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School Library Month 2010

Event L4L Webinar Series | Chapter 2: Teaching for Learning

by Stephanie Book (staff) on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:41 am

Learning4Life (L4L) Webinar

Teaching at the Intersection of reading, information and technology: The Guidelines

Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Presenter: LaDawna Harrington

The 21st century school librarian is teaching at the intersection of reading, information and technology where authentic learning experiences are vital. This session will give participants an opportunity to explore strategies for serving as leaders in implementing quality instruction through collaborative partnerships for teaching, learning and assessment.

Learning4Life (L4L) Webinar

Teaching at the Intersection of reading, information and technology: The Guidelines

Wednesday, April 14th, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Presenter: LaDawna Harrington

The 21st century school librarian is teaching at the intersection of reading, information and technology where authentic learning experiences are vital. This session will give participants an opportunity to explore strategies for serving as leaders in implementing quality instruction through collaborative partnerships for teaching, learning and assessment.

Visit the L4L Webinar page for more information on webinar objectives, meet the presenter, and register.

*District pricing and grad school credits are available for this series.

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School Library Month 2010

Event L4L Webinar Series | Chapter 1: Developing a Vision for Learning

by Stephanie Book (staff) on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:35 am

Learning4Life (L4L) Webinar

Developing a Vision for Learning

Wednesday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Presenter: Dr. Carol Gordon

Do you get the picture? How are the new standards and guidelines bringing librarianship in to the 21st century?  What’s the same and what’s different? Let’s craft our own visions for a new brand of information literacy!

Learning4Life (L4L) Webinar

Developing a Vision for Learning

Wednesday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Presenter: Dr. Carol Gordon

Do you get the picture? How are the new standards and guidelines bringing librarianship in to the 21st century?  What’s the same and what’s different? Let’s craft our own visions for a new brand of information literacy!

Visit the L4L Webinar page for more information on webinar objectives, meet the presenter, and register.

*District pricing and grad school credits are available for this series.

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School Library Month 2010

Event School Library Month 2010

by Stephanie Book (staff) on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:28 am

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. The 2010 theme will be "Communities Thrive @ your library."

School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. The 2010 theme will be "Communities Thrive @ your library."

This year, AASL observes the 25th Anniversary of School Library Month (SLM).  Read about the history of School Library Month and download SLM proclamation templates.

AASL has posted SLM resources for you to download, including the 25th anniversary logo, audio and video public service announcements from SLM 2010 spokesperson, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson, a flyer with 30 days of activities to help you celebrate SLM, and much more!

Join the thriving SLM community in the AASL social networks to share with others in the profession what you are doing to celebrate in your school communities while following AASL news and updates. Use the tag slm2010 on blogs and community media areas and the hash tag #slm2010 on Twitter.

ALA Connect – Join the SLM Community in ALA Connect.
AASL Blog – Share the excitement with the tag slm2010.
Facebook Fan Page – Get the latest AASL news and updates on SLM.
Facebook Group Page – Connect with the school librarian community.
Twitter – Hash tag your tweets with #slm2010.
Flickr – Tag your photos and videos with tag slm2010.
YouTube – Post videos and slideshows with tag slm2010.

 

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Alternative Media Community

Discussion New organization: Digital Due Process "Modernizing surveillance laws for the Internet Age"

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:12 am

Davis, W. (2010, March 31). Industry Coalition Urges Congress To Update 24-Year-Old Electronic Privacy Act 03/31/2010. MediaPost Publications. Retrieved March 31, 2010, from http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=125251&nid=112771

Davis, W. (2010, March 31). Industry Coalition Urges Congress To Update 24-Year-Old Electronic Privacy Act 03/31/2010. MediaPost Publications. Retrieved March 31, 2010, from http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=125251&nid=112771

Covers a newly formed coalition -- Digital Due Process -- that are, "calling on Congress to enact new online privacy protections."

Members include a lot of tech industry giants -- and ALA, ACRL, etc.

