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Laying the groundwork for building children's curiosity, openness to learning, ability to persist in the face of failure, and interest in connecting learning from one subject to the other are important objectives for today's libraries. Partnering with cultural institutions, such as the Chicago Public Library (CPL) does with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), libraries can forge powerful connections between literacy and science. This resource shares the fruits of that partnership, offering ready-to-go, library-tested activities that meld cutting-edge STEAM education principles with some of the best books available for youth today. It's a model that can be used in a variety of library or museum settings and can also be adapted for outreach. Inside, readers will find: 46 book-based, customizable STEAM activities, each complete with program length, materials list, and step-by-step instructions; real-life tips, advice, and thoughts from practicing CPL librarians sprinkled throughout the book; pointers on incorporating STEAM into existing programs; pedagogical strategies behind effective STEAM experiences, ensuring successful implementation of these skills; and helpful supporting materials such as a program planning rubric and a vendor list. The activities in this book will make STEAM learning fun while planting the seeds for lifelong learning.
Assisted by social media and other digital tools, today's children and teens are energetic and active participants in a host of social causes, from climate change and gun control to voting rights and racial equity. Public libraries can facilitate their activism by providing trustworthy information and creating opportunities for young people to develop leadership and participation skills. A past president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), in this book Walter demonstrates how libraries can foster greater civic literacy and civic engagement in young patrons. Using a research-based approach that incorporates case studies and interviews with young people and librarians, she: offers a solid rationale for why libraries should get involved, discussing the ways in which youth activism can be supported by core values of librarianship; provides an overview of key areas of activism, such as environmental awareness, school safety, and immigration rights; highlights teen advisory boards and community service opportunities that provide outlets for teen leadership, also suggesting ways to extend these activities to younger children; includes real-world examples of programs and initiatives that can be adapted for a variety of institutions; and shares an extensive list of additional resources, spotlighting informative and inspirational books to share with young patrons that are also ideal for book talks and storytimes. This book shows how public libraries can facilitate democracy by empowering the passionate activism of today's children and teens.
Though the daily news is filled with reports of climate change, severe weather, environmental distress, and endangered species, children's librarians and educators might be uncertain how to incorporate these topics into their current curriculum. This handy resource offers an ideal solution, presenting more than two dozen ready-to-use projects on environmental topics that can be integrated into K-5 educational lesson plans and library programming for children aged 4-10. Starting with a representative picture book as a foundation, children are guided through each topic using a hands-on project that reinforces learning. Whether they're in the classroom or library, kids will feel excited and engaged as they explore such topics as honeybees, loggerhead turtles, mountain gorillas, polar bears, and other animals; environments like coral reefs, estuaries, and the Galapagos Islands; wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes; composting, gardens, seeds, and the farm to table movement; and garbage, recycling, renewable energy, water conservation, and Earth Day. Complete with detailed information about each topic, including sections that explore interesting related facts, this book will activate children's curiosity and appreciation for the world we live in.
Using STEAM activities, this book places school librarians at the intersection with inquiry in an elementary school. Learners will think like a scientist and design like an engineer using an iterative process to make authentic learning connections and develop a growth mindset. Designed to be completed in 30-minute class periods, 14 scaffolded STEAM activities allow school librarians to easily shift the same lesson between classes and grade levels. National School Library Standards alignments with STEAM content area standards promote instructional partnerships focused on teaching inquiry, collaboration, and learner-driven exploration, making STEAM a perfect approach for the elementary school library. An invaluable timesaver, this resource provides activities scaffolded for grade bands K-2, 3-4, and 5-6, engaging learners at greater levels of complexity or cognition; alignments to the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the National Core Arts Standards; science background for school librarians and other educators who may be unfamiliar with the STEAM concepts being explored; sample assessments, technology integration, collaboration and growth mindset tips, suggested picture books, and more. This tool will inspire school librarians and other educators to create opportunities to engage in STEAM practices, collaboratively writing and assessing their own scaffolded lesson plans.
