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Cathy Oxley

FAQ's and Definitions | I Love Libraries - 14 views

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    Why schools need libraries and teacher-librarians
Anne Weaver

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Anne Weaver

FAIR | Australian Library and Information Association - 5 views

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    This Australian Library and Information Association is an important resource for our 5500 members, the media, government and everyone who believes in a strong network of library and information services for Australians. Here you will find news and facts about the library and information sector; career advice; training and professional development opportunities; campaigns and events and useful tools and templates. Jobs in the LIS sector.
Anne Weaver

FAIR: Campaign to secure the future of libraries, their patrons and staff | Australian ... - 0 views

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    This Australian Library and Information Association is an important resource for our 5500 members, the media, government and everyone who believes in a strong network of library and information services for Australians. Here you will find news and facts about the library and information sector; career advice; training and professional development opportunities; campaigns and events and useful tools and templates. Jobs in the LIS sector.
Martha Hickson

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools - Road Trips in Education - Edu... - 12 views

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    Unfortunately, too many people consider libraries as mere rooms full of books and computers, and librarians as mere functionaries in charge of the rooms and their contents. When district leaders look for savings in a budget, too often they see the most important teacher in a school as the most expendable. California schools have seen a marked decrease in the number of teacher librarians in recent years. New York City has about 50% more schools than it did in 2002, but more than half of the district's libraries have closed in the past decade. In California, New York, and anywhere else cutting libraries, it's a classic example of a penny-wise, pound-foolish approach to budgeting: there's no shortage of evidence that libraries and librarians - both, together - have a strongly positive impact on student learning.
Martha Hickson

Why America's obsession with STEM education is dangerous - The Washington Post - 14 views

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    "No matter how strong your math and science skills are, you still need to know how to learn, think and even write. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon (and the owner of this newspaper), insists that his senior executives write memos, often as long as six printed pages, and begins senior-management meetings with a period of quiet time, sometimes as long as 30 minutes, while everyone reads the "narratives" to themselves and makes notes on them. In an interview with Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, Bezos said: "Full sentences are harder to write. They have verbs. The paragraphs have topic sentences. There is no way to write a six-page, narratively structured memo and not have clear thinking.""
Martha Hickson

Guest Post: Cory Doctorow for Freedom to Read Week | Blog | Raincoast Books - 13 views

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    What's more, we're *drowning* in information. Pre-Internet librarianship was like pre-Internet newspaper publishing: "select, then publish." That is, all the unfiltered items are presented to a gatekeeper, who selects the best of them, and puts them in front of the rest of the world. Now we live in a "publish, then select" world: everyone can reach everything, all the time, and the job of experts is to collect and annotate that material, to help others navigate its worth and truthfulness.
    That is to say that society has never needed its librarians, and its libraries, more. The major life-skill of the information age is information literacy, and no one's better at that than librarians. It's what they train for. It's what they live for.
Martha Hickson

Librarydoor: Googling is NOT College and Career Readiness - 39 views

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    ·   We are living in an Age of Misinformation - not the information age. - Students need to learn how to access information as well as synthesize it to draw conclusions.  This is college and career readiness.  Not, finding information on Google or mere vetted websites and jotting those notes into a pro-forma document or virtual index cards.  
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