 

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ALA Dance Party

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by JP Porcaro on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:09 am
USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People)

Event Díapalooza

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 06:03 am

Please join us for DÍAPALOOZA, a month-long, virtual celebration of El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children’s Day, Book Day, on Pat Mora’s Bookjoy blog (http://www.sharebookjoy.blogspot.com/.)  Every day during April, the post(s) will celebrate and support Día’s main goal of daily linking all children to books, languages and cultures. 

Government Information Interest Group

Discussion Potential of DOIs to Solve Depository Challenges?

by Rebecca Troy-Horton on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 04:01 pm

Jim Jacobs over at FGI wrote up a nice post on the potential of DOIs to help solve 3 Depository challenges (PURLs, Simple User Interface, and guarenteed authenticity) but he is posing the post as a question and needs your input. If you have ideas, opinions, or info to share, please comment on his blog post!

ALA Connect Help

Discussion How to Add an Opportunity to the Opportunities Exchange

by Jenny Levine (staff) on Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 03:23 pm

Before you add an opportunity to the OppEx, please do a search to make sure it doesn’t already exist there. The OppEx FAQ can help answer any questions you have, including ones about what types of opportunities can be added, but feel free to contact us for additional help.

Note that fields with a red asterisk next to the title are required so you must enter something in them or you won't be able to submit the OppEx form.

Before you add an opportunity to the OppEx, please do a search to make sure it doesn’t already exist there. The OppEx FAQ can help answer any questions you have, including ones about what types of opportunities can be added, but feel free to contact us for additional help.

Note that fields with a red asterisk next to the title are required so you must enter something in them or you won't be able to submit the OppEx form.

  1. Click on the link in the left-hand column to go to the Opportunities Exchange or go directly to http://connect.ala.org/oppex .
     
  2. Click on the “Add New Opp” tab in the middle of the page.

     
  3. Fill in the title with the name of your opportunity.

     
  4. Choose a type of opportunity from the choices in the list menu. To select multiple types, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  5. If this is an official ALA sponsored opportunity, please be sure to check the box noting this.

     
  6. Choose as many subjects from the list as are applicable and valid. To select multiple subjects, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  7. Select which types of libraries are relevant for this opportunity. To select multiple library types, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.
     
  8. If there is a financial award, cost, or other monetary value attached to the opportunity, enter it in the “amount” field.

     
  9. If the opportunity is renewable on an ongoing basis, change the default from “no” to “yes.”

     
  10. If there is a URL where users can get further information, enter it in the URL box.

     
  11. If you want your opportunity to appear on a specific date in the future, enter that date in the “publish on” field. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  12. By default, opportunities expire one year after they’re entered into the database. If you want your opportunity to expire earlier than that, enter that date in the “unpublish on” field. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  13. Fill in the date the opportunity ends (if there is one) in the “available through” box. When you click in the field, a calendar will appear. Choose the proper date, and it will be entered in the proper format automatically.

     
  14. If there is a deadline to apply, be sure to fill out the date fields for this. It’s probably a good idea to make the expiration (“unpublish on”) date equal to one day after your deadline date since you won't accept applications after that point.

     
  15. If this opportunity is available only to certain ethnic groups, indicate this by selecting the appropriate ones from the “ethnic background” list. To select multiple ethnicities, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu. The default is no restrictions, so the opportunity is available to anyone.

     
  16. If this opportunity is aimed primarily at individuals with disabilities, change the default in this field from “no” to “yes.”

     
  17. If you want to note a geographic location for this opportunity, you can fill out the city, the state/province, and /or country fields.  Note that only the country field is available as a search option on the OppEx home page.

     
  18. If your opportunity is restricted to a specific institution, region, or type of library, be sure to change the default from “No restrictions.” To select multiple types of restrictions, hold down the [Control] or [⌘] key while selecting options in the menu.

     
  19. Is this opportunity open to non-U.S. residents? If not, change the default from “yes” to “no.”

     
  20. Is this opportunity available to non-ALA members? If not, change the default from “yes” to “no.”

     
  21. If applicants should contact someone else for further information, please fill out the contact boxes. Please be aware that opportunities are published publicly on the web, so providing an email address could result in that address being harvested by spammers. Please do not publish someone else’s phone number, email address, or postal address without their explicit permission.

    Note: if the person is on ALA Connect, linking to their profile on the site allows others to use the "send xxxxxx a message" feature without exposing that person's email address.

