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A library's first contact with parents
http://bit.ly/N9jI4E
A library's first contact with parents
The first thing our parents hear from us are our RULES!
Why not hit them with our SERVICES in that first communication instead?
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School Board Votes to Eliminate School Librarians
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6573386.html?rssid=190
School Board Votes to Eliminate School Librarians (July 2008)
Despite last-ditch efforts by library supporters, the Mesa Public School Board in Arizona voted to eliminate all teacher librarians over a three-year period.
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Library Use Value Calculator
http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/calculator.htm
Library Use Value Calculator
What is your library worth to you? : How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services?
The calculator worksheet has been adapted from the downloadable spreadsheet, original provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Maine State library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online. This spreadsheet requires either Microsoft Excel or the Excel Viewer.
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Promoting the use of public libraries to support SEN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD2MUY9Z1oo
This video focuses on promoting the use of public libraries as an important resource in skills development and self determination among persons with disabilities and their advocates and assisting local public libraries in offering library programs and services for persons with special needs.
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
http://www.epnet.com/thisTopic.php?topicID=205&marketID=20
EBSCO Publishing is proud to provide the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management.
This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Delivered via the EBSCOhost platform, LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.
With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
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Resources for School Librarians
http://www.sldirectory.com/index.html
Resources for School Librarians
Lots of Policies issues including
The Importance of School Libraries | Library Management Policies and Procedures | School Library Standards, Job Descriptions, and Evaluation | School Library Mission Statements | Action Plans and Action Research | Annual Library Reports | Library Facilities Design | Disasters, Damage, and Mold |
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School Libraries Work
http://tinyurl.com/d8g9r
School Libraries Work : Research Foundation Paper (free download pdf file)
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Library Research Service (USA)
http://www.lrs.org/index.php
Library Research Service
School Library Information | Colorado Library Statistics | National Library Statistics | School Library Journal Statistics | School Library Impact Studies | Other States' Library Statistics | Budget Calculator | Calculator to aid school libraries in budget forecasts |
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Teachers and Teacher-Librarians: Effective Educational Partners
http://www.bctf.bc.ca/psas/BCTLA/publications.html
Teachers and Teacher-Librarians: Effective Educational Partners
This pamphlet is intended for pre-service teachers and new teachers. It explains how to work with teacher-librarians to help ensure library projects are effective. Please share it with your new teachers and student teachers.
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District policy manual regarding libraries
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/
District policy manual regarding libraries
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School Libraries - Making a Difference
http://www.schoollibrariesadvocacy.org.uk/
This site supports Schools Library Services and school librarians in England and helps them assert the importance of their role and the significance of the school library.
It is in the first place designed for Schools Library Services and those librarians who are co-ordinating advocacy activities across a LEA during the Campaign. They will find case studies and supporting material. There is a separate area for individual school librarians who wish to participate in the Campaign
Advocacy is speaking out and winning influence.
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Selection Criteria for School Libraries
http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/office/admin/selection.html
Selection Criteria for School Libraries Media Collections
School library media specialists are responsible for the review, evaluation, and selection of the school library media collection. They are guided by the system-level selection policy that embodies the philosophy and procedures set forth in national, state, and county documents. Library media specialists work cooperatively with administrators and teachers to provide resources which represent diverse points of view, stimulate growth in thinking skills, and promote the overall educational program.
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School Library Policies (California)
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/lb/
The following are examples of school library policies.
School Library Collection Policies | Selection Policies | Internet Acceptable Use Policies | Intellectual Freedom Resources | Weeding Policy | Research Related to School Libraries | Statistics About California School Libraries | Library Media Teachers |
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School Library Collection Policies
http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/coldev2.html
School Library Collection Policies
Collection Development Policies | Selection Policies | Selection Policies for Electronic Materials and Internet Sites |
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Technology Planning Guide for Libraries
http://bit.ly/sBPHDR
Technology Planning Guide for Minnesota School Districts and Libraries
The technology planning guide document includes references to technology planning processes used by other organizations. The web site also contains links (URLs) to sites which have planning processes in place and also provides links to existing technology plans.
Executive Leadership and Involvement | Technology Planning Steering Committee | Overall Mission and Technology Vision Statement | Needs Assessment to Meet the Technology Vision Statement | Policies and Procedures Development and Revision | Benefits to Stakeholders | Technology Inventory | Technology Models | Technology Requirements | Technology Support Staff and Skills | Educational Development and Training | Technology Operations Management Requirements | Budget Development and Planning for Funding | Action Plan | Communications and Public Relations | Checklist for the Technology Planning guide | Planning Resources | Technology Plans |
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