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School Library Impact Studies and Support Articles

We all know that school librarians make a huge difference for student achievement and well-being, but sometimes this fact gets overlooked. So for those moments when you need to prove your worth (hopefully these moments are few and far between), we’ve collected articles and impact studies so that you have them at your fingertips whenever you may need them.

We have housed them at our MonroeOneSLS libguide on the Professional Resources page. If you have any that you would like to add, please send the info my way at liesl_toates@boces.monroe.edu.

For additional lists of articles and studies, check out the Library Research Service and the Antioch University School Library Research LibGuide.

New Workshops Added to MLP

We’ve added three new workshops to the My Learning Plan spring catalog!

Since the Library Maker-Monday: Makey Makey Inventions workshop was canceled due to the weather, we’re rescheduling it for May 20th. This will be the final Library Maker-Monday for this school year. Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3102518

If you enjoyed the series and would like to see it continue, please let us know. We will likely continue the series next year, but probably will diversify the days and as such rename the series.

We will be holding a Safari MONTAGE Overview for educators who want to teach using video. This will be a webinar held on May 23rd from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3116368

Learn to Create Forms and Surveys Using LibWizard on June 4th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. These forms and surveys can be used directly through your LibGuide account or embedded elsewhere. This feature makes it easy to collect data or create sign-ups. Register here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=13458&I=3116374

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded

On April 15th, while we were on break, the Pulitzer Prizes were awarded. To view the announcement, visit the Pulitzer website. Below is the list of winners for each category in the Letters, Drama & Music section.

Fiction

Drama

History

Biography

Poetry

  • Be With, by Forrest Gander (Winner)
  • feeld, by Jos Charles (Finalist)
  • Like, by A.E. Stallings (Finalist)

General NonFiction

Music

  • p r i s m, by Ellen Reid (Winner)
  • Still, by James Romig (Finalist)
  • Sustain, by Andrew Norman (Finalist)

April 18th is Poem in Your Pocket Day

As part of National Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day this year on April 18th. Started in 2002, this celebration asks people to select a poem, carry it around in your pocket, and share it with other people in person and online. If you share it on social media, use the hashtag #pocketpoem.

For more information go to the poets.org website.

Introducing: Monroe One Tutor Clips!

Our Multimedia department has been busy making short, easily accessible tutorials for educators using our Multimedia service. So far, Monroe One Tutor Clips include overviews of Safari MONTAGE and Soundzabound, as well as how to use Soundzabound on an iPad. More are already in the works.

Educators can access the Monroe One Tutor Clips by visiting the iMedia website (www.monroe.edu/imedia) and clicking the Tutor Clips link to the left, or at the Tutor Clips site directly.

Happy National Library Week!

Project Look Sharp at Tech Camp!

Registration is open for the Summer Librarian Tech Camp. It has gone back from a two day camp,  to just one day out of the summer. This year it will be held on August 21st. The keynote will be Chris Sperry from Project Look Sharp who will focus on News and Media Literacy.

Project LookSharp is an outreach project at Ithaca College that provides training and materials for educators to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into their existing curriculum. As the media atmosphere is getting more and more misunderstood, it is imperative that our students are given the skills and resources to navigate the vast amounts of false information, as well as the vast amounts of real information, and the ability to discern which is which.

Project Look Sharp always does a fantastic job and we encourage you to attend.

There is a call for proposals for 45-minute workshop sessions, so if you feel inclined to share with your colleagues a topic that might fit here, we encourage you to do this as well.

Happy National Library Week!