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Stefl-Mabry, Joette – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The field of school librarianship has long called for stronger evidence related to school libraries and student achievement (Stefl-Mabry and Raddick 2017; Stefl-Mabry et al. 2016; Morris and Cahill 2017). This article outlines a systematic method for school librarians to document student learning and provide tangible confirmation of their…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Evidence Based Practice, Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Educational Environment, Best Practices
Reale, Michelle – ALA Editions, 2018
Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered "beck and call" service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they're perceived within their institutions,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Evidence Based Practice
Mediavilla, Cindy – ALA Editions, 2018
Despite the proliferation of online homework websites and tutoring services, public libraries still have an important role to play when it comes to supporting young people's educational needs. Public libraries that take a proactive approach--by setting up organized homework centers--have the potential to become catalysts for better performance in…
Descriptors: Homework, Public Libraries, Library Role, Models
Carstensen, Angela – ALA Editions, 2018
Teen literature expert Carstensen, creator and editor of "School Library Journal"'s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents this comprehensive resource for serving the reading interests of teens in all types of libraries. Moving far beyond merely offering lists of book titles, this RA guide specifically helps librarians and educators in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Public Libraries, School Libraries
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2018
How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership Responsibility
Hurtado, AnnMarie – ALA Editions, 2018
Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories. Packed with ready-to-use lesson plans designed for kindergarten- and early elementary-aged children, this book will help librarians add creative writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Workshops, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education
Evener, Julie – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this manual is an introduction to the concept of organizational learning for librarians working in for-profit colleges and universities, though the suggestions and ideas herein are applicable to librarians working in a variety of institutions. Information in this manual was collected through a literature review, as well as the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Proprietary Schools, Organizational Culture, Learning
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Scalfani, Vincent F. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2017
Programmatic text analysis can be used to understand patterns and reveal trends in data that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to uncover with manual coding methods. This work uses programmatic text analysis, specifically term frequency counts, to study nearly 10,000 chemistry thesis and dissertation titles from 1911-2015. The thesis and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Public Schools, State Legislation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Xi, Qingkui; Zhang, Yong; Li, Xinquan; Wu, Weiming – Education for Information, 2017
This study is aimed at describing and analyzing WeChat services at the libraries of the top 50 universities in China. It first describes the services offered by WeChat and then provides an analysis of the WeChat services through three pathways--menu service, real-time reference, and message sending--and provides suggestions for improvement,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Synchronous Communication
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McClellan, Samantha; Detmering, Robert; Martinez, George; Johnson, Anna Marie – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Graduate students across disciplines feel pressure to publish their scholarship, but they are often unsure how to go about it, partly due to a lack of explicit training in this area. This article discusses the collaborative development of a semester-long Publishing Academy, designed to promote knowledge of scholarly publishing and increase the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Scholarship, Writing for Publication, Library Role
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Ferguson, Yoko Inagi; Riley-Reid, Trevar – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Recently, The City College of New York (CCNY) libraries engaged in a collaborative project to transfer the bibliographic holdings for textbook course reserves to a new module when their integrated library systems, the Ex Libris Aleph Integrated Library System, underwent a system upgrade. In this article, the Chief of Circulation and the Chief of…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Urban Schools, Textbooks, Information Systems
Baker, R. Lynn – ALA Editions, 2017
The all-in-one resource you've been clamoring for, this book presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens. Chock full of strategies and best practices for promoting literacy and reading skill development, it also features numerous planning…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Guides
McChesney, Elizabeth M.; Wunar, Bryan W. – ALA Editions, 2017
Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today's kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today's summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities, thus keeping their brains active even when school's out. Here, a team of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, STEM Education, Art Education, Public Libraries
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