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Vol. 41, 2018

Battle of the Books: Coaching an English High School Literary Trivia Competition in Montreal, Quebec
IntroductionBattle of the Books (BoB) is a high school literary trivia game that is wildly exciting and fiercely competitive. BoB celebrates reading in a fun and engaging way, while building confidence, leadership and teamwork. The game itself is simple:...
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Vol. 40, No. 1, 2017

You Have One Hour: Developing a Standardized Library Orientation and Evaluating Student Learning
IntroductionLimited classroom time with students is a challenge for instruction librarians aiming to develop and deliver quality instruction. When it comes to orientations, their nature lends them to be both limited in time and lacking a deeper research...
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Ready-to-Go Instructional Strategies That Build Collaboration, Communication, & Critical Thinking
White, D., & Braddy, A. (2017). Ready-to-go instructional strategies that build collaboration, communication, & critical thinking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin ISBN 978-1-5063-3395-3REVIEWED BY: LAURA CAMERONDesigned for K-12 educators and administrators,...
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STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom
Maslyk, Jacie. STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5063-1124-1REVIEWED BY: CELESTE MOORE, MA, MLS, CASSTEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary...
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Open Educational Resources: An Annotated Bibliography for Librarians
IntroductionOpen educational resources (OER), now in their 15th year of existence, consists of, in principle, fully open educational content, available for free to all and are adaptable to serve the needs of the user. They were created as a response...
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Vol. 39, No. 1, 2016

Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice
Penny, L. T., Nicholas, J., & Bondy, R. (Eds.). (2015). Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical theory and practice. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. ISBN 9781771121149One of the hottest topics in pedagogical discourse in higher...
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Back to the Future: Prospects for Education Faculty and Librarian Collaboration Thirty Years Later
Introduction"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."- Marty McFlyBack to the Future (1985)Released in 1985, the first Back to the Future movie is a story about a young man, Marty McFly, who travels back in time and learns about his...
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Tinkering with Teachers: The Case for 3D Printing in the Education Library
IntroductionThe Education Library at the University of Florida, Gainesville was given the generous opportunity to purchase a 3D printer utilizing a grant from the Science Library on campus. Much of the ground work was laid by librarians at the Science...
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Vol. 38, No. 1, 2015

Practitioner Perceptions of School Library Advocacy
IntroductionBetween 2007 and 2013, there was a steady decline in the number of school librarians staffed in schools across the United States (ALA, 2013). This loss of library positions has prompted advocacy campaigns and initiatives at the national level....
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Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners
Mackey, T. P., & Jacobson, T. E. (2014). Metaliteracy: Reinventing information literacy to empower learners. Chicago, IL: ALA Neal-Schuman. ISBN 978-1-55570-989-1 (Paper)This book has developed over time, having been "road tested" in articles (e.g.,...
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Current Condition of Michigan Curriculum Materials Centers and Collections in Academic Institutions
IntroductionIn 2005, the focus of my sabbatical was to investigate the number, characteristics, and quality of curriculum materials centers and collections in academic institutions in Michigan. At that time, I found 24 unique centers or collections....
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Information Services Today: An Introduction
Hirsh, S. (Ed.). (2015). Information services today: An introduction. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-4422-3959-3 (eBook)Information Services Today: An Introduction offers a panoramic view of library and information services. This edited...
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SLA Education Division - Member Spotlight
An Interview with Dr. Lesley FarmerIn June, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the SLA 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, as the Education Division's Travel Award recipient. As a student and first time attendee, I enjoyed meeting...
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Vol. 37, No. 1/2, 2014

Information Literacy in the 21st Century Multicultural Classroom: Using Sociocultural Literacy
IntroductionThe cultural background of students in higher education changes with each new class. In 2011, over 19.9 million students were enrolled in some sort of higher education institution (National Center for Education Statistics). These students,...
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Vol. 37, No. 1/2, Summer -Winter

From the Editor
Dear reader,Forgive me. I've always wanted to start a column this way, makes me feels so 18th century. Alas, this is the last issue of Education Libraries I will edit. It's time for someone else to take the reins, and explore the joys of managing ajournai....
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Education Division Guest Editorial
This year, 2014, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the SLA Education Division. As the Division was founded in June 1974 at the Annual Conference of the Association in Toronto, Canada, it was appropriate that we celebrated the 40th Anniversary at the...
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Gallery of Chairs: A Word or Two from Some Education Division Chairs
Adapted from the SLA Conference Slide Presentation by Maya Kucij"I was at the SLA Board meeting where the Division was approved. I recall that Board member Shirley Eckieman (sp?) whose mike was on was heard to say to the colleague next to her "Oh GodI,...
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The SLA/Education Division: Beginnings and Early Days
During the SLA annual conference in Boston in June 1972, a group of education librarians met informally to discuss the possibility of forming a separate section in the Social Science Division. There had been an Education and Library Service Section started...
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Laying the Groundwork for the 90's; the Education Division of SLA in the 80's
When Charles Missar, our current Chair of the Division asked me to speak about the Education Division in the 80's, as the person deeply involved in the Division during that time, it was only after I - foolishly-said yes to giving this address when I...
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SLA Education Division: The Future
IntroductionThe problem when we think about the future is that it is the supreme unknown. This leads to a tendency to wonder what the future will bring, but to conclude that what will be, will be, and that we will simply take what comes and adapt as...
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Classroom Management and the Librarian
IntroductionAcademic librarians have conducted classroom instruction for well over a century, but only in the last 30 years has the focus of "librarian-as-teacher" evolved, thanks in part to the changes in academic curriculum, student body demographics,...
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The Cybrarian's Web: An A-Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources
Peltier-Davis, C.A. (2012). The Cybrarian's Web: an A-Z Guide to 101 Free Web 2.0 Tools and Other Resources. Second printing. Medford, NY: Information Today. 486pp. ISBN 978-1-57387-427-4Writing a print guide to online resources is like herding cats,...
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Resources on the Net
The Library as PublisherBrown, A. P. (Ed.). (2013). Library publishing toolkit. Retrieved from http://opensunv.org/omp/index.php/IDSProiect/catalog/book/25The Library Publishing Toolkit, a 400 page ebook launched on August 1, 2013, offers libraries interested...
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What the Best College Students Do
Bain, K. (2012). What the Best College Students Do. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 282p. ISBN 9780674066649I'm not sure how many students will read this work, but those who do will benefit greatly. The premise of Ken Bain's...
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It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
boyd, d. (2014). It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Available in print and online. ISBN: 0300166311With this text, geared toward teachers, parents, and others who interact with teenagers on a...
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Vol. 36, No. 2, Winter