To ensure their libraries survive and thrive, school library managers need to be both responsive and proactive. Looking past the day-to-day operations of a school library, Farmer's book serves as a reality check: school libraries must align with school mission statements and policies, while simultaneously negotiating for proper budgets and resources alongside other departments. It's a daunting prospect, but Farmer demonstrates how it can be done with the proper attention and systematic planning. Taking a deeper, more professional look at management that applies theories and principles to real-world situations, this book introduces the concept of school library programs and provides an overview of school library program management; examines professional and legislated standards for school libraries, and discusses the part a manager plays in meeting them; links management with leadership, differentiating the two, and showing how the school librarian can carry out both roles; helps readers assess their own skills, knowledge, and dispositions in order to set short-term and long-term goals; explains how to manage resources and learning environments to meet the needs of teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders; offers guidance for developing and working with budgets, obtaining additional funding, and using collaboration to support the school library program; provides concrete advice on hiring, training, supervising, assessment, and recognizing library workers and other library team members; and includes tools for communicating effectively and getting the message across . More than just a compendium of management theories, this book provides much food for thought that will help readers gain important insights into their own roles as school library managers and leaders.
This comprehensive guide to tween library services begins with a developmental description of this ever-changing group and offers practical advice about materials and programming. Criteria are provided for categorizing books, music, movies and magazines as appropriate for tweens, with special attention given to the reluctant reader. The authors discuss how to determine where tween services fit within the broader spectrum of youth services, and how to provide support for them. Information on marketing and outreach to tweens and their adults completes this essential guide.
Busy elementary librarians need help applying the new AASL Standards Framework, especially in collaboration with social studies teachers seeking to apply the social studies standards framework. This book shows a path forward for both. This book will be a tremendous help to the busy elementary school librarian who is working with the busy elementary social studies teachers in the school. As they are designing and co-teaching library-based lessons based on the Social Studies Standards Framework, the English Literacy Common Core Standards, and the new American Association of School Librarians Standards (AASL) Learners Framework, these reproducible lessons will enhance planning and implementation. You'll get ready-to-use lessons as well as model lessons to adapt to the needs of your own curriculum and students. All standards are applied-with needed handouts-and other tools and current lists of recommended resources provided. Lessons are coordinated to common elementary social studies curricula at indicated grade levels, but can be adapted as template lessons as needed. Current resource lists aid librarians in collection development to support new and current standards. Applies the new AASL Standards Learner Framework to easily used lessons Applies the new Social Studies Standards Framework to library-based lessons and resources Applies Common Core Language Arts Literacy Standards to library-based lessons Provides easy-to-use reproducible elementary school lessons Provides recommended current resources for all elementary library lessons
Using concrete examples, The School Librarian's Technology Playbook offers strategies for school librarians to initiate and support innovative practices throughout their school community. The role of school librarians has evolved: no longer do they primarily support teachers with reading and literacy resources. Many librarians now support teachers in integrating technology tools and innovative teaching practices in their classrooms. At her school, author and learning coordinator Stacy Brown has pioneered the transition to innovation and technology use in the classroom. In The School Librarian's Technology Playbook, she showcases different technology tools and innovative strategies that can be incorporated into the classroom, such as 3D printing, augmented reality, green screen applications, gamification, coding, makerEd, and more. She details the many ways in which school librarians can support teachers as they implement these new practices into their curriculum. School librarians will learn how to collaborate with teachers and how to empower them to step outside of their comfort zones to try new tools and teaching methods. Readers of this book will also learn how to support teachers as the technology continues to change in this dynamic educational landscape. Readers will be inspired to reimagine the role of the school librarian as a primary influencer of innovation within the school community Readers will discover specific strategies to achieve buy-in from administrators and managers to allow school librarians to lead the school in innovation and professional learning Readers will learn about relevant resources in technology and innovation and practical approaches to using them in an elementary and middle school curriculum Readers will acquire specific strategies for librarians to form partnerships with teachers to introduce resources and alternative teaching strategies into the classroom Readers will learn practical approaches for shaping the school library as an innovation hub to pilot ideas and resources and launch them into the larger community
Get ready to break out of your storytime routine by encouraging children's natural instincts to move, sing, and play! Unlike traditional storytimes, where children are expected to sit quietly and just watch, music and movement storytimes encourage children to learn by getting inside stories while interacting with others. Research shows that this kind of play stimulates the senses, provides connections to all four lobes of the brain, touches on a variety of intelligences, and heightens emotional and social awareness-all while extending the early literacy practices of Every Child Ready to Read (R) and preparing children for school. And because there are no crafts to cut out, no snacks to pack, no scripts to memorize, and no story kits to make, it's one of the simplest, most cost-effective storytime models to implement. Jewell's complete guide shows the way, offering 20 ready-to-use storytime plans tailored to specific age groups, including babies, toddlers, preschool and all-ages programs, a real time-saver for storytime organizers and presenters; advice and best practices gleaned from interviews with professionals who specialize in storytimes, music making with children and families, yoga storytime, and drama education; and lists of recommended resources, from interactive print books to children's music and videos available digitally, with tips on choosing the best materials. Children's librarians and educators will be delighted to learn that anyone can lead a movement and music storytime, regardless of their level of experience with music or movement, with this book in hand.
