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Takeda, Jenny – Knowledge Quest, 2019
What are ways to draw attention to the need for an annual library budget? How can school library leaders advocate for equitable library budgets across a school district? These are questions the library services team of three district librarians researched before taking the first steps toward making transformational change in the Beaverton School…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Materials, Budgets, Advocacy
Genay, Tina – Knowledge Quest, 2015
This article describes the author's (an elementary school librarian) journey as she researched various bike bookmobile programs in the United States. Though the three programs had different target audiences, all the bike bookmobiles that she observed generated excitement and interest in reading. Public interest for each program was high. People…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Phenomenology, Library Services, School Libraries
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Bilyeu, Linda – Knowledge Quest, 2009
Collaboration between librarians and classroom teachers results in increased student achievement and turns the librarian into a valued partner in lesson design. Lesson Study is a core professional development model used in Japanese schools. It is credited with the shift from "teaching as telling" to "teaching for…
Descriptors: Teachers, Professional Development, Librarians, Cooperative Planning
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Wisely, Steve – Knowledge Quest, 2002
Describes the development of library media centers, programs, and staff at the Medford School District (Oregon). Information from the standards and research used to define roles and responsibilities is summarized, and relevant Oregon state educational organizations are listed. Some of the results of the district's well-defined library programs and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians
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McClintock, Mary – Knowledge Quest, 2001
Describes the Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) project to provide access to online educational resources. An information literacy framework designed to promote a leadership role for school librarians as information experts is provided in addition to the instructional gateway for accessing selected databases. There are also two…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Databases, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education