Recently, a fellow blogger from NYC, Ashley Hawkins, penned an excellent post about a disturbing trend of school librarians putting graphic novels on “vacation.” Ashley labeled such actions censorship. I agree. And if recent headlines are any indication, this trend… Read More ›
How School Librarians Can Lead OER Initiatives and Put Their Libraries Back Where They Belong—At the Center of Learning.
After many years of discussion, the use of open educational resources (OER) is beginning to take root in schools and districts. The expanded use of OER content—which includes openly licensed textbooks and courses, as well as additional learning resources such… Read More ›
The concurrent sessions are my favorite part of the AASL National Conference because these one-hour workshops always provide me with inspiring ideas I can take back to my library. One of those sessions was “Creating Curation Sensations,” presented by Katherine… Read More ›
ICE, ICE! The AASL Standards are made up of six Shared Foundations. Three of those Shared Foundations–Inquire, Curate, and Explore–encourage students to do the following: Inquire: Build new knowledge by inquiring, thinking critically, identifying problems and developing strategies for solving… Read More ›
Curate is one of my favorite Shared Foundations. According to the AASL Standards school librarians should have a key commitment to “make meaning for oneself and others by collecting, organizing, and sharing resources of personal relevance.” Oftentimes, when we think… Read More ›