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Wake, Donna; Hu, Helen; Shaw, Erin – School Library Research, 2022
This study used qualitative methodology based on focus group interviews to explore school librarians' involvement during the move to online teaching and learning contexts. Findings indicate these educators felt underutilized because of stakeholder misperceptions of their roles. However, most school librarians in the study reported creating…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Communities of Practice, Library Role
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Kammer, Jenna; Atkins, Charlene; Burress, Rene – School Library Research, 2022
This study examined how school librarians spent their own money to support their libraries during the 2020-2021 school year in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various factors that influence this spending. Using mixed methods, this study identified demographic information about the participants and schools served, personal spending…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Budgets, Expenditures
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Smith, Daniella LaShaun; Milburn, Stacie M.; Esener, Yildiz; Colby, Diana – School Library Research, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine variables related to teachers' perceptions of the impact of a one-to-one laptop program on learning. The participants were fifty-three high school teachers who taught at a school with a one-to-one laptop program. A mixed-methods design was implemented using a survey designed to determine the teachers'…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, High School Teachers
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Koh, Kyungwon; Ge, Xun; Petrella, Julia Burns – School Library Research, 2022
The goal of this study was to understand how school librarians and classroom teachers co-teach to facilitate learner-centered instruction, including inquiry and maker learning. Research was conducted through interviews and field observations over three years. In this study, the participating school librarians and teachers worked together…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Educational Cooperation, Student Centered Learning
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Lewis, Melanie A. – School Library Research, 2021
This case study was conducted to explore how school district leaders can foster the development of effective school libraries in which school librarians serve as instructional leaders of multiple literacies. Participants included district-level personnel and building-level school librarians. The district-level personnel consisted of those who held…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Multiple Literacies, Librarians, Instructional Leadership
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Soulen, Rita Reinsel – School Library Research, 2021
Mentoring of new teachers by school librarians to build resilience in those teachers creates a pathway to foster collaboration. This study is a follow-up to an American Association of School Librarians CLASS II: Field Study in which fifteen school librarians implemented interventions under the Continuum of Care model for new teachers to increase…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Role, Beginning Teachers
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Robinson, David E.; McNary, Scot W. – School Library Research, 2021
This research study examined the relationship between years of traditional classroom teaching experience and teaching in school library instructional environments. Data for the study emerged from formal observations of MLS candidates' practicum teaching in school libraries. Participants in the study were examined based on the following levels of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, School Libraries, Graduate Students, Practicums
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Thompson, Jessica; Barthlow, Michelle; Paynter, Kelly – School Library Research, 2021
Teacher self-efficacy, the belief teachers have that they can make a difference for their students or have a positive impact on their students' academic careers, has been studied for years. Very little is known about teacher self-efficacy in school librarians, however. The following study examined the difference in school librarians' teacher…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Self Efficacy, Elementary Schools
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Kammer, Jenna; King, Matt; Donahay, Allison; Koeberl, Heather – School Library Research, 2021
This qualitative meta-analysis explored the nature of successful collaboration between teachers and school librarians. Three action research studies of school librarians who integrated instruction or curriculum through collaboration with teachers are examined to understand more about what strategies made the collaboration successful. Strategies…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers
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Burns, Elizabeth A.; Dawkins, April M. – School Library Research, 2021
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) recently released standards to guide the practice of school librarians. The "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" (2018) were put forward as a single text with integrated frameworks. One year later, the "ALA/AASL/CAEP School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Education, National Standards
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Cates, Michelle – School Library Research, 2021
School librarians balance leadership and instruction in a fluid role that is highly influenced by education trends such as innovation, budget cuts, and distance learning. Prior research found these professionals remain relevant by learning through social media. This exploratory project inquired about the activities, motives, and barriers…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Social Media, Electronic Learning
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Burns, Elizabeth A.; Dawkins, April M. – School Library Research, 2021
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) recently released standards to guide the practice of school librarians. The "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries" (2018) were put forward as a single text with integrated frameworks. One year later, the "ALA/AASL/CAEP School…
Descriptors: Librarians, School Libraries, Library Education, National Standards
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Dawkins, April M.; Eidson, Emily C. – School Library Research, 2021
Selection policies are practical tools used by school librarians to guide them in their collection development plans. This investigation into district-level selection policies examined policies from 80 school districts across the United States. The policies were examined to determine the status of selection policies in school libraries and if the…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, School Districts, School Libraries, Library Materials
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Harland, Pamela; Moreillon, Judi; Cellucci, Anita – School Library Research, 2021
The dissemination and adoption of new standards is of primary concern to national education associations, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) among them. The purpose of this content-analysis study was to investigate the impact of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (AASL…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Responsibility
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Wood, Clare; Clark, Christina; Teravainen-Goff, Anne; Rudkin, Georgina; Vardy, Emma – School Library Research, 2020
Although it has been argued that school libraries are important for supporting the reading engagement of pupils who receive free school meals, to date there has been little analysis of the extent to which use of school library spaces is related to these pupils' reading behaviors. We analyzed data from 6,264 children and young adults in the United…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Literacy, Psychological Patterns, Low Income Students
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