This is a newsletter provided by TLC. It covers information on New Releases and favorite series. It does focus more on our elementary readers, but might be of use to our secondary librarians as well.
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Take a moment and read through this phenomenal article on 7 things school librarians can do that have the most impact.
Habit #1: Build strong and trusting relationships
Habit #2: Speak the language of school leadership
Habit #3: Be the gatekeeper and curator of all digital content
Habit #4: Be the champion and CEO of independent reading
Habit #5: Adopt an evidence-based approach in everything you do
Habit #6: Be a teacher-librarian with a constructivist approach based on inquiry
Habit #7: Be the orchestrator of your school or district's makerspace initiative
Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement
(From 2013, but still great info)
This is the first statewide study to assess the roles of librarians in teaching the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner as well as Common Core standards.
Staffing remains the key factor. This study suggests that there’s no substitute for a full-time, certified school librarian who’s fully engaged in the teaching and learning process. Read the entire article for key findings in the study.
13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others
Kindness is one of the most important character traits, but sometimes kids need an extra reminder about the best ways to be kind to others or why kindness matters. These books provide that reminder in creative and appealing ways. Happy reading!
For the next three weeks, we will be highlighting articles on Makerspaces in school libraries. As you begin to receive your Makerspace materials in your libraries, hopefully these articles will provide you with some helpful information you can use in your school.
The two articles this week are by Kristin Fontichiaro and appeared in Teacher Librarian.
One of the main ideas she expresses in both articles is the importance of having a purpose behind your Makerspace. The term "makerspace" means different things to different people. You need to decide what it means for you, your library, and your students. Each of you may have different definitions and purposes for you Makerspaces, and that's completely fine.
In the first article, she gives suggestions of people to follow are already heavily invested in maker curricula and great tips on establishing guidelines using PACE.
The second article gives an example of an Makerspace statement and suggestions on how and why to document your success.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).