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Discussion ALA Midwinter 2018 Educators of School Librarians Section Meeting (AASL_ESLS)

by Stephanie Jones on Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 09:17 pm

The ESLS Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 12:00 - 2:30 at the Hilton Denver City Center, Independence

 

Discussion Faculty Position: Lecturer in School Library Certification Program, University of North Texas

by Barbara Schultz-Jones on Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 02:15 pm

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The University of North Texas, Department of Information Science invites applications for a lecturer (non-tenure track) position in the school library certification program for Fall 2018 to be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

The successful candidate will teach Master's level courses and provide practicum service in the school library certification program. The candidate must have the ability to design and deliver courses in a variety of formats, including online and hybrid modalities. The candidate is expected to teach library and information sciences (LIS) in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field.

Candidates must have a PhD in information science or a related field or be in candidacy stage at the time of appointment. Candidates must also have experience in a certified school librarianship position and have post-secondary teaching experience or a combination of teaching and professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with distance education as well as experience in designing and delivering courses in a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, online, and blended. Evidence of teaching via distance or distributed learning methods is highly desirable. Candidates who have the ability to collaborate with the community of practitioners and colleagues are desirable. Evidence of service to his/her professional community is also preferred. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the areas of school library certification coursework, and/or practicum. 

To apply for the position, visit: facultyjobs.unt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52961. You must submit a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for 3 references to apply. 

The review of applications begins February 1, 2018, and the position is open until the search is closed. 

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones, Search Committee Chair for Lecturer, School Library Certification Program, Barbara.Schultz-Jones@unt.edu or 940-369-8081.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  

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Discussion Prof Ed for School District Library Supervisors?

by Jeffrey DiScala on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 04:27 pm

Hello ESLS,

A question for you: are you aware of any graduate programs, certificate programs, licensure opportunities, or other professional education opportunities for school district library supervisors? 

Hello ESLS,

A question for you: are you aware of any graduate programs, certificate programs, licensure opportunities, or other professional education opportunities for school district library supervisors? 

At the Lilead Project, we continue to study and support the work of school library supervisors and we are looking further into PE opportunities that are available to them. As an example, there is this licensure program at UNCG. We are looking for any information on similar programs.

Thanks so much for your input!

Best, 

Jeffrey DiScala

Assistant Professor
School Library Program
Darden College of Education, rm 3106

Old Dominion University
jdiscala@odu.edu; 757-683-4550

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Discussion 2017 ESLS Call for Proposals and Papers

by Lucy Green on Fri, May 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for proposals for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 9-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, the selected papers will be automatically considered for publication in School Library Research (SLR) (pending the journal's peer review process).

The Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites submissions for proposals for papers on original research focusing on school library practice or school librarianship. Selected papers will be presented in a concurrent session at the AASL 18th National Conference & Exhibition to be held from Nov. 9-11, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, the selected papers will be automatically considered for publication in School Library Research (SLR) (pending the journal's peer review process).

The national conference session will focus on research interpretations of the conference theme, “Beyond the Horizon.” More information about the AASL conference can be found at national.aasl.org.

Submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

  • School Librarians as Technology Leaders
  • School Librarians as Designers
  • Content Learning Integrated with Digital Literacy Skills
  • Integration of School Library Standards and Academic Standards
  • Inquiry Learning in the Age of Academic Standards
  • Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning
  • Collaborative Learning in the School Library
  • School Librarians as Co-Teachers
  • School Librarians as Managers of Today’s School Libraries

Proposals for papers which report preliminary findings on research in progress should be submitted no later than 11:59 EST on Friday, August, 11, 2017. The proposals should be within a 1,500 word limit using APA style and submitted in electronic form to Lucy Santos Green at lucysantosgreen@gmail.com.  The authors of the three selected proposals will be contacted by Monday, August 28, 2017. The authors will then be required to submit the full 5,000 word paper by Monday, October 9, 2017.

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Discussion States with Direct School Library Funding

by Debra Kachel on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 09:38 am

Hello Library Colleagues,

Hello Library Colleagues,

A month or so ago I asked for people to contact me if your state had any type of law or educational regulation requiring that certified school librarians be employed in public schools. As a result I was able to update a 2012 document we had developed as a result of an IMLS grant that also included our PA School Library Impact Study (details at http://paschoollibraryproject.org/home). I am attaching the document, Requirements for School Librarians: A State-by-State Summary if you did not already see it. If there are any corrections or additions, please contact me. I tried my best to verify all the information.

Now, I am moving on to discover which states have direct school library funding (usually based on a per student amount). For example, New York has a “Library Materials Aid” of $6.25 per student which goes directly for school library resources. If your state has this type of funding, please email me with the details and preferably a link to the legislation or statute that mandates it. I will certainly post my final document when finished.

You may ask why in the world I am doing this research. Beside the fact that I really have no life, the legislators who I am working with to pass HB 740 (which will require certified school librarians in every public school) are interested in what other states are doing. I am collecting this evidence for them to hopefully shame our other PA legislators in voting for bills to support school library programs. So, I really appreciate your assistance.

