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Share Your Story; Libraries Support South Carolina, Virginia Cononie Nov 2023

Share Your Story; Libraries Support South Carolina, Virginia Cononie

South Carolina Libraries

The second edition of "Share your Story" includes stories from school libraries, academic libraries, and public libraries in South Carolina. Stories depict successes, activities and events in libraries from 2022-2023. This edition was given to South Carolina Legislators to share the impact libraries have on their constituents.

Letters at the beginning of the book are written from South Carolina Library leaders including SCLA Advocacy Committee, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians, Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries Executive Director, SC Association of Public Library Administrators President and Friends of South Carolina Libraries President.

Stories are organized by Federal Legislator's …


The Role Of School Libraries In Curbing The Decay In Reading Habits Among Secondary School Students In Nigeria, Inemesit Udom Udoh Mr., Nse Emmanuel Akwang Phd, Cln Jun 2023

The Role Of School Libraries In Curbing The Decay In Reading Habits Among Secondary School Students In Nigeria, Inemesit Udom Udoh Mr., Nse Emmanuel Akwang Phd, Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study explored the role of school libraries in curbing the decay in reading habits among secondary school students in Nigeria. It adopted the conceptual research approach by relying on existing literature. The study discovered that reading makes a knowledgeable student, and facilitates self-discovery, vocabulary expansion, development of effective communication skills and students’ overall academic success. It also revealed that effective reading habits is a crucial skill that students should possess as it adds value to life; frees the mind from the shackles of information poverty and enriches their problem-solving skills. The study showed that the causes of decay in …


Starting Young- Instilling Research Skills Through School Libraries, Anitha B. Librarian, Priyadarshini Don Thomas Librarian Apr 2023

Starting Young- Instilling Research Skills Through School Libraries, Anitha B. Librarian, Priyadarshini Don Thomas Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This article focuses on the impact that school libraries can have on the informational and research skills of an individual if utilised as proposed while working within the academic framework of the institution that they serve. The benefits of introducing high school students to the world of research and the structured approach to it is discussed in detail along with how it improves student performance as well as equipping them with the tools and techniques they will need as they move forward with confidence to higher education and the professional environment. The paper also visits in brief the research …


The Role Of School Libraries In The Implementation Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Programme In Ube Junior Secondary Schools In Kwande Local Government Area Of Benue State Nigeria, Tondo Richard Iorver Cln, Yankyar Ashulaga Thomas Cln Apr 2022

The Role Of School Libraries In The Implementation Of Universal Basic Education (Ube) Programme In Ube Junior Secondary Schools In Kwande Local Government Area Of Benue State Nigeria, Tondo Richard Iorver Cln, Yankyar Ashulaga Thomas Cln

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This research work was designed to explore the role of school libraries in the implementation of the UBE programme in UBE Junior Secondary Schools in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State. A total number of one hundred and forty school library users (students and teachers) from four selected UBE Junior Secondary Schools were surveyed using a researcher developed questionnaire to collect data for the study. Descriptive statistical analysis was used; frequencies and percentages were generated from which the research questions formulated for the study were answered. The study revealed that there are no school libraries in the UBE …


The Role Of School Libraries In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Benue State, Yunusa Anate Adejimoh, Hajaru Mafo Ilo, Patricia Oomo Audu Sep 2021

The Role Of School Libraries In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Benue State, Yunusa Anate Adejimoh, Hajaru Mafo Ilo, Patricia Oomo Audu

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examined the role of school libraries in promoting reading culture among Secondary School Students in Benue State. Four objectives were achieved. The study population was 136 subjects comprising of Senior Secondary School 1 and 2 students and same was used as sample size. The instrument for the study is a structured questionnaire titled ‘Role of School Libraries in Promoting Reading Culture among Secondary School Students Questionnaire (RSLORCSSSQ)’. Data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics, precisely mean. Research question 1 was on the purpose of library use by students. Findings revealed that the students read in the library to …


School Libraries As Promoters Of Open Educational Resources To Galvanize Education: An Exploratory Study, Sagender Singh Parmar Phd Scholar, Dr Rashmi Kumbar Assistant Professor Jul 2021

