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Greene, Delicia Tiera – Journal of Negro Education, 2016
This qualitative inquiry, situated within the social networking site, Facebook and an urban public library, examined the way six Black adolescent girls represented self and made sense of and disrupted representations of Black girlhood through book club discussions of the street literature text, PUSH by Sapphire. Online discussions, field…
Descriptors: High School Students, African American Students, Females, Adolescents
Crow, Sherry R. – School Library Media Quarterly, 1986
Describes a study which examined reviewers' treatment of controversial juvenile books in Booklist, Bulletin of Center for Children's Books, Horn Book, and School Library Journal. The total number of controversial books reviewed by each journal, promptness of reviews, and extent of discussion of controversial features are discussed. (MBR)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Censorship, Childrens Literature, Content Analysis
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Seenivasan, M.; Kumar, N. Ashok – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2014
Libraries are the main sources of knowledge. They play a major role in fostering reading habit among school children. Hence, it is deemed interactive to study the status of higher secondary school libraries in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. For the Analysis 50 Higher Secondary Schools were selected randomly comprising of Government Higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries
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de Souza, Marcela – CATESOL Journal, 2016
The purpose of this article is to share findings from a qualitative study showing the positive influences the local public library and the school library had on the personal and academic lives of 18 low-income English language learners of Mexican descent while they were adjusting to the numerous demands of school in the US. For these students, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Library Role, Student Improvement, English Language Learners
Sandford, Deborah W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The roles of the person who works in a school library, as well as their title--librarian, teacher-librarian, library teacher, library media specialist, school librarian, library media teacher--have undergone countless revisions since the first official school libraries opened their doors in the early 1900s. Although school library media…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Librarians, School Libraries, Novices
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Richey, Jennifer; Cahill, Maria – School Library Research, 2014
Evidence-based library and information practice (EBLIP) provides school librarians a systematic means of building, assessing, and revising a library program, thus demonstrating a school library program's worth to the larger school community. Through survey research collecting both qualitative and quantitative data, 111 public school librarians in…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Evidence, Library Services
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Johnson, Omera O. – African Educational Research Journal, 2013
This study is centered on the utilization of secondary school libraries by teachers and students in Idah Local Government Council of Kogi State. A survey method was adopted for the study with questionnaire constructed, validated and used for the collection of data related to the research questions formulated to guide the study. The population of…
Descriptors: School Libraries, User Satisfaction (Information), Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
Adams, Helen R. – School Library Journal, 2011
Every day in school libraries nationwide, students' privacy rights are under attack, but many principals, teachers, parents, and community members do not know much about these rights. Even though school librarians are among the strongest proponents of privacy, the subject is rarely discussed, probably because state and federal laws can be…
Descriptors: Privacy, Student Rights, Student Records, School Libraries
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Power, Emma; Partridge, Helen; O'Sullivan, Carmel; Kek, Megan Yih Chyn A. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
Cohesive integration practices within 'one-stop' student support services are critical for student success, however empirical studies in this area are limited in number and scope. This case study addresses this gap by exploring the lived experience of staff and managers who support students at a regional Australian university's integrated student…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Academic Support Services, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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White, Howard D. – Education for Information, 2016
This paper sets forth an integrated way of introducing bibliometrics to relatively non-quantitative audiences, such as librarians and iSchool students. The integrative device is the bibliogram, a linguistic object consisting of a seed term and the terms that co-occur with it, ranked by their co-occurrence counts with the seed--a standard…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Librarians, Psycholinguistics, Metadata
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Cremin, Teresa – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2018
This paper discusses the pedagogical practice of developing reading for pleasure in pre- schools and primary phase settings through the lens of one key dimension of twenty-first-century reading: personalisation. It draws on a series of studies and examples to identify, address and problematise human- and digitally mediated personalised reading for…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Preschool Education, Elementary Education, Electronic Publishing
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Mirzajani, Hassan; Bayekolaei, Mehraneh Delaviz; Kookandeh, Meysam Rajaby; Rezaee, Seyede Safoora Razzaghpoor; Kamalifar, Ali Akbar; Shani, Hassan Razaghi – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2016
According to the new environment created by the information period, training and learning new skills are being inevitable. Retraining the skills of group working to coordinate the information age has created special conditions for education. Smart schools are one of the strategies adopted by schools in response to today's modern needs. Smart…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Cross Cultural Studies
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Regazzi, John J. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2012
This study compares the overall spending trends and patterns of growth of Academic Libraries with Public Libraries, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and hospitals in the period of 1998 to 2008. Academic Libraries, while showing a growth of 13% over inflation for the period, far underperformed the growth of the other public institutions…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries
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Carter, Betty, Ed. – ALAN Review, 1996
Notes that well over 1000 books for adolescents are published each year. Discusses seven major lists of "best books" (Best Books for Young Adults, Booklist Editors' Choices, Books for the Teen Age, Bulletin Blue Ribbons, School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year, Quick Picks, and Young Adults' Choices) that provide a good starting point for…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
Craver, Kathleen W. – School Library Media Quarterly, 1984
Reports results of survey questioning "School Library Journal's" reviewers of children's literature in four main areas: review aspects (relating plot, commenting on literary quality); reviewer roles (reviewer, critic); review practices; and personal and professional background (demographic questions). The survey questionnaire and 38…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Book Reviews, Children
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