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ERIC Number: EJ1041601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
From Drab to Fab: The Tale of a Crafty Librarian and Her Quest to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment
Gilcreast, Jessica
Knowledge Quest, v42 n4 p39-43 Mar-Apr 2014
Six years ago Jessica Gilcreast accepted the position as the school librarian in a diverse urban elementary school (80 percent low-income student population). The library had a bare-bones automation system, block scheduling, and no library assistant. None of this, however, was her biggest challenge. Inheriting an institutional, cold, child-UNfriendly space with no budget has been her biggest challenge. In this article, she provides a year-by-year account of how she transformed her library from drab to fab and created a space for students (and teachers) to learn 21st-century skills.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A