School Library Research (SLR) Knowledge Quest Spotlight

Published bimonthly September through June by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, the journal 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.

From time to time an SLR manuscript may have a theme that ties into an issue or article of Knowledge Quest. We recommend the following:

Volume 15

Kimmel, Sue. "Collaboration as School Reform: Are there Patterns in the Chaos of Planning with Teachers?" School Library Research Vol. 15 (2012)

Knowledge Quest Connection: Check out the March/April 2012 “Coteaching” issue at the Knowledge Quest website, which features a variety of articles and information on collaboration between school librarians and teachers. The site also features additional AASL resources related to collaboration and web-only content related to the issue.

Moeller, Robin & Marilyn Irwin. "Seeing the Same: Follow-Up Study on the Portrayals of Disability in Graphic Novels by Young Adults" School Library Research Vol. 15 (2012)

Knowledge Quest Connection: Check out the January/February 2011 “Everyone’s Special: Equal Opportunities for All Students to Learn” issue at the Knowledge Quest website. The issue features articles and resources to further extend the work of school librarians with students of all abilities in school libraries and classrooms.