ALA Collaboration Resources
AASL's eCOLLAB: Your eLearning Laboratory! This resource is provided as a feature of AASL membership or to subscribers of eCOLLAB. Browse different topics to find webcasts, podcasts, and resources from various AASL professional development events. Members and subscribers will also get a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s journal, Knowledge Quest.
Collaboration includes many levels of helpful activities and services that SLMS’s are trained to provide to teachers. These range from providing answers to reference questions, to brainstorming ideas for library research projects, to acting as a full-fledged partner in lesson planning, implementation and evaluation. Any way you look at it, collaboration with teachers is a powerful experience and service that school library media specialists have to offer.
Report outlining ways of initiating and fostering closer collaboration between librarians in K-12 and post-secondary education to the benefit of the constituencies they serve.
ALA Library Fact Sheet listing resources reporting on joint-use (or combined) libraries across the country, especially public/school libraries.
Do you want to collaborate with others on your campus, but don’t know how? Where is the time? How do we get together? What can we do to work together with so many obstacles in our way? This session provides practical advice, strategies, and tools for facilitating collaboration among teachers, librarians, and educational technologists.
Examples of faculty/library collaboration on information literacy at academic institutions.
The wisdom that many experts have contributed on collaboration in Knowledge Quest, AASL's official, highly respected journal on school library media programs.
This issue of Library Technology Reports gives library professionals, including managers, tools to encourage collaborative work both within and outside their organizations to expand or enhance library services.
Need a fresh perspective? Looking for some practical tips for encouraging greater collaboration between the library and classroom while meeting the needs of 21st century learners? Learn practical tips for building and enhancing a successful partnership between your librarian, technology specialist and the classroom teachers that will encourage collaboration and excitement. Hear how one school went from limited collaboration to having teachers clamoring to collaborate and incorporate technology and research into their already jam packed schedules.
In this Knowledge Quest webinar, Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard discuss the exciting ways in which school librarians and teachers work together, and what effect teaching collaboration has on school library programs and students.
In this podcast, guest co-editors Susan Ballard and Judi Moreillon share their thoughts on the theme of the Mar/Apr 2012 issue of Knowledge Quest.
Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Maxwell offers an abundance of practical advice and encouragement for using this novel approach to secure additional funding for libraries.
Because libraries are information and research centers, they can support a huge variety of grant funding initiatives outside their own purview. Cultural centers, businesses, and educational institutions are untapped resources for library funds.
MILI, the Metronet Information Literacy Initiative, is a school-year long training program in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area focusing on research, information literacy, web 2.0 tools, and teacher-librarian collaboration. Come hear about the program and learn about the wonderful things a teacher and school librarian have implemented in their classrooms, schools, and at the district level because of what they learned in MILI. You’ll leave with ideas you can try in your own schools.
A school librarian and the coordinator of Michigan eLibrary demonstrate an open source system of online services and curriculum materials supporting Common Core State Standards. Session attendees will discover how the MORE project can be replicated outside of Michigan. Attendees will break into groups to brainstorm and report how online resources and comparable tools from other states can further inquiry learning.
Columbia and Cornell have worked to build collaborative relationships in the broad area of technical services. The experience has taught valuable lessons about the nature of collaboration—some are hardly surprising or unique, mirroring the experiences of similar ventures such as the University of California's Next Generation Technical Services initiative. The broad scope of 2CUL and its intense focus on just two library systems gives this venture unique challenges and opportunities. An ALCTS webcast
Participatory culture is grounded in low barriers to artistic expression and allows students to be creators of content as well as pass on their experiences and knowledge to others. The Barrow Media Center is a site of participatory culture through elements such as student book budgets, collaborative projects that culminate in student product creation, opportunities for students to showcase their creations to others in a variety of ways, and students taking leadership in teaching one another how to use technology to create.
Award recognizes and encourages collaborative problem-solving efforts in the areas of acquisition, access, management, preservation, or archiving of library materials.
Part of a series of 20 minute webinars presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month, this webinar explores tools AASL offers to demonstrate to stakeholders why a school librarian is essential to empowering the community leaders of tomorrow.
Participate in this rowdy session to read out loud, consider a diversity of texts, and experience first-hand the power of sharing texts out loud. We understand the value of reading aloud with students, but the 21st Century Standards cross the lifespan including ourselves and the teachers we collaborate with. Reading aloud is a powerful means for engaging professionals with ideas and texts. Join with us to gain strategies for making it happen in your collaborative settings.
Teacher-School Library Media Specialist Collaboration through Social Marketing Strategies: An Information Behavior Study
Based on the importance of teacher-school library media specialist collaboration , this study seeks to advance knowledge involving the dynamics of this special relationship.
This course is designed to help school librarians identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers. Topics covered include: the culture of the school, the role of the school librarian, qualities of successful leaders, and the various facets of the collaboration process. School librarians will learn what to bring to the collaboration table and how to develop and initiate an action plan to encourage teachers to join them.
Collaboration is a ubiquitous term that has been defined in numerous ways across diverse fields. This paper draws on information from these diverse fields to begin to develop a theory of collaboration within library science for teachers and library media specialists. In order to fully understand the meaning of collaboration and the relationship between collaboration and student academic achievement, an explanatory theory is needed. Toward the development of such a theory, a definition of collaboration for teachers and library media specialists is proposed.
The Toronto public library has teamed up with a local comic shop to host their own comic festival.
Turning the Page to the Future: Using Web 2.0 Tools and 21st Century Learning Standards to Engage Students and Enhance Learning
What characteristics contribute to the success of a school librarian? Come to this session to discuss the development, field-testing and implementation of instruments and procedures for assessing the dispositions of school librarian candidates. A six-year assessment timetable, tied to the Minnesota Board of Teaching competencies, and assessment strategies will be shared. Conference participants will have an opportunity to complete the self-assessment instrument created by this project.