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smore from Caitlin Jacobson

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Check out Caitlin’s information-rich smore posters.  There are several links embedded in the posters themselves. Click on any of the buttons below to begin your exploration. ~kr, ed.

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The Future Ready Librarian: Is your school administration on board? by Deborah Rinio

The Future Ready Librarian: Is your school administration on board? by Deborah Rinio, 7/25/16 If you haven’t already heard about Future Ready, it’s time to change that. Future Ready is an United States Department of Education imitative designed to help … Continue reading

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ALA 2016 Convention By Alisa Williams

Getting the Word out Into the Community! Robbie Barber took a job as a Librarian in “one of the worst school libraries in Georgia.”  Morale was low, and there was no excitement about the library or collaboration with teachers. She … Continue reading

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“Freedom to Read” Fun

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The American Library Association designated September 25th to October 1, 2016, Banned Books week for this year. This is a time when school and public librarians teach their patrons about intellectual freedom and censorship. Alaska Public Schools were eager to … Continue reading

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February and March Display and Lesson Ideas

A few wonderful library promotion ideas came in from our members. If you have anything you would like to add, please send it to the Puffin! This cute bulletin board was sent to us by Nicki Merrill of Delta Greely … Continue reading

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MAKE IT @ YOUR LIBRARY: AkLA 2016, Fairbanks

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AkLA 2016, Fairbanks, AK, Thursday, March 10th, 1-3 PM Session Presenter: Rebecca Webb and Amelia Swenby Rebecca Webb was a dynamic speaker who showed us her Make It Spaces she had created at her library with a STREAM focus (Science, … Continue reading

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ALAN ANNOUNCES the CART/CAMPBELL Grant for Librarians

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(Submitted by Suzanne Metcalfe, Librarian, Dimond High School, Anchorage) Do you LOVE YA Literature? Want to hear from and meet dozens of YA authors, bring home a big box of books, hang out for 2 days with others who share … Continue reading

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Librarians 2.0: AASL 2015

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(Submitted by Rebecca Webb, Librarian, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks) Conference: AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio   At the Rethinking Professional Development session, the presenters shared their experience with providing professional development and training to school librarians. The ladies scrambled to fix … Continue reading

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Taking Note at the AASL Keynote Address: AASL 2015

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(Submitted by Rebecca Webb, Librarian, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks) AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio: Keynote Address, presented by Heidi Hayes Jacobs; Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute   How do we prepare our learners for their future? As those words … Continue reading

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Makerspaces and Libraries: How to Bring Some STEAM into Your Program: AASL 2015

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(Submitted by Laura Guest, Librarian, Turnagain Arms Elementary School, Anchorage) AASL 2015, Columbus, Ohio, Session Presenter: Diana Rendina, Media Specialist, Friday, November 6, 2:30-3:30 PM Diana was powerful enough to get me to join the Maker Space movement. She started … Continue reading

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