Your Data Toolkit: Gathering and Using Data to Improve Instruction (April 2017 Issue)

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Subscribers: Browse our April 2017 bonus online issue at SLC online! In this issue, we explore how you can collect and use data to improve your library practice, advocate for your library program, and make your instruction more meaningful and effective.


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Table of Contents

Your Data Toolkit: Gathering and Using Data to Improve Instruction

Leading Positive Change through Strong Relationships and Communication By Priscille Dando

Thinking Outside the Lesson Plan Box: Designing Quick, Multi-layered Assessments By BJ McCracken

Developing a Meaningful Self-Assessment/Evaluation Instrument in Georgia By Phyllis Robinson Snipes


Organization & Management

Editor’s Message. From Data to Stories to Impact By Carl A. Harvey II

Did the Data Make a Difference? The SCASL School Library Impact Study By Karen Gavigan and Jennifer Tazerouti

Protecting Your Students’ Privacy: Resources for School Librarians By Helen Adams

Featured Article from the Archives. Key Words in Instruction. Action Research By Daniel Callison

Strategic Resources. Using Data Effectively By Marge Cox

Management Matters. Challenge + Opportunity = Chopportunity, Part 3 By Lori Donovan

Copyright Questions of the Month. Copyrighted Materials Online and Abridging a Modernized Medieval Manuscript By Carol Simpson


Instructional Leadership

Editor’s Message. Lessons from My Father By Leslie B. Preddy

Dynamic Data and Assessment By Lynn Kleinmeyer and Cynthia Stogdill

Using Alternative Data Sources to Develop Programming for Parents By Lindsay Cesari

Featured Article from the Archives. Did Students Get It? Self-Assessment as Key to Learning By Patricia Louis and Violet H. Harada

Inquiry Ideas. Dinosaurs Did Not Have Road Signs: Teaching and Learning with Data By Mary Boyd Ratzer

Technology Connections. Data Tools for Librarians and Peer Educators By Heather Moorefield-Lang

Adding Friction: How to Design Deliberate Thinking into the Research Process. A Student Asks, “What’s a Footnote – and Why Do I Need It?” By Debbie Abilock


Library in Context

Editor’s Message. “What’s Happening at Your Library?” By Rebecca J. Morris

Shaping a Collection: Graphic Novels and the Needs of English Language Learners By Alicia Abdul and Kristen Majkut

Bridging the Gap between Libraries and Families of Children with Disabilities By Jo Kaeding and Tess Prendergast

Featured Article from the Archives. Data-Driven Leadership By Ann M. Martin

Enacting Leadership. Leading through Gathering and Using Data By Melissa P. Johnston and Melissa Jacobs

On Common Ground. Building School Library Collections with Windows and Mirrors By Mary Frances Zilonis and Chris Swerling

Advocacy in Reach. Sharing Your Program’s Value with Data By Stony Evans


reVIEWS+

Collections

Editor’s Message. Taking Time for Poetry By Sylvia Vardell

Author of the Month: David Elliott


Curriculum

Editor’s Message. Economics in the Library: Needs vs. Wants By Liz Deskins

Teaching Economics: Writing, Resources, and Formulating Questions By David A. Anderson

 

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