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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Makerspaces for All (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 46-50)


Makerspaces in school librares are safe locations for learning exploration and creation for all. If you have a makerspace in your school library, you have already implemented a location that is inviting to your student population. This article is an encouragement toward further thought and consideration of those students identifying as LGBTQ.

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Media Literacy: A Moving Target (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 16-23)


With ever-changing technologies and the prevalence of news delivered through social media, news media literacy can seem like a moving target. Learn techniques from a school librarian pushing the social media envelope and an experienced journalist now journalism professor. Be inspired to critically read news and spot quality responsible journalism regardless of the format.

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Media Literacy and the AASL Standards (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 38-44)


The competencies involved in information and media literacy are interwoven throughout AASL” National School Library Standards and the AASL Standards Integrated Framework. The vast majority of the AASL standards capture activities that are already happening in many of the excellent school libraries across the United States. This article details areas in the AASL standards that address aspects of media literacy.

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Reading Champions (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 52-60)


In their leadership and instructional partner roles, school librarians are perfectly positioned to grow reading champions who become avid readers, critical thinkers. and lifelong learners. Through reading promotion and coteaching reading comprehension, effective school librarians collaborate with other educators to lead a culture of reading and learning in their schools.

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There’s So Much There! Helping Kids Conquer the Internet and Save Democracy (Volume 47, No. 1, pgs 24-30)


Using the Internet for research can be confusing for students. As they hear the words “fake news” tossed around, they question what resources are valid. This article explores how we can help students be better researchers through defining our school librarian role, helping them with search terms, modeling the search process, and providing them with exemplars.

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Volume 47, No. 1 - Fighting Fake News: Tools and Resources


Fake news is not an issue that is going to disappear anytime soon. The focus of this issue of Knowledge Quest is on the ways school librarians can embrace their role as instructor of media literacy skills so students are able to critically evaluate information.

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Volume 46, No. 5 - International School Libraries


School librarians can improve their practice by expanding their interactions to peers from different countries and cultures. This issue explores how school librarians can increase their global competence. Articles address cultural intelligence, international school library guidelines, school library research from around the world, and more.

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CBC Column: Teaching Empathy for a Better World (Volume 46, No.5, pgs 70-72)


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Cultural Intelligence: Ability to Adapt to New Cultural Settings (Volume 46, No.5, pgs 8-14)


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Guest Editor Column: Go Glocal (Volume 46, No.5, pgs 6-7)


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