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  1. INVESTING IN AMERICA'S LIBRARIES

    Bill Davison, CEO At SirsiDynix, we remain completely focused on supporting the success of libraries around the world. Therefore, we’re proud to partner with ALA to help libraries retain their place as pillars of their communities. From the BLUEcloud Suit ...

    BMUELLER3 - 03/07/2016 - 15:51 - Offices of the American Library Association

  2. School libraries: Promoting Intellectual Freedom

    By Steve Zalusky, @ your library staff Libraries provide free and equal access to information. This is just as true for school libraries as it is for public libraries. Exemplifying that spirit is Cathy Collins, school librarian at Sharon (Mass.) High Scho ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/16/2014 - 15:43 - I Love Libraries

  3. School Libraries: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Learners

    By Steve Zalusky, @ your library staff School libraries are adjusting to the learning needs of the 21 st Century. For Bonner (Mont.) Elementary School Librarian Katie Dvarshkis, that involves not only providing books, but also the online and digital tools ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/16/2014 - 15:33 - I Love Libraries

  4. School Libraries: Bringing the Books to the Children

    By Steve Zalusky, @ your library staff The Talahi Community School in St. Cloud, Minn. serves a diverse K-5 population of 586 students. The children who attend the school exceed the 90-percent factor in free and reduced meals and more than 30 percent of t ...

    JCARMICHAEL - 06/16/2014 - 15:33 - I Love Libraries

  5. Virtual Mentoring: Building Active Online Communities That Strengthen School Library Programs

      Blogs, forums, chat events, and webinars: These are just a few of the tools used in robust, online communities to engage and educate members. School librarians are rising to the challenge of advancing student achievement through the virtual world, seeki ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:58 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Using Data to Improve Your School Library Program

      Participants use state and national data to assess local library programs by analyzing national data sets, relating them to local library programs, and using benchmarks to identify best practices and trends. Ways to use data to advocate for school libra ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:55 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Using Wordle for Survey Analysis

      Often researchers ask open-ended questions in surveys and, as a result, can receive valuable feedback from constituents about the library program. The challenge can be identifying and organizing the themes and threads if the comment set is large. If tho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:57 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Triple A: Advanced, Accomplished Advocate

      Why become a National Board Certified school librarian? Presenters answer this and other questions. Participants learn about the National Board process, timelines, local and national resources, tips for writing and videotaping, the computer-based test, ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:52 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Proactive Strategies for Saving School Libraries

      During these economically challenging times, no school library is safe from budget or staffing cuts. This session provides participants with strategies to facilitate appraising the library program, embedding it within the school’s academic goals, and co ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:53 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. The Power of Pinning: Using Pinterest in Your School Library

      This session is aimed at school librarians who are thinking about using Pinterest as an educational resource and who want to explore how Pinterest can be used beyond crafting, cooking, and decorating. In this session, participants rise to the challenge ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 10:51 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)