A podcast for school library media specialists, teacher-librarians and anyone else interested in books and technology, particularly in the K-12 setting.
New AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
In order to better understand the American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner, (the new revision or "evolution" of the Standards for Student Learning in Information Power), I interviewed Dr. Marcia Mardis, a professor at Wayne State University and one of the authors of these new standards. The Standards for the 21st Century Learner document is available through the ALA website, for convenience I have also linked directly to it here. You may listen to my interview with Dr. Mardis here.
How will the field of School Library Media evolve?
This is the first podcast of the School Library Media Primer. This first show was an exploration as to where the field of school library media is headed in the future, in particular pertaining to traditional library media versus the influx of digital tools and resources. Those interviewed for this show were: Mary Osmar, Esme Raji Codell, Judy Hauser, Mary Whyte and David Warlick. Mary Osmar, Mary Whyte and Judy Hauser all work in K-12 schools in Michigan in various capacities. Esme Raji Codell is a former teacher and library media specialist and currently an author. This is her website:http://planetesme.com/ David Warlick is a former teacher and is currently very active in educational technology. His blog is located here: http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ I Julie (Lawrence) Darling conducted the interviews with some help from Mike Chmura. You can listen to this one show directly by going here: http://julielibrarian.com/SLMPP1.mp3 Although it might take a while to load.
Web 2.0 and Education
I spoke with Dr. Annette Lamb and media specialists Mike Chmura and Cindy Albarado about Web 2.0 and the implications for education, in particular for teacher librarians. Dr. Lamb has a webpage called Library Media Specialist 2.0 that she publishes with Larry Johnson, this page is part of their website eduScapes. This podcast is available through itunes, or you can choose to listen to this show directly here: http://www.julielibrarian.com/TLPodcast3.mp3