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Jaeger, Paul T.; Gorham, Ursula; Sarin, Lindsay C.; Bertot, John Carlo – Library Quarterly, 2013
This article explores the historical relationships between libraries, policy, and politics in the United States. Far too often, policy and political discussions related to libraries have little historical context. While libraries have long viewed themselves as a pillar of democracy by supporting informed, educated, and engaged citizenry, political…
Descriptors: Libraries, Democracy, Information Technology, Public Libraries
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2012
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) documents dimensions of quality in undergraduate education and provides information and assistance to colleges, universities, and other organizations to improve student learning. Its primary activity is annually surveying college students to assess the extent to which they engage in educational…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Student Surveys, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement
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Walker, Julie – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In 2005, a record breaking 26 named tropical storms including 13 hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast of the United States. In response to the devastation of hundreds of schools, the Laura Bush Foundation swiftly created The Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative to help school libraries become fully functional and to offer the needed print…
Descriptors: Caring, School Libraries, Interviews, Library Administration
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Leonard, Elizabeth; Morasch, Maureen J. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
Despite the old-fashioned view of the academic library as a static institution, libraries can and do change in response to the needs of users and stakeholders. Perhaps the most dramatic shift in services has been the transition from a purely physical to a combination physical/virtual or even virtual-only environment. This article examines how…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Virtual Classrooms, Library Services, Reference Services
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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
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Devine, Christopher; Paladino, Emily Bounds; Davis, John A. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
The first comprehensive national survey of all academic libraries in the United States which were conducting chat reference service was carried out to determine: what practices were being used to prepare personnel for chat reference service, what competencies were being taught, how and why training practices may have changed over time, and what…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Reference Services, Synchronous Communication, National Surveys
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Knox, Emily – Public Services Quarterly, 2011
Support for intellectual freedom, a concept codified in the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics, is one of the core tenets of modern librarianship. According to the most recent interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, academic librarians are encouraged to incorporate the principles of intellectual freedom…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Academic Freedom, Academic Libraries, Ethics
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2011
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. [For "Requirements…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teacher Certification, Librarians, Elementary Schools
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2011
The paper presents findings from 560 interviews with undergraduates on 10 campuses distributed across the US, as part of Project Information Literacy (PIL). Overall, the findings suggest that students use a "less is more" approach to manage and control all of the IT devices and information systems available to them while they are in the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Interviews, Use Studies, Library Equipment
Bibel, Barbara – Library Journal, 2011
The year 2010 is historic because it marks the passage of a U.S. health-care reform bill as well as midterm elections that sent to Congress people looking to repeal it. Meanwhile, the public is waiting to see what it all means. It also saw the rise of personalized medicine, with genetics and electronic health records promising a more…
Descriptors: Genetics, Ethics, Consumer Economics, Health Insurance
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Harvey, Ross – Australian Library Journal, 2011
The author asserts that something is wrong with university-based education for librarianship in Australia. Librarianship does not have a clear disciplinary identity in universities. The lack of differentiation between the roles of technicians and professionals clouds the issue. For these and other reasons, education for librarianship in Australia…
Descriptors: Library Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
Co-author of the popular titles "Booktalking Bonanza" and "The Early Literacy Kit", Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and administrators can adapt to their own situations. Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Readiness, Reading Programs, Outreach Programs
Kaye, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Makos, Jeffrey J., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2010
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume. Appended are: (1) How to…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Teacher Certification, Secondary Schools, Counselor Certification
Brown, Joanne – Scarecrow Press, 2010
Although the United States prides itself as a nation of diversity, the country that boasts of its immigrant past also wrestles with much of its immigrant present. While conflicting attitudes about immigration are debated, newcomers--both legal and otherwise--continue to arrive on American soil. And books about the immigrant experience--aimed at…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescent Literature, Young Adults, Immigration
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