October 15, 2010

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Time is running out to sign up for Barry Britt's presentation on Digital Copyright, Oct. 28th. If you are unsure if you are signed up, drop me an email.


This is a new question in BEDS School Data Form this year in the Library question (21) this year.
I recommend guidance towards the best option this year is b) multi-district in-service programs, for SLS provided PD.
And yes, let's address together a refined articulation for 2011 BEDS School Data Form for SLS delivered PD.
SED will do an initial draft for comment by SLS and school librarians in April or May, 2011.
John P. Brock
Associate in School Library Services
Office of Educational Design and Technology
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Room 319 EB
Albany, NY 12234

"From the Creative Minds of 21st Century Librarians" includes links to
lesson plan resources, including .pdf, and Word .doc files from Center
for Digital Literacy,
Syracuse University, School of Information Studies.

Videos and then there are the audio interviews.
Some authors found: Rick Riordan, Carl Hiaason, Eric Carle, R.L.Stine, Mitch Albom, Lois Lowry, John Grishom.
Might come in handy when you are trying to find something different for author studies.
Go to Barnes & Noble site :
http://www.barnesandnoble.com and click on B & N Studio at the top. Enjoy...

Probably, you have heard of the recent tragic teenage suicides in the US. These show the harm of bullying and cyberbullying. Some resources have been posted here: http://readingpower.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/it-gets-better/ This site features four video clips-one from Ellen DeGeneres, and two from the It Gets Better initiative.


Washington, D.C. - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is once again soliciting nominations for best library practices using cutting-edge technology.

Last year, OITP's America's Libraries for the 21st Century Subcommittee launched the "cutting-edge" contest to showcase libraries that serve their communities with novel and innovative methods and to provide the library community with some successful models for delivering quality library services in new ways.

Christine Lind Hage, chair of the subcommittee, said the wide response to the 2009 call was so inspiring, the subcommittee knew another contest was in order. Last year, three libraries were cited for their outstanding work.

"These winners showed that libraries of all sizes can do innovative projects that are worthy of replication across library types," Hage said.

"With all the creative technological work being done in libraries, I'm sure that this year we'll see some exciting apps, projects or services that we'll want to showcase."

Nominations should be sent to the American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, 1st Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 or to ainouye@alawash.org by November 1, 2010. Details for the nomination process are available on the OITP website<http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/cuttingedge/index.cfm>.

The subcommittee will review all nominations and conduct selected interviews or site visits to identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or most innovative service. Libraries or library service areas selected will be publicized via the OITP website, highlighted through ALA publications, and featured in a program at the ALA Annual Conference in 2011.

For questions, contact:
Christine Lind Hage, Director
Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI 48307-2043
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