InfoLit for Secondary Ed


Articles and Resources for K-12 Librarians


Making Dewey Fun 

Librarian Kathy Cool's blog "Staying Cool in the Library" offers a list of games and other activities that can be used to teach the Dewey Decimal System to children.


Best Apps and Websites for Teaching and Learning

The ALA Annual Conference saw the release of AASL's Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. The resources, which are evaluated according to the “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.” include apps and sites covering coding, social studies, readng, and more.


Improving Teacher / Librarian Collaboration

In "A Journey to Improve Collaboration Efforts Between Stakeholders and Teacher Librarians: A Mixed Method Study," Jeanna Wersebe looks at "why some [high-school teachers] collaborate with [teacher librarians] while others do not and the factors that influence the formation of a collaborative environment at a large, comprehensive high school."

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Bad Case of Annual Report Procrastination?

Help is at hand! Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, offers guidance on what to include in your school library's annual report, and how to view it as an opportunity to shine rather than a dreaded chore.

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Learn Braille with Lego

Lego has released a new set of bricks that can help children to learn Braille. This Fast Company article describes the new product, which could be a hit in makerspaces and in libraries with both sighted and visually impaired patrons.

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The Journal of Media Literacy Education

The latest issue of the Journal of Media Literacy Education includes material on media teacher education, faith-based media literacy, and using Twitter as a critical literacy tool in the classroom.

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The State of America's Libraries

American Libraries' annual feature that profiles U.S. libraries is out, and it features a section of facts and statistics on why school libraries and librarians are essential to students. "The State of America's Libraries" also links to relevant studies, adding up to a complete package for those advocating for more staffing and/or funding.

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MediaWise, a project run by journalism school The Poynter Institute, aims to educate teenagers on media literacy. The project has released videos made by teenagers that discuss how to determine what is real and what is deceptive online.

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NAMLE Preconference on Youth Media Literacy

NAMLE’s (National Association for Media Literacy Education) annual conference will take place in Washington, DC, on June 26-28, 2019. It is preceded by a June 26 preconference that offers several sessions relevant to K-12 librarians. The preconference is free for those who pay to attend the main event.


Financial Literacy for Children

Many of you include financial literacy as part of your K-12 curriculum. ALA's just-released "Financial Literacy in Public Libraries" includes a section for librarians who work with children.

digital citizen   It's Time to Commit to Digital Citizenship
An article from ISTE, exploring the possibilities of our digital age
academic trans   Academic Transition: The Leap from High School to College 
Michigan Technological University outlines academic (and other) expectations of the transition from high school to college
improve student success   Improving Student Success: Arkansas State’s Partnership With Credo and Regional High Schools
A discussion about the innovative collaboration between Credo and A State, working together to bring information literacy resources and instruction to local high schools in support of college readiness.
credo studies   Credo Studies Information Literacy in Colleges
Announcement of Credo's new partnership with Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to identify predictable misunderstandings first-year students have with regard to information literacy (IL).
tips and bp   Tips and Best Practices for Librarians in the Classroom
An exploration into the collaboration between librarians and teachers and  best practices for this strategy.
Skill modules   Credo's Source Help Educators Cover More Ground 
Highlights about two high schools are using Credo’s Source with their students.
Skill modules   SLJ’s new “Higher Ground” column 
Learn more about aspects of college and career readiness.
connecting students   Connecting Students with Better Information 
An interview styled article discussing how Credo helps students access better research content and build information literacy and research skills.
platforms   Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy 
Highlights Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto, Building Global Community
classroom   The Classroom Where Fake News Fails
An article discussing the fake news and how to help students to recognize facts versus fiction.

Increase college readiness through Credo’s innovative partnerships with post-secondary institutions and local high schools

Through the Building Bridges program, Credo helps post-secondary institutions to provide select local high schools with Source, Credo’s skill-building exploratory research platform. By investing in the preparedness of incoming freshmen before they arrive, colleges and universities can play a more proactive role in fostering student success.

Webinar: Improving Student Success: Arkansas State University's Partnership with Credo and Local High Schools

How will your institution and students benefit from the Building Bridges program?

expandedEngaging multimedia instructional content totaling 100+ minutes of run time develops information literacy skills.
expanded400+ of top-tier reference titles build students’ familiarity with college-style resources.
expandedImprovements to college readiness and increased retention rates of first-year college students and lower costs for remediation programs.
expandedStrengthened recruitment of students from local “feeder” schools through the initiative.

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