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Calvert, Kay – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The Beebe (AR) Public School District is committed to the mission of utilizing all resources to provide learning opportunities, tools, progressive technology, and guidance to enable all students to become productive citizens and lifelong learners. Each school year, upon returning from summer vacation, a noticeable decline in student reading levels…
Descriptors: School Districts, Libraries, Motor Vehicles, Books
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Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Everyone has an object that holds a special meaning. It is human nature to collect these objects and value the stories they tell. Entire buildings have been built just to hold and display such items. Museums not only house these objects but help us connect to the past and our culture as well as the culture of others. In the state of Arkansas, few…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, School Libraries, Librarians
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Klober, Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Kelly Klober, the school librarian for Danville's (Arkansas) sole elementary school, provides school library services for the school's three hundred and twenty-five students. With the help and support of the learners, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large, together they have transformed the school library from a place that houses books…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Drama, High School Students
Rickman, Wendy – Knowledge Quest, 2015
For all students in public and private schools, the need to search for themselves in books and other resources is real and ever-growing. Selection is of prime importance in collection development-second only to de-selection, and with about two and a half million LGBTQQ teens in the U.S., the weight of selection choices that reflect the needs and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Reading Material Selection, Homosexuality
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Thompson, Sarah B.; Seward, Vanessa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In this article, the authors describe McNair Middle School's Independent Study process. Each year in late January the authors connect to look at the calendar to schedule time for the seventh-grade gifted and talented (GT) students to come to the school library to begin their annual Independent Study. "Independent study is a planned research…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
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Adams, Helen R. – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article presents an interview with Cassandra Barnett, a school library media specialist at Fayetteville (Arkansas) High School. She is also a member of the AASL Learning Standards Rewrite Task Force, which has been working on developing AASL's new National Learning Standards. Fayetteville schools experienced multiple challenges during…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Librarians, High Schools