The September/October 2014 Knowledge Quest theme is Trends and Foundations: A Closer Look. School librarians have a multitude of issues to deal with in their schools and in their school library programs. This issue examines those areas that the busy school librarian may have overlooked or put on the back burner.
About the Guest Editors
Elizabeth Friese is the media specialist at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School in Snellville, Georgia. She has a PhD in Language and Literacy Education. She is a member of AASL and is serving on the AASL Research and Statistics Committee and is co-chair of the 2015 AASL Annual Conference Committee. She’s available on Twitter @librarybeth.
Melissa Techman, MLS, NBCT, is K–5 librarian at Broadus Wood Elementary School, Albemarle County (VA) Public Schools. She authored an article in the May/June issue of Knowledge Quest titled “Supporting Creativity in School Libraries: Finding, Sharing, and Connecting.” Her recent presentations include “Ebook Making with Students” (with Joelle Alcaidinho) at SXSWedu 2013 and “Libraries as STEM to STEAM Hubs” at Computers in Libraries West 2013. Read her Learning in the Library blog and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Symbaloo @mtechman.
Read the Guest Editors column, “Reflecting on a Diverse Set of Ideas.”
Table of Contents
Taking a Closer Look at the “Grit” Narratives
By Ira Socol
On Net Neutrality
By Chad Sansing
How Will the Ed-Tech Industry Shape Student Reading?
By Audrey Watters
The Story Is More Important Than the Words: A Portrait of a Reader-Focused Library Program
By Susan K.S. Grigsby
Testing under the Microscope: How Common Core-Aligned Assessments Place Demands on Time, Technology, and Connectivity
By Wendy Stephens
Through the Looking Glass: Examining Technology Integration in School Librarianship
By Lucy Santos Green
Update on Ebooks: Changes and Challenges
By Shannon Acedo and Cathy Leverkus
By Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton
Rural: The Other Neglected “R”
Making Space for Place in School Libraries
By Amy Price Azano
Fall Forum 2014: School Librarians in the Anytime, Anywhere Learning Landscape
By Steven D. Yates
Technology Quest Column
3-D Printing in Your Libraries and Classrooms
By Heather Moorefield-Lang
Revisiting the Common Beliefs
By Nina M. Kemps, Michelle Marhefka, and Amy Rominiecki
By Julie Fortenberry
The Constancy of Change
By Terri Grief
Guest Editor Column
Reflecting on a Diverse Set of Ideas
By Beth Friese and Melissa Techman
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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