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Adams, Helen; Leu, DaNae; Venuto, Dee Ann – Knowledge Quest, 2015
What do school librarians fear most? Hands down, their biggest fear is a formal challenge to a resource in the school library. There are no accurate statistics about the number of challenges to school library resources. The staff of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom estimates that only about 20 percent are reported to ALA annually. For the…
Descriptors: Librarians, Barriers, School Libraries, Intellectual Freedom
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Schiano, Deborah – Knowledge Quest, 2013
Curation: to gather, organize, and present resources in a way that meets information needs and interests, makes sense for virtual as well as physical resources. A Northern New Jersey middle school library made the decision to curate its physical resources according to the needs of its users, and, in so doing, created a shelving system that is,…
Descriptors: Library Services, Library Development, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Kim, Sung Un – Knowledge Quest, 2012
The number of linguistically and culturally diverse students has been rapidly increasing in the United States. English language learner (ELL) enrollment has increased more than 50 percent from 1995-1996 to 2005-2006, composing about 10 percent of the total number of Pre-K-12 enrollment. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that 40 percent of the…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Elementary Secondary Education, Research Projects, Learning Experience
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Moyer, Mary; Williams, Melissa – Knowledge Quest, 2011
The importance of reading is evident in every aspect of schooling and affects all areas of a student's daily life. At Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville, New Jersey, teachers (along with the school librarian) work to alter students' feelings about reading by using a variety of reading programs including the computerized reading…
Descriptors: Remedial Reading, Reading Programs, Teachers, High Schools
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Roux, Yvonne R. – Knowledge Quest, 2008
The subtitle of the guidelines for school librarians, "Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning" reflects school library professionals' view that partnering with teachers and other educators is vital to enhancing the learning process, and the book devotes a chapter to the importance of collaboration. Yet one of the most…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, School Libraries, Partnerships in Education
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Cooper, Janice – Knowledge Quest, 2007
In this Information Age, students produce research projects by piecing together passages quoted verbatim and stitched together with a few introductory or transitional words. They assemble research as patchwork quilts rather than weaving a fabric of new knowledge. This common practice raises ethical issues and poses new challenges for library media…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Research Projects, Media Specialists, Information Literacy