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Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2018
How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership Responsibility
Haven, Kendall – School Library Monthly, 2010
Story structure is how humans think. If school librarians help students master the elements that define this story structure, then students can be assisted in efficiently and effectively mastering both reading comprehension and all forms of writing. Without exception and without equivocation, research studies conducted over the past quarter…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Story Grammar, School Libraries, Librarians
Reale, Michelle – ALA Editions, 2018
Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered "beck and call" service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they're perceived within their institutions,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Evidence Based Practice
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Villagran, Michele A. L. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Schools and school libraries are becoming more diverse. What cultural barriers do you face in your position? Have you come across challenges in how you handle cultural situations with students, teachers, or administrators? If so, have you considered skills that can help you facilitate conversations more effectively? How would you rate your…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, School Libraries, Cultural Capital, Cultural Differences
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Barker, Kelsey; Holden, Paige – Knowledge Quest, 2017
While beneficial to student engagement and learning outcomes, student-created research questions require a shift in thinking for the teaching team, which is made up of the school librarian, classroom teacher(s), and other specialists designing the inquiry learning experience. For librarians leading inquiry learning, this shift can seem difficult…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods, Classroom Environment
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Hawes, Sandra Lee – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
The essay presents a quasi-case study of one academic librarian's experience as an embedded librarian in multiple online courses over a five-year period. Technology used included chat, email, and a librarian question-and-answer bulletin board inside an eCollege course management system, and a dedicated-use ElluminateLive! virtual training room for…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Bulletin Boards, Library Services, Librarians
American Association of School Librarians, 2018
AASL's new integrated standards are designed to empower leaders to transform teaching and learning. The new "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" reflect an evolution of AASL Standards, building on philosophical foundations and familiar elements of previous standards while featuring the…
Descriptors: National Standards, School Libraries, Educational Environment, Best Practices
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Assessment and evaluation are not optional for school librarians who want to be valued as full-fledged instructional partners. School librarians must document evidence of practice. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess student learning outcomes and then evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction. If school librarians are to be…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Brown, Carol A.; Dotson, Lana Kaye; Yontz, Elaine – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
The American Association for School Librarians suggests an important mission for school librarians is to ensure personal growth through ongoing exposure to conferences, journal articles, webinars, presentations, and membership in professional organizations. As professional educators, School Librarians should exemplify the vision for being…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Professional Development, Librarians, Workshops
Hakala-Ausperk, Catherine – ALA Editions, 2011
Moving into a library management position can feel like a daunting and solitary pursuit. Graduate school courses in management are expensive and often hard to find, and even having a mentor at hand is no guarantee of a successful transition. To help library managers improve their skills and acumen, renowned speaker and trainer Hakala-Ausperk…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Stakeholders
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McNair, Ellen L. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
The creation and identification of high-yield practices for empowering students to think, wonder, and own their learning is a high priority for school librarians who value instructional leadership. Future-ready librarians are working to create flexible learning environments in which their students design solutions, consider possibilities, and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Librarians, Role, Inquiry
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Thomas, Lisa Carlucci – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2011
Rare is the inspirational, spontaneous, transformative moment shared among 20 million people. In the summer of 2010, people around the world were moved by the sighting of a double rainbow--almost a triple rainbow--"all the way across the sky" in Yosemite National Park. Caught on video and posted to by YouTube by Paul Vasquez in January 2010, the…
Descriptors: Parks, Weather, Color, Visual Aids
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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
Evener, Julie – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this manual is an introduction to the concept of organizational learning for librarians working in for-profit colleges and universities, though the suggestions and ideas herein are applicable to librarians working in a variety of institutions. Information in this manual was collected through a literature review, as well as the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Proprietary Schools, Organizational Culture, Learning
Schutte, Annie – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Literacy does not happen in a single lesson or course. There are no shortcuts to gaining mastery over a skill set, whether it is reading literacy, information literacy and research skills, online literacy and digital citizenship, or visual literacy. School librarians dream about a perfect integrated curriculum: there is ample time for…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Curriculum Development, Integrated Curriculum, School Libraries
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