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Northern, Sam; Gardner, Melissa – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In Kentucky the school library is regarded as the hub of the school community and integral to teaching and learning. The power of the school library lies in the programming, resources, services, and instruction it provides educators and learners to support learning. Stakeholders come to appreciate Kentucky's school libraries because of their…
Descriptors: School Libraries, State Legislation, State Departments of Education, Librarians
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Northern, Sam – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Students' levels of exposure to the world rely on many factors such as location, access to information, and socioeconomic status. Educators, can create a level playing field for all. Authentic learning experiences will multiply the paths that lay at students' feet as they embark on their life's journey. Students question because they have been…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, School Libraries
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Henley, William – Knowledge Quest, 2017
William Henley shares how his first-day experience as a new English teacher influenced him to do everything in his power as a graduate student to mitigate the same first-day terror as a school librarian. He knew he had to get as much practical experience with school libraries as possible. These experiences added layers of invaluable context to…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, School Libraries, Experience
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Allen, James – Knowledge Quest, 2017
If you stopped by and visited the author's school library in Eminence, Kentucky, it would be difficult to predict everything you might see and experience. You might see first-grade students browsing and finding books to check out, a ninth-grade student using a compound miter saw to prepare parts for a project in an engineering class, a fifth-grade…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, Library Development, Performance Factors
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Kirk, Terri – Knowledge Quest, 2007
In this article, the author describes her rise to the governing level in the American Library Association. She claims that her passion for the importance of libraries and librarians to the democratic process motivated her to take the steps that guided her professional work. She also advises lifelong learners who have the passion for libraries to…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Librarians, Professional Associations, Library Services