The 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 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.”
Table of Contents
Books on Bikes
2,445 Hours of Code: What I Learned from Facilitating Hour of Code Events in High School Libraries
Booktalking: Avoiding Summer Drift
Jeff Whittingham and Wendy A. Rickman
Collection Development Behaviors in School Librarians: LGBTQQ Books and Resources
A Bulldog Mobile Is Born
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
Transforming Summers: Lessons from Public Libraries
Technology Quest Column
Libraries and the Rift: Oculus Rift and 4D Devices in Libraries
Drawing a Ring around the World
Advances in AASL’s New Strategic Plan
Guest Editor Column
The School Librarian’s Summer Project List
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