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Soulen, Rita Reinsel – Knowledge Quest, 2020
First-year teachers require a discrete standard of practice. By mentoring and collaborating with these teachers under the Continuum of Care model, school librarians can provide supports to increase new teacher resilience, decrease burnout, and increase commitment to the profession.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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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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Churchill, Sara – Knowledge Quest, 2020
This article summarizes the findings of a 2017 qualitative, multiple case study that explored the factors that impact gifted students' recreational reading selections. It offers an overview of the steps school librarians and other educators can take to foster independent reading habits in gifted students.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Independent Reading, Recreational Reading, Reading Interests
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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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Emrich, Val; Senior, Erin; Ford, Gregg; Hicks, Laura; Riesett, Brandon – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Openly licensed educational resources (OER) are an untapped opportunity for free, quality resources to expand a school library collection. As with any library asset, they must be evaluated to ensure that they are in fact free and openly licensed. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has created an OER repository and has learned…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Shared Resources and Services, School Libraries, Library Materials
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Kimmel, Sue C.; Pasquini, Laura A. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The Colorado Study (Lance, Wellborn, and Hamilton-Pennell 1993) and its many replications in other states have demonstrated that when educators and learners had access to a qualified school librarian in the context of a thoughtfully built, adequately resourced, technology rich, and widely accessible school library, learners tended to flourish on…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Science, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Branch-Mueller, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Have you ever wondered about the people teaching the next generation of school library professionals? You probably know that they prepare course outlines, set assignments, and mark papers. They might present at your local or state conferences, or perhaps you know them from their work on committees that promote the new AASL Standards. Maybe you…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Quality of Working Life, Library Schools, Information Science Education
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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
Martin, Crystle – Knowledge Quest, 2017
A growing body of research focuses on the impact of video games and coding on learning. The research often elevates learning the technical skills associated with video games and coding or the importance of problem solving and computational thinking, which are, of course, necessary and relevant. However, the literature less often explores how young…
Descriptors: Video Games, Coding, Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities
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Rothman, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Demands for school technology innovations, implementation of 1:1 device models, and increased interest in digital media highlight complicated issues such as funding, equity, and decision making for e-book collection development and programming in school libraries. School librarians considering purchase of e-books for school libraries still cannot…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, School Libraries, Public Schools, Educational Technology
Baker, Sheila F.; Willis, Jana – Knowledge Quest, 2016
A new teacher enters the classroom for the first time equipped with teaching strategies, technology-integration models, and classroom experiences acquired during his or her teacher preparation program. These new teachers are often unaware that down the hall exists their greatest resource for today's technologies and their strongest potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
McPherson, Heather; Dubé, Margot – Knowledge Quest, 2016
Information literacy (IL) is a multifaceted skill that encompasses information seeking, identifying research questions, finding answers to research questions, and then evaluating and using information appropriately (ALA 2001). Much research has been conducted on the low level of IL found amongst high school students. Failure to make connections…
Descriptors: High School Students, Information Literacy, Action Research, Critical Thinking
Harper, Meghan; Deskins,Liz – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes a collaborative project designed to use action research to assess and advocate for innovative design changes in a school library. The high school library was in its fifth year of service, and yet the layout of the library was not meeting the learning and technological needs of 21st-century high school students. The purpose…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Libraries, Library Development, Advocacy
Richey, Jennifer; Cahill, Maria – Knowledge Quest, 2015
School librarians, professional library literature, and scholarly library literature tout the benefits of schools staffed with certified school librarians. However, recent reductions in library funding and elimination of school library positions suggest stakeholders do not connect the school library program to positive student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Evidence, Librarians, Multiple Choice Tests
Rickman, Wendy – Knowledge Quest, 2015
For all students in public and private schools, the need to search for themselves in books and other resources is real and ever-growing. Selection is of prime importance in collection development-second only to de-selection, and with about two and a half million LGBTQQ teens in the U.S., the weight of selection choices that reflect the needs and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Reading Material Selection, Homosexuality
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