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Todd, Ross J. – School Library Research, 2012
This paper presents selected key findings of the first phase of a multiphase research study commissioned by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) in 2009 and undertaken by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The overall research agenda seeks: (a) to…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Personnel, Technical Support
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Paton-Ash, Margie; Wilmot, Di – South African Journal of Education, 2015
There is no national policy for school libraries which compels school governing bodies and principals to have a library in their schools. It is thus not surprising that in 2011, only 21% of state schools had libraries, only 7% had stocked libraries and 79% of schools had no library at all (Department of Basic Education (DBE) Republic of South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Barriers, Performance Factors
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Hicks, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In Maryland, national standards in any discipline are reviewed and revised with student and educator needs in mind. The approval process for all standards includes stakeholder review and revision followed by a public comment period. Comments are then considered and used to inform further revisions. Finally, guidance, supporting documents,…
Descriptors: Library Administration, State Standards, School Libraries, Library Associations
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Ewbank, Ann Dutton – School Library Research, 2015
This modified case study examines how the members of the British Columbia Teacher-Librarians' Association (BCTLA), a Provincial Specialist Association (PSA) of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF), work together to advocate for strong school library programs headed by a credentialed school librarian. Since 2002, despite nullification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Libraries, Librarians, Advocacy
Lance, Keith Curry; Kachel, Debra E. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Since 1992, a growing body of research known as the school library impact studies has consistently shown positive correlations between school librarians and library programs and student achievement. The authors review the findings from these studies and discuss how school leaders can ensure they are making the best use of their librarians'…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Services, Library Role, Expertise
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
Oberg, Dianne – Education Canada, 2012
Four decades of research indicates that well-staffed, well-stocked, and well-used school libraries are correlated with increases in student achievement. Well-staffed school libraries have qualified teacher-librarians with qualifications in librarianship, digital technologies, and inquiry-based pedagogies. Well-stocked school libraries include…
Descriptors: Evidence, School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy
American Association of School Librarians, 2019
To aid school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities, AASL [American Association of School Librarians] tasked a 2019 ALA [American Library Association] Emerging Leaders team with developing a guide of reflection activities and resources based on the Include Shared Foundation in the National School Library Standards. The…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Inclusion, Learning Activities, Librarians
American Association of School Librarians, 2014
On April 11 and 12, 2014, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held "Causality: School Libraries and Student Success" (CLASS), an IMLS-funded national forum. Dr. Thomas Cook, one of the most influential methodologists in education research, and a five member panel of expert scholars and practitioners led 50 established…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Academic Achievement, Success
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Miller, Shannon McClintock; Ray, Mark – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As part of the national Future Ready Librarians initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education, Mark Ray and Shannon McClintock Miller serve as national advocates for school library programs and librarians. Mark and Shannon began their library advocacy careers in school libraries. For eight years, Shannon was the district librarian in Van…
Descriptors: Librarians, Advocacy, Library Services, School Libraries
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Kleijnen, Ellen; Huysmans, Frank; Elbers, Ed – SAGE Open, 2015
The educational achievement of children from non-Western migrant families in the Netherlands and other Western countries lags behind that of natives, especially when it comes to language proficiency and reading ability. This literature review pinpoints what is known and what is as yet unknown about reducing learning disadvantages through school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Role, Disadvantaged Youth, Children
Sullivan, Margaret – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
"Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts" focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies. The book walks school librarians and administrators through the process of gathering information from students and other stakeholders involved in…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Facilities Planning, Data Collection, Needs Assessment
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Elkins, Aaron J.; Nevares, Mary; Dyer, Renee; Bryan, Len – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Although school libraries have changed greatly since the publication of the first set of school library standards in 1920 (National Education Association and North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 1920), each subsequent iteration of the standards has sought to define the next incarnation of a profession undergoing continual…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Standards, Career Development
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Sannwald, Suzanne – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Suzanne Sannwald is the school librarian at West Hills High School in the Grossmont Union High School District, in San Diego's East County region. While working for a couple of years in a corporate setting prior to her current position, Sannwald learned about everything from organizational development and leadership to marketing and customer…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Users (Information), Librarians, Library Services
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Potter, Tonya; Johnson, Kara – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Students look to their school library to find new books, seek information, creatively solve problems, and use technology. School libraries play an essential role in students' academic growth and development of lifelong learning skills. All of the wonderful resources and services that school libraries provide are easily accessible to the population…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Users (Information), Library Services
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