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    Scott Pilgrim Avatar Maker:
    http://www.scottpilgrimthemovie.com/avatarCreator/
    Sig Fig Creator from the Lego Movie
    http://sigfigcreator.thelegomovie.com/

    DoppelMe:
    http://www.doppelme.com/
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  2. page Survival Guide edited Heather’s Bio: Heather Gruenthal has been an educator since 1993 and has library experience in gr…
    Heather’s Bio:
    Heather Gruenthal has been an educator since 1993 and has library experience in grades K-12. She is currently a Teacher Librarian serving both Perry Lindsey Middle School and Leland Stanford Middle School in the Long Beach Unified School District. She is currently serving as CSLA President Elect for the Southern Region.
    Title:
    Help! And Where to Get it: A Library Survival Guide
    Workshop Description
    Working in a library can be overwhelming, especially if you are working alone or split between multiple sites. Get organized and stop feeling like you spend every day performing triage or putting out the fire that is in front of you. Take advantage of the great brain of library professionals and build your Personal Learning Network. Unlock a treasure trove of lesson plans, best practices and procedures. Harness the power of the internet to build your own library survival guide using tools such as Symbaloo, Wikispaces, Livebinders, Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest and more.

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  3. page home edited ... Other wikis with best practices for School Libraries: A Media Specialist's Guide to the Inter…
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    Other wikis with best practices for School Libraries:
    A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet
    A Library Survival Guide from Cal Poly Pomona
    FJUHSD
    Elk Grove Unified School District
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    AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
    A to Z Directory of this site
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Friday, April 28

  1. page June edited ... Day 171: Professional Networking with listservs, they usually can answer every patron's "…
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    Day 171: Professional Networking with listservs, they usually can answer every patron's "stumper." CALIBK12, YALSABK, LM_NET.
    Day 172: If you will be returning to your position next year, be sure to thank all your library supporters. Use the AASL's School Library Program Health Toolkit to build a long term advocacy plan.
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    of the LibraryLibrary, Book Club, Teen Advisory Board or Library
    Day 174: Count up your library use from the year's sign in sheets. Report to the principal how highly used your facility is.
    Day 175: Write a library plan for your library and make sure to share it with key administrators.
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  2. page May edited May Week 32 30 Day 155: Change 145: Change bulletin boards o Be a Sport, Turn in your boo…
    May
    Week 3230
    Day 155: Change145:
    Change
    bulletin boards
    o Be a Sport, Turn in your books on time
    o Memorial Day Armed forces Display
    o “Choose Your Adventure” Adventure Books
    o “Make your Escape” Crime Thrillers
    Day 146: Purchase school spirit wear.
    Day 147: Make READ Posters for your Staff
    Day 148: Purchase celebrity READ posters from the ALA Graphics Store
    Day 149: Make READ Posters for your Students
    Week 31
    Day 150: Start a bookcrossing zone
    Day 151: Host an Author Visit. Check with your local Barnes and Noble to see what authors they have visiting that might be willing to do a school visit for free.
    Day 152: Get involved politically by contacting your legislators about library related issues. The 2012 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching. The event will be held on April 23 & 24 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Promote NLLD 2012 with this flyer (pdf).
    Important Links
    National Library Legislative Day
    YALSA Advocacy Tools
    ALA Washington Office
    District Dispatch
    Day 153: Put together a procedures manual that has all the district documents that pertain to the library as well as any written policies you have developed. This may come in handy when you need to justify why you do things a certain way.
    Day 154: Follow Jackie Siminitus' Advocacy Blog
    Week 32
    Day 155:
    Visit the California Library Association's advocacy site to see what legislative items need your action now!

