A.4.3 Marketing and Advocacy Infographic Page


On this page we will discuss our infographic, post our slogan/logo, and draft the introduction.

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Introduction:

The Learning Commons (LC) model is a whole-school approach to organizing and facilitating the physical and virtual spaces of the library. David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin note that the LC can be the site for school improvement efforts. This is achieved through “attention to instructional design, using best resources and technologies, and building personal expertise and collaborative knowledge” (Loertscher & Koechlin, 2014, E9.) Practicing classroom-library collaboration for instruction in the LC provides school librarians with opportunities to enact evidence-based practice. They base their coteaching on evidence from the research literature, coteach with classroom teachers and collect data to document student learning outcomes, and based future instruction on these data. They also disseminate the results to other teachers, administrators, families, and community. In this way, school librarians show they are leaders in instruction in their schools (Moreillon and Ballard 2012).

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Works Consulted

Loertscher, David. V. "Collaboration and Coteaching." Teacher Librarian 42.2 (2014): 8-19.

Loertscher, David V., and Caorl Koechlin. "Climbing to Excellence: Defining Characteristics of Successful Learning Commons." Knowledge Quest 42.4 (2014): E2-E10.

Moreillon, Judi, and Susan D. Ballard. "Coteaching: A Pathway to Leadership." Knowledge Quest 40.4 (2012): 6-9. Web. 08 Oct. 2015. <http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/KNOW_40_4_CoEditorColumn.pdf>.

Todd, Ross J. "School Librarianship and Evidence Based Practice: Progress, Perspectives, and Challenges." Evidence Based Library and Information Practice 4.2 (2009): 78-96. Web. 08 Oct. 2015. <https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/view/4637/5318>.

Media Cited

"Ask Here" copyright-free photograph from Morguefile (linked from infographic)

Collage Logo created at PicMonkey.com

Other images provided by Piktochart or from the Personal Collection of Judi Moreillon (and used with permission)

Word Cloud created at Wordle.net

IMPORTANT Note: The parenthetical citations on this infographic are in APA format because this work was created to support "The Learning Commons: A Strategic Opportunity for School Librarians," a paper presented at the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat, Columbus, Ohio, 2015. The QR code also links to the page on which the full APA references are provided.

http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/knowledgequest/docs/KNOW_40_4_CoEditorColumn.pdfThis is achieved through “attention to instructional design, using best resources and technologies, and building personal expertise and collaborative knowledge” (Loertscher & Koechlin, 2014, E9.)