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A Complicated Legacy Defines School Librarians As Teachers, Mary Keeling Jan 2023

A Complicated Legacy Defines School Librarians As Teachers, Mary Keeling

STEMPS Faculty Publications

The article analyzes how the legacy of school librarianship inform the future of school librarians as teachers. Topics discussed include lower test scores and fewer opportunities to develop critical thinking and digital literacy skills among students, need for the federal government to recognize the importance of school libraries and how well-staffed school library with a qualified librarian can provide essential services and resources.


Assessment Of Teachers' Perception Of The Provision, Use, And Maintenance Of Information And Communication Technology Facilities (Ict) In Ekiti State Primary School Libraries In Nigeria, Mensah Prince Osiesi, Chigozie Celestina Oke Dr, Adejimi Oluwatobi Busiyi Mr, Adenike Lucia Arulebe Mrs, Nnaemeka Chijioke Okorie Mr, Onyiye Maureen Okoh Mrs May 2022

Assessment Of Teachers' Perception Of The Provision, Use, And Maintenance Of Information And Communication Technology Facilities (Ict) In Ekiti State Primary School Libraries In Nigeria, Mensah Prince Osiesi, Chigozie Celestina Oke Dr, Adejimi Oluwatobi Busiyi Mr, Adenike Lucia Arulebe Mrs, Nnaemeka Chijioke Okorie Mr, Onyiye Maureen Okoh Mrs

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study assessed teachers' perception of the provision, use, and maintenance of ICT facilities in Ekiti State Primary school libraries in Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research type. The population of the study comprised all public primary school teachers in Ekiti State. The multistage sampling procedure was used in selecting the sample for the study. An instrument termed "Teachers' Perception of the Provision, Utilisation, and Maintenance of ICT Facilities in Primary School Libraries Questionnaire" was used for data collection, and was validated with its reliability ascertained. The data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics (frequency counts and percentages). …


Evaluation Of The Availability And Utilization Status Of Texts In Core Subjects In Primary Schools’ Libraries, Valentine Joseph Owan, Daniel Clement Agurokpon, Abahcham V. Owan Jan 2022

Evaluation Of The Availability And Utilization Status Of Texts In Core Subjects In Primary Schools’ Libraries, Valentine Joseph Owan, Daniel Clement Agurokpon, Abahcham V. Owan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The study evaluated primary texts' availability and utilisation status in core subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies and Basic Science) in primary schools’ libraries in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State. The researchers formulated six null hypotheses to guide the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The target population of this study comprised a total of 30,036 teachers and pupils, distributed across the 73 public primary schools. A proportionate stratified sampling technique was used to select 30% and 5% of the available teachers and pupils in each school, resulting in a sample of 270 respondents. …


Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: Collaboratively Navigating Information Literacy Instruction In The Classroom, Niki Fullmer, Katie Strand Jan 2022

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work: Collaboratively Navigating Information Literacy Instruction In The Classroom, Niki Fullmer, Katie Strand

Library Faculty & Staff Presentations

Teaching students to critically think and effectively research and write is a tall task, but an important one in ensuring students become informed citizens. The good news is we don’t have to face these challenging concepts alone. In Spring 2022, USU Librarians conducted a research study to better understand information literacy instruction that is occurring in our local high schools as well as understand teacher/librarian collaborations. Presenters will share key findings from this study and facilitate a discussion about how our expertise as teachers and librarians might intersect in ways that will better support our students. Participants will also discover …


Influence Of Multimedia Resources On Social Studies: Exploring Teachers And Students Experiences In Delta State, South South Nigeria., Favour O. Atubi Mar 2021

Influence Of Multimedia Resources On Social Studies: Exploring Teachers And Students Experiences In Delta State, South South Nigeria., Favour O. Atubi

