International Association
of School Librarianship

School Library Education SIG

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

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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