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Three more articles/papers today

Here they are:

The first two are articles in the American Association of School Librarians journal, Knowledge Quest.

1) “Collaboration—It’s Not Just a Library Thing” by Carl Harvey, 2011-2012 AASL President, North Elementary School, Indiana

2) “Voyaging on the SS Library Leadership: Collaboration in Teaching and Learning at the University of Vermont”

A new series of online courses offered at the University of Vermont for school library professionals in practice provides opportunities to explore current issues within education and school librarianship in a sustained and supportive learning environment. This article presents the development of the flagship course, School Library Leadership in the 21st Century, that Judy Kaplan and Susan Ballard co-facilitated in Fall 2010. Judy and Susan collaborated in real and virtual time to plan and co-teach the course….

3) This paper by Wendy West and Katherine Latal was presented at the 2009 Charleston Conference, and it was archived at Purdue.

It Takes a Village to Raise an E-Journal: Collaboration through Necessity

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AASL Four-week online course — The Path to Collaboration

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) started offering a four-week online course, The Path to Collaboration: Making it Happen. It may be too late to register for this course now, but some librarians may be interested in this the next time it is offered.

“As teachers and librarians work more closely together, the benefit of collaborative work, along with the increasing need to help learners obtain skills, will make librarians essential to successful schools,” said one AASL phone interview respondent.

“The Path to Collaboration: Making it Happen” is an excellent primer for school library media specialists and library media students to learn how to effectively build partnerships according to AASL’s guidelines in “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs.” Participants will learn how to identify and analyze the factors that contribute to successful collaboration with teachers.