I did not have time for trivialfluff. We had TEKS to cover, labs to do, facts to learn. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Paperwork........ .............Grading Communication with: • Parents • Administrators • PLC • Curriculum supportOne more meeting was NOT on my radar.
I was climbing this obstacle the hard way, the old way. I thought the library was only forEnglish research papers, not science.
Grad School Project Opened My Eyes • Included technology • Students had fun learning • No boring notes on lesson taught • Hands-on learning • Librarian helped teach lesson • Win/Win Text questions to 281-940-4118
Assessment IncreasesAFTER...Critical Thinking Up Engaged Learning
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There is no "I" in TEAM!CULTURE of TEACHING says DONT COLLABORATE.Teacher is in his cell all day. Has less contact with other adultsthan any other profession.Isolation: 1 teacher in 1 room with 1 group of students for 1 periodof time. Develop "my room," "my students" vocabulary. Autonomy.Increased collaboration violates autonomy and exposes teacherinteraction with kids. Teacher gets more scrutiny, less autonomy.A "teacher" does what I do. You dont do what I do. You are not ateacher. You are not one of "us."Hartzell, Gary. "Invigorate Collaboration." University of Nebraska at Omaha: TLA Conference Session, 2007. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Recruiting Teachers to Your TeamMotivation to collaborate must be:Get results in less time, or get better results in same time.Choose your collaborators - work with top people.Flexibility is rule #1! Accommodate each teachers style.Successful collaborators: competent, trustworthy, likable, experts, loyal,kind, supportive, committed, visible on campus.Stress shared concerns. Dont chit-chat about cataloging, shelfarrangement, etc. Nobody cares!Hartzell, Gary. "Invigorate Collaboration." University of Nebraska at Omaha: TLA Conference Session, 2007. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Proving Youre a Good Teammate Advocacy is essential!Don’t be afraid to engage in unsolicited sharing and self- promotion! Google Form Survey Example Text questions to 281-940-4118
Proving Youre a Good Teammate YoureInstructional Text questions to 281-940-4118
Proving Youre a Good Teammate Communicate the Librarians Role Get on the BOY School Agenda If they only give you a few minutes, it can be a great time for your "Elevator Pitch."Text questions to 281-940-4118
Learn to walk before you run!One teacher at a time: New teachers who are excited Innovative teachers Teachers who are natural campus leadersOne department at a time: Focus on a different department each year Invite department team leaders to PLC in the library Have library resources ready Listen to their needs FEED them! Text questions to 281-940-4118
Time for another Wordle...Ok, fess up - why dont YOU want tocollaborate?Text words to: 281-940-4118
Become EmbeddedUsing the embedded librarian model,“librarians become valuable collaborators,trusted instructors, and partners in shapingthe curriculum and broad institutional goalsbeyond the boundaries of the library.” Kvenild, C. & K. Calkins. Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Association of College and Research Libraries: Chicago, 2011. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Librarian Resistance to Collaboration• Abundance of administrative tasks• Lack of support from campus leadership• Budget• Lack of confidence in current technologies• Personality conflicts• Time Text questions to 281-940-4118
Dont run in circles!• READ Posters• Library PR videos• Read It Forward• Library flyers, advertisements• Book Trailers For All• Train student aides, if available Text questions to 281-940-4118
Collaboration is a team sport!Be proactive with administrators:• Discuss with your principal his/her goals.• Familiarize yourself with campus/district goals. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Collaboration is a team sport! The "blurb." "We experienced a 17% increase in sales of our required reading material and the campus had the highest number of students take AP exams this year." "We served over 4,000 patrons this week alone!" "Forty classes utilized the library for research this month." "We increased our book club participation this year by 20%."
Get off the bench and set some goals! Set SMART Goals. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-centered, Time bound) Compile a yearly "goals" portfolio. Invite your principal to everything. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Budget BuildersRe-evaluate your library policies: Printing charges Copying Late fees or finesFundraisers and book salesBook-swap: Extends accessDonations, business partners,sponsors, PTA Text questions to 281-940-4118
Be willing to learn from students, teachers, and other librarians. Attend technology training, seminars, professional development sessions, or webinars. Share what you know. Collaboration is not a spectator sport! Text questions to 281-940-4118
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." --John Dewey
"According to the 2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey, American children now spend 7.5 hours a day absorbing and creating media — as much time as they spend in school...more and more of these activities are happening on smartphones equipped with audio, video, SMS, and hundreds of thousands of apps."2009 Parent-Teen Cell Phone Survey, conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.
Social NetworkingValue - creates relationships; interactive and fun Text questions to 281-940-4118
Hot Bloggin It!Edublogs - http://edublogs.orgFree educational blogging software. Example: Maverick Library Blog http://mrhslibrary.edublogs.orgThings to include: Things to exclude:Location Excessive graphicsHours Long articlesResources available Anything that takes more thanLibrary fees 3 clicks to findEvents Large files/downloadsReading programsTeacher resourcesTechnology tips Dushinski, K. The mobile marketing handbook: A step-by-step guide to creating dynamic mobile marketing campaigns. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books/Information Today, 2009.