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

ABSTRACT

Considerable effort in providing students especially those of social studies a practical and efficient learning environment through proper instructional methodology, strategies and technological resources have been attempted by researchers. Research on educational technology like Multimedia Resources have also been receiving great attention by researchers, but studies on Multimedia Resources that explores the experiences of Social Studies teachers and students in Nigeria is scarce. Therefore, this research was carried out to examine the influence of Multimedia Resources on Upper Basic Social Studies education in Delta State, as perceived by Upper Basic social studies students and teachers, teachers’ level of usage …


Preferences And Experiences Of Google Apps In Collaborative Teaching And Learning, Dr. Mahesh G T, Dr. Jayamma K V Mar 2021

Preferences And Experiences Of Google Apps In Collaborative Teaching And Learning, Dr. Mahesh G T, Dr. Jayamma K V

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The progressive development of higher education is probably to be driven by the readiness to acclimatize and nurture with the practice of communication technologies in all teaching, learning and research areas. Google Apps for Education is an essential collection of competent applications that Google offers to all learners and educational institutions across the world. The study was intended to survey the graduate and post graduate teachers’ preferences, expertise, practice, and their insights of the advantage and the challenges to use Google Applications in support of practicing teaching and learning activities. The study adapted both qualitative and quantitative methods. Findings of …


Hacking The Pandemic: Launching Third Space Into Cyberspace, Brittany Bowser Jan 2021

Hacking The Pandemic: Launching Third Space Into Cyberspace, Brittany Bowser

STEMPS Faculty Publications

The article discusses importance of the school library as a third space for learning. Topics discussed include need for school library's third space to expand into cyberspace; focus to promote awareness of school librarianship; and need for school librarians to prioritize marketing themselves and their instruction.


Library And Information Services Of A.C. Joshi Library During Covid – 19 Pandemic: A Study Of Faculty Satisfaction, Harpreet Kaur, Preeti Mahajan Oct 2020

Library And Information Services Of A.C. Joshi Library During Covid – 19 Pandemic: A Study Of Faculty Satisfaction, Harpreet Kaur, Preeti Mahajan

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The ongoing pandemic is a global challenge that has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. It has severely affected the economy and social integrity of most of the nations. Everyone who has lived through this period of uncertainty has acknowledged the fact that these circumstances have changed the way of life of people across the globe. While there has been a rising concern about the severity of the health challenges faced by the general population, especially vulnerable is the situation of the elderly, the children, health professionals, and also academicians who are braving the mal-effects of this grave onslaught …


School Libraries In South Australia 2019 Census, Katherine Dix, Rachel Felgate, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, Shani Sniedze Sep 2020

School Libraries In South Australia 2019 Census, Katherine Dix, Rachel Felgate, Syeda Kashfee Ahmed, Toby Carslake, Shani Sniedze

School and system improvement

This report presents the results of a survey census and website review of school libraries, taken across all South Australian schools in Term 3, 2019. The census collected data on school library staffing, facilities, funding, and support. Results reveal that schools with a qualified teacher librarian are more likely to have improved student literacy outcomes. While 94 per cent of South Australian schools have someone to manage the library collection and to select resources, less than a quarter (23 per cent) are managed by a qualified teacher librarian. Questions about the nature of library provision in schools uncovered eight main …


Leveraging Local Resources And Contexts For Inclusive Computer Science Classrooms: Reflections From Experienced High School Teachers Implementing Electronic Textiles, Mia S. Shaw, Deborah A. Fields, Yasmin B. Kafai Sep 2020

Leveraging Local Resources And Contexts For Inclusive Computer Science Classrooms: Reflections From Experienced High School Teachers Implementing Electronic Textiles, Mia S. Shaw, Deborah A. Fields, Yasmin B. Kafai

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Background and context

Promoting open-ended projects presents new opportunities and challenges for inclusive teaching in CS classrooms. While efforts have been made to develop inclusive curricula, little research has focused on ways teachers apply curricula in their classrooms to promote inclusion.

Objective

To understand the challenges faced in facilitating an open-ended unit and the pedagogical strategies enacted to address those challenges, we analyze the self-reported teaching practices that experienced teachers developed in their implementation of a constructionist electronic textiles unit in Exploring Computer Science.

