New School Library Research examines preparation for online learning

CHICAGO – A new article exploring how school library professionals are trained to deliver online learning is now available in volume 20 of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR). SLR promotes and publishes high-quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs. Articles can be accessed at www.ala.org/aasl/slr.

In “School Librarians Fully Online: Preparing the Twenty-First Century Professional,” a research team from Georgia Southern University consisting of Lucy Santos Green, Stephanie Jones, and Panne Andrea Burke, examine the ways that school library preparation programs prepare candidates to design digital learning spaces that include fully online courses for K–12 students. Through a mixed-method national survey of programs in the United States, the team found that preparation of future school librarians for the design and delivery of online instruction is not yet seen as an integral component of graduate programs.

School Library Research (ISSN: 2165-1019) is the successor to School Library Media Research (ISSN: 1523-4320) and School Library Media Quarterly Online. The journal is peer-reviewed, indexed by H. W. Wilson's Library Literature and by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology and continues to welcome manuscripts that focus on high-quality original research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning. 

Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
AASL School Library Research
jhabley@ala.org
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
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