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Berg, Kat; Kramer, Jenni; Werle, Misti – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In an effort to carry out the work of Bismarck (ND) Public Schools, while implementing the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries," the district has started training school librarians to be the backbone of the project-based learning (PBL)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Librarians, School Libraries, Library Role
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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Assessment and evaluation are not optional for school librarians who want to be valued as full-fledged instructional partners. School librarians must document evidence of practice. Classroom teachers plan, implement, and assess student learning outcomes and then evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction. If school librarians are to be…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Inquiry, Active Learning, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Osborne, Amanda T. – Knowledge Quest, 2019
The author began thinking about 3-D printing in 2014 when she learned that the Mississippi Library Commission would loan school libraries a printer for programming. At the time, she was a brand new school librarian who had recently transitioned from being an English teacher, so she was learning about the maker movement in libraries and all the…
Descriptors: Printing, Visual Aids, School Libraries, High Schools
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Calzada, Becky – Knowledge Quest, 2019
How can relationship building and demonstrating impact on learning be done? As professionals, school librarians must seek out opportunities to lead or work with others in the area of programming. Much can be done in the library space but when the programs occur outside the school library, a librarian's willingness to be adaptable is leveraged and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, High Schools
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Barnett, Cassandra – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Everyone has an object that holds a special meaning. It is human nature to collect these objects and value the stories they tell. Entire buildings have been built just to hold and display such items. Museums not only house these objects but help us connect to the past and our culture as well as the culture of others. In the state of Arkansas, few…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Museums, School Libraries, Librarians
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Northern, Sam – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Students' levels of exposure to the world rely on many factors such as location, access to information, and socioeconomic status. Educators, can create a level playing field for all. Authentic learning experiences will multiply the paths that lay at students' feet as they embark on their life's journey. Students question because they have been…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Foreign Countries, School Libraries
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Klober, Kelly – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Kelly Klober, the school librarian for Danville's (Arkansas) sole elementary school, provides school library services for the school's three hundred and twenty-five students. With the help and support of the learners, faculty and staff, and the community-at-large, together they have transformed the school library from a place that houses books…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Drama, High School Students
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Cromartie, Kathy; Burns, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2019
To gather, contribute, connect, be a creative force, defend, and guide are demanding dispositions that make an excellent school library professional. School librarians use these dispositions like poles of support as they glide down the slopes of student learning and curriculum. They leverage their roles of teacher and librarian like skis giving…
Descriptors: School Libraries, National Standards, Library Administration, Librarians
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Oberg, Dianne – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The publication in 2015 of new international school library guidelines was the culmination of a two-year process involving a wide network of contributors. The process was guided by the Joint Committee of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) School Libraries Section and the International Association of School Librarianship…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Guidelines, Library Associations, Librarians
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Davenport, Allan; Mattson, Kristen – Knowledge Quest, 2018
In the spring of 2015, Dr. Karen Sullivan, superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204 in Aurora, Illinois, signed the Alliance for Excellent Education's Future Ready Pledge, "making a firm commitment to implementing meaningful changes toward a digital learning transition that supports teachers, and addresses the district's vision…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Educational Change, Organizational Change
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Rinio, Deborah – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Teacher and librarian collaboration is a main theme in school librarianship, education research, and professional literature. Now, within the American Association of School Librarians' "National School Library Standards," collaboration is one of the six Shared Foundations on which the standards are based. Improving collaboration in…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), School Libraries, Library Administration, Standards
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Kimmel, Sue C.; Pasquini, Laura A. – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The Colorado Study (Lance, Wellborn, and Hamilton-Pennell 1993) and its many replications in other states have demonstrated that when educators and learners had access to a qualified school librarian in the context of a thoughtfully built, adequately resourced, technology rich, and widely accessible school library, learners tended to flourish on…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Library Science, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Jaaskelainen, Kristal; Deneen, Musetta – Knowledge Quest, 2018
As the future arrives faster and faster one must ask continually, what do kids actually need from their formal education today and tomorrow? Continuous innovation of method and strategy must be integral to the practice of all teaching professionals. Equitable educators must take a look at the learners in front of them, when and where they stand,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Teacher Collaboration, Independent Study
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Marino, John; Eisenberg, Mike – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Instructional collaborations between classroom teachers and school librarians often involve the "research project." These annual assignments (typically) are opportunities to put the inquiry process into practice and provide a rich context for learning. The National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Inquiry, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries
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