and teachers Teachers and teachers Teachers and librarians Students and teachers and information 7. 7 School librarians give . . . Leadership, though misunderstood 8. 8School librarians give . . . Digital citizenship I teach kids to be solid and proud digital citizens. I teachthem to be kind bloggers and tweeters and networkers. Ihelp them understand their digital footprints, to buildacademic digital footprints. When my kids build media, when they remix, they knowhow to respect the intellectual property of others. They know about the Creative Commons movement.They are beginning to attribute Creative Commonslicensing to their own work. They know the rights and the limits of Fair Use. Theyknow how to attribute credit, how to cite, how and whento quote. Valenza, What librarians make 9. 9 School libraries and librarians give . . . The crucial edge for Senate Bill 1 10. 10 Gifts for Kentucky School Librarians? The Kentucky Department of Educationrecommends the following resources for use inguiding school media librarians, schooladministrators and other school leaders inimproving the library programs at their schools: Characteristics of Highly Effective Teaching and Learning in the Library School Library Media Program Rubric School Media Librarian Evaluation Instrument 11. 11These giftstruly keepon giving!

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