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September 19, 2014

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A Wealth of Leaders: The School Librarian of the Year Candidates | Pivot Points

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The superb School Librarian of the Year candidates are guides for our profession.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Libraries Must Accommodate Self-Directed Student Activities | Pivot Points

In many classrooms, traditional rows are giving way to pods of desks where students work collaboratively. As students get used to flexible, collaboration-friendly environments, libraries need to adapt as well.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Librarians Have Key Roles in Blended and Online Learning

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Online teaching and learning are now critical skill sets for 21st-century information professionals, says Pivot Points columnist Mark Ray.

This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

The Promise of 1:1: Rollouts Are Opportunities for Reinvention | Pivot Points

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Implementing 1:1 mobile device programs in schools offers librarians a seminal opportunity to help usher in a new era of connectivity, flexibility, and empowerment for learners. These projects promise to redefine teacher librarians’ roles, their leadership, and perceptions by others.

This article was published in School Library Journal's December 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

An Administrator’s View: Giving Teacher Librarians an Edge | Pivot Points

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Former teacher librarian and current district administrator Mark Ray continues to reflect on the ways teacher librarians can better connect and work with building and district leaders.

This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2013 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Teacher Librarians Are Key to the Digital Shift | Pivot Points

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With the demise of print textbooks and the rise of digital learning resources, the digital shift is certainly underway. There are many ways that teacher librarians can inform and assist school districts making the transition. They have the skills and knowledge necessary to help administrators create guidelines and systems that will guarantee a successful change.

BYOD: Mobile devices belong in the classroom | Pivot Points

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BYOD, or bring your own device, programs offer media specialists an opportunity to connect with students, teachers, and school administrators—and to take a leadership role in their schools and districts.