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Bush, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2002
In these opening remarks, the First Lady welcomes the attendees to the White House Conference on School Libraries, including four members of Congress and several guest speakers. Presents conference focus on libraries - school libraries, community libraries - as places that are designed to enrich lives and learning. (MES)
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services
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Gregorian, Vartan – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Discusses the importance of libraries, books, and reading. Highlights include: the role of libraries in our culture; literacy, reading, and writing as the essence of thinking; the relationship between the book and the reader; and the impact of information technologies. (MES)
Descriptors: Books, Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Technology
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Lance, Keith Curry – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Discusses findings of six recent studies on the impact of school libraries on student performance. The findings concern: (1) school library development; (2) leadership and collaboration activities that foster information literacy; and (3) the use of instructional technology to extend the reach of the library program beyond the walls of the school…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy
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Hartzell, Gary – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Discusses why school administrators have not heard about the difference libraries make in student achievement (e.g., stereotypes of libraries and librarians, lack of attention to library programs in teacher/administrator training, the absorbability and invisibility of library work) and how to make changes in order to draw benefits from school…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators, Educational Administration
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Bush, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2002
In these closing remarks, the First Lady thanks the speakers and presenters at the White House Conference on School Libraries and announces the formation of, as well as major gifts to, the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries, which aims to bring books to inner-city and rural school and community libraries. (MES)
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Library Funding, Library Materials
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Knowledge Quest, 2002
Introduces the eight speakers and panelists. (MES)
Descriptors: Administrators, Authors, Library Directors, Principals
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Martin, Robert S. – Knowledge Quest, 2002
These introductory remarks by Robert S. Martin, the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), briefly summarize the role of IMLS and the purpose of the White House Conference on School Libraries. (MES)
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Library Services, School Libraries
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Hartzell, Gary – Knowledge Quest, 2002
This bibliography lists materials on school libraries, organized in the following sections: (1) Evidence that Quality School Library Media Programs Positively Affect Student Achievement; (2) Evidence and Arguments that Collaboration Pays Dividends; (3) Evidence and Arguments that Administrative Leadership Is Key in Developing Quality Library Media…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Leadership