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Sustainable Development: The Role Of School Libraries, Abiola Bukola Elaturoti Dec 2018

Sustainable Development: The Role Of School Libraries, Abiola Bukola Elaturoti

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Over the past few years, sustainable development has emerged the latest development slogan. Sustainable development has been defined as the development that meets the social, economic and technological needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. A good well-equipped library is a prerequisite for the intellectual, moral, and spiritual advancement and elevation of an individual right from childhood; it is an indispensable element of the absolute well-being of the citizens and that of the nation at large. To attain sustainable development, the role of libraries, and particularly school libraries, cannot be ignored …


Fostering Reading Enjoyment And Achievement In The School Library, Reneé C. Lyons, Deborah Parrott, Gina Podvin, Millie Robinson, Edward J. Dwyer May 2018

Fostering Reading Enjoyment And Achievement In The School Library, Reneé C. Lyons, Deborah Parrott, Gina Podvin, Millie Robinson, Edward J. Dwyer

Reneé C. Lyons

Excerpt: In this age of increased accountability through testing and implementation of the Common Core State Standards, the elementary and middle school librarian is often part of the school team working toward enhancing reading achievement among students.


Secondary Student Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Vs. Performance, Jen Spisak Jan 2018

Secondary Student Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Vs. Performance, Jen Spisak

Theses and Dissertations

The amount of information in the world has grown exponentially in the last generation. Students often believe that growing up as digital natives means they have advanced information literacy skills. However, school librarians are not seeing evidence of this in their schools. The purpose of this study was to determine if secondary students overestimate their information literacy (IL) abilities, if relationships exist between IL self-efficacy and performance, and if grade level or self-efficacy level changes those relationships. To accomplish this, data were collected from two middle schools and three high schools from a total of 397 students in grades 6, …