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Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Vision Tour is Everhart's idea to showcase exemplary school libraries across the nation. The Twin Lakes Academy Elementary School Library Program was chosen as an "outstanding" Florida school library by FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education).
On her tour, Everhart's goal is to gain support for Learning4Life (L4L), AASL's national plan for implementing the "Standards for the 21st Century Learner" and "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs." By touring exemplary school libraries, Everhart hopes to raise the profile of what an outstanding school library can do for students, as well as the school and local community. She also hopes to create a celebrity roster of well-known educators, organizations and public figures as advocates for school librarians and their programs.
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.The mission of Twin Lakes Academy is to inspire the Wildcat LEADers to Learn-Excel-Achieve-Dream.
The vision of Twin Lakes Academy library states: “By analyzing and evaluating information, Wildcats are leaders who become learners for life.” Its library mission reads “Guided inquiry connects the curriculum to the world.” Twin Lakes Academy Elementary is dedicated to improving student achievement in all areas on all levels.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Based on last year's winning campaign to keep Florida libraries in the state budget.
The Florida Library Association is looking for folks willing to help us maintain a positive presence in Tallahassee while the legislature is at work. The shaded areas of this calendar identify key times for the “Library Guy or Gal” to be in the Capitol.
To coordinate your effort with FLA please e-mail Charlie Parker, FLA Legislative Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know when you are planning on being there. He can provide information about issues and where to be. Of course folks are also invited to tell the library story in the Capitol whenever you can. And groups are great – the more the better!
The schedule is based on an assumption that Mondays and Fridays are travel days with little legislative activity. It includes the Opening Day of session (March 8) and the closing day for a 60 day session (May 6). It also includes May 3rd when a 72-hour time period begins before the final appropriations bill can be taken up, passed and they can adjourn.
It is also good for the library community to have a presence at the Capitol when the House and Senate Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations (TED) Committees are meeting. We will try to keep folks informed of those dates or you can check the House and Senate Calendars at the Online Sunshine website.
Thanks to Paul Clark, the original “Library Guy” for letting us use his name and persona that he made famous!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Technology Zoo entries will be organized like poster sessions. Each presenter should be available for questions and provide participants a chance for hands-on interaction.
USF St. Petersburg Library
Monday, February 14, 2011
The postponed College of DuPage program “Free Content for Library Collections” has been rescheduled to March 11. Register to receive the access information.
Free Content for Library Collections
Friday, March 11, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
In this program, Michael Galloway, Manager, Digital Collections for ipl2: Information You Can Trust, and John Mark Ockerbloom, editor of The Online Books Page, will give a tour of some of the millions of books, magazines, journals, and informative web sites that can be accessed online for free. They will discuss how they evaluate and describe online resources to include in their directories, how readers can find what they need in these directories and elsewhere online, and how they can distinguish useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites. You'll find out how you can integrate free online resources with your local library offerings in ways that give patrons better service than either online or print alone can provide. And you'll also learn how your library and your patrons can contribute to this growing corpus of knowledge.
Register for "Free Content for Library Collections" at http://www.cvent.com/d/0dqvxq
An article from the local paper today.
Friday, February 11, 2011
NEFLIN presents a free workshop offered in multiple on-site locations throughout our region.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Becoming a Library and Information Professional: All About Graduate School: 2 dates and locations, free for all. Need more registrations
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Interesting presentation passed on to me by Rachel Schipper from the University of Florida. Great visuals, if you haven't watched a presentation on Vimeo before.
Not sure if this would appeal to everyone—but it is a provocative and interesting presentation done by a blogger and director of instructional technology in Georgia, Joe Windish. Feel free to share.
Friday, February 4, 2011
A few articles and blog posts have caught my eye regarding E-Books and E-Readers. Not all these articles are recent, but hopefully new to you.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Catalogers, come join us for a tour of the Jacksonville Public Library’s technical services and processing center. We’ll get a chance to see the conveyor system in action and have time for general discussion about cataloging issues and your take on what’s ahead for this field. Come with questions and ideas to share.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The ExC3EL RUBRIC
The ExC3EL Rubric (ExC3EL = Expectations for Collaboration, Collections, and Connections to Enhance Learning: A Program Evaluation Rubric) explains how 21st Century Library Media Programs should function in Florida's K-12 Schools. This workshop will explain ways to meet the standards in the rubric, as well as give examples of how to document the standards to become a Florida Power Library School.
Trainer: Pat Dedicos, Duval County Public Schools
Register for ExC3EL at http://guest.cvent.com/d/ldqtrc
READS: Florida's K-12 Integrated Library Media Reading Guidelines
READS is Florida's K-12 integrated library media reading guidelines and stands for:
Come and meet the new literary partner READS in this session. A brief overview of the document will be presented, describing the reading, literature appreciation, and media literacy responsibilities of our jobs. Creative ideas for curriculum connections and implementation will be included.
Trainer: Nancy Teger, Nova Southeastern University
Register for READS at http://guest.cvent.com/d/xdqtrd
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
OCLC updates one of its best reports. Worth a look!
OCLC's newest membership report, Perceptions of Libraries 2010, a sequel to the 2005 Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources, is now available. The new report provides updated information and new insights into information consumers and their online habits, preferences, and perceptions. Particular attention was paid to how the current economic downturn has affected the information-seeking behaviors and how those changes are reflected in the use and perception of libraries.
This OCLC membership report explores:
- Technological and economic shifts since 2005
- Lifestyle changes Americans have made during the recession, including increased use of the library and other online resources
- How a negative change to employment status impacts use and perceptions of the library
- Perceptions of libraries and information resources based on life stage