School Libraries As Promoters Of Open Educational Resources To Galvanize Education: An Exploratory Study, Sagender Singh Parmar Phd Scholar, Dr Rashmi Kumbar Assistant Professor

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

In the COVID pandemic, educational institutions have adopted an online education delivery mode to ensure continuity in the students' learning process. The school teachers started taking online classes, and libraries delivered resources through WhatsApp or developed digital library webpages/portals. In this scenario, the importance of Open Educational Resources (OERs) cannot be overlooked, as they are free from copyright issues and can be reused by anyone without any prerequisite author permissions. The present study made efforts to identify the advocacy of such OERs by CBSE affiliated Indian public schools of Chandigarh, Delhi and Delhi West regions identified from the school directory …


"Getting Inflomation": A Critical Race Theory Tale From The School Library, Kafi D. Kumasi Jan 2021

"Getting Inflomation": A Critical Race Theory Tale From The School Library, Kafi D. Kumasi

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

Using Critical Race Theory's storytelling method, this chapter weaves a tale set in a school library setting told through the eyes of Jamal, a 17 year old Black male Harvard -bound scholar athlete. Using artifacts to build the plot, the story shines light on places where diversity and inclusion initiatives fail, where unchecked privilege and whiteness do harm to everyone touched by them, where inequality ruins lives and where libraries might be spaces of hope and possibility.


School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste Dec 2020

School Libraries Get "Graphic": An Analysis Of Graphic Novels In The School Library Collection, Rebecca Lacoste

SLIS Connecting

Graphic novels have been recognized by many professionals, researchers, and educators as a major factor in increasing student engagement. The purpose of this research is to analyze a middle school library's statistical data before and after the addition of graphic novels into the library collection. The study also analyzes the growth of scholarly literature related to graphic novels and school libraries. The compilation of this research should provide insight to school librarians, teachers, administrators, and researchers on the value and successes associated with the inclusion of graphic novels in the school library collection.


Why School Libraries Remain Underdeveloped In Nigeria, And The Way Forward, Olabode Olajide Mr, Sandy Zinn Prof Dec 2020

Why School Libraries Remain Underdeveloped In Nigeria, And The Way Forward, Olabode Olajide Mr, Sandy Zinn Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Applying the lens of constructivism and inquiry-based learning, this study investigated why libraries remain underdeveloped in Nigerian schools, and the way forward. The study was motivated by the importance accorded to school libraries, being one of the most important educational services that could be used to achieve good standard education in Nigeria. The methodological approach adopted for this study was mixed methods. The study’s population comprised “school librarians”, principals, and science teachers in public senior secondary schools as well as major stakeholders in education connected with the provision, management and utilization of library resources for teaching science subjects. The instruments …


Supporting Biracial Students Through An Equity Lens: Multicultural Literature And Advocacy In School Libraries, Jacqueline Ahlborn May 2020

Supporting Biracial Students Through An Equity Lens: Multicultural Literature And Advocacy In School Libraries, Jacqueline Ahlborn

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Biracial students make up a substantial allocation of the school population, and their demographics are only expected to increase within the coming years. With this emergence of a larger Biracial community, schools need to consider how they will implement equitable resources and practices to meet the needs for this unique population. School librarians, serving as instructional leaders, can provide the necessary materials and strategies to support their students who are Biracial in order to foster positive racial identity. The purpose of this study is to explore school librarians’ perspectives on the influence of multicultural literature on students’ acceptance and understanding …


Status Of School Libraries In State Capitals In Nigeria: A Study Of Selected Secondary And Primary Schools In Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria., Daniel Akparobore, Daniel O. Akparobore Jan 2020

Status Of School Libraries In State Capitals In Nigeria: A Study Of Selected Secondary And Primary Schools In Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria., Daniel Akparobore, Daniel O. Akparobore

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

This study examines status of school libraries in state capitals in Nigeria, using Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria as a case study. The total population for this study comprised of one thousand, one hundred and eighty (1,180) male and female staff who as at the time of this study are working in secondary and primary schools in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria. 118 respondents were drawn from the total population using random sampling technique. Questionnaire was used to collect data and a total of 118 questionnaires were distributed, all were duly completed and found usable therefore there was 100% response rate. …


