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Northern, Sam; Gardner, Melissa – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In Kentucky the school library is regarded as the hub of the school community and integral to teaching and learning. The power of the school library lies in the programming, resources, services, and instruction it provides educators and learners to support learning. Stakeholders come to appreciate Kentucky's school libraries because of their…
Descriptors: School Libraries, State Legislation, State Departments of Education, Librarians
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Schultz-Jones, Barbara – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Gaining professional experience for pre-service school librarians is essential and can be accomplished through curriculum requirements such as practicums, internships, or field experiences. These experiences are designed to prepare school librarians for active professional roles by providing an environment in which they can put classroom theories…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, School Libraries, Professional Development, Educational Opportunities
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Burns, Elizabeth – Knowledge Quest, 2018
The modern school library is a complex social setting "grounded in standards and best practice" (AASL 2018). The new "National School Library Standards" have refreshed the student learning standards and aligned new Shared Foundations to the school library. Additionally, the competencies for learners are now complemented by…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Library Administration, National Standards
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Redding, Carmen – Knowledge Quest, 2018
Carmen Redding writes of her professional journey from teacher to school librarianship to state-level specialist. She begins by describing a common view of school librarians as non-teachers as being an old phenomenon that continues to have life. Being relegated to the position of school librarian was, most certainly in the eyes of some teachers, a…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Specialists
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Altman, Susan – Knowledge Quest, 2017
In this article, Susan Altman shares her experience of working as a library assistant at Forest Heights Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, while taking classes in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Program at the nearby University of South Carolina. She discusses getting acquainted with the students, faculty and…
Descriptors: School Libraries, School Personnel, Elementary Schools, Library Education
Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2016
For school librarians, being part of a "connected" community provides support for getting specific needs met, solving personally relevant and meaningful problems, and developing professional expertise. AASL provides many avenues for members of the profession to learn with and from one another. These include AASL and subgroup electronic…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development, Communities of Practice
Kodama, Christie; DiScala, Jeffrey; Weeks, Ann Carlson; Barlow, Diane L.; Jacobs, Leah; Hall, Rosemary – Knowledge Quest, 2016
In this article, the authors discuss the Lilead Fellows Program, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). This innovative approach to professional development (PD) is for school district library supervisors. It is based upon widely accepted principles of quality PD, and is in its second year of operation with an…
Descriptors: Fellowships, Professional Development, School Libraries, Leaders
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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Norton, Sylvia Knight – Knowledge Quest, 2013
School librarians play an important role in developing a technology plan for the school library program that reflects teaching and learning for today's education. The school librarian's leadership in the overall process and the written plan itself can influence future strategies for teaching and learning with technology that can go well…
Descriptors: Technology Planning, School Libraries, Library Development, Program Development
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LaGarde, Jennifer; Whitehead, Tiffany – Knowledge Quest, 2012
The school library can be a lonely place. These days, tight budgets and fiscal shortfalls have created a new breed of solo librarians--a group of educators who not only have to do more with less, but who, increasingly, also have to do it all alone. Some school librarians are even serving multiple schools or entire districts--juggling it all just…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Libraries, Librarians, Professional Development
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Cordell, Susan; Rogers, Reenay R. H.; Parker, Lesa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
School librarians are accustomed to their position as a unique species in their school environment. The ratio in a typical school is "everyone else" to one, or perhaps two. On the one hand, being not only the leader of the pack but the sum total of it is a point of pride, serving as "the one" to everyone else. Too frequently the unique position is…
Descriptors: Internet, Collegiality, Web 2.0 Technologies, Librarians
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Bates, Molly Ann; Wilson, Michelle – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Most, if not all, school librarians concur that funding has been their major problem in recent years. State and local budgets have been slashed, grant money is spread thin, yet still the bar remains high for school librarians to remain on the cutting edge of information trends, issues, and technology, and to provide training for teacher colleagues…
Descriptors: Internet, Vendors, Expertise, Librarians
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Stephens, Wendy – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In the championship playoffs of professional learning tools, this author contends that there is a clear-cut victor. Customizable, platform-agnostic, able to circumvent filters--both browser and network-imposed--RSS is the best professional learning tool. Reading sites via RSS has appeal for those who want the raw information. With a well-honed…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Learning Experience
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Hughes-Hassell, Sandra; Brasfield, Amanda; Dupree, Debbie – Knowledge Quest, 2012
As more and more schools implement professional learning communities (PLCs), school librarians often ask: What is the role of school librarians in PLCs? What should they be doing to contribute? What are their colleagues in other schools doing? In this article the authors explore these questions by first describing eight potential roles for school…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, School Libraries, Reading
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Kaldenberg, Kathy – Knowledge Quest, 2012
In the author's small school district of about 1,450 students and over 150 staff members, she is considered a local expert on all things social media. She has a minor presence on many of the social-media platforms including Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest, and Edmodo, and more accounts that she can remember. Interacting daily with her personal…
Descriptors: Library Services, School Libraries, Small Schools, Social Networks
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