Dive into Summer Learning with the May/June 2015 Issue

MayJune15 CoverThe theme for the May/June 2015 issue is Summer Learning. Schools everywhere are trying to capitalize on summer learning programs for students, giving school librarians an opportunity to really shine as they showcase their programs. This issue features articles on preventing “summer slide,” how to make the most out of summer reading programs, and other activities that school librarians may pursue to prepare for the next school year.

About the Guest Editor

Cassandra Barnett picture(4)Cassandra Barnett is program advisor for school libraries at the Arkansas Department of Education. An active member of AASL, she has been a member of numerous committees and served as 2009-2010 AASL President. She co-chaired the 2003 National Conference Committee in Kansas City and co-chaired the task force that wrote the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Read the Guest Editor column “The School Librarian’s Summer Project List.”

Knowledge Quest, Volume 43, No. 5 – Summer Learning


Books on Bikes
Tina Genay

2,445 Hours of Code: What I Learned from Facilitating Hour of Code Events in High School Libraries
Jennifer Colby

Booktalking: Avoiding Summer Drift
Jeff Whittingham and Wendy A. Rickman

Collection Development Behaviors in School Librarians: LGBTQQ Books and Resources
Wendy Rickman

A Bulldog Mobile Is Born
Suzy Groff

Coming This Fall to a School Library Near Your: The Challenged, the Banned, and the Filtered
Susan D. Ballard

You’re Hired! Welcoming New Teachers to the School Library
Rebecca J. Morris

Summertime and the Reading Is Required?
Teri S. Lesesne

‘The Mountains Are Calling’ and You Must Go
Julie Marie Frye and Vaughn W. Nuest

Let’s Play! Why School Librarians Should Embrace Gaming in the Library
Aaron J. Elkins

Engaging Teens in Recreational Reading through Book Clubs
Jil’Lana Heard

Transforming Summers: Lessons from Public Libraries
Sarah Couri


Technology Quest Column
Libraries and the Rift: Oculus Rift and 4D Devices in Libraries
Heather Moorefield-Lang

CBC Column
Drawing a Ring around the World
Tricia Springstubb


President’s Column
Advances in AASL’s New Strategic Plan
Terri Grief

Guest Editor Column
The School Librarian’s Summer Project List
Cassandra Barnett

Author: Meg Featheringham, KQ Editor

Meg Featheringham is responsible for the development and production of the AASL journal, Knowledge Quest. When not working at AASL, Meg enjoys playing euchre, attending concerts and plays, spending time with family and friends, and reading (of course).

Categories: KQ Content

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  1. How do I get a hard copy of this issue? I am a AASL.

  2. The issue mailed last week. If you’re a current member of AASL, you should receive it this week. You can find information about claiming back issues of KQ at https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/back-issues/.

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