Method

We inductively analyzed and coded 17 experienced teachers’ weekly surveys and post-interviews.

Findings

Teachers …


Differences Between Teacher-Focused Twitter Hashtags And Implications For Professional Development, Spencer P. Greenhalgh Jun 2020

Differences Between Teacher-Focused Twitter Hashtags And Implications For Professional Development, Spencer P. Greenhalgh

Information Science Faculty Publications

Twitter hashtags may serve as valuable means for teachers' professional development. However, given the diversity of hashtag spaces and teacher needs, teachers must assess a given hashtag and compare it to their learning needs and preferences before determining whether it would be helpful. To support this reflection, I examine data associated with 60 Regional Educational Twitter Hashtags (RETHs) during the first six months of 2016 to begin describing the variety of teacher learning-focused Twitter spaces and make distinctions between them. My results indicate that these RETHs vary according to their relative focus on sharing, intimacy of personal connection, and volume …


Smith County Colored Teachers’ Institute, 1920, Vicki Betts Jan 2020

Smith County Colored Teachers’ Institute, 1920, Vicki Betts

Presentations and Publications

A look at early schools for African Americans in Smith County, Texas, with a reprint of the minutes and roster of the 1920 Smith County Colored Teachers’ Institute.


Reflective School Library Practitioners: Use Of Journaling To Strengthen Practice, Elizabeth A. Burns Jan 2020

Reflective School Library Practitioners: Use Of Journaling To Strengthen Practice, Elizabeth A. Burns

STEMPS Faculty Publications

Reflection is a skill educators of school librarians hope to foster in their students. Widely used in teacher preparation (Hodgins 2014), reflective journaling is a pedagogical strategy that aligns with the text-based nature of library and information studies coursework, especially as more library schools move online (Kymes and Ray 2012). This study explores use of structured dialogic journaling as a pedagogical approach to inform and shape the reflective practice of pre-service school librarians. Journals were introduced in an early school library methods course and structured using Schon’s Reflective Practitioner model (1987). Additional opportunities to engage with dialogic journals continued through …


So What Made You Choose Librarianship? Reasons Teachers Give For Their Career Switch., Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang Sep 2019

So What Made You Choose Librarianship? Reasons Teachers Give For Their Career Switch., Franklin Gyamfi Agyemang

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper explores the reason teachers choose to go into librarianship when leaving the teaching profession from Sub-Saharan Africa. Snowball sampling method was used to locate seventeen (17) participants for this study in Ghana. Mixed methods were used for data collection; questionnaire (open-ended questions) and interview. The data was analyzed using the thematic analysis technique. The study found the following as reasons teacher choose librarianship when leaving the teaching profession: Better Salaries and Remunerations, Relatedness of librarianship to teaching, Love for books, Employment Space and scope of opportunities for librarians. By the findings, this study corroborates researches on second-career librarianship …


Contextualization Of The Information Literary Background In Nigeria Education Sector, Oluwole O. Durodolu Phd Dec 2018

Contextualization Of The Information Literary Background In Nigeria Education Sector, Oluwole O. Durodolu Phd

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Information literacy is a concept that has attracted the attention of a considerable number of renowned scholars, governments and international organizations the world over. Regardless of the overwhelming exposure and deliberation surrounding the notion of information literacy, it is important to note that it is an evolving and developing concept that is applicable to all human endeavors. This paper illuminates the context of the research location which is Nigeria. A relative analysis was carried out with the intention of bringing out the status, trends, challenges and opportunities in information literacy and how it will strengthen the education system in Nigeria. …


Developing Teachers’ Information Literacy Capabilities In Secondary Schools In Ghana: A Comparative Study Of Two Best Schools In The Central Region, Gloria Tachie-Donkor Ms, Perpetua Sekyewaa Dadzie Prof Jul 2017

