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Snipes, Phyllis Robinson; Frilot, Holly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many locales--in many states--early conceptions of the school librarian's job have not evolved over the years even as the duties have expanded exponentially. The fact that in some districts outdated evaluation tools, such as Georgia's 1990 system, are still used to rate 21st-century school librarians is an obvious sign of the misconceptions…
Descriptors: School Districts, Instructional Effectiveness, Librarians, School Libraries
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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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Searles, Sarah Culp – Knowledge Quest, 2019
A large district has some unique challenges when planning support for a reflective growth process around implementing the "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries." This type of setting typically has a wide variety of school demographics, budgetary constraints, school library staffing…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Administration, School Districts, Librarians
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Schultz-Jones, Barbara – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Gaining professional experience for pre-service school librarians is essential and can be accomplished through curriculum requirements such as practicums, internships, or field experiences. These experiences are designed to prepare school librarians for active professional roles by providing an environment in which they can put classroom theories…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, School Libraries, Professional Development, Educational Opportunities
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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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Champlin, Connie; Grogg, Kelly; Lee, Janet – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The mission of the Peace Corps (PC) is to promote world peace and friendship. This is accomplished through meeting three goals: (1) To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; (2) To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and (3) To help promote a better…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Library Development, Global Approach, Volunteers
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Miller, Shannon McClintock; Ray, Mark – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As part of the national Future Ready Librarians initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education, Mark Ray and Shannon McClintock Miller serve as national advocates for school library programs and librarians. Mark and Shannon began their library advocacy careers in school libraries. For eight years, Shannon was the district librarian in Van…
Descriptors: Librarians, Advocacy, Library Services, School Libraries
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Cline, Allison; Norton, Sylvia Knight; Merola, Marci – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) offered a significant opportunity for school librarians; it also created opportunities to partner with school librarians on their efforts to be included in their states' educational plans. This three-part article explores the development and rollout of the American Association of School…
Descriptors: Librarians, Advocacy, Workshops, Statewide Planning
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Keeling, Mary – Knowledge Quest, 2018
What is the future of urban school libraries? The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards" offer a framework for school librarians to reflect on how they can tailor their professional practice to serve their specific school communities. Through the lens of the standards, school librarians can…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Libraries, Library Administration, Standards
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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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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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Potter, Tonya; Johnson, Kara – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Students look to their school library to find new books, seek information, creatively solve problems, and use technology. School libraries play an essential role in students' academic growth and development of lifelong learning skills. All of the wonderful resources and services that school libraries provide are easily accessible to the population…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Users (Information), Library Services
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Robinson, David E. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
This article will explore the basic tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in relation to collaborative curriculum development and implementation; provide a case study examination of UDL principles in action; and suggest school library curricular activities that provide opportunities for multiple means of representation, action, and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, Curriculum Development
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Mann, Leah; Rentfro, Jody – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Using concepts such as Design Thinking to create inquiry-based, hands-on learning opportunities centered on student ideation and creation, Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) in North Texas reimagined the role of library instruction through implementation of a Mobile Transformation Lab. The purpose of this lab is to serve the more than…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Active Learning, Inquiry, Hands on Science
Foote, Carolyn – Knowledge Quest, 2016
When secondary school librarians teach students digital life literacies, they help students perceive that librarians can provide support for real-life problems. The more librarians work with students, create inviting library environments, and have positive engagements with students, the more they change student perceptions of librarians in…
Descriptors: Success, Academic Achievement, School Libraries, Librarians
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