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  1. Impact of School Libraries on Learning: Critical Review of Published Evidence to Inform the Scottish Education Community

    The report examines the evidence that school libraries have on learning and skill development. The study by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) covers the review of UK and international evidence. The material, published since 2001, links s ...

    Anonymous - 05/29/2014 - 14:24 - Libraries Matter

  2. Common Core, Visibility, Impact, Learning Models, and Much More

    An introduction to the journal is presented in which the editor discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Dr. Ross Todd who cites the need for visibility of teacher librarians and the need for new learning and teaching models, ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:21 - Libraries Matter

  3. Challenges to Collaboration

    The article focuses on the challenges of collaboration in school library programs. It states that the study about exemplary school libraries by Queen's University and People for Education affirmed that collaborative teaching is a critical activity in ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:17 - Libraries Matter

  4. Directline

    The article focuses on the move of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and the Australian School Libraries Association (ASLA) to raise the profile of teacher librarians. It is stated that the groups work towards the promotion of scho ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:12 - Libraries Matter

  5. “I Hate To Write!”—The Critical Importance of Writing Gateways... And the Librarian's Role in Opening Them

    The writer discusses the importance of getting students through “writing gateways” and the role of the librarian in helping students to become more effective writers. He explains the importance of sustaining a students' natural creative spark and ent ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:09 - Libraries Matter

  6. How Do School Librarians Perceive Disposition for Learning and Social Responsibility?

    A research study was conducted to examine how school librarians perceive dispositions for learning and social responsibility. This study was prompted by the fact that school librarians regularly discuss dispositions in action and their role in fostering t ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:06 - Libraries Matter

  7. REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES: EAST ASIA

    The article offers news briefs related to teacher librarians in East Asia including the 2nd World Chinese Teacher-Librarian Forum in Taiwan which focuses on learning school library, selection of new committee members in Hong Kong Teacher Librarians' ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 15:01 - Libraries Matter

  8. The Story of the Story: Research Support for the School Librarian's Role in Teaching Writing

    The writer discusses the importance of storytelling as a part of the curriculum in improving the academic standards of underachieving students, and highlights the role of school librarians in this regard. He focuses on various studies conducted in this ar ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 14:57 - Libraries Matter

  9. Dropout Prevention through the School Library: Dispositions, Relationships, and Instructional Practices

    In the United States of America, each year almost one-third of all public high school students drop out before graduating and receiving a diploma. School librarians can play a critical role in strengthening and improving the academic achievement of all st ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 14:52 - Libraries Matter

  10. Digital Natives, 21st Century School Libraries, and 21st Century Preparation Programs: An Informal Affirmation of Branch and deGroot

    The presentations from the 2011 IASL conference theme School Libraries: Empowering the 21st Century Learner offered much to think about for graduate programs preparing future teacher librarians. Research indicates that school librarians are not actively i ...

    Anonymous - 01/10/2014 - 14:46 - Libraries Matter

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