Tweet Your LibraryTwitter - http://twitter.com/Instantly update your librarys status; spread the word aboutlibrary events, new materials, book club announcements,important dates, author visits, displays, etc. Keep it simple - must be 140 characters or less."Over 800 million people worldwide will be participating in asocial network via their mobile phones by 2012, up from 82million in 2007." -eMarketerDushinski, K. The mobile marketing handbook: A step-by-step guide to creating dynamic mobile marketing campaigns. Medford,N.J: CyberAge Books/Information Today, 2009. Text questions to 281-940-4118
Shelfari Social Networking for Bookwormshttp://www.shelfari.com/Create a virtual bookshelf, communicate with other readers,find new books, and connect with friends.Add new arrivals in your library to your shelf.
Ping.fmhttp://ping.fm/Free web-based service that allows you to update all yoursocial networks with one click.
Google Formshttp://docs.google.comGet feedback in a flash.Paperless, fast, and easy.Post form on web/email.Creative uses:Faculty/staff surveysLibrary lesson feedbackQuizzesContestsData collectionLibrary student aide applicationsParent volunteer informationLibrary reservations Text questions to 281-940-4118
Crossing the Finish LineText questions to 281-940-4118
Winning StoriesGoal: Increase use of NoveList database by 10%.Method: Show 10 patrons/week how to use it.Collect 15 testimonials for future promos.Tools: Bookmarks promoting NoveList for various age groups.Impact: In one year, saw a 375% usage increase.
Winning Stories Bluebonnet Programs Audience Share:Tell us YOUR success story in 60-seconds or less! How have you made yourself an MVP? Text final questions to 281-940-4118
Works CitedBarber, Peggy & Linda Wallace. Building a Buzz: Libraries & Word-of-Mouth Marketing. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.Dowd, Nancy, Mary Evageliste and Jonathan Silberman. Bite-sized marketing: realistic solutions for the overworked librarian. Chicago: American Library Association, 2010.Dushinski, K. The mobile marketing handbook: A step-by-step guide to creating dynamic mobile marketing campaigns. Medford, N.J: CyberAge Books/Information Today, 2009.Hartzell, Gary. "Invigorate Collaboration." University of Nebraska at Omaha: TLA Conference Session, 2007.Hartzell, Gary. "Invigorate Collaboration." University of Nebraska at Omaha: TLA Conference Session, 2007.Kvenild, C. & K. Calkins. Embedded librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Association of College and Research Libraries: Chicago, 2011.
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“I worked with the librarians in many differentways. They came to the computer lab todiscuss research and MLA citations. Also,they helped pull books for my freshmanstudents and helped teach them aboutplagiarism.”-Megan ChrissEnglish Teacher
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“They have helped us create interactivelessons aligning novels being read in class(with) modern novels. The librarians arephenomenal with helping our classes withresearch.”-Katie ParkerEnglish Teacher
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“Any time I need some extra help developinga lesson or planning research, the librarianshave always gone the extra mile to help medevelop materials and to teach my studentsabout the library.”-Teacher (anonymous)
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“...research, relevant sources, high-interestreading for ELA course(s), writing styles,and useful media and web materials.”-Teacher (anonymous)
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“They have assisted in adjusting my lessonto fit the library more effectively. Additionally,they assisted in teaching the students howto use library resources.”-Melissa K. SmithConsumer Science Teacher
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“The librarians have been instrumental in thedevelopment and execution of not only research,but also several projects my AP students did thisyear, including book reference material as wellas online materials.”-Chad ScottEnvironmental Science Teacher
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“Our librarians are a wealth of information ontheir inventory. They can match the mostreluctant reader to the perfect selection atthe appropriate reading level and it makesthe students’ interest SPARK!”-Georgia DuncanSpecial Education Reading Teacher
In what ways have you collaboratedwith your school librarian(s) this year?“We collaborate on all sorts of lesson ideas andresources for students. They help plan theresearch project and pull resources for students.Also, our librarians keep us all updated on thenewest YA titles. They plan events for teachersto bring more people into the library. They are avital part of our campus.”-Kristin A. SimmonsEnglish Teacher
If you didn’t, what prevented you from collaborating with your librarian(s)?• Time• Lack of prior planning• No need• ―(I) had good intentions, but they got lost in other activities and (I) did not plan far enough ahead.‖ – Anonymous• ―Time is limited as a coach with before and after school duties.‖ – Justin Schreer, Athletics Coach
Needed for handouts:SMART goal template.List of websites shared with one-sentence blurb.Print out hard copies of teacher quotes and SMART templatefor ELMO (and transparencies just in case).Post PP at SlideShare.Do we want to bring our MRHS scrapbook as an example (slide26)?Do we want them to have an agenda/schedule? Is there aboard available in the room where we can just write it out?Websites to list: Wordle, GoogleDocs, Ping, Twitter, Glogster,Prezi, edublogs, Shelfari, Flickr, Photostory, ALA store to buyREAD software,