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Sexton, Keungsuk – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article discusses how the Kindness Initiative at the Dr. Michael Conti School in Jersey City, New Jersey, where the author is the school librarian and a literacy support teacher, promotes a climate where students feel accepted. As they progress from pre-K through middle school, students are exposed to social justice literature designed to get…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Environment, Inclusion, Altruism
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Jorgenson, Sarah; Burress, Rene – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article details an action research project designed to determine the diversity of one high school library's top 100 titles. It outlines the results of the analysis and details how school librarians can review the diversity of their collections.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Libraries, Diversity, Content Analysis
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Garrison, Kasey L. – Knowledge Quest, 2020
Coming of age themes are common in young adult novels, and graphic novels in particular often address these issues as illustrated memoirs. This article explores engaging and interesting graphic novels about growing up, useful resources for school librarians and other educators using this format, and the value of using graphic novels to support…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Cartoons, Novels
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Gruer, Tammy S.; Perry, Karen M. – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article explores all the actions and opportunities school librarians take to reinforce reading instruction and reinforce learners' growing reading skills. It also details ways to enhance reading instruction through technology and makerspaces.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Reading Instruction
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Osborne, Amanda T. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The author began thinking about 3-D printing in 2014 when she learned that the Mississippi Library Commission would loan school libraries a printer for programming. At the time, she was a brand new school librarian who had recently transitioned from being an English teacher, so she was learning about the maker movement in libraries and all the…
Descriptors: Printing, Visual Aids, School Libraries, High Schools
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Ivory, Amy; Viens, Lisha – Knowledge Quest, 2019
When talking about collection development, few school librarians think about databases. Databases provide learners with a one-stop shop for cross-curricular, up-to-date, vetted information in a structured and easy-to-manipulate format for class projects. To be successful learners, students need to know how to use a database to find the information…
Descriptors: Databases, Library Materials, High School Students, Search Strategies
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Calzada, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2019
How can relationship building and demonstrating impact on learning be done? As professionals, school librarians must seek out opportunities to lead or work with others in the area of programming. Much can be done in the library space but when the programs occur outside the school library, a librarian's willingness to be adaptable is leveraged and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, High Schools
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Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Everyone has an object that holds a special meaning. It is human nature to collect these objects and value the stories they tell. Entire buildings have been built just to hold and display such items. Museums not only house these objects but help us connect to the past and our culture as well as the culture of others. In the state of Arkansas, few…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, School Libraries, Librarians
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Johnson, Janine – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Whether you have a well-equipped Virtual Reality (VR) lab or are still questioning how to get started, you can be sure that virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality (VR, AR, and MR) experiences are not fads soon to fade away. In that case, then what better place than the school library to "mess about" with VR/AR/MR and expand learners'…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Laboratories
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Klober, Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Kelly Klober, the school librarian for Danville's (Arkansas) sole elementary school, provides school library services for the school's three hundred and twenty-five students. With the help and support of the learners, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large, together they have transformed the school library from a place that houses books…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Drama, High School Students
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Gilstrap, Calypso – Knowledge Quest, 2019
After spending the summer aligning the AASL Standards Framework for Learners with state standards and county learner profile, author Calypso Gilstrap claims a new passion for the impact school librarians have in teaching students the workplace skills employers desire. According to research conducted recently for the Association of American…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advanced Placement Programs, Academic Standards, Middle Schools
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Berg, Kat; Kramer, Jenni; Werle, Misti – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In an effort to carry out the work of Bismarck (ND) Public Schools, while implementing the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries," the district has started training school librarians to be the backbone of the project-based learning (PBL)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Role
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Johnson, Craig; Subbian, Arun; Bhojwani, Heeru; Bishop, Rachel – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Social, professional, and learning networks have altered the way humans deal with the volume of information that bombards them daily. Traditionally, the library has served as a center of information in our schools. Because the availability and access to information has changed, many institutions, in both business and education, have chosen to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, School Libraries, Library Role
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Jaaskelainen, Kristal; Deneen, Musetta – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As the future arrives faster and faster one must ask continually, what do kids actually need from their formal education today and tomorrow? Continuous innovation of method and strategy must be integral to the practice of all teaching professionals. Equitable educators must take a look at the learners in front of them, when and where they stand,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Teacher Collaboration, Independent Study
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Baker, Sheila F.; Alexander, Bonnie – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Learning in makerspaces involves doing, playing, thinking, experimenting, creating, collaborating, mentoring, inquiring, problem-solving, producing, inventing, designing, building, and sharing (Loertscher, Preddy, and Derry 2013). Whatever the character of a makerspace, all makerspaces have the same goal: to actively engage students in open-ended…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Middle Schools, Library Services
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