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School Library Competencies

School Librarian Competencies based on the PSELs, April, 2017 As part of ALA President Julie Todaro’s initiative, “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library,” Sara Kelly Johns, Susan Ballard, and Dorcas Hand chaired a special school libraries group formed “to... (Continue reading)

Digital Teacher Librarian Back Up and Accessible

The digital editions of Teacher Librarian and VOYA magazines are back up and accessible.  Thank you for your patience as we implemented some needed security upgrades.... (Continue reading)

Library Makerspaces February 2017

Toy Take-apart: Mass Destruction for a Purpose Kristin Fontichiaro   There are so many products one can buy to let kids experiment with circuits and, by extension, inventions. LittleBits, Cool Circuits, and Snap Circuits come to mind. Each offers affordances... (Continue reading)

School Library Advocacy

Teacher Librarian has teamed with School Library Advocacy “ to provide innovative tools, guided advocacy, and resources to empower school librarians to develop and use advocacy skills.” Their goal is “to create an engaged community for school library advocacy. The purpose... (Continue reading)

Ferreting Out Fake News

  Information literacy skills are something teacher librarians deliver in depth; providing expertise, resources, research, and collaboration to ensure this happens for students throughout our country. We need to make certain students become information literate. More importantly, we must instill... (Continue reading)

Teacher Librarian Announces New Editors

Levitov, Kaaland to Succeed Loertscher and Marcoux as Editors of Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals.   Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals (TL) announced today the appointment of Deb Levitov and Christie Kaaland as editor... (Continue reading)

Christie Kaaland curriculum vitae

Christie Kaaland, Ed. D. 4703 Foster Place NE, Tacoma, WA 98422   EDUCATION: Doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction University of Washington, Seattle, WA   Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration University of Washington, Seattle, WA   Bachelor... (Continue reading)

Deb Levitov curriculum vitae

  DEBORAH D. LEVITOV 3520 South 35th Street Lincoln, Nebraska  68506     EDUCATION:   Ph.D. University of Missouri, Information Science and Learning Technologies (2009).   M. Ed.  University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Administrative, Supervisory Certificate and  Library Media Endorsement,  K-12.... (Continue reading)

The Year of the Learning Commons

The April 2015 issue of Teacher Librarian kicks off The Year of the Learning Commons. A special website,   The Year of the Learning Commons (, provides events and ideas for you to join the celebration. Please note: A short... (Continue reading)

Educational Makerspaces

Practical Implementation of an Educational Makerspace Part 3 of Making an Educational Makerspace Laura Fleming, R. Steven Kurti, and Debby L. Kurt   To download a PDF version of this article, click here.   A culture of innovation in an... (Continue reading)

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