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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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Minow, Mary; Wilson, Cicely Reed – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Explains the copyright policy battles now pending in Congress and the courts, with a discussion of what they mean for free speech, access to information, and democratic culture in school libraries. (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Democracy
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Hopkins, Dianne McAfee – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Relevant studies on support from sociology, psychology, and communications, as well as library and information studies, are summarized and applied to analyze the services of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Cooperative Children's Book Center, a library widely sought for intellectual freedom support. (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Adolescent Literature, Censorship, Childrens Literature
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Loertscher, David V.; Woolls, Blanche – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Discusses the use of libraries by teenagers and considers implications from the research for practice. Topics include why teens use libraries; the librarian's role in reaching out to teens; teen reading; skills needed for information literacy; effects on student research, including attitudes and achievement levels; and use of technology,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Information Literacy
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Karis, Carolyn – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Reviews 14 books and a CD-ROM for how they correlate with the goals of Information Power and how their theories, ideas and examples empower the school library media specialist (SLMS) to effectively implement Information Power. Two tables list Information Power books by groups and by roles of the SLMS. (AEF)
Descriptors: Books, Educational Development, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education