Knowledge Quest

Journal of the American
Association of School Librarians

Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. Articles address the integration of theory and practice in school librarianship and new developments in education, learning theory, and relevant disciplines.

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Library Spaces 

Volume 42, No. 4
March/April 2014   

The theme for the March/April 2014 Knowledge Quest is Library Spaces. This issue focuses on how school librarians can make the most of all the spaces available to them—both physical and virtual. It features articles on makerspaces, learning commons, joint-use spaces, embedded librarianship, and virtual librarianship.


Click on the issue cover to view: 

  • The Table of Contents

  • Guest Editor column, “Think, Create, Share, and Grow in Your Library Space This Spring,” by Pam Harland

  • A podcast with Pam about her issue “Library Spaces 

  • A new poll on creativity and innovation

  • New 30 Second Thought Leader videos answering the question, “How do you break down the walls of your library to impact all aspects of school learning?”

  • Online Exclusive Feature: “Climbing to Excellence—Defining Characteristics of Successful Learning Commons” by David V. Loertscher and Carol Koechlin

  • Online Exclusive Feature: “Rethinking the Possibilities @ Your Library: Creating a Library Program without a Library Space” by Sue Kowalski

  • Online Exclusive Feature: “Instructional Partners in Digital Library Learning Spaces” by Lucy Santos Green and Stephanie Jones

  • Online Exclusive Feature: “Where to Start? Creating Virtual Library Spaces” by Rebecca Buerkett

  • Online Exclusive Feature: “Make Space for Poetry” by Wendy DeGroat

 Past Issues

Beyond the Core
Volume 42, No. 3
Jan/Feb 2014

Dewey or Don't We
Volume 42, No. 2
Nov/Dec 2013

Imagining the Future
Volume 42, No. 1
Sept/Oct 2013

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Mentoring Through Partnerships pdf icon March/April 2013