In the June 2017 issue of Teacher Librarian, the article about what other states are doing legislatively will be published. I summarized info from the following states- MA, MO, NV, NJ, NY, PA and WA. 

Again, thanks so much, Deb

Debra E Kachel
Adjunct online professor
Antioch University Seattle
K-12 Library Media Endorsement Program
717-575-3886  dkachel@antioch.edu 
2014 AASL Distinguished Service Recipient
PA School Library Project
Twittter @SchLibAdvocate​

...Advocating for strong school library programs

 

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Discussion [PRESS RELEASE] The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

by Jeffrey DiScala on Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:28 pm

Please share widely with your professional networks. Apologies for any duplicate postings.

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Rosemary Hall

rkhall@umd.edu

 

The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

Please share widely with your professional networks. Apologies for any duplicate postings.

PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Rosemary Hall

rkhall@umd.edu

 

The Lilead Project Releases 2017-18 Fellows Program Application Form

Applications for the second cohort of the Lilead Fellows Program are now available on the Lilead Project website. Applications are due on March 17, 2017.

The Lilead Project received IMLS grant funding in 2016 to support a second cohort of Lilead Fellows. The Lilead Fellows Program is an intensive professional development program for school district library supervisors. Like their predecessors, this second cohort will tackle challenging and pressing issues in their districts and work toward transformational change to support student success. UMD’s iSchool will partner with the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA) to carry out the expanded program.

For more information, please visit http://lileadproject.org/ or contact the Lilead Project at lileadproject@gmail.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter


 

The Lilead Project will host three information sessions to provide an overview of the program and answer questions about the application process. Two information sessions will be online webinars and one session will be in-person at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, GA.

Online Information Sessions: https://webmeeting.umd.edu/lileadfellowsinfo2017/

January 25, 2017, 4 - 5pm ET

February 7, 2017, 7 - 8pm ET

 

In-Person Information Session:

ALA Midwinter Conference, Atlanta, GA

iday, January 20, 2017, 4:15 - 5pm ET

Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Embassy C


To receive updates and reminders for the information sessions, individuals may RSVP by completing the following form: https://umdsurvey.umd.edu/SE/?SID=SV_5BEP6DoxS0HN4lT.

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Discussion Excellent Literature Review Examples

by Jeffrey DiScala on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 03:38 pm

I am teaching a course on research methods in school libraries and I am looking for examples of excellent literature reviews. They can either be stand-alone lit reviews or as a standard part of an empirical research article. Do you have any that you use or cite regularly? Thanks for your help!

Discussion REMINDER: School library scholars and researchers, please take our 5-minute survey!

by Jeffrey DiScala on Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

*Please excuse cross postings*

Scholars, researchers, professors, and academics: please take this survey from AASL on creating a community of scholars in the field of school libraries! We need your response and it will only take five minutes!

http://bit.ly/schoollibres2

Share the survey with other interested scholars and on social media using #schoollibres.

*Please excuse cross postings*

Scholars, researchers, professors, and academics: please take this survey from AASL on creating a community of scholars in the field of school libraries! We need your response and it will only take five minutes!

http://bit.ly/schoollibres2

Share the survey with other interested scholars and on social media using #schoollibres.

AASL is working on the development of a community of scholars in the school library and related research fields. Such a community will connect all those working on school library research across organizations and backgrounds. If you consider yourself a scholar/researcher/academic/professor of school libraries or a related field, we encourage you to take this five-minute survey.

Along with the School Library SIG of ALISE, the AASL Task Force created this survey to better understand the needs and affiliations of school library scholars. Please help us create a truly meaningful community by responding to the questions on this brief survey. The survey will close on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Thank you for your participation!

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Jeffrey DiScala
AASL Community of Scholars Task Force Chair

PhD Candidate
iSchool, University of Maryland
jeffdiscala@gmail.com; discala@umd.edu

 

 

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Event Educators of School Librarians Section Meeting (AASL ESLS)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 02:44 pm

Educators of School Librarians Section (AASL ESLS)

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Discussion Join AERA REISL SIG

by Ann Ewbank on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 04:17 pm

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a vital outlet for disseminating school library research to the broader educational community. AERA has a Special Interest Group dedicated to school library research: Research, Education, Information, and School Libraries (REISL). AERA is a key venue for disseminating our research.

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is a vital outlet for disseminating school library research to the broader educational community. AERA has a Special Interest Group dedicated to school library research: Research, Education, Information, and School Libraries (REISL). AERA is a key venue for disseminating our research.

We have recently learned that if we do not increase membership in the SIG, it will be dissolved effective September 30, 2014. Therefore we are asking you to consider joining AERA and the REISL SIG. To join, please go to http://www.aera.net/Membership/JoinorRenew/tabid/10230/Default.aspx. During the process, select the Research, Education, Information and School Libraries SIG (#166). Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for lending your support in keeping school library research part of the broader educational conversation.

Ann Ewbank

AERA REISL SIG Chair (2014-2015)

ann.ewbank@asu.edu

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