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Howard, Jody K. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
In January 2012, a group of four school library professors attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting were having lunch and discussing various issues related to the school library field. These school library professors agreed that one challenge facing the profession is preparing future leaders. As current school library leaders retire, it is difficult to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership Role, Leadership Training
Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Over the last century, school library standards have gone through a number of iterations, and expectations for student learning have evolved. While the school library of today looks and functions differently from the school library of the early 1900s, the vision surprisingly is still very similar. The goal of today's school library is to provide…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational History, Educational Development, Intellectual History
Elkins, Aaron J. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This author encourages librarians to play some video games to get ready for the upcoming school year. Games aren't just for young males--they have tremendous potential to enhance 21st-century literacies, including critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Playing games will not only help librarians see how these skills can be developed, but…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Games, Video Games, Play
Dickinson, Gail K. – Knowledge Quest, 2015
The literature in both education and library science since the 1980s has encouraged school librarians to support education change through service to school-wide initiatives. The difference in the literature from the last century to this one is the transition from a reactive stance to a proactive one. The former encouraged librarians to gain…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Change Strategies, Educational Change
Oregon Department of Education, 2014
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: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Achieve, Inc., 2013
As shown by MetLife's 2010 "Survey of the American Teacher," America's educators strongly believe that all students should graduate from high school ready for college and a career (85 percent). Additionally, according to MetLife's 2009 survey, 86 percent of teachers believe that setting high expectations for students will…
Descriptors: State Standards, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2013
"The ABCs of School Choice" is the most comprehensive guide to every private school choice program in America, showcasing the voucher, tax-credit scholarship, education savings accounts, and individual tax credit/deduction programs currently operating in 21 states and Washington, D.C. "The ABCs of School Choice" provides policymakers, advocates,…
Descriptors: School Choice, Personal Narratives, Private Schools, Tax Credits
Barrera-Gomez, Julianna; Erway, Ricky – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2013
This document is a companion to the report, "You've Got to Walk before You Can Run: First Steps for Managing Born-Digital Content Received on Physical Media." Like the "First Steps" report, the intended audience is those who are just starting to manage born-digital materials, from those wondering where to begin, to those who…
Descriptors: Archives, Electronic Publishing, Documentation, Computer Software
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Mbabu, Loyd Gitari; Bertram, Albert; Varnum, Ken – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Authentication data was utilized to explore undergraduate usage of subscription electronic databases. These usage patterns were linked to the information literacy curriculum of the library. The data showed that out of the 26,208 enrolled undergraduate students, 42% of them accessed a scholarly database at least once in the course of the entire…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Use Studies, Databases, Research Universities
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Costella, John; Adam, Tom; Gray, Fran; Nolan, Nicole; Wilkins, Catherine – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
How can an academic library most effectively participate and expand its contributions to program reviews at the institutional level? By becoming involved in undergraduate reviews, college and university libraries can articulate new and enhanced roles for themselves on campus. Academic libraries have always contributed to a variety of institutional…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Role, Participation, College Programs
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Harris, Benjamin R. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Beginning in 2004, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requires institutions seeking accreditation to develop a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) to improve student learning. QEP topics may be focused on a single educational initiative or may combine several efforts in order to enhance and assess student learning. While some plans…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Outcomes of Education, College Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2013
Big Data is an increasingly popular term across scholarly and popular literature but lacks a formal definition (Lohr 2012). This is beneficial in that it keeps the term flexible. For librarians, Big Data represents a few important ideas. One idea is the idea of balancing accessibility with privacy. Librarians tend to want information to be as open…
Descriptors: Libraries, Social Sciences, Library Networks, Librarians
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Hicks, Deborah; Given, Lisa M. – Library Quarterly, 2013
Using discourse analysis, this article explores three questions: (a) Why was "principled, transformational leadership" the leadership style added to Core Competences? (b) What was the discourse of leadership in the profession surrounding the development of the Core Competences? (c) How might this competence affect LIS education? And what measures,…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Transformational Leadership, Library Education, Library Science
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Manzari, Laura – Library Quarterly, 2013
This prestige study surveyed full-time faculty of American Library Association (ALA)-accredited programs in library and information studies regarding library and information science (LIS) journals. Faculty were asked to rate a list of eighty-nine LIS journals on a scale from 1 to 5 based on each journal's importance to their research and teaching.…
Descriptors: Tenure, Reputation, Professional Associations, Information Science
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Drabinski, Emily – Library Quarterly, 2013
Critiques of hegemonic library classification structures and controlled vocabularies have a rich history in information studies. This project has pointed out the trouble with classification and cataloging decisions that are framed as objective and neutral but are always ideological and worked to correct bias in library structures. Viewing…
Descriptors: Information Management, Library Services, Cataloging, Classification
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