    Day 156: Teacher Appreciation Week. Leave treats in areas where teachers frequent, such as the lounge or copy room. School supplies are always needed and never expire.
    Day 157: If you find a must read curriculum book or fiction book, gift as many copies as you can to staff members.
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  3. page April edited ... Day 144: Write a letter to the editor in your local paper in support of libraries. Feature a p…
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    Day 144: Write a letter to the editor in your local paper in support of libraries. Feature a program at your library that has made an impact on student literacy or expose the lack of support of libraries and it's impact on students access to books and reading.
    Stephen Krashen does this all the time in support of libraries. He has posted his letters for reference on his site. See more Books and Articles by Stephen D. Krashen. Stephen Krashen is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California.
    Week 30
    Day 145: Visit the California Library Association's advocacy site to see what legislative items need your action now!
    Day 146: Purchase school spirit wear.
    Day 147: Make READ Posters for your Staff
    Day 148: Purchase celebrity READ posters from the ALA Graphics Store
    Day 149: Make READ Posters for your Students
    Week 31
    Day 150: Start a bookcrossing zone
    Day 151: Host an Author Visit. Check with your local Barnes and Noble to see what authors they have visiting that might be willing to do a school visit for free.
    Day 152: Get involved politically by contacting your legislators about library related issues. The 2012 National Library Legislative Day is quickly approaching. The event will be held on April 23 & 24 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Promote NLLD 2012 with this flyer (pdf).
    Important Links
    National Library Legislative Day
    YALSA Advocacy Tools
    ALA Washington Office
    District Dispatch
    Day 153: Put together a procedures manual that has all the district documents that pertain to the library as well as any written policies you have developed. This may come in handy when you need to justify why you do things a certain way.
    Day 154: Follow Jackie Siminitus' Advocacy Blog

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  4. page February edited February Week 19 18 Day 90: Change 85: Change Displays o African American History Month …
    February
    Week 1918
    Day 90: Change85:
    Change
    Displays
    o African American History Month
    o Romance Novels (Valentine’s Day)
    o Teacher Recommended Readings
    Day 86: Invite the special education classes to the library for story time and to check out books. Give their classroom a book to keep (you can get lots of good children's books at friends of the library sales for $1.00 or less. (Hal Morris)
    Day 87: Visit the take ACTion 4 School Libraries site. Fill out your own ACTion card and ACT!
    Day 88: Create a signature line for your e-mail that states you are a teacher librarian. Some librarians even include a picture of what they are currently reading. Here's mine:
    Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian
    "Your best Internet connection is your Librarian." -- InfoPeople
    Day 89: Create a brand or logo for your library that you put on everything. You may want to use some of the images in the CSLA advocacy toolkit.
    Week 19
    Day 90: Publicize your programs to your staff through newsletters. If you don't tell them, they won't know what you are doing.

    Day 91: Inform your local public libraries about upcoming projects so they can be prepared.
    Day 92: Help students place books on hold at the public library if you can't offer it in your collection.
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    Day 98: Libraries help close the digital divide. Write letters to the editor regarding the importance of books and libraries in closing the gap for haves and have not's.
    Day 99: Write an article for your district's website.
    Week 2120
    Day 100: Publish your work in a professional journal. Knowledge Quest (The Journal of AASL), CSLA Journal, School Library Journal, VOYA, and Booklist are all good library related journals.
    Day 101: Advertise your programs through bulletin boards, posters, newsletters, displays, announcements.
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    Day 103: Random Acts of Kindness Week. Hold an amnesty day for fines.
    Day 104: Start a Stargirl Club to promote Random Acts of Kindness. Give out bookmarks with instructions {StarGirl Bookmark.pdf} .
    Week 2221
    Day 105: Make an effort to know your students by name.
    Day 106: Become a mentor for students who need special attention.
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  5. page January edited Week 16 Day 75: Change 15 Day70: Change Displays What’s your resolution? New Year, New You …
    Week 16
    Day 75: Change
    15
    Day70:
    Change
    Displays
    What’s your resolution?
    New Year, New You
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    MLK Day/Civil Rights
    Survival/Adventure stories
    Day71: Have a snowflake contest and give prizes(idea from Suzanne Rahn).
    Day 72: Give books away as gifts to your student assistants and teacher collaborators.
    Day 73: Reward your volunteers and student assistants with a gift or hot coco and a cookie tray.
    Day 74: Wish everyone who comes in a happy holiday.
    Week 16
    Day 75:
    When the school has spirit days, show your support and participate.

