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According to the American Library Association (ALA), organizational sustainability requires social equity, and serving diverse populations is mandated in the ALA Library Bill of Rights and its Policy Manual on Diversity. Preparation to serve diverse and marginalized populations is a key ingredient in creating the type of resilient leaders needed to...
Reconceptualizing Libraries brings together cases and models developed by experts in the information and learning sciences to identify the potential for libraries to adapt and transform in the wake of new technologies for connected learning and discovery. Chapter authors explore the ways that the increased interest in the design research methods, d...
We are attempting to create a cross-generational learning community who will work together to design, construct, and discuss simulations of community topics. The simulations are built with Stagecast Creator, a state-of-the art visual programming environment . As part of this larger project, we have developed minimalist training materials for mi...
We are attempting to create a cross-generational learning community who will work together to design, construct, and discuss simulations of community topics. The simulations are built with Stagecast Creator, a state-of-the art visual programming environment. As part of this larger project, we have developed minimalist training materials for middle...
A co-sponsored project with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to dig into the empirical research proposed by the Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) white paper. The CLASS II research is designed to propose a national agenda to demonstrate the positive influences of effective school librarians and quality school libraries on student learning. For this second phase, the CLASS II researcher teams from Old Dominion University (ODU), Florida State University (FSU), and the University of North Texas (UNT) are investigating possible causal relationships between the work of school librarians and student learning outcomes in K-12 education. The goal of the research proposed here is to establish a theory of the causal relationships between school libraries and student learning by pursuing the research question is: “What causal relationships between school-based malleable factors and student learning are present in published research?” We define “school-based factors” to mean learning activities that occur within and beyond school, such as classroom instruction, after school programming, or other malleable factors. We will operationalize this goal in two research activities, metasynthesis and explanatory case study. Research Teams: ODU Research Team: Dr. Sue Kimmel Dr. Shana Pribesh Lois Wine Kristen Gregory FSU Research Team: Dr. Marcia A. Mardis Dr. Faye Jones Dr. Lenese Colson UNT Research Team: Dr. Barbara Schultz-Jones Dr. Laura A. Pasquini Dr. Laura Gogia IMLS Grant no. RE-00-15--0114-15