NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
ERIC Number: ED509422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-8496-3
School Library Services in a Multicultural Society
Montiel-Overall, Patricia, Ed.; Adcock, Donald C., Ed.
American Association of School Librarians (NJ3)
According to the preface, "in light of the growing multicultural population in the United States, twenty-first-century library services will require culturally competent librarians." For years AASL has been addressing cultural issues in its official journal, "Knowledge Quest". This collection brings together articles that touch on a wide variety of issues related to culture, including: (1) cultural literacy; (2) ethnicity; (3) gender; (4) family; (5) language; and (6) technology. The nine articles from "Knowledge Quest", beginning with a column from long-time "Knowledge Quest" editor Debbie Abilock, are accompanied by new material from Patricia Montiel-Overall, Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science Resources at the University of Arizona. This book contains the following: (1) Preface; (2) Introduction by Patricia Montiel-Overall; (3) School Library Services in a Multicultural Society: The Need for Cultural Competence (Patricia Montiel-Overall); (4) Educating Students for Cross-Cultural Proficiency (Homepage column) (Debbie Abilock); (5) Transforming the Hidden Curriculum: Gender and the Library Media Center (Hilary Crew); (6) A Focus on Fathers: The Role of Males in Children's Literacy Development (Steven Herb and Sara Willoughby-Herb); (7) Gender and Racial Bias in Juvenile Computer Books (Kay Bishop and Jennifer Bishop); (8) Publishing Spanish-Language Books in the United States (Philip Lee); (9) Multicultural Mosaic: A Family Book Club (Laurie Dias Mitchell and Elizabeth Harris); (10) Making Space for Diverse Adolescent Male Identities in School (Lance McCready); (11) Knowledge: The Cornerstone to Ethnic Sensitivity (On My Mind column) (Taghreed Alqudsi-ghabra); and (12) Improving Computer-Use Success for Students of Diverse Backgrounds (Lori S. Mestre).
American Association of School Librarians. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60601. Tel: 312-280-4382; Fax: 312-280-5276; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Librarians
Identifiers - Location: United States