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Miller, Shannon McClintock; Ray, Mark – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As part of the national Future Ready Librarians initiative at the Alliance for Excellent Education, Mark Ray and Shannon McClintock Miller serve as national advocates for school library programs and librarians. Mark and Shannon began their library advocacy careers in school libraries. For eight years, Shannon was the district librarian in Van…
Descriptors: Librarians, Advocacy, Library Services, School Libraries
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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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Dooly, Dustin L. – Knowledge Quest, 2017
We seem to instinctively crave information that confirms our biases. Rather than learning knowable things, we shrink inside ourselves and hunker down with the familiar, comfortable information that feeds our narrative of what we think we know, of how we think the world works. Students do not naturally know how to open up their perspective to other…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Information Literacy, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationship
Cox, Marge – Knowledge Quest, 2015
As an educator for thirty-four years, the author describes several great changes she has seen in the field of education since she started in the 1970s. The author gives advice to educators just beginning their careers. Old and new ways of receiving professional development are explained along with the limitations and benefits of these options.…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Benefits
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Krashen, Stephen – Knowledge Quest, 2014
This author contends that there never has been a need for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and there is no evidence that it will do students any good. The Common Core ignores the real problem in American education: poverty. The Common Core movement will be a disaster for libraries and will have a negative impact on nearly every aspect of…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Change, School Libraries
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Green, Lucy Santos – Knowledge Quest, 2014
The school library profession has begun to develop a reputation for tech-savviness. Several school librarians are nationally recognized technology leaders and present at conferences where instructional technology is at the forefront. Unfortunately, while school librarians have done a wonderful job of marketing their technological expertise in the…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, School Libraries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy
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Pendergrass, Devona J. – Knowledge Quest, 2013
"Dewey or don't we?" is the question that hundreds, if not thousands, of school librarians across the country are currently asking themselves. Do they throw out what is old but trusted for new organizational systems, or do they continue using the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system and make changes and adjustments to the…
Descriptors: Classification, Library Development, Library Services, School Libraries
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Jameson, Juanita – Knowledge Quest, 2013
Keeping a uniform, basic arrangement of the school library is essential if students are to be comfortable finding resources in other libraries. Two questions that must be answered if a new system were to be devised are: Who would decide on the particulars of that system? What criteria would be used to make the decision to ensure that use of the…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Classification, Library Development, Library Services
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Ray, Mark – Knowledge Quest, 2013
The exponential influx of digital content and mobile devices into schools begs for school librarians to engage in discussions and decision making about the selection, classification, management, and distribution of content ranging from e-books to open educational resources. As information professionals, school librarians should channel their inner…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Services, User Needs (Information), Library Materials
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Nesi, Olga M. – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In this article, the author discusses the transformative power of care. In the interest of achieving some modicum of clarity, the author begins with a definition of the word "care." For each of the different school constituencies, there exist categories of actions through which educators demonstrate care. Broadly, these categories include:…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, School Libraries, Caring, Affective Objectives
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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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Hachey, Alyse C. – Knowledge Quest, 2012
School librarians help train students to be effective acquirers, evaluators, and users of ideas and information--a necessary skill for survival in the information-rich society. From this stance, school librarians are definitely caregivers. But the author argues that this does not get to the heart of the matter: Librarianship usually translates…
Descriptors: Caring, Caregivers, Educational Practices, School Libraries
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Hanson-Baldauf, Dana – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Although "the good life" is a concept not easily defined or agreed upon, without a doubt it is something people want and strive to achieve. For young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), efforts toward the good life are often hindered by harsh realities and numerous challenges encountered on the road to adulthood. School librarians can play…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Mental Retardation, Quality of Life, Young Adults
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Gleason, Carrie – Knowledge Quest, 2011
In the past few years, there has been increasing demand from school librarians for books for "reluctant readers"--despite the impressive offering of children's literature published each year and the success of blockbuster series like "Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Twilight," and "Hunger Games," among others. This is also in addition to all…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Reading Ability, Librarians
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Beckham, Sonja – Knowledge Quest, 2011
Schools and teachers act to a limited degree in "loco parentis", thus assuming the role of parents, especially in the health and safety of minors in attendance at public school, but also in setting educational standards. Public schools have been delegated this role and implement policies, programs, and procedures that sometimes, unintentionally,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, School Libraries, Reading Instruction, Reading Motivation
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