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Snow, Cason E. – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2010
The ubiquity of video games in today's society presents unique challenges and opportunities for librarians and faculty. A significant subset of video games use historical periods as a setting, some with greater adherence to history than others. Many students are playing these games and bringing preconceived ideas of the historical period to the…
Descriptors: World History, Asian History, Video Games, Libraries
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Ridgway, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2009
In the information-rich, rapidly changing 21st-century, educators are faced with unprecedented challenges. While new technologies have brought the people of the planet closer together, they have also brought them into contact with an overwhelming array of information sources. The Library of Congress is positioned to help educators respond to these…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Media Specialists, Professional Development, Information Sources
Paganelli, Andrea – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Storytime is an important fixture in many school libraries that helps foster students' reading abilities. With a history of success, why would librarians want to alter storytime by incorporating technology? This article discusses how Laura Fleming, a long-time school librarian, addressed decreased student engagement in traditional reading…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, School Libraries, Reading Ability
Deitrick, Bernard E., Comp. – 2002
This annotated bibliography was written to assist many denominations and faith traditions in selecting books for their core library collection. The more than 200 titles are not meant to be comprehensive, nor to reflect any particular denomination, but to provide a solid basic collection of religious materials for resource materials in a variety of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Churches
National Council for History Education, Inc., Westlake, OH. – 2002
The distinguished teachers and historians on the Bradley Commission on History in Schools suggested the basic themes, narratives, topics, and questions essential to the study of United States history, of Western civilization, and of world history. This guide provides teachers, administrators, and parents with principles of selection and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, Historical Interpretation, Historiography
Keane, Nancy J. – 2002
This book contains booktalks for 170 titles that appeal to middle school readers and relate to middle school curriculum. Approximately 90% of the books are fiction. Each entry includes author, title, publisher, date of publication, suggested interest level, suggested reading level, the booktalk, and learning extension ideas. The selections are…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Enrichment
Baker, Matthew – Computers in Libraries, 2009
Libraries throughout the world are increasingly involved in the production of scholarly publications. Much of this has been thanks to the growth of open access (OA) publishing in all its forms, from peer-reviewed "gold" journals to "green" self-archiving, and electronic theses and dissertation (ETD) repositories. As a result, more and more of the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Library Role, Position Papers, Sustainable Development
This resource represents a virtual library of still and moving images, documents, maps, sound clips and text which make up the history of the non-European world from prehistoric times to the early 1990s. The interdisciplinary range of materials included is compatible with standard textbooks in middle and high school social science, social studies,…
Descriptors: African History, Ancient History, Archaeology, Architecture
Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2015
Over the last century, school library standards have gone through a number of iterations, and expectations for student learning have evolved. While the school library of today looks and functions differently from the school library of the early 1900s, the vision surprisingly is still very similar. The goal of today's school library is to provide…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational History, Educational Development, Intellectual History
Beasley, Augie E.; Palmer, Carolyn G. – 1983
This paper provides suggestions for media specialist/classroom teacher cooperation in the planning and teaching of media and library skills. Examples of cooperative planning are provided for courses in world history, science, English, and fashion merchandising, as well as vocational and competency classes. A sample lesson design format for…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Singer, Ross – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2008
Ever since North Carolina State University Libraries launched their Endeca-based OPAC replacement in the beginning of 2006, the library world has been completely obsessed with ditching their old, tired catalog interfaces (and with good reason) for the greener pastures of more sophisticated indexing, more accurate relevance ranking, dust jackets,…
Descriptors: Online Catalogs, Access to Information, Consortia, Library Associations
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Kelsey, Marie – Knowledge Quest, 2007
Winter 2007 marked an episode of high anxiety in the library science profession, when the latest Newbery winner, "The Higher Power of Lucky," triggered discussion about words and their suitability for young readers. It seems that the entire world now knows that the word "scrotum" appears on the first page of the book. School…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Reading Instruction, Federal Legislation, Freedom of Speech
Deitrick, Bernard E. – 1988
This annotated bibliography lists approximately 190 interdenominational books; books of interest to a single denomination are not included. The list was selectively compiled to provide a basic collection of religious books that will serve as resources in 20 subject areas. The material has been checked over and approved by representatives of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Annotated Bibliographies, Biblical Literature, Childrens Literature
Safford, Barbara Ripp – 1998
This publication lists current reference sources that serve the information needs of school library users, including books, CD-ROMs, and World Wide Web sources in all curricular and some extracurricular areas. Criteria for selection include usefulness for curricular applications by elementary and secondary students and teachers, interest for…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Media, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
Pasteur, Eric – Library Journal, 2008
According to this author, alternative rock did not deserve what it became in the post-Nirvana 1990s. Reduced to a marketing catch-phrase--effectively rendering it meaningless--major label co-optation helped blur the line between artistic expression and cloned sounds. Before Nirvana broke through to the mainstream with the blistering sarcasm of its…
Descriptors: Musicians, Rock Music, Reference Materials, History
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