Information Needs And Use Of Library Resources By Differently Abled School Students, Sivagangai District: A Case Study, Murugan M, Jeyshankar R May 2019

Information Needs And Use Of Library Resources By Differently Abled School Students, Sivagangai District: A Case Study, Murugan M, Jeyshankar R

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Study Analysed Information needs and use of library resources by Differently abled school students.54.08% of the Respondents belong to the female students, 32.65% of respondents were in the age group of below12, (35.71%) respondents were in the group of students 1st-5th, (73.47%) respondents were physically challenged with of use electronic resources, (29.59%) respondents accessed electronic resources Monthly, 50(51.02%) respondents were satisfied with the relevance of the electronic resources, (87.75%) respondents were read of the regularly Newspaper in electronic resources available from the library,73.46% of respondents were Easy to access,92 (93.87%) respondents were visited in other library of the …


The Role Of Librarians In The Implementation Of The National Policy Of Education, Victoria O. Itsekor, Chukwudum Mareen Jegbefume Miss, Oluwatofunmi Jesudunni Oyewole Mrs. Jan 2019

The Role Of Librarians In The Implementation Of The National Policy Of Education, Victoria O. Itsekor, Chukwudum Mareen Jegbefume Miss, Oluwatofunmi Jesudunni Oyewole Mrs.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The library profession is one that serves the educational system of any nation, therefore both the educational and library systems must be in nexus if effective and efficient formulation and implementation of policies will be established. The impact of the library can be felt at all levels in the education sector, starting from the grass root, that is, School libraries in primary and secondary schools to the Academic libraries in the tertiary institutions. Hence the importance of the library in the educational development of a country cannot be over-estimated.

The library policy objectives have not been difficult to identify …


An Evaluative Study Of The Roles Of School Libraries In Learning Activities Of Senior Secondary School Students In Ondo State, Kayode Abel Afolabi Dr. Aug 2017

An Evaluative Study Of The Roles Of School Libraries In Learning Activities Of Senior Secondary School Students In Ondo State, Kayode Abel Afolabi Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

This study attempted reviewing the roles of school libraries in learning activities of senior secondary school students in Ondo State. Ondo State is divided into three senatorial districts where two Local Governments were selected from each of the senatorial district and two secondary schools taken from each of the selected Local Government. Descriptive survey was adopted to carry out the research and a structured questionnaire was administered to collect data from the respondents while a high response rate of 100% was obtained. The validity of the research was determined by ensuring that the questionnaire reflects basic topics in the …


The Influence Of School Libraries Usage In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria, Patience Ebisemen Lulu-Pokubo Mrs, Pearl C. Akanwa Dr(Mrs) Aug 2017

The Influence Of School Libraries Usage In Promoting Reading Culture Among Secondary School Students In Rivers State, Nigeria, Patience Ebisemen Lulu-Pokubo Mrs, Pearl C. Akanwa Dr(Mrs)

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The study investigated the influence of school libraries usage in promoting reading culture among secondary school students in Rivers State, Nigeria. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Six secondary schools were selected from the three senatorial districts in Rivers State. The study adopted survey design. The population of the study consisted of students. The sample of the study comprised 384 students. Rating scale was used as instruments of data collection. Mean score and correlation coefficient were used in answering the research questions while t-test statistics was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of …


Worth Fighting For: Factors Influencing Selection Decisions In School Libraries, April M. Dawkins May 2017

Worth Fighting For: Factors Influencing Selection Decisions In School Libraries, April M. Dawkins

Theses and Dissertations

Intellectual freedom is one of the basic tenets of the library profession. However, most librarians will face attempts to censor or control access to information at some point in their careers. School librarians might choose to self-censor because they fear facing a challenge that calls into question not only their professionalism but also their personal values and ethics. While there have been numerous studies on censorship in other types of libraries, there is little research in the area of censorship and intellectual freedom as it pertains to the school library field. The purpose of this study is to understand the …