Developing Teachers’ Information Literacy Capabilities In Secondary Schools In Ghana: A Comparative Study Of Two Best Schools In The Central Region, Gloria Tachie-Donkor Ms, Perpetua Sekyewaa Dadzie Prof

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the information literacy capabilities of teachers in two of the oldest secondary schools in the Central Region of Ghana. The study assesses the availability, accessibility and use of the schools’ library and internet facilities as well as in-service training programmes in relation to the acquisition of information literacy skills. The survey method was adopted and questionnaire was administered to all 211 teaching staff in the two schools. Questionnaire design was based on the literature review and research objectives. The findings confirmed the availability of fairly well-equipped libraries with internet facilities; the ability of most teachers to use …


Influence Of Socio-Environmental Forces On Use Of E-Learning By Teachers In Selected Tertiary Institutions In Oyo State, Nigeria, Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo, Wasiu Adewale Tiamiyu Jan 2017

Influence Of Socio-Environmental Forces On Use Of E-Learning By Teachers In Selected Tertiary Institutions In Oyo State, Nigeria, Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo, Wasiu Adewale Tiamiyu

The African Journal of Information Systems

The study applied institutional theory to investigate socio-environmental factors [coercive pressures (CPs), normative pressures (NPs) and mimetic pressures (MPs)] influencing the use of e-learning by teachers of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted. Purposive sampling was used to select three tertiary institutions, and proportionate to size sampling was used to select the respondents. Data were collected using a questionnaire. Frequency distribution and percentages, as well as multiple regressions were used for data analysis. The results revealed that CPs, in contrast to NPs and MPs had no significant relationship with attitude and intention to use e-learning. Attitude had …


Infographic: Teachers Working In Australian School Libraries, Jo Earp Apr 2016

Infographic: Teachers Working In Australian School Libraries, Jo Earp

Teacher infographics

What is the percentage of Australian teachers working in school libraries? Are those teachers mainly female or male? Find out in this infographic.


Culturally Relevant Booktalking: Using A Mixed Reality Simulation With Preservice School Librarians, Janice Underwood, Sue Crownfield Kimmel, Danielle Forest, Gail K. Dickinson Jan 2015

Culturally Relevant Booktalking: Using A Mixed Reality Simulation With Preservice School Librarians, Janice Underwood, Sue Crownfield Kimmel, Danielle Forest, Gail K. Dickinson

Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications

The role of school librarians is often overlooked in advancing a respect for cultural diversity among youth, yet librarians are in key positions to champion for social justice reform in educational settings. In this qualitative study, we examine preservice school librarians' experiences with booktalking multicultural literature in a mixed reality simulation environment, as a vehicle to introduce social justice issues. Our purpose was to explore the booktalking experience as a means of developing preservice librarians' understanding of culturally relevant pedagogy, a stance concerned with developing cultural competence and critical consciousness. Our findings revealed that preservice librarians gained different levels of …


Practical Pedagogy For Library Instructors: 17 Innovative Strategies To Improve Student Learning, Leticia Camacho Jan 2013

Practical Pedagogy For Library Instructors: 17 Innovative Strategies To Improve Student Learning, Leticia Camacho

Faculty Publications

Library instruction has developed from teaching students how to locate materials to teaching information literacy skills. The library literature is full of articles related to learning instruction, styles, and strategies. Even though library instruction is a big part of librarians’ responsibilities, very few library school programs prepare librarians for teaching, nor do many librarians receive adequate teaching training once in the workforce. Some librarians are natural teachers; however, the majority of librarians at the beginning of their careers experience inadequacy and frustration in teaching. To fulfill the need for library instruction education, experienced librarians have written many books on the …


Seeing The Clouds: Teacher Librarian As Broker In Collaborative Planning With Teachers, Sue Kimmel Jan 2012

Seeing The Clouds: Teacher Librarian As Broker In Collaborative Planning With Teachers, Sue Kimmel

STEMPS Faculty Publications

Teachers engaged in sustained collaboration with a teacher librarian were interviewed about the meaning of that collaboration. The findings suggest that the teachers recognized important contributions of the librarian to instructional planning and classroom instruction including knowledge, legwork, and support. In particular, they understood her role as a broker both to resources and to ideas for using those resources in instruction. While these resources were essential, they were not sufficient; they required a knowledgeable peer who also understood their application to the curriculum and what students were expected to learn. They required a librarian.


