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Gavigan, Karen – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Although their research agendas may vary widely, school library researchers from around the world share the common goal of conducting studies designed to advance the field of school librarianship. International school library scholars are united in their efforts to prove that quality school library programs can have a significant impact on student…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Research, Advocacy, Partnerships in Education
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Murphy, Peggy Henderson – Knowledge Quest, 2018
English Language Learner (ELL) students are sometimes a small constituency. Many resources already in the library can be used to enhance their language acquisition, confidence, and cultural fluency--resources such as graphic novels, hi-lo books, and makerspace materials. This article discusses enhancing language acquisition, confidence, and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, English Language Learners, Librarians, Second Language Learning
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Burns, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The modern school library is a complex social setting "grounded in standards and best practice" (AASL 2018). The new "National School Library Standards" have refreshed the student learning standards and aligned new Shared Foundations to the school library. Additionally, the competencies for learners are now complemented by…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration, National Standards
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Blakemore, Megan – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Makerspaces, collaborative workspaces stocked with materials and tools for creating, building, designing, and learning, are becoming more and more common in schools and, in particular, in school libraries. Makerspaces in the school library allow for connections between making and literacy. Indeed, such connections are authentic and natural as…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking