Curate (Shared Foundations Series)

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Moving the school library profession far beyond traditional collection development, Curate helps to connect learners to resources in more thoughtful, meaningful ways. Through teaching learners and other educators to curate—to overcome their own biases to find, organize, and share the best information—school librarians build connections between learners, knowledge, and the world. This practical guide features

  • an examination of school library policy placing Curate in context;
  • field notes from practicing school librarians implementing the Curate Shared Foundation;
  • learning trajectories in grade-level bands, offering examples of Curate in action and ways to scaffold learning;
  • a sample alignment of Curate Competencies in the AASL Standards Framework for Learners with the Common Core State Standards;
  • lesson starters, case studies, and best practices that demonstrate inspiring and effective strategies; and 
  • questions to promote engagement with reflective practice. 

Daniella LaShaun Smith

Daniella LaShaun Smith, PhD. is a former school and public librarian. She is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas. She blogs at Knowledge Quest.

Len Bryan

Len Bryan currently serves as the Library Technical Systems Manager for Denver Public Schools, where he leads the District technical services team in providing access to district library resources, including books, e-books, databases, and curated collections of realia and online learning materials. He is the former district media specialist in Hillsboro School District in Oregon, where he was responsible for innovation in the district and campus media center programs for 35 campuses, serving over 20,000 students. He is also the former School Program Coordinator for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. In Texas, he was primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the TexQuest K-12 digital resources program, and was also responsible for the Agency’s involvement in school library standards and school librarian certification for over 1,200 school districts and 5.4 million students. He has served as a middle school and high school librarian, opening a 3,500 student high school in Round Rock Independent School District, just north of Austin, Texas. Before becoming a librarian, he taught English and coached girls’ athletics at the middle school and high school levels in Texas and Louisiana for over a decade.

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