November 3, 2011 Meeting Resources


Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools adopted by the State Board in September 2010.
The standards describe what each student should know and be able to do at each grade level related to information literacy, digital citizenship, and ethical and safe use of information.

Common Core State Standards Resources from the California Department of Education

The Common Core Standards were adopted by the State Board in August 2010. CDE has assembled information and answers to frequently asked questions.
In School Librarians and the Common Core Carolyn Jo Starkey uses LiveBinder to assemble resources.

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Crosswalk for AASL Standards and Common Core Standards
One-page "cheat sheet" for the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner developed by Christopher Harris for administrators.

Expanding Access to Nonfiction

The National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) publishes an annual Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People featuring K-12 titles published in the previous calendar year, selected by a book review committee appointed by the NCSS. Titles are grouped by subject, including: Biography; Contemporary Concerns; Environment and Ecology; Folktales; Geography, Peoples, and Places; History, Life, and Culture in the Americas; Reference; Social Interaction and Relationships; World History and Culture; and Economics.
The most recent version (2011) is available only to members, but earlier editions are posted on the NCSS website. Here is 2010, and others are posted at the bottom of this page. Note that not all the selections are nonfiction; some historical novels are also included.

**Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12** is a reading list determined by a committee of nine science educators who select the year’s best books for science classrooms. An annual project of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council, this annotated bibliography features titles published in the previous calendar year. Titles are grouped by category, including: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Paleontology; Biography; Earth and Space Science; Environment and Ecology; Life Science; Physical Science; and Technology and Engineering. **NSTA Recommends** offers a combined list of the last 11 years that can be searched by grade span and can be exported to Excel.

National Geographic Kids has short high interest articles.
The World at 7 Billion and finding //your// number

Free Tools Used in Libraries

Wordle Book Ads and Dewey signs
Blabberize used to make a Talking Book Drop (scroll down to mid page)
Nineteen Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher (Remember Wallwisher ?)
Use this one to add your ideas for our future meetings.
California Learns CTAP Buying and Licensing Consortium
Digizen : resources for teaching digital citizenship
Talking About Teen Books: a blog about young adult novels
500 Book Talks from Random House, listed by author and by title.

NPRs Back Seat Book Club is for kids 9 to 14. November's book is The Phantom Tollbooth.

Learning Opportunities

School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - Free eBook!!

A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors.

Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 - 4, 2011

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University ( is the founding conference sponsor. The Library 2.011 conference is a global conversation on the current and future state of libraries. Subject strands include the changing roles of libraries and librarians, the increasing impact of digital media and the e-book revolution, open educational resources, digital literacy, shifts from information consumption to production (Web 2.0), multimedia and gaming spaces, libraries as community centers, the growth of individualized and self-paced learning, the library as the center of new learning models, understanding users in the digital age, and assessing service delivery. Don't worry if you can't attend the live sessions; shortly after the conference, you will be able to find recorded sessions here: