Happy National School Library month! The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Dr. Barbara Stripling. Barb was a K-12 librarian for about 20 years and moved on to administrative positions. Before retirement, she wrapped up her library career as a professor of practice with Syracuse University. Click here to listen now!
You can’t change everything.
Focus on students and recognize that all students have their own motivations, strengths, passions, and interests. Connect with students by paying attention to their personal characteristics.
Determine the priorities of your principal and let the principal know what you can do in the library to fulfill those priorities.
The role of the librarian is to empower students to be independent and thoughtful learners.
Take a strengths-based approach as you consider the strengths the students will bring back to your school and library when you return to a face-to-face environment.
Dr. Stripling wants librarians to learn more about the Inquiry Process:
She developed the Stripling Model of Inquiry.
In 2010 she worked with a team to create the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) and worked to re-imagine it in 2019 to respond to changes in our students, schools, and the world of information.
The ESIFC is for PK - 12 students and is based on 4 information fluency standards with major indicators, comprehensive continuum of skills for each indicator.
The Anchor Standards
Inquiry & Design Thinking
Social & Civic Responsibility
Personal Growth & Agency, including Social and Emotional Growth
You will find downloadable graphic organizers in Word for all priority skills.
Here is online access to the ESFIC with Creative Commons license: https://slsa-nys.libguides.com/ifc
You can connect with Dr. Barbara Stripling at:
School Library Connection topic page on Teaching Research
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