Case Study: How Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District used Biblionasium to support summer and year-round reading

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How Cobb County Public Library and Cobb County School District used Biblionasium to support summer and year-round reading

Cobb County Public Libraries successfully teamed up with Cobb County School District and used Biblionasium, the “Goodreads for Kids,” to keep students reading over the summer and throughout the school year. Just over the course of the summer, Cobb County students logged over 3.7 million minutes, and library representatives report that students are logging even more reading minutes as the school year continues.

The following case study is based upon feedback from Lisa Cleary, Community Engagement Manager at the Cobb County Public Library, and an interview with Holly Frilot, Supervisor of Library Media Education for the Cobb County School District. Compiled by Anna Winham. Photos courtesy of Ashley Sherman and Cobb County Library System.

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How to Get Started with Destiny and Biblionasium by Shannon Miller

 

6 Ways to use your Destiny Catalog and Library Collection with Biblionasium by Shannon Miller (video)

Use your School Library’s Destiny Software and Catalog with Biblionasium to increase circulation, engage students, and collaborate with classroom teachers. Narrated by Shannon Miller.

Build a Community of Readers & Writers with Biblionasium by teacher/librarian Mary Marston (video)

Destiny/Biblionasium Case Study – Building a Community of Readers with Destiny and Biblionasium by Jennifer Lewis

 

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What kind of readers do we want our students to be?  Some colleagues and I were discussing this at our state library organization’s conference in June of 2016.  We all agreed that we want our students to be motived, social readers.  We want our kids to love reading and to share their reading lives with each other.  We want our teachers to be a part of this also.  We want to build a community of readers.

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Destiny/Biblionasium Case Study – Supporting the Joy of Reading by Jennifer Underhill

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Jennifer Underhill, who is in her tenth year as a K-12 school librarian at FSUS, strongly believes the skills her students learn in her library helps pave the way for them to have a smooth and successful transition to adult life…In addition to managing the library, Underhill teaches collaborative lessons on  information literacy skills at all grade levels. One of the tools she relies upon to teach these skills is Biblionasium, an AASL awarded Best Websites for Teaching and Learning and a COPPA compliant digital platform. Underhill described Biblionasium as “a social network that allows students to log books, review them and share or recommend them to fellow kid readers.”

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