Volume 40, No. 3
The January/February 2012 issue of Knowledge Quest features articles on Futurecasting, which focuses on how predicting and preparing the future helps to ensure school libraries will be ready to accept the challenges of the 21st century. The issue anticipates how librarians will need to adapt library programs and stay relevant in this era of rapid change. The issue is guest edited by Wendy DeGroat and Steven Yates.
AASL Members can find the current issue on AASL's Metapress site.
Below you will find a variety of related resources and content that tie into the issue!
Table of Contents
Wendy DeGroat is the librarian (AKA “Resourceress” www.resourceress.org) at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, VA. She is also an assistant professor at University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
Steven Yates is a school librarian at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, AL and is president of the Alabama Library Association. He is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Alabama's School of Library and Information Studies.
Read Wendy and Steven’s Co-editor columns from the issue:
Stories: Mission, Power, Promise by Wendy DeGroat
Embracing Tomorrow’s Creature by Steven Yates
Listen to a podcast with Steven and Wendy on Futurecasting!
To listen to the podcast, you will be taken to AASL eCOLLAB, AASL's professional development repository. You must be logged in to the AASL website as either an AASL member or eCOLLAB subscriber to listen to the podcast.
School Library Media Research (SLMR) Spotlight
If you liked the Jan/Feb 2012 Knowledge Quest articles on futurecasting, you may be interested in this research study published in School Library Media Research (SLMR):
Additional Resources for Futurecasting
Appendix on Multicultural Resources by Donna Gilton, referenced in her feature, “The Future of Multicultural Youth Literature.”
School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit
School librarians are in a critical and unique position to partner with other educators to elevate the reading development of our nation’s youth. This toolkit offers powerpoint presentations, handouts and Web 2.0 tools for collaborating with colleagues and peers.
Essential Links is a wiki that comprises a working bibliography of resources for school librarians, principals, parents, charter school organizers, library para-professionals, government officials, and college instructors. Books, journal articles, websites, and other media are included.
Here are some Essential Links related to Futurecasting that you may find useful at your school library.