Supporting the Literacy Needs of African American Transitional Readers

Among the different groups of readers that elementary teacher-librarians serve, one of the most important to support are transitional readers. These are the students who are “making the transition from early readers to independent, self-regulating readers” (Szymusiak et al., 2008,... (Continue reading)

New Study on Reading in the Digital Age

Scholastic  surveyed 1,045 children age 6-17 and their parents (for a total of 2,090 respondents)  in an online survey in the spring of 2010. Highlights from the survey: Reading Books in the Digital Age From age 6 – 17, the... (Continue reading)

New Learning Commons Titles

Teacher Librarian Press The latest offering of the new publishing company Teacher Librarian Press, Learning Commons Treasury (2010) recognizes the direction of the work of school libraries. A collection of articles that appeared in the journal, the writings in this... (Continue reading)

Turning the Page

Check out http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/conferencesandevents/aaslrfp/aaslrfp.cfm#aasl201 to find the call for conference proposals for AASL Minneapolis  Conference coming in October 2011.  The theme is “Turning the Page” and fits the Learning Commons concept perfectly.  Deadline for submitting concurrent conference proposals is Monday, November... (Continue reading)

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Learning Commons in Canada

A Treasure Mountain Big Think Treasure Mountain Canada For those who could not attend the research retreat Treasure Mountain Canada (which is a collaborative event that is true to the Learning Commons mindset!), held in Edmonton, Canada, June 2-3, visit... (Continue reading)

Being Tactical with Advocacy

Carl A. Harvey II, The 2011-2012 President of the American Association of School Librarians When working to create advocates for the school library program, it is important to be TACTICAL and intentional in this effort. The best person to help... (Continue reading)

Web Site of the Month

Check out the featured websites selected by Teacher Librarian columnist, Joanne Troutner,  troutner@mindspring.com. Volume 40 April 2013 Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism (http://learni.st/users/maggiemessitt/boards/17689-helping-students-avoid-plagiarism?utm_source=LearnistMaster&utm_campaign=239ab82b4b-Learnist_Digest_35_03_26_2013&utm_medium=email) This Learnist board is a great tool for helping students understand plagiarism. It begins with a quiz to see what... (Continue reading)