Collaborative Ideas For A School Library, Cynthia Mae Helms Jul 2011

Collaborative Ideas For A School Library, Cynthia Mae Helms

Faculty Publications

"Librarians have always promoted knowledge access, a role that is even more significant today, with the amount of information bombarding students on a daily basis. Granting librarians information “leader-acy” positions and collaborative roles in teaching, learning, curriculum planning, and program ad-ministration fits well with the established guidelines by the Association of School Librarians, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.Students’ educational development will be enhanced when principals, teachers, and librarians collaborate in learning, teaching, and implementing critical-thinking skills."


The Australian School Libraries Research Project : A Snapshot Of Australian School Libraries, Report 1, Barbara Combes Jan 2008

The Australian School Libraries Research Project : A Snapshot Of Australian School Libraries, Report 1, Barbara Combes

Research outputs pre 2011

No abstract provided.


Information Literacy And Writing Across The Curriculum: Sharing The Vision, James Elmborg Dec 2002

Information Literacy And Writing Across The Curriculum: Sharing The Vision, James Elmborg

James K. Elmborg

Points out the similarities and differences between library instruction and writing instruction in the higher education curriculum. Notes that information literacy librarians can learn from the experiences of composition instructors regarding curricular revision and reform. Suggests that one of the keys to information literacy reaching its potential is to find common ground with programs like Writing across the Curriculum.


Creating A Web Research Guide: Collaboration Between Liaisons, Faculty And Students, Tammy Sugarman, Constance Demetracopoulos Jan 2001

Creating A Web Research Guide: Collaboration Between Liaisons, Faculty And Students, Tammy Sugarman, Constance Demetracopoulos

University Library Faculty Publications

This article discusses the efforts of two liaison librarians at William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University, to build a long-term, sustainable partnership among teaching faculty, graduate students, and librarians in the development and maintenance of a Web-based research guide for world history. The projects' goals are: to provide access to the resources available at Pullen Library; to serve as a gateway to resources available on the Internet; and to showcase student contributions, including bibliographies and annotations of Web sites. The project is an organic endeavor, with the Web site's organization open to periodic review and modification. Continuous discussions and …


Creating A Web Research Guide: Collaboration Between Liaisons, Faculty And Students, Tammy Sugarman, Constance Demetracopoulos Dec 2000

Creating A Web Research Guide: Collaboration Between Liaisons, Faculty And Students, Tammy Sugarman, Constance Demetracopoulos

Tammy Sugarman

This article discusses the efforts of two liaison librarians at William Russell Pullen Library, Georgia State University, to build a long-term, sustainable partnership among teaching faculty, graduate students, and librarians in the development and maintenance of a Web-based research guide for world history. The projects' goals are: to provide access to the resources available at Pullen Library; to serve as a gateway to resources available on the Internet; and to showcase student contributions, including bibliographies and annotations of Web sites. The project is an organic endeavor, with the Web site's organization open to periodic review and modification. Continuous discussions and …


A Study Of Health Misconceptions Among Elementary And Secondary Teachers, Robert Clyde Davidson Aug 1971

A Study Of Health Misconceptions Among Elementary And Secondary Teachers, Robert Clyde Davidson

All Master's Theses

During the past few years a limited number of studies have been completed related to health misconceptions. Some have investigated health and safety misconceptions, while others have reported various testing procedures. Studies involving all populations {general public, elementary, secondary, and college students) have pointed out existing inadequacies in health knowledge and the prevalence of health misconceptions. As a result, the writer felt the need to investigate and measure the prevalence of health misconceptions among teachers.