Published in partnership with the International Association of School Librarianship, this work gathers together the latest and most important research on the topics of social justice and cultural competency in school libraries. Education systems today are expected to advance national goals related to fairness, equity, and social cohesion. Comprising articles written and collected in the journal of the International Association of School Librarianship and new articles written especially for this anthology, this book documents both empirical research and promising practices to help school librarians and teachers work together to promote social justice and develop learners' and educators' cultural competence. Both coeditors are experienced in working with authors from around the world and have participated in the development of standards and guidelines for school library practitioners that are effective and ethical. Brief real life case studies of school librarians and teachers in action showcase efforts to improve the lives of marginalized or under-served students. School librarians inside and outside of the United States, school library educators and policymakers, and academic librarians building school librarianship collections will find this guide valuable. Includes evidence-based approaches to dealing with challenges to the educational and moral purposes of schools Features fresh perspectives on shared concerns from colleagues Provides access to research and promising practices
Designed for courses that prepare LIS students for school librarianship, this title teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills and provides authentic school library reference scenarios and exercises. This fourth edition of Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips acknowledges the vital importance of reference skills in school libraries. It focuses on new reference skills for school librarians and includes more online materials such as Webliographies and a glossary. Teaching reference skills and providing reference services to students and staff in schools are extremely important tasks and are required of librarians on a regular basis. Aimed at pre-service and in-service school librarians, this book covers all types of reference materials including almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases and other standard information sources, giving extra emphasis to the online sources to which students increasingly turn. This edition addresses more online reference resources than previous editions and offers practical suggestions for use in K-12 student instruction. Includes updated content in every chapter Expands on online reference skills and resources Explains how to combine online reference skills with student questioning skills Offers librarians the chance to practice their skills with scenarios and exercises
Providing a treasury of community partnership opportunities and resources for innovative learning experiences, this title helps Future Ready Librarians to create authentic, student-centered experiences that address American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards. As school librarians strive to become Future Ready and meet the new AASL standards, community partnerships can help them to build innovative programs within their districts to realize their school's mission and goals. Placing value on the importance of preparing students for the future, this book encourages librarians to learn, leap, and grow and form community partnerships to create learning experiences both in and outside of school. Innovative learning experiences can have a positive impact on student engagement, empathy, knowledge, skills, and local and global awareness. This book introduces ideas, materials, resources, and a step-by-step action plan while highlighting how learning experiences meet AASL standards. A user-friendly and invaluable resource for librarians who desire to be Future Ready, it will catapult librarians to the forefront of their practice and support them as they create innovative learning experiences for their students. Provides a collection of adaptable innovative learning experiences to build through dynamic community partnerships Outlines rational and clearly laid out plans for developing learning experiences in each chapter Connects the AASL standards to each of the learning experiences covered Helps those striving to be Future Ready Librarians by organizing highlights of the Future Ready principles in a table