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7 Ways the Library is a Learning Tool for You!
2. The library is a place of collaboration. Together, we can model and promote collaborative planning, work, and presentations, as well as experience various learning stations. As a teacher, you can also come to the library for any advice or research and we'll be happy to collaborate with you! We want information in all formats to be available to you and your students and have cutting-edge technology we are excited to share.
3. With learning stations, we encourage students to garner information via reading, viewing, and listening for both understanding, and enjoyment. We also have an "Explore" station. The more access the students have, the better; "It has been firmly established that more access to books results in more reading and that more reading leads to better literacy development," (Krashen, 2004).
4. Diversity doesn't have to be addressed in the classroom, only. The library is a great place to teach students about diversity. From Skype presentations, to speakers, to various visuals, learners will leave knowing much more about diversity than they did when they first entered.
5. Student-driven learning is fostered in your library. Whether we are asking challenging questions or posing them through visuals and other stations, the library is a place where we can also collaborate with teachers to suggest critical thinking questions that drive students to inquire more about the material being presented.
6. The library isn't just a place to store books; it is a place for learning. Whether that's through reading, or incorporating technology, both are avenues to understanding and enrichment. From 3-d experiences to robots and 3-d printers, we have it all!
7. We're not alone. The library is a great resource for getting in touch with the community. From Skype classrooms to meeting with parents and clubs, to full access of information in all formats, your students have the community behind them. Just like in our classrooms, we want to reach all students with information that sparks their learning, all at their fingertips!
Information Power (1998).
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A Place to Sit and Discuss
We want to foster discussions and socratic learning! We have just the place for you!
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Important Research Information for your Students
What about...? Right to Privacy and Challenges to Material. What is it? "The right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one's interest examined or scrutinized by others." The library must keep identifying information confidential (ALA, Privacy). Your ALA (American Library Association) has challenge support with the statement, "Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment," (Article 3, Library Bill of Rights). If someone wants to remove or restrict materials, or exclude a work, you have a right to receive information from all points of view without restriction (ALA, Challenge Support, 2018).
And don't forget... Internet Ethics. "Internet ethics means an acceptable behavior for using internet. We should be honest, respect the rights and property of others on the internet" (Information Security Education and Awareness). The Ten Rules: "One shall not use a computer to harm other people, interfere with other's computer work, snoop around in other's files, use a computer to steal, bear false witness, copy or use proprietary software, use other's resources without authorization, appropriate other's intellectual output, one should think about social consequences, and should use a computer in ways that insure consideration and respect for fellow humans," (Information Security Education and Awareness, 2016).
Keep in Mind...
"21 state studies confirm school librarians support student achievement," (AASL, 2013).
"School libraries are essential learning resources and librarians are the essential 'guides inside' our schools, leading everyday teaching and learning toward methods and outcomes that best prepare out students for the challenges of the 21st century," (Trilling, 2010).
Johnson, L. L. (Ed.). (2012). Is the library important. Retrieved March 20, 2018, from Jolle Uga
Lamos, S. (2013). Strong school libraries build strong students. Retrieved March 20, 2018, from ALA website: http://www. ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/advocacy/ aasl_infographic.pdf