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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Guest Editor Column: Ch-ch-ch-changes: Evolution of a School Librarian (Volume 47, No. 2, pgs 6-7)


Guest editors Paige Bredenkamp and Robert Hilliker explore the many career pathways available to school librarians and introduce the feature articles in the Nov/Dec 2018 issue.

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Living the Life I Love (Volume 47, No. 2, pgs 8-14)


Hilda Weisburg explores the many twists and turns in her 50-year career. She recounts her accidental foray into school librarianship and the winding path her career took, from author to active ALA/AASL volunteer to workshop presenter.

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They Let Us Teach Adults? (Volume 47, No. 2, pgs 16-21)


Karla Collins and Jen Spisak discuss their transitions from school librarian to educators of future school librarians. They share the challenges and pleasures of making the leap into the world of higher education.

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Transforming My Perspective (Volume 47, No. 2, pgs 22-27)


Ann Morgester charts her path in the education field, from teacher to school librarian to library curriculum coordinator. She discusses how the move to a coordinator position transformed her perspective and helped her develop clearly articulated core values.

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My Transition from an Elementary to a High School Library (Volume 47, No. 2, pgs 28-33)


Chiquita Toure explores her transition from elementary school librarian to high school librarian. Toure’s transition allowed her to have more interactions with students and fellow educators and it enabled a connection to the larger school community.

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Volume 47, No. 2 - Ch-ch-ch-changes: Evolution of a School Librarian


The school library field is dynamic and provides a wealth of different career opportunities. This issue of Knowledge Quest looks at the transitions that different school librarians have journeyed through in their careers. Articles examine making the move to higher education, transitioning from an elementary to a high school library, switching from a building-level to a state-level position, and much more.

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CBC Column: Fake News: Teaching Skeptics, Not Cynics (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 62-64)


Author Darcy Pattison discusses the fake news story at the heart of her book “The Nantucket Sea Monster: A Fake News Story” and how it can be taught to students.

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Guest Editor Column: Fighting Fake News: Tools and Resources to Combat Disinformation (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 6-7)


Guest editors Melissa Gardner and Nicolle Mazzola discuss the important role school librarians play in combatting fake news and introduce the feature articles in the Sept/Oct 2018 issue.

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President's Column: Learner-Ready School Librarians (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 4-5)


AASL President Kathryn Roots Lewis discusses media literacy, participatory culture, and their connections to transforming teaching and learning.

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Fighting “Fake News”: How We Overhauled Our Website Evaluation Lessons (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 32-36)


Fake news has evolved into a political buzzword used as a catchall to describe almost any information, depending on who is making the fake news accusation. With the recent surge of fake news, Mica Johnson decided to overhaul her school library’s website evaluation lessons, concentrating on the Shared Foundations Inquire, Curate, and Engage. Her goal is to keep the media literacy lessons relevant and provide several options for delivery like discussion, analyzing web content, and games.

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