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Reed, Karen Nourse; Oslund, Eric L. – School Library Research, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has created additional opportunities for school librarians to collaborate with classroom teachers, reading specialists, and other educators in support of schools' literacy goals. This potential for expanded collaboration suggests a need for increased focus on reading instruction as part of the school…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Team Teaching, Literacy Education
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Ross, Natalie Hoyle – School Library Research, 2018
This paper reports findings of a qualitative collective case study and single case study that explored student reading motivation. This research focused on school librarians' perceived value of one children's choice award--the Bluestem Award--and its effect on school librarians' promotions and student behavior in the school library. Data were…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Role
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Taylor, Natalie Greene; Moore, Jennifer; Visser, Marijke; Drouillard, Colette – School Library Research, 2018
As young people increasingly need computer science (CS) and other related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills, libraries have been identified as spaces in which this learning can occur. However, librarians often perceive they lack the skills or confidence required to lead this type of education. As a result, funding sources,…
Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Library Education, Graduate Study
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Garrison, Kasey L.; FitzGerald, Lee; Sheerman, Alinda – School Library Research, 2018
Guided Inquiry (GI) is an emerging pedagogy based on the Information Search Process (ISP), a research-based information-literacy model identified by Carol C. Kuhlthau (1985, 1988a, 1988b, 1988c, 1989b) and operationalized by the Guided Inquiry Design (GID) process (Kuhlthau, Maniotes, and Caspari 2007, 2012, 2015). This study investigated…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Grade 9
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Frye, Julie Marie – School Library Research, 2018
Many studies have analyzed the occupational socialization of public school educators, including principals and school teachers; however, very few studies have documented or synthesized the experience of novice school librarians. This study contributes to the understanding of novice school librarians' professional identities by analyzing their…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Work Environment, Personal Narratives
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Moeller, Robin A.; Becnel, Kim – School Library Research, 2018
In light of the recent focus on diversity in books for youth as exemplified by movements such as "We Need Diverse Books" and "Reading Without Walls," the authors sought to understand how race is depicted in graphic novels for teens. A textual analysis was conducted on a sample of books from the Young Adult Library Services…
Descriptors: Novels, Cartoons, Race, Young Adults
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Johnston, Melissa P.; Green, Lucy Santos – School Library Research, 2018
In 2003 Delia Neuman wrote "Research in School Library Media for the Next Decade: Polishing the Diamond." One of the most influential pieces on school library research written in the last twenty years, the article provided a map for school library research by defining areas of concern and importance. Neuman developed questions grounded…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Research, Library Services, Media Specialists
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Scott, Rebecca; Inskip, Charles – School Library Research, 2017
This paper reports the findings of a small-scale qualitative study that explored the perceptions of and approaches used by UK school librarians and teachers in the design and use of reading lists. The research question was: "What is the best way to construct reading lists to maximize their benefit in the school library or classroom?" The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Reading Lists, School Libraries
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Santos Green, Lucy; Jones, Stephanie A.; Burke, Panne Andrea – School Library Research, 2017
Online learning, already an essential component of the higher-education and professional landscape, has now developed a more ubiquitous presence in K-12 learning due to educational trends such as flipped education and use of tools such as Google Classroom. Despite the increasingly important role of online learning in K-12 education, little…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Morris, Rebecca J.; Cahill, Maria – School Library Research, 2017
In this study we investigated the research designs employed to study the interdisciplinary profession of school librarianship during a time period of notable changes across both the Pre-K-12 and school library domains. To conduct this work, we analyzed all 217 articles published in "School Library Research" (SLR) and "School…
Descriptors: Research Design, School Libraries, Library Research, Content Analysis
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Weeks, Ann Carlson; DiScala, Jeffrey; Barlow, Diane L.; Massey, Sheri A.; Kodama, Christie; Hall, Rosemary; Jarrell, Kelsey; Jacobs, Leah; Moses, Alexandra; Follman, Rebecca – School Library Research, 2017
The school district library supervisor plays a pivotal role in supporting, advising, and providing professional development to building-level librarians; advocating for the program; providing leadership; and representing school library programs to stakeholders in the school system and the larger community. To gain a better understanding of…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Districts, Supervisors, Administrator Role
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Merga, Margaret K. – School Library Research, 2017
Understanding how social influences can foster avid book reader identification is a key research goal that warrants further investigation beyond a limited early-years lens. The author's 2015 International Study of Avid Book Readers (ISABR) explored, as one of its key research questions, the influence positive social agents can have on avid book…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Social Influences, Influences, Authors
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Crow, Sherry R.; Kastello, Lisa – School Library Research, 2016
This paper is based on two studies conducted in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2008 and in Kampala, Uganda, in 2014. The basic research question addressed in both studies was: "What are the experiences in the lives of upper elementary-aged children that foster an intrinsic motivation to seek information?" The secondary question was:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Motivation, Information Seeking, Personality
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Arnone, Marilyn P.; Small, Ruth V.; Weng, Shicheng – School Library Research, 2016
Several instruments previously validated for use in school library research were tested for their appropriateness in the context of public libraries' summer reading programs for youth. The researchers were also interested in whether the connection between perceived competence in one's own information skills and perceived competence in one's own…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Programs, School Libraries, Public Libraries
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Burns, Elizabeth; Kimmel, Sue; Dickinson, Gail – School Library Research, 2016
Little research has been conducted examining advocacy efforts in the school library field despite the fact that program advocate is a prominent role for school librarians. One element of advocacy is the engagement in political initiatives that may affect school library programs. This case study investigates the effectiveness of one advocacy effort…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Advocacy, Library Services, Case Studies
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