Category Archives: School Libraries

Truth, Lies, and the Internet: Where are the Librarians?

Once again, Joyce Valenza has beaten me to the punch (damn, she’s good), but I want to address the recent report by Demos outlining UK students’ online information-seeking behaviour and abilities. School librarians may not be too shocked by the … Continue reading

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School Librarians as Support Staff?

As you may know, I have recently returned to Scotland to study for the LLM in International Law and Sustainable Development, but I am ┬ánot planning to turn my back on the library and information profession (not just yet anyway … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Research

I’m so pleased that Joyce Valenza has just posted this piece, which outlines the adaptation of the┬áSee Sally Research essay she co-authored with Doug Johnson into a TED talk. Both are long blog posts, but they perfectly capture the evolution … Continue reading

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Glass Half Full Librarianship

I am currently working on an entry for the School Libraries E-book Project, which is something I am looking forward to reading. I’m eager to hear from librarians and educators whose voices aren’t always represented in traditionally published materials, and … Continue reading

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Not Getting It

Okay, I admit it. I myself have uttered the defeatist phrase, “They just don’t get it!” They, in this case, usually refers to senior management (SMT). I am aware that it is entirely unhelpful and reflects poorly on me, but … Continue reading

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School Libraries: A View from Both Sides of the Pond

Much has been written about the differences in quality between North American and British school libraries. The majority of this writing seems to be anecdotal and informal, but there have been some recent scholarly attempts to study this issue. North … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

Two weeks ago marked my first anniversary as a school librarian. As I reflect on the past year, I wonder if I have been neglecting the “big picture.” Coming to education libraries from government libraries was a big change, and … Continue reading

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