    Day 76: Have a Textbook covering workshop. Get local grocery stores to donate paper bags. Collaborate with your art department for supplies. Here's some instructions from my textbook wiki.
    Day 77: #Advocacy. Post interesting library or education related articles to your Professional Learning Network. Twitter #4CSLA find me @hgruenthal
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    Day 83: Start a College sweatshirt day or give a college talk to promote your highly educated status.
    Day 84: Eat lunch with others on campus, don't isolate yourself. Start a salad club. Bring the lettuce and invite others to bring dressings and other fixings.
    Week 18
    Day 85: Publicize your programs to your staff through newsletters. If you don't tell them, they won't know what you are doing.
    Day 86: Invite the special education classes to the library for story time and to check out books. Give their classroom a book to keep (you can get lots of good children's books at friends of the library sales for $1.00 or less. (Hal Morris)
    Day 87: Visit the take ACTion 4 School Libraries site. Fill out your own ACTion card and ACT!
    Day 88: Create a signature line for your e-mail that states you are a teacher librarian. Some librarians even include a picture of what they are currently reading. Here's mine:
    Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian
    "Your best Internet connection is your Librarian." -- InfoPeople
    Day 89: Create a brand or logo for your library that you put on everything. You may want to use some of the images in the CSLA advocacy toolkit.

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  6. page December edited Week 13 12 Day 61: Change 56: Change the Displays o “Read the Movie,” books made into movi…
    Week 1312
    Day 61: Change56:
    Change
    the Displays
    o “Read the Movie,” books made into movies
    o Fantasy display: Lord of the Rings, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Harry Potter, Golden Compass, Spiderwick Chronicles, The Dark is Rising
    o “Millions of worlds to explore.” Science Fiction display: I, Robot, Star Wars series, Star Trek series
    Day 57: Visit the ALA's Advocacy Univeristy. Here's an easy one from their Top Ten Action Steps for Frontline School Advocacy: Thank Someone. Tell them what you are thankful for and why it matters.
    Day 58: Write a letter about supporting libraries to your newly elected officials. Use tips from School Library Monthly.
    Day 59: Make a bulletin board or white board of new releases and when they are available for check out.
    Day 60: Have a waiting list, or place holds for the popular new releases.
    Week 13
    Day 61:
    When the principal asks you for a favor, say YES! For example, be ready to do a staff development presentation on short notice, or represent the school on committees and at conferences.

    Day 62: Work with your ASB to put up a giving tree in your library.
    Day 63: Place a book order to support a curricular project.
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    Day 68: Let students check out multiple books to read over the holidays.
    Day: 69: Give the teachers a break and do a "Read the Movie" booktalk for their class. Feature movie trailers for books made into movies.
    Week 15
    Day70: When the school has spirit days, show your support and participate.
    Day71: Have a snowflake contest and give prizes(idea from Suzanne Rahn).
    Day 72: Give books away as gifts to your student assistants and teacher collaborators.
    Day 73: Reward your volunteers and student assistants with a gift or hot coco and a cookie tray.
    Day 74: Wish everyone who comes in a happy holiday.

    *Winter Break*
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    Day 55: Wish all students who come in a Happy Thanksgiving. Have a fun contest like guessing the number of harvest candy corn in a jar.
    *Thanksgiving Break*
    Week 12
    Day 56: When the principal asks you for a favor, say YES! For example, be ready to do a staff development presentation on short notice, or represent the school on committees and at conferences.
    Day 57: Visit the ALA's Advocacy Univeristy. Here's an easy one from their Top Ten Action Steps for Frontline School Advocacy: Thank Someone. Tell them what you are thankful for and why it matters.
    Day 58: Write a letter about supporting libraries to your newly elected officials. Use tips from School Library Monthly.
    Day 59: Make a bulletin board or white board of new releases and when they are available for check out.
    Day 60: Have a waiting list, or place holds for the popular new releases.

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