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Bowler, Leanne – Knowledge Quest, 2014
A makerspace is a physical place in the library where informal, collaborative learning can happen through hands-on creation, using any combination of technology, industrial arts, and fine arts that is not readily available for home use. The underlying goal of a makerspace is to encourage innovation and creativity through the use of technology-to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Science Education, Creativity, Pilot Projects
Standard, April – Library Media Connection, 2011
In "What Defines an Exemplary School Librarian," Jami Jones and Gail Bush make a strong argument that professional disposition is the key to a successful library media program. The authors emphasize the relevance of INTASC standards which specify that teachers must promote "positive social interaction and (develop) healthy and helping…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers
Purcell, Melissa – Library Media Connection, 2010
Media centers have been transformed from warehouses for books and equipment into the hub of the learning community. Media specialists keep the hub functioning properly. If school library media specialists are doing their job well, they are making a difference in the ways teachers teach and in the ways students learn. On any given day, a media…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Information Scientists, Library Role
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
Carmichael, Patricia – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
This article is the second part of a two-part article on a learning project developed through the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) program at Concordia Lutheran College. The first part of this article can be found in the January 2009 issue of this journal and discusses how the applications of the "AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner"…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Interests, School Libraries, Higher Education
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The Position Statement on the School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading, adopted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board in February 2009, is a guide to help practitioners build library programs that support every learner's development in reading. As part of the Learning4Life (L4L) plan to implement the Standards for…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, School Libraries
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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
Baaden, Bea – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2008
Mentoring is defined as a professional relationship between an experienced person and inexperienced person. When newly hired library media specialists enter their schools, they often become part of the district's mentoring program. Yet, mentoring these new professionals can be problematic for school districts. In addition, when a library media…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Culture, School Libraries, Media Specialists
Dopke-Wilson, MariRae – Educators' Spotlight Digest, 2008
In this article, the author features ideas and strategies for outreach that librarians can do to promote one's library media program and the good work it does. She stresses that by working together and reaching out, librarians can help foster visibility and support for school library media programs and professionals alike nationwide. Here, she…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Outreach Programs, Learning Resources Centers
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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
Keller, Cynthia A. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This article discusses BDA strategies--reading strategies that "good readers" use before, during, and after reading. These strategies are in conjunction with free reading as well as direct reading instruction by reading specialists and/or teachers. An explanation of "Before Reading Strategies," "During Reading Strategies," and "After Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Librarians, Library Services
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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
Brown, Gerald R. – 2003
This paper examines tools that a teacher-librarian may be able to use effectively to develop cooperative planning and teaching to develop information literate students. It addresses the perspective of the teacher in the learning process and shows ways that the teacher-librarian can be a collaborative partner in the process. Issues related to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers
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Wisely, Steve – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Describes the development of library media centers, programs, and staff at the Medford School District (Oregon). Information from the standards and research used to define roles and responsibilities is summarized, and relevant Oregon state educational organizations are listed. Some of the results of the district's well-defined library programs and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians
Albanese, Andrew R.; Oder, Norman; Rogers, Michael; St. Lifer, Evan; Jay, M. Ellen; Milliot, Jim – Bowker Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac, 2001
Includes three articles that discuss the top stories from "Library Journal", including the demand for librarians, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, library education, database publishers, electronic research services, the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA), Internet filtering, and electronic reference; the school…
Descriptors: Databases, Electronic Libraries, Internet, Labor Market
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