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Jackson-Brown, Grace M. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
This article shares the story of the author's involvement in a national literacy initiative known as the African American Read-In (AARI) in Springfield, Missouri. The article highlights successes that public school librarians and university librarians are experiencing as they work together to promote diversity and reading through a community-wide…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Libraries, College Libraries, Librarians
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Pickett, Janie – Knowledge Quest, 2013
Implementing a library advisory committee (LAC) is one of those fundamentals taught in the Master of Library Science program: gather shareholders, create consensus, and build a community. But the day-to-day reality of K-12 schools often is not conducive to vision building, and if there is no administrator support for such a committee, faculty and…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Library Administration, Program Implementation, School Libraries
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Millen, Jean; Millen, George – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Describes the process of building a new media center at Crestige South Elementary School in Centerview, Missouri. Discusses fund-raising efforts of the parent-teacher organization, the floor plan drawn up by the library media specialist, and the construction. Provides suggestions for rural school-library media specialists and school patrons for…
Descriptors: Building Design, Building Plans, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Education
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LeLoup, Dennis – Knowledge Quest, 2000
Describes strategic planning efforts in eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) to implement guidelines in "Information Power" (1998, American Library Association) relating good school library media programs to student achievement success. Discusses Web pages; state conferences;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines