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Harvey, Carl A., II – Knowledge Quest, 2009
In the new AASL "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner," the very first Common Belief is "Reading is a window to the world." School library media specialists have always developed collections of materials (both print and non-print) to hook students in and keep them engaged in reading. They continually promote their collections to both students…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Educational Change, Media Specialists, Reading Skills
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Harvey, Carl A., II; Kaplan, Allison G. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
"Future" often conjures up something far off. Library media specialists come to realize that the future is often much closer than they think. Web 2.0 technologies have swiftly taken library media specialists into a whole new realm of possibilities. No longer consumers, they have the opportunity to become producers of information and collaborators…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Web Based Instruction, Web Sites
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Harvey, Carl A., II; Kaplan, Allison G. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article features some of the programs offered in the Reno conference. Two of the preconferences at Reno will focus on children's literature. Judy Freeman will talk about some of the current and future trends for books for younger readers. She will share a plethora of some of the best picture books and chapter books. Ruth Cox Clark will take…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Picture Books, Young Adults
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Harvey, Carl A., II; Kaplan, Allison G. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article highlights some of the exciting learning opportunities at the conference in Reno, Nevada. From an author strand running throughout the program to sessions on technology, collaboration, and general best practice, the concurrent programs promise something for everyone. There are exhibits that will showcase the latest in furniture,…
Descriptors: Exhibits, Educational Opportunities, Conferences (Gatherings), Technology Integration