solo librarian coverVolume 40, No. 4
March/April 2012

The March/April 2012 issue of Knowledge Quest features articles on Coteaching, which focuses on building and teaching courses in tandem with subject area teachers. This issue explores the exciting ways in which school librarians and teachers work together, and what effect teaching collaboration has on school library programs and students. The issue is guest edited by Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard.

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Guest Co-Editors

Judi Moreillon is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, author of Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies in Secondary School Libraries: Maximizing Your Impact (ALA Editions 2012) and Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (ALA Editions 2007). She served as the chair of the AASL School Librarian’s Role in Reading Task Force. Her website is Judi has also authored and illustrated an Animoto video to spotlight the benefits of coteaching.

Susan D. Ballard is the President-elect of AASL, where she currently serves as a member of the EBSCO K-12 Advisory Board and the Editorial Advisory Board for Knowledge Quest. She is a lecturer at the University of Vermont and an adjunct professor at Simmons College/GSLIS. Susan is also a past-president of the New Hampshire Educational Media Association (NHEMA) and of the New England School Library Association (NESLA). She is cited in ALA’s Whole School Library Handbook as one of the country’s “103 Outstanding School Librarians” and in 2008 was a charter inductee to the NESLA Hall of Fame. She has written numerous articles for professional publications. Visit her website for more information.

Read Judi and Susan’s Co-editor column, “Coteaching: A Pathway to Leadership,” pdf icon from the issue.

Listen to a podcast interview with Judi and Susan on Coteaching!

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.

Knowledge Quest Webinar on Coteaching

Coteaching with Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard

To view the archived webinar, 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 view the webinar.

30 Second Thought Leadership

View video podcasts from school library leaders who answer the question, “What is the key to successful coteaching?" Leaders include Susan Ballard, Judi Moreillon, Judith Kaplan, Suzanna Panter and Christina Russo.

School Library Research (SLR) Spotlight

If you liked the Mar/Apr 2012 Knowledge Quest articles on coteaching you may be interested in this research study published in School Library Research (SLR):

The Relationship Between School Culture and the School Library Program: Four Case Studies

Visit the SLR website to view other research articles by volume and author.

Additional Resources for Coteaching

A Powerpoint presentation based on the article, “Making the Case for Coteaching the Evidence-Based Way,” pdf icon by Kerry Pierce Conklin

You Belong @ Your Library,” pdf icon an exclusive feature by Judi Morellion and Cassandra Barnett on how coteaching relates to School Library Month in April.

The exclusive online feature, “Inquiry-Based Learning is Equal Parts Process and Partnering,” pdf icon by Whitney Norwood Husid and Virginia Wallace.

AASL Publications

AASL Professional Development

AASL Tools and Resources

AASL Awards

AASL Essential Links

Here are some Essential Links related to Collaboration that you may find useful for coteaching at your school library. 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.