Tag Archives: ALA 2012

Notes from AASL Affiliate Assembly

(written by Nicole Roohi, AkASL President) At both the ALA Annual and the ALA Midwinter meetings AASL has an Affiliate Assembly composed of representatives from state affiliates (in our case AkASL).  Although Alaska doesn’t attend these meetings regularly, the AkASL board is invited … Continue reading

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Resources from ALA

(Written by Laurene Madsen) I attended several wonderful sessions at ALA which fall under the content area, “Transforming teaching and learning”. The pre‐conference half‐day session, Leading Professional Development that Matters … and Works presented by Debbie Abilock, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Violet Harada with Connie … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards: ALA Website Share

(Written by Laura Guest) Carolyn Starkey has a livebinder site with a wealth of information for librarians in regards to the Common Core and new AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. She includes links to articles related to School Librarians and the … Continue reading

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Guys Read: ALA Website Share

(Written by Laura Guest) During the Booklist Youth Forum — Men at Work: Guy Writers Talk Guy Readers, a website that I hadn’t viewed in a while was shared. http://www.guysread.com/ is “a web-based literacy program for boys founded by author and First … Continue reading

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There’s an App for That… ALA Session Share

(Written by Katie Saunders) A great session was, There’s An App for That: Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Librarianship presented by Travis Jonker, Wayland Union Schools Michigan and John Schumacher – Brook Forest Elementary School of Oak Brook, IL  (AKA Mr. Schu, the … Continue reading

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ALA Quotes to Remember

(Written by Katie Saunders) Susanna Tamarkin, librarian with the NY City schools, shared three great quotes at the beginning of the ALA conference that guided her to take a variety of small but critical steps towards making some big changes … Continue reading

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Igniting the Hope of Knowing – ALA Website Share

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The Tween Scene – ALA Website Share

(Written by Katie Saunders) The Tween Scene – A Year of Programs for 10 to 15 Year Olds. I attended this excellent session at ALA 2012, presented by Tiffany Pahman, Teen Librarian of the Oshawa Public Libraries. Though geared to a public library … Continue reading

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Media Specialist’s Guide – ALA Website Share

(Written by Elaine Daw, Eagle River Elem.) A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet,  Julie Greller’s multiple award winning blog, is one that should be visited often “because you never know when you’ll need a cybrarian”. Thousands of links to all … Continue reading

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eBooks in a K-12 Library?

(Written by Katie Saunders, I went to ALA in search of new information about utilizing ebooks and ereaders at the K-12 level and found a few new choice pieces of information. First I attended a session called “Critical Issues for … Continue reading

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