School Libraries Worldwide

School Libraries Worldwide is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, January

An Exploration of the Benefits of an Indigenous Community Learning Center's Mini-School Library
The purpose of this study was to discuss the benefits of the "lumad" (self-ascription and collective identity of the indigenous peoples of Mindanao, Philippines) school mini library. Additionally, the results of this study will aid the further research...
Comparison of Private and Public School Library Services in Kuwait: A Case Study
This study is a comparison between public and private school learning resource centres (LRCs) and their services in Kuwait, exploring related job descriptions, training, qualifications, services, resources, policies, and facilities, in addition to the...
Cougar Readers: Piloting a Library-Based Intervention for Struggling Readers
A school librarian helped struggling third-grade readers improve their test scores and learn to enjoy reading by implementing the Reading Apprenticeship intervention at her isolated rural school. She recruited twenty-one local adult volunteers to read...
Editorial: "I Appreciate You in Advance": Outsiders, Outliers, and Safety in the School Library
This issue of School Libraries Worldwide is based on the theme of Outliers: School Librarianship Enables Success in All Environments. Outliers are all around us-they are moguls, geniuses, pop stars, and everyday people who have made good for themselves....
Examining the Hidden Ideologies within Cultural Competence Discourses among Library and Information Science (LIS) Students: Implications for School Library Pedagogy
In order to provide culturally responsive instruction to all students, school library professionals need to recognize the various discourses around cultural competence that exist in the field of library and information science (LIS) and understand the...
From Face-to-Face to Distance Education: The Story of Two Canadian School Library Educators
This paper explores the story of two Canadian school library educators and their experiences in one online program over the past ten years. Beginning with stories from the authors own school library experiences and teacher-librarianship education, the...
Guided Inquiry Projects: Enrichment for Gifted Pupils
Primary school teachers develop work schemes to foster the appropriate skills and social abilities in their pupils. These schemes often include systematically providing enrichment activities for gifted pupils. In collaboration with teachers, school librarians...
Investigating an International Exchange of Best Practices between German and American Teacher Librarians
In efforts to enhance school library programs in Germany, two teacher librarians from Germany visited the United States in the fall of 2010 through the Goethe Institute's Librarian in Residence program to learn from U.S. teacher librarians. The German...
School Library eBook Providers and Spanish Language Equity: An Analysis of eBook Collections Available to School Libraries
The goal of this study was to examine the collections of eBooks in Spanish provided by vendors of library resources to school libraries to determine if there are equitable offerings of eBooks in Spanish relative to the Spanish-speaking school population...
The Insider: School Librarians as Part of a Blended Professional Learning Community for Student Teacher Development in Technology Integration
In the last decade, state professional teaching standards and federal mandates have required teachers to enter the field proficient with technology integration skills. Concurrently, the American Association of School Librarians urges collaboration between...
The Role of University of Maribor Library in Library Information Literacy Training of High School Students
This article discusses the role of the University of Maribor Library in the process of library information literacy training for high school students of Maribor, Slovenia. Based on the annual education plan Library Information Literacy Training for High...