Examine EBP’s Role in School Libraries in the Jan/Feb 2015 Issue

Cover_JanFeb15_200The January/February 2015 Knowledge Quest theme is Evidence-Based Practice. Just like other educators, school librarians must demonstrate evidence-based practice in their school library programs. This issue investigates how school librarians can measure their effect on student learning objectives.

About the Guest Editor

Carol GordonCarol A. Gordon, retired associate professor at Rutgers University and school librarian, founded Gordon Consulting in Centerville, Massachusetts. She is a member of the National Advisory Board, Granite State College of the University of New Hampshire. She’s also a member of the New England School Library Association advisory board and the Credo advisory board. Her recent articles include “How Library and ICT Professionals Conceptualize and Operationalize Information Seeking Instruction in Web-Based Tutorials” in the Journal of Documentation (in press); “The Convergence of Performance and Program Assessment: A Multi-Dimensional Action Research Model for Libraries” presented at Libraries in the Digital Age, Zadar, Croatia; “Ending One Hundred Years of Solitude: Stories from the Research,” “The Next Generation of School Library,” and “Innovation Spaces in School Libraries: A Sustainable Model?” in Synergy; “A Literacy Lesson from China: What an Exuberant Culture of Reading Can Teach Us” in School Library Journal; and “Dewey Do or Dewey Don’t? A Sign of the Times” in Knowledge Quest. A member of AASL, she is currently serving on the School Library Research editorial board.

Read the Guest Editor’s column “Evidence-Based Stories from School Library Research and Practice: Creating Synergy for Change.”

Knowledge Quest, Volume 43, No. 3 – Evidence-Based Practice


Evidence-Based Practice and School Libraries: Interconnections of Evidence, Advocacy and Actions
Ross J. Todd

New Territory for School Library Research: Let the Data Speak
Mega Subramaniam

Information Literacy + Literacy = Evidence-Based Practice in the Classroom and the School Library
Caroline Gordon Messenger

Enabling Inquiry Learning in Fixed-Schedule Libraries: An Evidence-Based Approach
Carole J. Stubeck

Evolving with Evidence: Leveraging New Tools for EBP
Joyce Kasman Valenza

Action Research: A Personal Epiphany and Journey with Evidence-Based Practice
Susan D. Ballard

School Libraries and Innovation
Kevin G. McGrath

Prove It! Putting Together the Evidence-Based Practice Puzzle
Hannah Byrd Little

What’s a School Librarian’s Favorite Preposition? Evidence in, of, and for Practice
Jennifer Richey and Maria Cahill


Technology Quest Column
Raspberry Pi
Jan Toth-Chernin

L4L Column
How One Book Caught Fire: Seneca High School’s “One Book, One School” Program
Amy Rominiecki and Kathy Donoghue

CBC Column
Adventures of a Research Geek
Kate Messner


President’s Column
Research Agenda Integral to Student–and Librarian–Success
Terri Grief

Guest Editor Column
Evidence-Based Stories from School Library Research and Practice: Creating Synergy for Change
Carol A. Gordon

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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