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Wilson, Michelle – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Collaboration is one of the most important aspects of the role of the school librarian in the twenty-first century, but, for many reasons, collaboration is challenging to implement. Some classroom teachers may not know how students benefit from the classroom-school library collaboration. Others may be unwilling to relinquish control of their…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Cameron, Stacy; Butcher, Adria; Haight, Christine – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Collaboration and coteaching with classroom teachers and campus specialists are the cornerstones of a successful school library program. Whereas collaboration is the process of planning a lesson or unit of instruction, coteaching suggests a much deeper level of collaboration--one in which both the teacher and campus specialist (be it school…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Kilker, Jean – Knowledge Quest, 2012
School librarians should consistently build relationships to foster collaborative work. For the school librarian, collaboration begins with both the business side of the library and personal interactions. True collaborations involve varied partnerships with shared planning and responsibilities. A co-teacher is expected to share in all aspects of…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Thompson, Sarah B.; Seward, Vanessa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In this article, the authors describe McNair Middle School's Independent Study process. Each year in late January the authors connect to look at the calendar to schedule time for the seventh-grade gifted and talented (GT) students to come to the school library to begin their annual Independent Study. "Independent study is a planned research…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
Jerrard, Jane; Bolt, Nancy; Strege, Karen – ALA Editions, 2012
This timely special report from ALA Editions provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the "privatization" of public libraries. It provides a history of the trend of local and state governments privatizing public services and assets, and then examines the history of public library privatization right up to the California…
Descriptors: Privatization, Public Libraries, Library Services, State Legislation
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Dula, Michael W.; Ye, Gan – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2012
In this case study the authors describe Pepperdine University Libraries' migration to OCLC's WorldShare Management Services. They elaborate on the rationale for the decision, review some of the challenges and lessons encountered along the way, and briefly discuss some effects of the new system on our libraries. The focus is on technical services…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Information Transfer, Internet, Computer Software
Reiman, Mary – School Library Monthly, 2012
When 250 employees of Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) in Lincoln, Nebraska, left their workspaces in the administration building on Friday, May 25, 2011, they thought the only thing that was significant was that it was the last day of the 2010-2011 school year. However, on Monday evening, May 30, 2011, during a wind and rain storm, the 90,000 square…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Libraries, Library Services, Crisis Management
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Cornman, Stephen Q.; Zhou, Lei; Nakamoto, Nanae – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
This documentation is for the revised file (Version 1b) of the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core of Data (CCD) National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS) for school year 2008-2009, fiscal year 2009 (FY 09). It contains a brief description of the data collection along with information required to understand and…
Descriptors: Public Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, National Programs
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
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
Ivins, October; Luther, Judy – Association of Research Libraries, 2011
This project was originally defined to explore the potential for ARL libraries to provide support to small, print-only publishers in order to ensure long-term digital access to their content. Research library publishing programs vary widely, from posting PDFs in an institutional repository to full-fledged publishing operations. During the life of…
Descriptors: University Presses, Consultants, Research Libraries, Library Services
ALA Editions, 2011
Updated to include the 2011 award and honor books, this new edition of the annual guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Awards, Citations (References), Library Services
Karp, Jesse – ALA Editions, 2011
Many educators now agree that graphic novels inform as well as entertain, and to dismiss the educational potential of the graphic novel is to throw away a golden opportunity to reach out to young readers. This dynamic book takes a look at the term "graphic novel," how the format has become entwined in our culture, and the ways in which graphic…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Cartoons, School Libraries, Novels
Lee, Marta K. – ALA Editions, 2011
Mentorship is essential to the health of any institution; sharing knowledge and experience transforms managers into stronger leaders and helps less senior employees improve their job skills. Noted reference librarian and researcher Lee offers librarians at all levels both her experience and her ideas about establishing a formal mentoring process…
Descriptors: Mentors, Library Science, Job Skills, Librarians
Intner, Carol F. – ALA Editions, 2011
Children's and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. This straightforward handbook is filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on the best ways to help young people with their homework, no matter what the assignment. Carol F. Intner, a certified English teacher and experienced tutor, concentrates on the practical,…
Descriptors: Homework, Outreach Programs, Young Adults, Teaching Methods
Crawford, Walt – ALA Editions, 2011
Academic libraries routinely struggle to afford access to expensive journals, and patrons may not be able to obtain every scholarly paper they need. Is Open Access (OA) the answer? In this ALA Editions Special Report, Crawford helps readers understand what OA is (and isn't), as he concisely: (1) Analyzes the factors that have brought libraries to…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Periodicals, Access to Information, Library Materials
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