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Harper, Meghan; Deskins,Liz – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes a collaborative project designed to use action research to assess and advocate for innovative design changes in a school library. The high school library was in its fifth year of service, and yet the layout of the library was not meeting the learning and technological needs of 21st-century high school students. The purpose…
Descriptors: Action Research, School Libraries, Library Development, Advocacy
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Brown, Judy – Knowledge Quest, 2007
At one time, the Caldwell High School Library at Caldwell Exempted Village Schools in Caldwell, Ohio, had two sections--the main room with the shelves, circulation desk, and tables and chairs, and an adjoining room with student desks. There was a wide opening to the back room, and glass partitions in the upper half of the wall separating the two…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, School Libraries, Study Centers, Enrollment Trends
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Simonyi, Stacy – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article describes how the author changed a gloomy and outdated library into a cheery and welcoming place for teaching and learning. When the author was hired as the new library media specialist at Tri-County Career Center Library in Nelsonville, Ohio, the library was antiquated, uncomfortable, and not geared for the present-day hills of…
Descriptors: Library Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Computers, School Libraries
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Subel, Sue – Knowledge Quest, 2007
This article discusses the importance of designing a library media center that engages students in constructing new knowledge. The author describes the planning stages of a new library facility. In the early planning stages, the author focused on the expectations of the administration. She soon realized that they had included all the…
Descriptors: Facility Guidelines, Library Services, School Libraries, Learning Resources Centers
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Adamich, Tom – Knowledge Quest, 2003
Discusses the main goal of this workshop, which is to show how the use of information literacy and instructional design theory and skills have been easily integrated into the normal classroom routine in one Ohio school district. (LRW)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Information Skills
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LeLoup, Dennis – Knowledge Quest, 2000
Describes strategic planning efforts in eight states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) to implement guidelines in "Information Power" (1998, American Library Association) relating good school library media programs to student achievement success. Discusses Web pages; state conferences;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines