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New York State School Library Program Rubric (SLMPE)


The School Learning Commons Knowledge Building Center


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  • Pamela Colburn Harland. The Learning Commons: Seven Steps to Transform Your Library. Libraries Unlimited, 2011.
    • This simple guide provides valuable insights for transforming an out-of-date public, school, or academic library into a thriving, user-centric learning commons
      • Includes usable surveys, sample newsletters and library reports, research paper formatting guides, and a highly useful website
      • 38 figures and photographs of actual resources, user-centered design, students utilizing resources, and web design
      • Index facilitates quick reference to specific examples on demand
      Highlights
      • This text provides a roadmap any librarian can follow to adapt their facility to the emerging and increasingly popular learning commons library paradigm
      • Provides documented, valid information and practical suggestions presented with a dash of humor, unlike most texts on librarianship

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  • David V. Loertscher, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan; The New Learning Commons Where Learners Win! Reinventing School Libraries and Computer Labs ISBN: 978-1-933170-40-4; Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2008; $25.00 (available at: http://lmcsource.com)

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  • Building a Learning Commons
Carol Koechlin, Esther Rosenfeld, and David V. Loertscher; Hi Willow Research and Publishing; ISBN: 978-1-933170-59-6; 2010; $30.00 (available at: http://lmcsource.com) A planning guide for administrators and those interested in establishing a Learning Commons that reinvents the role of the school library and computer labs in the school.


Nancy Keane, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, NH

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Changes due to student responses:

Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/booktalker/sets/72157625698205550/

Rundlett Middle School LibGuides http://rundlett.concord.nh.libguides.com/index.php

Library Helpers Club: more student input and student created multimedia. http://rundlett.concord.nh.libguides.com/libraryhelpers

From Library to Learning Commons video: Imagine your Library, Anita Brooks Kirkland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0F0vR4WGIg&feature=youtu.be

Your "To-Do" List!

From The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library by Pamela Colburn Harland. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2011.