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  1. Huzzah Indeed! The Development of Print and Digital Collections Conducive to Collaboration in Civics Education

      In the current environment of standardized testing, school library programs can support the preservation and improvement of the U.S. constitutional democracy. Participants are introduced or re-familiarized with neglected civics education standards, asse ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 15:49 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  2. Ditching Dewey: Genrefication in Your Library

      Many school librarians are starting to take the plunge and move away from the traditional Dewey Decimal System to a more student-centered arrangement or a bookstore model based on genres. Five school librarians who made the switch share their amazing ga ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 12:41 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  3. Branching Out: Growing Collaborative School and Community Partnerships for Students’ Authentic Research Projects

      Many school librarians have a vision for engaging student research projects that have authentic curriculum and real-world connections, but don’t know where to start. Participants learn how to build collaborative school and community partnerships, identi ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 11:00 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  4. Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

      Book trailers are an interactive and exciting way to get students interested in books. Learn how a team of teachers collaborated to transform a traditional book report into a student-centered production involving creativity, technology, and innovation. ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 16:25 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Ask, Create, Collaborate: Transforming Elementary Libraries into Library Learning Commons

      The Learning Commons model is focused on the needs of students, adopts flexibility as a mantra, and requires a paradigm shift on the part of the school librarian and the entire school community. Through a panel presentation, attendees learn replicable s ...

    admin - 02/25/2016 - 15:20 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. 1924

    The second move for the headquarters in Chicago (third overall) was to the John Crerar Library at 86 E. Randolph Street, Chicago.  ...

    HDAVIES - 03/31/2016 - 11:53 - About ALA

  7. 1958

    The first National Library Week occurred in 1958. Read more about National Library Week at National Library Week History which includes lists of both the National Library Week Honorary Chairpersons and the National Library Week Themes, from 1958 to the pr ...

    HDAVIES - 04/10/2015 - 18:43 - About ALA

  8. 1977

    The Library Instruction Round Table was started in 1977 with the intent to bring together librarians who provide library instruction across all types of libraries-- academic, public, school, and special libraries. Information on LIRT History Anniversary c ...

    HDAVIES - 03/11/2013 - 10:11 - About ALA

  9. 2011

    The American Library Association (ALA) joined in a partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to make Money Smart Week® @ your library a national initiative, which was first held April 2-9, 2011. Celebrating its 12th year in 2013 (and its third ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 13:34 - About ALA

  10. 2008

    ALA adopts the ALA Preservation Policy. "The American Library Association’s policy on preservation is based on the Association’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. The preservation policy has as its goal, promoting ...

    HDAVIES - 03/08/2013 - 09:56 - About ALA