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Rinio, Deborah – ALA Editions, 2020
Using STEAM activities, this book places school librarians at the intersection with inquiry in an elementary school. Learners will think like a scientist and design like an engineer using an iterative process to make authentic learning connections and develop a growth mindset. Designed to be completed in 30-minute class periods, 14 scaffolded…
Descriptors: Art Education, STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Authentic Learning
Hughes-Hassell, Sandra – ALA Editions, 2020
With a renewed emphasis on facilitating learning, supporting multiple literacies, and advancing equity and inclusion, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of this trusted text provides models and tools that will enable library staff who serve youth to create and maintain collections that provide equitable access to all youth. And as…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Materials, Librarians, Access to Information
Reale, Michelle – ALA Editions, 2020
While the profession has generated many books on information literacy, none to date have validated exactly why it is so difficult to teach. In her new book, Reale posits that examining and reflecting on the reality of those factors is what will enable practitioners to meet the challenge of their important mandate. Using the same warm and…
Descriptors: Library Instruction, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Personal Narratives
McChesney, Elizabeth M.; Nicholas, Brett – ALA Editions, 2020
Laying the groundwork for building children's curiosity, openness to learning, ability to persist in the face of failure, and interest in connecting learning from one subject to the other are important objectives for today's libraries. Partnering with cultural institutions, such as the Chicago Public Library (CPL) does with Chicago's Museum of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Reading Instruction, Active Learning, Learning Activities
Hess, Amanda Nichols – ALA Editions, 2020
Does your online instruction program sometimes feel like a constant scramble to keep pace with requests and deadlines? Modular design is the answer. Approaching projects, whether large and small, with an eye towards future uses will put you on the path to accomplishing broader, organizational goals. And by intentionally building documentation and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Open Educational Resources
Weisburg, Hilda K. – ALA Editions, 2020
Your library is your classroom, and you are responsible for it no matter what's happening there. Ineffective classroom management can hamper or completely negate your efforts at creating a strong library program, and that's true whether you're a new school librarian just starting out or one with many years under your belt. This powerful resource…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Librarians, School Libraries, Discipline Problems
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
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
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
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
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
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