International Association
of School Librarianship

School Library Education SIG

Co-Chair: Dr. Lesley Farmer, Librarian Program, California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach CA, USA
Co-Chair: Dr. April Dawkins, Library & Information Science (LIS) Department, UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
  • Dr. Jennifer Branch-Mueller, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada 
  • Daniella Smith, Department of Library & Information Sciences, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA 
  • Dr. Dianne Oberg, Department of Elementary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Mihaela Banek Zorica, PhD, University of Zagreb, Croatia 
  • Zakir Hossain, European International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Daisuke Okada 
  • Albert K. Boekhorst, PhD, Research Associate, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jennifer Moore, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, USA
  • Genevieve Hart, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
  • Karen Gavigan, College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
  • Maria Cahill, School of Information Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • Heidi-Kristin Olsen, Dept of Archivistics, Library and Information Science, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

  • Lucy Santos Green, College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, UsA

  • Melissa Johnston, Educational Technology & Foundations, University of West Georgia, GA, USA

  • Sherry Crow, College of Education, University of Nebraska, Kearney, USA

  • Barbara Schultz-Jones, Dept of Library & Information Studies, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

  • Dianne Oberg, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Chair: Dr. Lesley Farmer, Librarian Program, California State University - Long Beach, Long Beach CA, USA

LIBRARY EDUCATION SIG CROWDSOURCED RESOURCE COLLECTIONS  

To support the teacher librarian profession’s professional development and practice, the IASL Library Education SIG is crowdsourcing three resource collections. IASL members are encouraged to submit high-quality relevant materials as follows:  

Meghan Harper (sharper1@kent.edu) serves as the SIG point person for social-emotional learning (SEL) resources.  

Ross Todd (rtodd@rutgers.edu) serves as the SIG point person for diversity/equity/inclusion/access (DEI/IDEA) resources.  

Lucy Santos Green (lgreen2@mailbox.sc.edu) serves as the SIG point person for LGBTQ+ resources.  

Objectives

  • to discuss emerging trends in education for school librarianship;
  • to identify and interpret emerging themes and approaches in instructional methods, curriculum, technologies;
  • to disseminate information on major new national, regional, state, provincial and local documents;
  • to examine trends and issues related to the provision of distance education for school librarianship;
  • to examine trends and issues related to the provision of continuing professional development for school librarianship.


Potential Activities

  • to provide an open forum for discussing all aspects of education for school librarianship, including issues, trends;
  • to identify, and establish co-operative links with, educational institutions providing courses in school librarianship and educational associations;
  • to disseminate information on professional development opportunities;
  • to provide case studies of successful professional development initiatives.


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