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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
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Takeda, Jenny – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What are ways to draw attention to the need for an annual library budget? How can school library leaders advocate for equitable library budgets across a school district? These are questions the library services team of three district librarians researched before taking the first steps toward making transformational change in the Beaverton School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Budgets, Advocacy
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Foote, Carolyn – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What better way to drive home your vision of future ready libraries than to redesign your library spaces? But across a district, too often, school librarians are tackling this task on their own. Creating a district-wide plan for modernizing school libraries helps a district approach the problem strategically. The Eanes (TX) Independent School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Facilities, Educational Facilities Design, School Districts
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Assessment and evaluation are not optional for school librarians who want to be valued as full-fledged instructional partners. School librarians must document evidence of practice. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess student learning outcomes and then evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction. If school librarians are to be…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Lucas, Jennisen – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Assessment and evaluation are sometimes difficult things to discuss, and we often think of them as once-and-done end results. However, assessing where you are in the learning process should be an ongoing activity, and formative assessments can provide valuable information about what the next (or first) steps should be to approach a learning…
Descriptors: School Libraries, National Standards, Formative Evaluation, Library Administration
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Calzada, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2019
How can relationship building and demonstrating impact on learning be done? As professionals, school librarians must seek out opportunities to lead or work with others in the area of programming. Much can be done in the library space but when the programs occur outside the school library, a librarian's willingness to be adaptable is leveraged and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, High Schools
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Hancock, Lori Coffey; Kozaka, Amanda; Mackley, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Standards are an invitation to explore the endless possibilities of "why." The standards provide permission to take risks, to step beyond the comfort of four walls to truly stretch and grow. The AASL Standards provide a common language for school library stakeholders that bring into…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Public Libraries, Institutional Cooperation
Head, Alison J.; Wihbey, John; Metaxas, P. Takis; MacMillan, Margy; Cohen, Dan – Project Information Literacy, 2018
This report presents findings about how a sample of U.S. college students gathers information and engages with news in the digital age. Included are results from an online survey of 5,844 respondents and telephone interviews with 37 participants from 11 U.S. colleges and universities selected for their regional, demographic, and red/blue state…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, News Media, Handheld Devices
Head, Alison J.; Wihbey, John; Metaxas, P. Takis; MacMillan, Margy; Cohen, Dan – Project Information Literacy, 2018
This executive summary provides a snapshot of the larger report, "How Students Engage with News: Five Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians" (ED591128). The report represents perhaps the largest and most comprehensive research effort exploring how U.S. college-age students are accessing, consuming, and engaging with news…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Seeking, News Media, Handheld Devices
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Balgeman, Caitlin; Colbert, Lynné – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
Keeping pace with the rapid advance of library technology and electronic services can be both exciting and daunting, especially for libraries with a small (but mighty!) staff. Out of necessity, small staffs often undertake many disparate tasks to keep electronic resources running smoothly for users. Because of these constraints, it is useful for…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Administration, Library Services, Vendors
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Sloane, Mary Ellen; Quintel, Denise FitzGerald; Groves, Christy – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2018
Many academic librarians are revising their instructional practice to integrate ACRL's "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." The authors collaborated with science faculty to develop and pilot lesson plans with learning goals derived from the "Framework." We implemented the lesson plans in both…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Partnerships in Education, Lesson Plans
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Villagran, Michele A. L. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Schools and school libraries are becoming more diverse. What cultural barriers do you face in your position? Have you come across challenges in how you handle cultural situations with students, teachers, or administrators? If so, have you considered skills that can help you facilitate conversations more effectively? How would you rate your…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, School Libraries, Cultural Capital, Cultural Differences
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Bryan, Len – Knowledge Quest, 2018
School librarians must teach media literacy and be on the forefront of defining what media literacy is and why it is important for students and communities. The competencies involved in information and media literacy are interwoven throughout the frameworks in the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) "National School Library…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Media Literacy
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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
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