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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Volume 41, No. 2 - Personal Learning Networks


This issue includes articles on creating, sharing, and growing through use of Personal Learning Networks (PLNs), which include a multitude of different communities such social networking sites, conferences and more. The issue is guest edited by Carolyn Jo Starkey.

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Volume 41, No. 1 - Participatory Culture & Learning


This issue explores what a participatory culture is, how it fits into AASL's Standards for 21st-Century Learner and the development of student dispositions needed for effective use of social media. The issue is guest edited by Buffy Hamilton and Ernie Cox.

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Volume 40, No. 5 - Caring is Essential


The “Caring is Essential” issue explores the effects of caring on students and the ways in which school librarians can help foster caring environments. The issue is guest edited by Jami L. Jones.

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Volume 40, No. 4 - Coteaching


Coteaching focuses on building and teaching courses in tandem with subject area teachers. This issue explores the exciting ways in which school librarians and teachers work together, and what effect teaching collaboration has on school library programs and students. The issue is guest edited by Judi Moreillon and Susan Ballard.

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  • Susan D. Ballard, Project Director, School Librarian Program Development, Granite State College/USNH
  • Judi Moreillon, Literacies and Libraries Consultant, Story Power
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Volume 40, No. 3 - Futurecasting


Futurecasting focuses on how predicting and preparing the future helps to ensure school libraries will be ready to accept the challenges of the 21st century. The issue anticipates how librarians will need to adapt library programs and stay relevant in this era of rapid change. The issue is guest edited by Wendy DeGroat and Steven Yates.

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Volume 40, No. 2 - The Solo Librarian


As education funding is being cut throughout the country, many school librarians are being asked to do “more with less.” Guest edited by Audrey Church and Frances Reeve, this issue features the stories of librarians from rural, suburban, urban, and different regions of the country, and address what resources might be available to assist the solo librarian in tough economic times.

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Volume 40, No. 1 - Educational Gaming


Educational Gaming has become an increasingly popular resource in education. This issue explores how lessons based on games are currently contributing to school learning standards, what effect educational games have on students, and the ways in which school librarians are helping to develop games as educational tools. This issue is guest edited by Terri Kirk and Chris Harris.

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  • Christopher Harris, Director of the School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
  • Terri Grief, School Librarian, McCracken County (KY) High School
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