Librarian course focuses on promoting students as creators | District Administration Magazine

Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by

Source: Librarian course focuses on promoting students as creators | District Administration Magazine


ACRL’s Report on the impact of Libraries on Student Success

This report was written for the Academic Library Journal, but holds relevance for school libraries as well.

From the article:

“Positive connections between the library and aspects of student learning and success in five areas are particularly noteworthy:

  1. Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy instruction provided to students during their initial coursework helps them perform better in their courses than students who do not.
  2. Library use increases student success. Students who used the library the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online database access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieved higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library.
  3. Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, retention).
  4. Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Library instruction improves students’ achievement of institutional core competencies and general education outcomes such as inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including effective identification and use of information, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.
  5. Library research consultations boost student learning. One-on-one or small-group reference and research assistance with a librarian enhances academic success, as documented by such factors as student confidence, GPAs, and improved achievement on course assignments.”

New Fb Page: DPS Librarian Advocacy

Okay, with my move to a new school next year, I felt it was probably time to expand my focus. I have changed the TJ HS Library facebook page to the DPS Librarian Advocacy page. Please add the page to your favorites and feel free to share your links and posts on the wall.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

April 30th is El día de los niños/El día de los libros

I am sorry, I was late in discovering this but it’s worth noting if not for this year, but for next year as well.

This celebration of multiculturalism and literacy is a great way to promote your library and to strengthen your community connections.  For ideas, resources, and downloadable images, visit the ALA website:

Two more great e-books for librarians

Here are two downloadable e-books for librarians

Syracuse University – engaging library lesson plans ele//midd/high – 275 awesome pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edutopia classroom resource guide featuring web 2.0 tools- small but interesting

Karen Bolch

Teacher Librarian

Godsman Elementary School