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Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Aug 2007

Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong

Cynthia Strong

Adolescent literacy is a looming issue in secondary schools. Being able to read, comprehend, and write is imperative for students to understand the content of their classes and textbooks. According to Michael Kamil, professor of psychological studies in education and learning at Stanford University, "we almost need a trauma center to take care of this problem, it's that serious for kids that can't read...It's the number-one factor standing in the way of their graduating" (Manzo-Kennedy). Given the importance of literacy, this article provides a story of how a high school media specialist on the east coast ...


Collection Building: Foreign Videos & Dvds, Julie Decesare Jun 2007

Collection Building: Foreign Videos & Dvds, Julie Decesare

Julie A DeCesare

Review of online resources for obtaining foreign language videos and DVDs, covering formats available from different countries and equipment needed to view them. Also included a demonstration of some online digital video resources.


Another Look At African Cultures Through Picture Books, Dorothy N. Bowen May 2007

Another Look At African Cultures Through Picture Books, Dorothy N. Bowen

Dorothy N. Bowen

I realized how difficult it is to describe what life is like for a child growing up in Africa when I was asked to make a presentation to two 6th grade classes. In the course of the presentation, I said, "Africa is not a country:' I had to smile to myself as I saw the shocked look on the face of a little girl sitting right in front of me. Her mouth dropped open and I knew that she thought I had made a very great error.


To "Keep The Past In Lively Memory": William Carl Bolivar's Efforts To Preserve African American Cultural Heritage, William Welburn Dec 2006

To "Keep The Past In Lively Memory": William Carl Bolivar's Efforts To Preserve African American Cultural Heritage, William Welburn

William C Welburn

The contributions of William Carl Bolivar, a Philadelphia African American bibliophile and journalist, are considered. Bolivar’s interest in historical documentation shaped his sense of interconnectedness with the collective memory of Philadelphia’s black community. His collecting interests are manifested in his column published in the Philadelphia Tribune, in his contributions to the American Negro Historical Society and other social and cultural organizations in Philadelphia, and in a published catalog of portions of his collection. Bolivar’s network of collectors and associates formed a “nucleus for a larger effort” to preserve African American cultural heritage. Their collecting efforts formed the ...


Addressing Sensitive Issues Through Picture Books, Dorothy N. Bowen, Melissa Schutt Dec 2006

Addressing Sensitive Issues Through Picture Books, Dorothy N. Bowen, Melissa Schutt

Dorothy N. Bowen

it was a Wednesday morning, and the class of pre-service elementary teachers was discussing sensitive topics in children's picture books. Melissa had prepared several tables with representative literature dealing with topics such as divorce, adoption, sexuality, religion, and death, and students were reading and discussing the books. Suddenly Dorothy noticed a student clutching one of the books to her chest and smiling. Dorothy walked over to her and the student said, "I love this book. There were no books like this when I was a little girl."


Options For Integration: Creating A Flexible Library Research Module For The First Year Experience Curriculum, Kristen Bullard, Allison L. Sharp, Kawanna Bright, Laverne Grey Dec 2006

Options For Integration: Creating A Flexible Library Research Module For The First Year Experience Curriculum, Kristen Bullard, Allison L. Sharp, Kawanna Bright, Laverne Grey

Allison Sharp

No abstract provided.


Könyvtárszakon Amerikában: Feljegyzések Az Iskolapadból. [Class: A Guide Through The American Library School. In Hungarian]., Judit H. Ward Dec 2006

Könyvtárszakon Amerikában: Feljegyzések Az Iskolapadból. [Class: A Guide Through The American Library School. In Hungarian]., Judit H. Ward

Judit H. Ward

The author presents her experience with American higher education as a career changer and new immigrant, while trying to navigate through the maze of library school and find a new job.


Information Literacy For Branch Campuses And Branch Libraries, James Hooks, Carl Rahkonen, Chris Clouser, Kelly Heider, Rena Fowler Dec 2006

Information Literacy For Branch Campuses And Branch Libraries, James Hooks, Carl Rahkonen, Chris Clouser, Kelly Heider, Rena Fowler

Kelly Heider

The article focuses on the importance of information literacy program to the libraries of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The program requires an expansion of proverbial box, adaptation of administration, revision of programs and establishment of new policies for the success of the student learning. It is stated that the development of the academic library in the campus has no one to stop in fulfilling the mission of connecting people with the knowledge, despite of its difficulty in computer systems. The school has practiced some traditional information literacy activities such as bibliographic instruction, credit courses, liaison programs ...


Reference Librarians Speak For Users: A Learning Commons Concept That Meets The Needs Of A Diverse Student Body, Jeffrey A. Franks, Michael P. Tosko Dec 2006

Reference Librarians Speak For Users: A Learning Commons Concept That Meets The Needs Of A Diverse Student Body, Jeffrey A. Franks, Michael P. Tosko

Jeffrey A Franks

This article describes the creation of a learning commons at a main campus library at a medium-sized, state university.