Author Archives: Courtney Walker

Fighting Fake News-International Fact-Checking Day on the Horizon

Many of us in AISL have shared our lessons and experiences about how we are addressing research and information literacy in the face of the fake news media buzz. I wanted to revisit the topic again because of the ongoing … Continue reading

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Librarians Being Proactive in “Post-truth” World

Additional  contributers Cathy Rettberg and Erinn Salge “Child Trafficking Ring Tied to Hillary Clinton Campaign”* “Russians Hacked Democratic National Committee Emails to Lead Voters To Trump”** “Miracle Herbal Remedy to Cure Cancer”*** So many of our news stories sound like … Continue reading

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Diversity through Library Makerspaces: An Example of Community Collaboration of Girls in STEAM

Many of us in the independent school realm are continually striving to reflect and foster multiple perspectives for our community through diversity initiatives. Past AISL conventions, professional development, and blog posts have featured diversity, equity, and multiculturalism to our collective … Continue reading

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Libraries and Museums- A Perfect Partnering

Libraries and museums share similar DNA; public institutions holding artifacts of human knowledge and creations.  In fact, many MLIS programs cover both library science and museum studies since both are in the business of information just in different formats. So … Continue reading

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Inviting Creative Experts to the Library Mix

Librarians are always connectors. We see the intersections of subjects in the curriculum. So now that many of our schools are fully immersed in project-based learning, STEM to STEAM, Guided Inquiry, Design Thinking etc. we can take our role of … Continue reading

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Design Thinking in the Library

The onset of the internet ushered in us into the Information Age. Now the with access to unlimited information, video tutorials combined with new personal fabrication machines (3D printers  and laser cutters) we are now entering the Innovation Age. Co-working … Continue reading

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Makerspaces Going Mainstream in Libraries

Many of us have been reading about Makerspaces over the last couple of years as an emerging trend in libraries and school spaces. No longer is it a fringe, underground trend, but it is becoming mainstream with events like the … Continue reading

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