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Kerby, Mona – ALA Editions, 2019
Applying an informal and practical approach, Kerby provides beginning librarians with the essential steps to effectively manage a vibrant school library collection. Kerby argues that building a quality collection is no longer enough and offers strategies to ensure that learners actively engage with the materials. Supported by the "National…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, School Libraries, Library Policy
Reale, Michelle – ALA Editions, 2019
In our technology-saturated world, all the answers we seek are at our fingertips. Right? Though students might think so, educators know otherwise. But beyond merely helping students find answers to questions, information literacy instruction ought to ignite within students a spirit of inquiry: a discerning curiosity that will spur them to dig…
Descriptors: Student Research, Information Literacy, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking
Powers, Amanda Clay; Garnar, Martin; Fife, Dustin – ALA Editions, 2019
The path towards leadership starts with you. But you don't have to go it alone. For this book, the authors sat down with many of the library leaders they most admire for a series of conversations about the aspects of the job that they find the most fascinating (and challenging). Much like the chats you might have over coffee at a conference or…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership, Organizational Culture
Deskins, Liz – ALA Editions, 2019
Using the "AASL Standards Framework for Learners," this book demonstrates ways to use the Shared Foundations and Domains in your instructional design while collaboratively planning personalized learning experiences with content-area educators. Incorporating contributions from secondary school librarians across the country, this resource…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Education
Roemer, Robin Chin, Ed.; Kern, Verletta, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2019
At the heart of digital scholarship are universal questions, lessons, and principles relating both to the mission of higher education and the shared values that make an academic library culture. But while global in aspirations, digital scholarship starts with local culture drawn from the community. Editors Chin Roemer and Kern invite you into…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Scholarship, Library Services, Library Materials
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
Mediavilla, Cindy – ALA Editions, 2018
Despite the proliferation of online homework websites and tutoring services, public libraries still have an important role to play when it comes to supporting young people's educational needs. Public libraries that take a proactive approach--by setting up organized homework centers--have the potential to become catalysts for better performance in…
Descriptors: Homework, Public Libraries, Library Role, Models
Carstensen, Angela – ALA Editions, 2018
Teen literature expert Carstensen, creator and editor of "School Library Journal"'s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents this comprehensive resource for serving the reading interests of teens in all types of libraries. Moving far beyond merely offering lists of book titles, this RA guide specifically helps librarians and educators in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Public Libraries, School Libraries
Scales, Pat R. – ALA Editions, 2018
A past-president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and longtime spokesperson for First Amendment issues as they relate to children and young adults, for several decades, Scales has been a tireless champion for children's reading in all its richness and diversity. This collection gathers her most popular editorials, feature…
Descriptors: Library Associations, Children, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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
Hurtado, AnnMarie – ALA Editions, 2018
Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories. Packed with ready-to-use lesson plans designed for kindergarten- and early elementary-aged children, this book will help librarians add creative writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Workshops, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education
Baker, R. Lynn – ALA Editions, 2017
The all-in-one resource you've been clamoring for, this book presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens. Chock full of strategies and best practices for promoting literacy and reading skill development, it also features numerous planning…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Guides
McChesney, Elizabeth M.; Wunar, Bryan W. – ALA Editions, 2017
Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today's kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today's summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities, thus keeping their brains active even when school's out. Here, a team of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, STEM Education, Art Education, Public Libraries
Eshleman, Joe; Moniz, Richard; Mann, Karen; Eshleman, Kristen – ALA Editions, 2016
With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Instructional Design, Educational Cooperation
Brown, Nicole E.; Bussert, Kaila; Hattwig, Denise; Medaille, Ann – ALA Editions, 2016
The importance of images and visual media in today's culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction
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