Imagine the Future with the Sept/Oct 2013 Issue

Cover_SeptOct2013The September/October 2013 Knowledge Quest theme is Imagining the Future. This issue explores how to plan for the future. It outlines methods and tools school librarians can use in their programs. Topics include outlining your library’s mission statement, professional development planning, and planning for technology.

About the Guest Editors

Sue C. Kimmel is an assistant professor in the school library program at Old Dominion University. National Board Certified, her prior experience includes over fifteen years as a school librarian. She is a regular contributor to the blog Building a Culture of Collaboration.  She is currently a member of the Knowledge Quest Editorial Board.

Nancy E. Larsen teaches part time at Wayne State University, School of Library and Information Science, in Detroit, Michigan. She received the Michigan Association for Media in Education’s 2004 Ruby Brown Award for Individual Excellence. She has experience as a school librarian at all K–12 levels and has been a school librarian in New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, California, and Michigan.

Read the Guest Editor column, “Imagining the Future,” by Sue and Nancy!

Listen to a podcast interview with Sue and Nancy about the issue on “Imagining the Future.”

Knowledge Quest, Volume 42, No. 1 – Imagining the Future


Plan for Success: The AASL Planning Guide for Empowering Learners
By Nancy E. Larsen

First Steps with a Library Advisory Committee
By Janie Pickett

Finding Inspiration in the Common Core: An Uncommon Opportunity to Refine the Role of the School Library and Technology Planning Committee
By Nancy Cravey

School Library Challenge: Changing Perceptions, Creating Supporters, and Gaining Advocates with Library Advisory Committees
By Meghan Harper and Jennifer Schwelik

Mission Statements—Rhetoric, Reality, or Roadmap to Success?
By Mary Keeling

Developing a Culture of Readers through Effective Library Planning
By Kay Wejrowski and Mat McRae

Planning for RtI
By Jennifer Robins and Patricia Antrim

Pass the Chocolate: Planning with Teachers
By Sue C. Kimmel

Redesigning Our Role While Redesigning Our Libraries
By Frances Bryant Bradburn

Community Assessment in Teaching the Research Process
By IdaMae Craddock

Technology Planning: Designing the Direction to Get There
By Sylvia Knight Norton

School Librarian + Technology Specialist = Partnership for Effective Technology Integration
By Melissa P. Johnston


L4L Column
Take Charge of Your Professional Development!
By Charlie Kelly and Kelly Werthmuller

CBC Column
Seeing Things Through
By Beth Finke


President’s Column
What Worlds May Come
Gail Dickinson

Guest Editors’ Column
Imagining the Future
By Sue Kimmel and Nancy Larsen

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).

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