At the end of every school year I put together an Animoto video that highlights our library program at Riverside Elementary (D.C. Everest). My entire budget (except for $225 for supplies) is made up of Common School Funds so we couldn't do what we do without that funding.
The link provided will take you to the 2020-2023 Library Media Plan for the Howards Grove School District Libraries. The plan is based upon the Future Ready Librarians Framework and addresses each wedge, with specific goals for forward movement focused on Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment; Use of Space & Time; and Community Partnerships.
This interactive tutorial, created with LibWizard by UW-EauClaire McIntyre Library, introduces students to the basics of citations in APA Style (7th Edition). Students practice creating citations.
"Library Voice" blog post by Shannon McClintock Miller sharing Future Ready Library Plan Google Sheets template, and Padlet to view multiple library plans from districts around the country. Read blog post, "Let's Share our Future Ready Librarian Plans with one another here!"
The purpose of this collective case study was to develop an understanding of why California K12 public school administrators distribute instructional leadership responsibilities to either
instructional coaches or teacher librarians and how the two roles compare within the context of
the implementation of the California Common Core State Standards in ELA/Literacy. The study
addressed the following research questions: Why do administrators select instructional
coaches/teacher librarians to help them provide instructional leadership? How do administrators
and instructional coaches/teacher librarians work together to provide professional learning within
daily instructional practice? How do administrators evaluate the effectiveness of the
instructional coaches’/teacher librarians’ instructional leadership roles? Participants were district
administrators who oversee the population, site administrators who directly supervise site-based
instructional coaches or teacher librarians, and the corresponding instructional coaches and
teacher librarians. Data were collected from multiple sources, including documents, interviews,
observations, and focus groups with participants. Within-case and cross-case analyses were
conducted to develop a naturalistic generalization of what was learned about how the coach and
teacher librarian contributed to instructional leadership. Results demonstrated that administrators’
personal values influence their decisions to select and utilize instructional coaches or teacher
librarians to provide instructional leadership. Instructional coaches are considered to be extensions
of administrators as instructional leaders in ELA while teacher librarians are considered to be
resources that can be called upon to provide occasional instructional support in ELA.
Current 2019-2020 Clear Lake School District Library Plan highlighting what is currently being done in the library and future goals.
Bibliography created by the librarians at the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) that includes sample policies and procedures, as well as educational materials related to them
This information was gathered by members of the Oregon Association of School Libraries -- Rita Ramstad, District Librarian, Centennial School District and Jennifer Maurer, School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon. Though the source authors and presenters are copyright experts, and in some cases lawyers, this information should not be considered legal advice. || Last updated on May 11, 2020
Creating a library plan can be daunting. In this brief blog post, I share three lessons I wish I had known when I began to create our school's library plan.
Words from "A Letter from the Dig Cit Doctors":
Our intention with this framework is to show how a myriad of skills and concepts such as screen time, digital privacy, and media and information literacy all fit together under the umbrella of digital citizenship, and how these skills can empower students as participatory citizens in our ever-increasingly digital world.
We present this framework to all educators free of charge through a Creative Commons License. Our
greatest hope is that it will help you and your education colleagues take the next step in providing a
robust and authentic digital citizenship education to all students.
The Dig Cit Doctors
Kristen Mattson LeeAnn Lindsey
A collaborative effort from school librarians around the USA to create a reference resource that is also a tool for collaboration and advocacy.
Mount Horeb Area School District Library Media Specialists created a long-range plan based on the Future Ready Schools Framework. The Board of Education reviewed and approved this plan on January 3, 2021.
A tool used by the author as she explored doing diversity audits in her library. Related information can be found on the School Library Journal Teen Librarian Toolkit blog at: https://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2017/11/doing-a-diversity-audit-understanding-your-local-community/
This is the original school library reopening plan proposed by the ECASD LMS. Our practices, protocols and work have changed with decreased spread in our area and increased knowledge of Covid 19.
This video, created by the UW-Madison Libraries, addresses how to fact check sources by evaluating across different sources. Aligned with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy - Authority is Constructed & Contextual.
An interactive tutorial, created with LibWizard by UW-EauClaire McIntyre Library. Students practice evaluation of sources with real-world examples by assessing relevance, credibility, purpose and audience. They learn to avoid misinformation with fact-checking techniques (like reading laterally) and to consider authority critically.ACRL frames: Authority Is Constructed and Contextual, Searching as Strategic Exploration