Barbara Soots
Information Science, Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Preschool, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Teacher-Librarian, Wa-educator Professional-learning-opportunities
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Professional Learning Resources for Teacher Librarians

Professional Learning Resources for Teacher Librarians


Professional learning opportunities and guidance resources for teacher librarians.

Professional Learning Opportunities and Additional Resources for Teacher Librarians

Professional Learning

School Library Journal Webcasts | MSI Information Services
Register for free real-time webcasts or view archived recordings. Fee-based online courses are also available

Washington Library Association Training Resources | Washington Library Association
Provides links to free and low-cost online continuing education resources and archived workshops.

Washington State Library Tutorials | Washington State Library
Online learning platform for individual and group learning. Content includes internet basics, social media, open data, and youth and teen services. 

Wyoming State Library Training Calendar | Wyoming State Library
Offers many free online events and archived webinars open to all, in addition to Wyoming-specific trainings.

General Resources

Alki Journal | Washington Library Association
Alki’s purpose is to communicate current and enduring issues for and about Washington libraries, personnel and advocates and to facilitate the exchange of research, opinion, and information.

Reading in the Time of COVID-19: Free access to eBooks, audiobooks, animated books, and read alouds | Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Free reading options for all Pre K - 12 students. Sites include access for English learners as well as students with reading barriers. Opportunities are highlighted for online reading, downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, apps to read content on smartphones/tablets, and read aloud stories for our youngest learners.

The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation - A Framework to Guide Practice | Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
Provides suggestions and a framework for resource curation promising practices.

Washington State Library - Covid-19 Resources | Washington State Library
Washington State Library staff will be updating this site with learning and entertainment resources for home schoolers, workers-at-home, and career builders, and for librarians and K-20 educators as they continue to support their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak.  


Read Aloud Guidance for Schools and Libraries

Reading Allowed: Fair Use Enables Translating Classroom Practices to Online Learning | American University – Washington College of Law

Reading Allowed YouTube Recording

Essential Copyright Knowledge: A Toolkit for Teachers and Librarians

Essential copyright knowledge: a toolkit for teachers and librarians – slides | American University – Washington College of Law

Essential Copyright YouTube Recording:


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