Reliability And Validity Of Michigan School Libraries For The 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks, Natosha Nicole Floyd Jan 2017

Reliability And Validity Of Michigan School Libraries For The 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks, Natosha Nicole Floyd

Wayne State University Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Michigan School Libraries for the 21st Century Measurement Benchmarks (SL21). The instrument consists of 19 items with three subscales: Building the 21st Century Learning Environment Subscale, Teaching for 21st Century Learning Subscale, and Leading the Way to 21st Century Learning Subscale. The sample consisted of 54 respondents who were administered the instrument in 2014 and 2015. Cronbach’s alpha for the total instrument was 0.807 (n = 19 items). Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was used to measure construct validity. The findings derived from the EFA did not tend …


Making Friends And Buying Robots: How To Leverage Collaborations And Collections To Support Stem Learning, Cassandra Kvenild, Shannon M. Smith, Craig E. Shepherd, Emma G. Thielk Jan 2017

Making Friends And Buying Robots: How To Leverage Collaborations And Collections To Support Stem Learning, Cassandra Kvenild, Shannon M. Smith, Craig E. Shepherd, Emma G. Thielk

Library Faculty & Staff Publications

In a climate of increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), school libraries have unique opportunities to grow collections and cultivate partnerships in the sciences. At the federal level and in many states, STEM initiatives encourage hands-on exposure to technologies and open the door for student-led discovery of tools related to robotics, coding, programming, and electronics. Influenced by local STEM initiatives, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) at the University of Wyoming Lab School decided to create a circulating collection of STEM kits. (The UW Lab School is a tuition free charter school with a diverse population selected by …


Shifting Lenses On Youth Literacy And Identity, Kafi D. Kumasi, Sandra Hughes-Hassell Jan 2017

Shifting Lenses On Youth Literacy And Identity, Kafi D. Kumasi, Sandra Hughes-Hassell

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

Racialized youth, especially those who attend chronically underperforming schools in US's poor and urban communities, can be likened to singing canaries. These young people risk their lives by entering educational institutions that are not equipped to properly prepare them for the future. Historically, the canary served to warn coal miners of the presence of dangerous gases. When the canary stopped singing or was found dead, the miners knew a serious problem required immediate attention. Like canaries, racialized youth in inner-city schools are a litmus test for the health of the entire educational system in the US. In this article they …


Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Mar 2014

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 sought to collaborate with …


School Librarians And The Common Core: How They Can Help Teachers And Students Through The New Standards, Enito Mock Feb 2014

School Librarians And The Common Core: How They Can Help Teachers And Students Through The New Standards, Enito Mock

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The author addresses the critical role school libraries play in student academic achievement. He also addresses the role school librarians could play in successfully implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Historically being left out of education reforms such as No Child Left Behind in 2001, school media specialists now have the opportunity to shine and show off their unique skill set in curriculum design, information literacy, and research. In collaborating with teachers to carry out lesson plans focused on the CCSS, school librarians can teach students essential skills such as critical thinking, brainstorming, and writing/reading techniques. In discussing why …


Importance Of School Library Programs, Cynthia Strong Dec 2013

Importance Of School Library Programs, Cynthia Strong

Cynthia Strong

Within the discipline of library science, over 20 research studies have been done in the United States attesting to how quality school library programs contribute to improved academic achievement. On the other hand, in the fields of education, school counseling, administration, and school leadership, and so on, there is a dearth of scholarship and recognition of the positive impact librarians and library media program have on student success. This conceptual paper first presents an overview of the empirical research on school library programs and the positive impact they have on the academic achievement of students in the United States. Second, …


Item Community High School Library: A Reflection Of School Libraries In Nigeria, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu, Olamide Tolulomo Ibiyemi Dec 2013

Item Community High School Library: A Reflection Of School Libraries In Nigeria, Chimezie Patrick Uzuegbu, Olamide Tolulomo Ibiyemi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the status of Item Community High School library in an attempt to showcase the state of school libraries in Nigeria. The research investigates the personnel, facility and material availability in the library as well as the extent of use of the library by teachers and students. The questionnaire and observation research methods were used to collect data for the study. Apart from observing that the library lacks materials and facilities, the results of the study further show that the school has no person at the moment to man the library. As a result, the library has been …


