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Community Partnerships with School Libraries

Creating Innovative Learning Experiences

by Bridget Crossman

 

As school librarians are increasingly tasked with preparing learners for the future, forming community partnerships will be key.

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June 2019

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 130
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Librarian's Instructional Role/Curriculum and Instruction, K-12
  Children's and Young Adult Programs/General
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Providing a treasury of community partnership opportunities and resources for innovative learning experiences, this title helps Future Ready Librarians to create authentic, student-centered experiences that address American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.

As school librarians strive to become Future Ready and meet the new AASL standards, community partnerships can help them to build innovative programs within their districts to realize their school's mission and goals.

Placing value on the importance of preparing students for the future, this book encourages librarians to "learn, leap, and grow" and form community partnerships to create learning experiences both in and outside of school. Innovative learning experiences can have a positive impact on student engagement, empathy, knowledge, skills, and local and global awareness.

This book introduces ideas, materials, resources, and a step-by-step action plan while highlighting how learning experiences meet AASL standards. A user-friendly and invaluable resource for librarians who desire to be Future Ready, it will catapult librarians to the forefront of their practice and support them as they create innovative learning experiences for their students.

Features

  • Provides a collection of adaptable innovative learning experiences to build through dynamic community partnerships
  • Outlines rational and clearly laid out plans for developing learning experiences in each chapter
  • Connects the AASL standards to each of the learning experiences covered
  • Helps those striving to be Future Ready Librarians by organizing highlights of the Future Ready principles in a table
  • Provides a framework for librarians to experience the inquiry process
Author Info

Bridget Crossman is the elementary school librarian at Lake George School District, New York, and founder and director of the not-for-profit children's literacy organization B.O.O.K.S. (Books Offer Opportunities, Kids Succeed). She is coauthor of Six Shifts of Librarianship, Inquiry Infusion: Surviving and Thriving in 1:1 Environment, and Are You at the Table? The Importance of Leadership in the Library, published by School Library Connection. Crossman was the recipient of the 2013 New York State Reading Associations Library Media Specialist Award.

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