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Alto, Teresa – School Library Monthly, 2012
A century ago, a woman named Mary E. Hall convinced school leaders of the need for the professional school librarian--a librarian who cultivated a love of reading, academic achievement, and independent learning skills. After graduating from New York City's Pratt Institute Library School in 1895, Hall developed her vision for the high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Skills
Sheldon, Steven B.; Davis, Marcia H.; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has partnered with Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) to complete a series of reports examining the implementation and impact of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project (Library Project). This report on the first year of the project examines the experiences of the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Urban Schools
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Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Overberg, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon – School Library Research, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if young adults have access through school libraries to LGBTQ-themed literature. The library collections in 125 high schools in one Southern U.S. state were examined for the inclusion of LGBTQ-themed fiction, nonfiction, and biographies, including a core collection of 21 recommended titles. Results showed…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Libraries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Weeks, Ann Carlson; DiScala, Jeffrey; Barlow, Diane L.; Massey, Sheri A.; Kodama, Christie; Hall, Rosemary; Jarrell, Kelsey; Jacobs, Leah; Moses, Alexandra; Follman, Rebecca – School Library Research, 2017
The school district library supervisor plays a pivotal role in supporting, advising, and providing professional development to building-level librarians; advocating for the program; providing leadership; and representing school library programs to stakeholders in the school system and the larger community. To gain a better understanding of…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Districts, Supervisors, Administrator Role
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Burns, Elizabeth; Kimmel, Sue; Dickinson, Gail – School Library Research, 2016
Little research has been conducted examining advocacy efforts in the school library field despite the fact that program advocate is a prominent role for school librarians. One element of advocacy is the engagement in political initiatives that may affect school library programs. This case study investigates the effectiveness of one advocacy effort…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advocacy, Library Services, Case Studies
Richey, Jennifer; Cahill, Maria – Knowledge Quest, 2015
School librarians, professional library literature, and scholarly library literature tout the benefits of schools staffed with certified school librarians. However, recent reductions in library funding and elimination of school library positions suggest stakeholders do not connect the school library program to positive student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Evidence, Librarians, Multiple Choice Tests
Kachel, Debra E. – School Library Monthly, 2013
In 2012, Keith Curry Lance and his associates completed a second school library impact study in Pennsylvania. The research conducted in Pennsylvania was the result of an Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership grant that examined students' reading and writing scores with sub-groups of students (Hispanic, Black,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Outcome Measures, Stakeholders, Advocacy
Burns, Elizabeth A.; Howard, Jody K.; Kimmel, Sue C. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
To properly prepare pre-service school librarians, school library educators in online courses must provide opportunities for collaborative engagement. This collaborative education should also recognize the pedagogical benefit of the organic formation of communities of practice that develop within areas outside of curriculum content. This…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Library Education, School Libraries, Online Courses
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Harper, Meghan; Schwelik, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2013
When school librarians retire or move to other positions, they face the uncertainty that the school library programs they have worked tirelessly to develop are at risk. For the school librarian, the development of a library advisory committee (LAC) is a strategic investment of time and energy to develop grassroots support for the library program…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advisory Committees, Advocacy, Institutional Advancement
Morris, Rebecca J. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
Innovative, well-designed school library programs can be critical resources for helping students meet high standards of college and career readiness. In "School Libraries and Student Learning", Rebecca J. Morris shows how school leaders can make the most of their school libraries to support ambitious student learning. She offers…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Literacy, Student Centered Learning
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Wyss, Paul Alan – College & Research Libraries, 2010
The faculties of the library schools listed as ALA-accredited are directly involved in setting the direction of the education provided to academic librarians through curriculum development and teaching. The curricula and teaching at ALA-accredited library schools revolve around aspects of librarianship such as providing research assistance at a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Academic Libraries, Library Schools, Library Education
Blakeney, Allison Black – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Assuming the responsibility of ensuring that hundreds or thousands of students obtain the instruction and knowledge that they will need to be successful in life is a serious undertaking. Courageous school principals who accept this challenge are held responsible for providing the organization and leadership that provides the foundation for an…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Public Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Altman, Susan – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In this article, Susan Altman shares her experience of working as a library assistant at Forest Heights Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, while taking classes in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program at the nearby University of South Carolina. She discusses getting acquainted with the students, faculty and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Personnel, Elementary Schools, Library Education
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Pribesh, Shana; Gavigan, Karen; Dickinson, Gail – Library Quarterly, 2011
Stephen Krashen believes that schools can counter the effects of poverty in at least one area: access to books. However, little research has been done to determine whether students living in poverty have access to school library services comparable to those attending schools with low concentrations of students living in poverty. We examined the…
Descriptors: Poverty, School Libraries, Library Services, Learning Resources Centers
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McNelly, Tracy A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The effective use of e-books--now common in school libraries and classrooms--begins when teachers understand how to choose e-books that help to support emergent and early literacy skills for students in their early childhood classrooms.
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Electronic Publishing, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education
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