The Challenges Of School Libraries After The Implementation Of The New Educational Reforms In Ghana., Baffour Ohene Agyekum, Christopher Kwame Filson Mr Aug 2012

The Challenges Of School Libraries After The Implementation Of The New Educational Reforms In Ghana., Baffour Ohene Agyekum, Christopher Kwame Filson Mr

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

The study is focused on challenges of school libraries in the new educational reforms in Ghana. The study was conducted at the Konongo-Odumase Senior High School in the Asante-Akim North District of the Ashanti Region. It is aimed at finding the extent to which the reforms has improved school library service provision. The study revealed that, school library service provision has not seen remarkable change since the inception of the new educational reforms in Ghana. Some of these challenges are poor funding, untrained library staff, poor facilities among others. To meet these challenges, some recommendations have been made. It …


Roses In The Concrete: A Critical Race Perspective On Urban Youth And School Libraries, Kafi D. Kumasi May 2012

Roses In The Concrete: A Critical Race Perspective On Urban Youth And School Libraries, Kafi D. Kumasi

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This article utilizes Critical Race Theory (CRT) to interrogate school library practices and school librarian belief systems as they relate to serving urban youth of color. The author offers several area for interrogation including: 1) disrupting cultural deficit views; 2) honoring students voices and life experiences; 3) recognizing structural inequalities; and 4) understanding whiteness. This work has implications for helping school librarians develop the cultural sensitivities and dispositions necessary for creating library programs that support and affirm urban youth of color.


Why Libraries Are Relevant In The Digital Age, Henry Rible Mar 2011

Why Libraries Are Relevant In The Digital Age, Henry Rible

Continuing Education (CAPSTONE)

The libraries of the United States are integral and valued parts of the communities and institutions they serve. There are a number of kinds of libraries commonplace in the United States, including public, school, college and university, legal, and research libraries, each of which has a constituency they serve. The libraries with which people have the greatest familiarity and the two types they utilize on the most frequent basis are the public libraries, those which primarily serve municipalities, and school libraries, those which serve kindergarten through twelfth grade schools. It is upon these two that this paper places its greatest …


School Librarians Of The 21st Century: Using Resources And Assistive Technologies To Support Students' Differences And Abilities, Clayton A. Copeland Phd Jan 2011

School Librarians Of The 21st Century: Using Resources And Assistive Technologies To Support Students' Differences And Abilities, Clayton A. Copeland Phd

Faculty Publications

Having a child come into the library--whether on his/her very first visit or one of many visits--means that school librarians have the incredible privilege--and responsibility--to make that child feel welcome and to support his/her learning process in every way they possibly can. Whether a child is officially labeled as being "differently able" (having one or more characteristics that society labels as a disability) or whether he/she is perceived as "typically able," each of the students needs for librarians to be on the cutting edge of information resources and access. Moreover, the students need librarians to help them understand how their …


Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Sep 2007

Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong

SPU Works

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 sought to collaborate with …


Critical Inquiry: Library Media Specialists As Change Agents, Kafi D. Kumasi May 2007

Critical Inquiry: Library Media Specialists As Change Agents, Kafi D. Kumasi

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

This article describes some of the key concepts and strategies associated with the term critical inquiry that are relevant to the work of school libraries in secondary settings. Practical examples are given for conducting critical inquiry in the library based on the authors work with African American youth in an after school literacy program.


An Investigation Of Library Skills Acquired By Fifth Grade Students At Harvard Elementary School, Franklin Pierce District, Tacoma, Washington, Larry D. Rodahl Aug 1971

An Investigation Of Library Skills Acquired By Fifth Grade Students At Harvard Elementary School, Franklin Pierce District, Tacoma, Washington, Larry D. Rodahl

All Master's Theses

This study investigates two factors that were assumed to influence the amount and kind of library skills acquired by fifth grade students during the period of two consecutive years at Harvard Elementary School . The two factors were teacher-librarian cooperation and library availability.