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A Nation Without School Librarians
This map marks the cities, towns, communities, and states that have made the decision to either eliminate certified school library positions (indicated in blue) or require one school librarian to work with two (2) or more school library programs throughout the week (indicated in red).
Sue Ballard is well-known by MSLA members for her spirited presentations at our conferences; she is Director of Libraries and Technology in Londonderry NH. It has been a busy fall for her as a writer, having been published in two professional journals.
Sue Ballard and Kristin Fontichiaro authored "When Pretty Good Isn’t Good Enough: Research Skills and Dispositions for College Success and Lifelong Learning” has been published in the December edition of Principal Leadership magazine. [link is not available for non-members].
"Creation of a Research Community in a K-12 School System Using Action Research and Evidence Based Practice" by Susan Ballard, Gail March and Jean Sand was published in the eJournal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Subversive children’s books What do these nine books have in common: Goodnight Moon; Where the Wild Things Are; The Red Balloon; Little Engine that Could; The Story of Ferdinand; The Lorax; Yertle the Turtle; Madeline; Curious George; Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type. These children’s classics were all promoted by legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom whose vision was to publish “good books for bad children,” teaching them to think for themselves. Read the complete story.
National Ed-Tech Plan Released
Booking to the future The Library Research Service, part of the Colorado State Library, recently conducted a survey of library professionals to get a prediction on the future of the paper book. It’s probably no surprise that respondents thought the trend would be toward electronic formats. Almost two-thirds of the respondents predicted that paper books would never disappear.”...Read more on the ALA website.
AASL opens registration for its 2011 conference
AASL Student Video Contest
Philadelphia Teacher Union Advocate for School Libraries Making the case that school libraries promote student achievement and that prisons have better library facilities than schools, the president of the Philly Teacher Union presented a proposal that school libraries be mandated instead of optional decisions left up to principals. "There are many ways to spend limited education dollars, but a library is one of the best investments." Read more
|Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 January 2011 )|