Knowledge Quest


Published bimonthly September through June, Knowledge Quest is devoted to offering substantive information to assist building-level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers concerned with the development of school library programs and services. This collection contains issues dating back until 2011. Archives issues back to 2008 can be accessed via ERIC.


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CBC Column | Writing as Activism (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 54-56)

Clinicians and authors, Dr. Sheila Modir and Jeffrey Kashou, discuss the challenges with neutrality, especially in the context of timely and sensitive topics of race and racism. They discuss their influence for their book The Proudest Color and how they utilized writing as a form of activism to promote racial justice.

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Research into Practice Column | Intention in Your Makerspace: Making Your Maker Learning Space Accessible (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 52-53)

Heather Moorefield-Lang presents her research on accessibility in school library makerspaces and presents ideas and questions to ask so that makerspaces are a spot for exploration and experimentation in learning where everyone is welcome and knows that they have access.

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Librarian in the Huddle (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 44-51)

Jessica Fitzpatrick presents her award winning athletic-based book study through a school library and athletic department collaborative program that encourages student-athletes to reach and become stronger leaders.

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Power and Possibilities of Partnerships for Schools and Students (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 36-43)

Grimes and Cohen present how enhanced external partnerships with various stakeholders can make 21st century knowledge development more meaningful for teachers and students.

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How I Solve Problems in the School Library with Intention (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 30-34)

Michael Rawls presents how he observed the school library he inherited for his first year so that he could innovate and problem-solve from an informed position and create a more user-friendly and accessible library.

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When to Lead & When to Manage (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 22-27)

Magan Musick presents what she learned through a “Leadership for School Librarians” course that helped her balance all of the large projects she always wants to undertake with the school library’s day-to-day operations and interruptions.

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I’m the Lucky One: Readers Advisory at the Core of School Librarianship (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 16-21)

Alicia Abdul considers one of the AASL National School Library Standards common beliefs that “reading is the core of personal and academic competency,” and presents that providing learners with any opportunity to read is the school librarian’s focus, and that includes fellow educators.

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A School Librarian’s Purpose (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 10-15)

Hannah Byrd Little shares her personal journey of intentionally becoming a school librarian and discusses the duality of school librarianship having a duality of core values and the commitment to adapt and grow.

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KQ Editorial Board Liaison Column | What Fuels Us: Values-Driven Leadership (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 8-9)

KQ Editorial Board member Iris Eichenlaub presents the articles in this issue and shares a “spark moment” for her, hoping you too will take stock of what truly matters in school librarianship.

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President’s Column | Intentionality: We Are All Advocates (Volume 51, No.1, pgs 4-6)

AASL President Kathy Lester reflects on what she has learned through her state-level advocacy work and encourages all school librarians to have a role in advocacy work.

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  • Kathy Lester, School Librarian, Plymouth (MI) Canton Community Schools

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