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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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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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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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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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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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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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Leung, Lok-Man; Chiu, Dickson; Lo, Patrick – School Library Research, 2020
The purpose of the research was to explore the collaboration between public libraries and schools in Hong Kong from the perspective of school librarians. Three school librarians were interviewed (semi-structured), and their responses were thematically analyzed. Collaboration between public libraries and the three schools was well received and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Librarians, Institutional Cooperation
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Sultanik, Alyssa G. – School Library Research, 2020
Genrefying a library's fiction collection is a common practice in school libraries. However, there is little research to explain the benefits or drawbacks of this practice. Using a within-subjects/time-series action research design, this study was conducted to understand more about the impact of genrefying the fiction collection in a single…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Classification, Library Materials, School Libraries
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Burns, Elizabeth A. – School Library Research, 2020
Reflection is a skill educators of school librarians hope to foster in their students. Widely used in teacher preparation (Hodgins 2014), reflective journaling is a pedagogical strategy that aligns with the text-based nature of library and information studies coursework, especially as more library schools move online (Kymes and Ray 2012). This…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Reflection, Journal Writing
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Soulen, Rita Reinsel – School Library Research, 2020
School librarians occupy a unique position to offer supports for first-year teachers to build teachers' resilience, reduce their burnout, and ensure retention. Fifteen school librarians recruited twenty-six new teachers in their schools to form the treatment group. A comparison group of twenty-six new teachers were matched by initial scores on a…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Beginning Teachers, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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