Category Archives: Promoting your Library

Shareable products from AKLA Conference By Veronica Wood

School Librarians as Transnational Leaders Just weed it Matt dela Pena Author

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AKASL 2016 Articles By Donna Helmer

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You Have To Ask Yourself—Are You Ready? ¬†¬†Future Ready Librarians Project Highlights Critical Role Librarians Play in Supporting the Future Ready Goals of Schools and Districts Dona Helmer At the AASL Affiliate Assembly members were excited to learn about a … Continue reading

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Basic Steps to Remember in Genrefication! By David Brown

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Over the course of the last few years I have seen a repeated conversation crop up on the issue of genrefication in libraries. Everyone, for the most part, seems to be pretty supportive of the idea. I actually wrote a … 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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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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Does Your Library Have a Mascot?

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Well, the library in West Valley High School in Fairbanks does! Librarian Cindy Apodaca says: “We started with a skeleton in October that moved every day. Dr Jangles was popular, so he’s just stuck around since then. He helped celebrate … Continue reading

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AASL 2015: Predictive Search

(Submitted by Ann Morgester, Library Supervisor for the Anchorage School District) Predictive Search Tasha Bergson-Michelson Nora Murphy No matter how many times I see Tasha present I always come away with a tip or trick and this time was no … Continue reading

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