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Allen, Melissa – Library Media Connection, 2010
Today school library media specialists operate in an environment of daily challenges and controversies. "No Child Left Behind" established mandates that all educators are scrambling to meet. No matter how people feel about the way the legislation is being carried out, it is difficult to argue against its purpose--that all educators must…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Academic Achievement
Ferlazzo, Larry – Library Media Connection, 2010
Over 10 percent of all students in K-12 schools in the United States are English Language Learners (ELLs) today, and, according to the Educational Testing Service, that number is expected to grow to 25 percent by 2025. Much of that growth is happening in communities (and in schools) that do not have a history of large immigrant populations. Given…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Testing, Second Language Learning, Librarians
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Sturm, Brian W. – Knowledge Quest, 2008
Secret spaces serve as mirrors in which children can explore themselves and play with identities, while at the same time they act as windows to the real world through which children develop an understanding of social interactions and societal norms and expectations. The understanding of secret spaces has important implications for the physical…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Imagination, Interpersonal Relationship
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Schaffhauser, Dian – T.H.E. Journal, 2008
Annie McQueen, librarian at David Starr Jordan Middle School in the Palo Alto Unified School District in California, is used to figuring out creative ways of getting what her media center needs, even though her budget is minuscule. McQueen gets additional support from the funds generated by the couple of book fairs she hosts each year. Plus, she…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Learning Resources Centers, Grants
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Nichols, Janet W.; Spang, Lothar; Padron, Kristy – Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 2005
The authors have developed collaborative partnerships with K-12 educators and school library/media specialist students to promote information literacy. This article traces the history beginning with on-site workshops collaboratively developed by K-12 and university library staff; a continuing education course in information literacy for teachers…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Science, Media Specialists