     

  22. Now you’re ready to more fully describe your opportunity. Be sure to include any important information not already noted in the fields above. You must include at least ten words in the description or you won't be able to submit the opportunity.

     
  23. If you’d like to add an attachment that provides further information, an application form, or other useful information, click on the “Add file attachments” link. Don’t worry – it won’t take you to a new page and you won’t lose any data you’ve entered so far. You can add as many attachments as you'd like, although the size limit on any one file is 20MB.

    Allowed file extensions include: avi doc docx eps flv gif indd jpg jpeg mov mp4 odp ods odt pdf png pps ppt pptx rtf txt tif tiff wmv xls xlsx.

    Browse your hard drive to find the file, and then click on the "attach" button.

     

  24. Once the box is open, you can browse your hard drive for the file you want to upload and then click on the “submit” button to save your opportunity to the database. If you want to upload more than one file, click on the “attach” button instead, upload all of your files, and then click on the “submit” button.

     
  25. Click on the "save" button to submit your opportunity, which will be available on the site immediately afterwards.

    You can also click on the “preview” button to see what it will look like without losing any of your data. When it’s finalized, click on the “save” button.

That’s it – you’re done! You should get an email confirmation that you’ve posted an opportunity, and you’ll get email notices if anyone leaves a comment. Your opportunity should also be appearing on the OppEx home page.

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ALA Connect Help

Discussion votes don't display in bar graph?

by David Vess on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 06:33 pm

Why would votes not display on the handy bar graph that is generated by each poll?

Thanks!  D

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Online Doc Cool Teen Programs Table of Contents

by Stephanie Kuenn (staff) on Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 07:25 pm

Table of Contents for YALSA's Cool Teen Programs for under $100

Part II: The Programs

Chapter 3: Brain Power: Being Smart Is an Art 000

Battle of the Brains 000

College Night 000

Quiz Night 000

Chapter 4: Do-It-Yourself: Get Crafty and Express Yourself in Any Medium 000

Bangles, Baubles, and Beads: Jewelry Making for Teens 000

Bleached Tees: Do-It-Yourself 000

CD Clocks 000

The Decorated Page 000

Duct Tape Mania 000

Teen Knitting Group 000

Teen Sew Club 000

Table of Contents for YALSA's Cool Teen Programs for under $100

Part II: The Programs

Chapter 3: Brain Power: Being Smart Is an Art 000

Battle of the Brains 000

College Night 000

Quiz Night 000

Chapter 4: Do-It-Yourself: Get Crafty and Express Yourself in Any Medium 000

Bangles, Baubles, and Beads: Jewelry Making for Teens 000

Bleached Tees: Do-It-Yourself 000

CD Clocks 000

The Decorated Page 000

Duct Tape Mania 000

Teen Knitting Group 000

Teen Sew Club 000

Xeenage (Teen Zines) 000

Chapter 5: Food for Thought: Make It, Eat It, Share It 000

Canned Food Art 000

Cooking for Young Adults 000

Sensational Smoothies 000

Sushi Social 000

Teen Iron Chef 000

Chapter 6: Gaming: Anyone Can Play, with Consoles, Board Games, and More 000

Battle of the Air Bands 000

Creativity Challenge 000

Meet the Beatles 000

Monopoly Tournament 000

National Treasure Hunt 000

Totally Teen Tuesdays—Bingo 000

Wii-Lympics 000

Chapter 7: Onstage: Giving Teens a Chance to Shine 000

Annual Murder Mystery 000

Food Fear Factor: Do You Dare Eat That? 000

Get Your Laugh On 000

Step Dancing Workshop 000

Teen Improv Comedy 000

Chapter 8: Serving the Underserved: New Ideas for Unique Teen Needs 000

Día de los Muertos 000

College Application Essay Workshop 000

Raising Readers 000

Teen Storytime 000

Chapter 9: Tech: From PCs to Megapixels and Wiis to Webcasts 000

Faculty Simpsons Avatars: Re-Imaging Yourself and Your Librarians  000

Cyber Summer Reading Challenge 000

ICTeenCast 000

Virtual Author Visit 000

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