Editorial
EthnographyWhat makes a population or group tick; how do we reach them? I came across two articles on homeless women in Chicago by TJ. Luhrmann (2008, 2010), an anthropologist from Stanford. Luhrmann's research focuses on why some homeless women refuse...
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Library Outreach: Introducing Campus Childcare Providers to the Academic Library
IntroductionOutreach is a common mission of academic libraries. One of the primary goals of academic public services librarians is to introduce and market library resources and services to a variety of campus and community users. Julie Beth Todaro notes...
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Marketing the Library in an On-Line University to Help Achieve Information Literacy
IntroductionAn on-line library has no point of purchase, a counter where the customer buys the product, to entice the buyer. Unlike a brick and mortar school, where the reference counter serves as the point of purchase and is " intended to make approaching...
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Resources on the Net
One may reach a point in a long academic career where workplace conversations around the proverbial water cooler become somewhat incomprehensible. It is easy to lose oneself amongst all of the latest terminology and concepts behind the innovative technologies...
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Only Connect. Discovery Pathways, Library Explorations, and the Information Adventure
Walsh, A. and Coonan, E., eds. (2013) Only Connect... Discovery Pathways, Library Explorations, and the Information Adventure. Lepton, UK: Innovative Libraries. 250pp. ISBN 978-0- 9576652-0-0; ISBN 978-0-9576652-1-7. Free e-book.Andrew Walsh and Emma...
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Online Professional Development through Virtual Learning Communities
Hollins-Alexander, Dr. Sonja. (2013) Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4522-7666-3. Pbk $22.95After 22 years of being a teacher, administrator and director, Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander...
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Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Farmer, Lesley S.J. (2013) Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Chicago: American Libraries Association. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1181-5. Softcover $60.00.In Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lesley Farmer provides...
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Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library
Janes, J., ed. (2013) Library 2020: Today's Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow's Library. Lanham: Scarecrow. 161pp. ISBN 978-0-8108-8714-5 (pbk); 978-0-8108-87145-2 (e-book)Joseph Janes, associate professor and chair of the MLIS program at the University...
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The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools
Hardiman, Mariale. (2012) The Brain Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin. ISBN 978-1-4129-9198-8. $36.95.The author, Mariale Hardiman, is Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Johns Hopkins...
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Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination, and Focus
Swanson, T. A. (2012) Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration, Coordination, and Focus. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84334-711-8 (pbk); 978-178063-377-0 (online)As it stands, Managing Social Media in Libraries: Finding Collaboration,...
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Vol. 36, No. 1, Summer

Invisible Sphere of Influence
Among the many fine articles in this issue, the topic of mentorship strikes a chord. Jeremy Denk in a recent New Yorker recalls several of his piano teachers. During one of his recitals, he played some unintended notes. He heard his former teacher's...
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Transforming Space in the Curriculum Materials Center
BackgroundEast Carolina University J. Y. Joyner Library serves as one of two academic libraries for the campus. Located in Greenville, North Carolina, the campus enrolls more than 27,800 students making it the third-largest university and fastest-growing...
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The Role of Mentoring in the Leadership Development of Pre-Service School Librarians
IntroductionThe research reported here is a subset of a larger study. The original study was designed to examine the social contextual variables that impacted the leadership behaviors of pre-service school librarians enrolled in a master's degree program....
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Collaboratively Teaching Intellectual Freedom to Education Students
Intellectual freedom and book censorship are not often addressed in state standards for educators or the Common Core Standards (Common, n.d.) nor are questions about these topics likely found on current teacher competency tests such as the Praxis II...
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Public Libraries and Resilient Cities
Dudley, M. ed. Public Libraries and Resilient Gties. Chicago: American Libraries Association, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-83891136-5 $65.Public libraries contribute to a city's diversity, adaptability, and learning capacity," reaffirming the notion of'library...
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Digital Special Collections and Tools for Locating and Evaluating Them
Inspiration for the theme of this annotated bibliography can be attributed in part to the pomp and ceremony that preceded the launch of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) on April 18, 2013. In the eyes of its founders, the DPLA "brings together...
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Assessment as Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning, Second Edition
Earl, Loma M., Assessment as Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning, Second edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2013. ISBN: 781452242972, pbk. $31.95In this second edition of her 2003 bestseller book, author Loma Earl thoroughly...
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