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Branch-Mueller, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Have you ever wondered about the people teaching the next generation of school library professionals? You probably know that they prepare course outlines, set assignments, and mark papers. They might present at your local or state conferences, or perhaps you know them from their work on committees that promote the new AASL Standards. Maybe you…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Quality of Working Life, Library Schools, Information Science Education
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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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Collins, Karla B.; Spisak, Jen R. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
In this article, two teachers describe their transition from pre-K-12 schools to higher education, where they teach college students to be school librarians. Both were at points in their pre-K-12 careers at which they were comfortable and felt good about their abilities, but both were ready for new challenges. While they no longer see the direct…
Descriptors: College Faculty, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Education
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Weisburg, Hilda – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The author believes her professional life can be divided into two parts--being a building-level school librarian and being retired, noting that few librarians she has met planned to enter the profession, and like them, she was an accidental librarian. Though trained to be a high school English teacher, she was offered a job after college as a…
Descriptors: Librarians, Retirement, Masters Degrees, Library Science
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Elkins, Aaron J.; Nevares, Mary; Dyer, Renee; Bryan, Len – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Although school libraries have changed greatly since the publication of the first set of school library standards in 1920 (National Education Association and North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools 1920), each subsequent iteration of the standards has sought to define the next incarnation of a profession undergoing continual…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Standards, Career Development
Kvenild, Cassandra; Shepherd, Craig E.; Smith, Shannon M.; Thielk, Emma – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In a climate of increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), school libraries have unique opportunities to grow collections and cultivate partnerships in the sciences. At the federal level and in many states, STEM initiatives encourage hands-on exposure to technologies and open the door for student-led discovery of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Robotics, Information Technology, Learning Resources Centers
Jackson-Brown, Grace M. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
This article shares the story of the author's involvement in a national literacy initiative known as the African American Read-In (AARI) in Springfield, Missouri. The article highlights successes that public school librarians and university librarians are experiencing as they work together to promote diversity and reading through a community-wide…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Libraries, College Libraries, Librarians
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Altman, Susan – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In this article, Susan Altman shares her experience of working as a library assistant at Forest Heights Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, while taking classes in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program at the nearby University of South Carolina. She discusses getting acquainted with the students, faculty and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Personnel, Elementary Schools, Library Education
Baker, Sheila F.; Willis, Jana – Knowledge Quest, 2016
A new teacher enters the classroom for the first time equipped with teaching strategies, technology-integration models, and classroom experiences acquired during his or her teacher preparation program. These new teachers are often unaware that down the hall exists their greatest resource for today's technologies and their strongest potential…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Grigsby, Susan K. S.; Helfrich, Jennifer; Deissler, Christa Harrelson – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes how school librarians in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) in Georgia addressed a concern regarding the performance evaluation tool that stemmed from the passing of House Bill (HB) 244, which was passed in response to the state's Race to the Top (RT3) application requirements. The bill became law on July 1, 2014, and the…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College School Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Evaluation
Schroeder, Eileen E.; Fisher, Stacy – Knowledge Quest, 2015
In 2010 the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) responded to rapid changes in school libraries by convening the "Wisconsin School Library Summit: Envisioning 21st Century Learners and School Library Media Programs." Summit participants discussed the future of school libraries in Wisconsin. During the summit, several…
Descriptors: Library Role, Librarians, School Libraries, Standards
Shepherd, Craig E.; Dousay, Tonia; Kvenild, Cassandra; Meredith, Tamara – Knowledge Quest, 2015
School libraries are untapped resources for fieldwork by preservice teachers. Many school librarians have expertise in pedagogy and standards-based curriculum development, both for information literacy and for technology integration. By forging partnerships with teacher-preparation programs, school librarians can provide fieldwork sites rich in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, School Libraries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Dow, Mirah J. – Knowledge Quest, 2014
Picture a professor of library and information science working in her office on the fourth floor of the university library. She is away from student traffic and relatively isolated from other faculty on campus. Nevertheless, the professor has much to be proud of as she uses computer technology to reach, teach, and interact with enrolled students…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Scientific Literacy, Technological Literacy, Labor Force Development
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Bowler, Leanne – Knowledge Quest, 2014
A makerspace is a physical place in the library where informal, collaborative learning can happen through hands-on creation, using any combination of technology, industrial arts, and fine arts that is not readily available for home use. The underlying goal of a makerspace is to encourage innovation and creativity through the use of technology-to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Information Science Education, Creativity, Pilot Projects
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Nieto, Sonia – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Educator Bell Hooks acknowledged the fundamental truth that teaching, caring, and transformation are closely linked, that is, that true teaching must be accompanied by a deep level of care in order for learning to take place. No matter how young or old, no matter the subject matter, and no matter where teaching and learning take place--a…
Descriptors: Caring, Social Influences, Teacher Student Relationship, Educational Practices
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