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The purpose of the Librarians Network is to promote librarians as leaders and champions of educational technology and digital literacy. The key mission is to provide a professional learning community where librarians can leverage technology knowledge and expertise to improve school library programs, increase access to information, and foster strong teaching and learning environments in a connected world.


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  • Posted in: Librarians Network

    Hi, We use Destiny in my district (pretty much state wide also). In the the past I have helped some charter schools set up systems using Koha http://www.koha.org which is open source and Alexandria https://www.goalexandria.com as it fit their needs. Darshell ...

  • Posted in: Librarians Network

    We used Follett Destiny in all three of my schools. I always thought it was a bit clunky and outdated (especially for how expensive it was), but I never used anything else. When we started exploring alternatives, we really liked TLC's LS2. I was introduced ...

  • Posted in: Librarians Network

    Our district also uses Destiny. I was happy with it when I was in a library position, but I have never been on the 'librarian' side of another proprietary LMS. I definitely like it better than the open-source system I used in one of my grad school classes, ...

  • Posted in: Librarians Network

    I used Destiny by Follett.  It is very user friendly and it makes it easy to upload records and add new items.  I also love that there is a separate textbook management system through them as well.  Although I wish reports were more flexible, the ones ...

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  • $10k Grant Opportunity: Infy Maker Awards

    Hi all! Passing on some info we received about a grant opportunity ISTE members might be interested in:

    2.5 Weeks Left to Apply for $10,000 for Maker Education!

    Infy Maker Awards, a competition hosted by Infosys Foundation USA  is open to K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations who aim to create more opportunities for students to engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through making in the U.S. This includes makerspaces, libraries, museums, community centers, colleges and non-profit organizations. Online applications for the competition will close on Feb. 21, 2019. The contest rules are available here

    The online application process is easy and consists of a few short questions about your project, a 90 second video and one letter of support from an organization that your organization has previously worked with. The grant can be used for a variety of purposes including: materials and equipment, structural improvements, additional professional development, projects for students, impact and assessment research or community outreach and engagement. Apply online today! Read More