International Association
of School Librarianship

38th Annual Conference: Abano Terme, Italy
"Preparing Pupils and Students for the Future - School Libraries in the Picture"

Conference Poster

Conference Agenda & Sponsors

38th Annual Conference in Padova: Preparing Pupils and Students for the Future - Booklet


IASL 2009 in the Picture, by Luisa Marquardt 

Media and Information Literacy as a Priority, by Misako Ito

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, by Carol Collier Kuhlthau - Paper

Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, by Carol Collier Kuhlthau - Presentation 

Games in School Libraries: A Tool for Teaching Information Literacy Skills, by Laura Kaspari Hohmann

School Libraries and Social Networks, by Gino Roncaglia

Bridging the gap between school and university: How Würzburg University Library supports Information Literacy in Secondary Schools, by Dr. Viola Hämmer

You want to change the world? Make sure the principal is fighting with you, by James Henri

Research Forum Papers

Reconnaissance and Reflection: Foundations for Collaborative International Research with Canada and Ethiopia, by Marlene Asselin and Ray Doiron

The Future in Focus: Preparing Teacher-Librarians for the 21st Century, by Jennifer L. Branch and Joanne de Groot

Mirroring Alice: Using picturebooks to develop metacognitive skills, by Marnie Campagnaro


Digital natives or digital refugees? Why we have failed Gen Y? by Barbara Combes

Exploring the Experiences of Upper Elementary School Children Who are Intrinsically Motivated to Seek Information, by Sherry R. Crow, M.L.S., Ph.D.

Learning experiences involving school librarians, teachers, public libraries and parents: a state of the art in Portugal, by Artur Dagge

School libraries serving disadvantaged populations in the U.S.A. Lessons learned from six years of grant funding, by Yunfei Du, et. al

Librarians' perceptions of the greatest needs in school libraries, by Yunfei Du, et. al

Dual-language books: Adventures Through the Looking-Glass, by Chiara Galletti

Action research – creative partnerships in learning and teaching, by Dr. Linda Gibson-Langford

Dual use school community libraries: expedient compromise or imaginative solution? by Dr. Genevieve Hart

Students, concept maps and the issue of transfer, by James E. Herring

Espoused Theories and Theories-in-Use of Information Literacy: Reflecting for Effective Practice, by Paulette A Kerr and Dr Ross J. Todd

School librarians coping with electronic environment, by Jadranka Lasic-Lazic, et. al

Elementary school students’ perceptions of libraries and librarians, by Elizabeth A. Lee and Don A. Klinger

Information culture and web 2.0: New practices, new knowledge, by Yolande Maury

I-LEARN: A Model for Creating Knowledge in the Information Age, by Delia Neuman

Academic achievement and/or educational attainment – The role of teacher librarians in students’ future: Main findings of a research in Portugal, by Ana Novo and José António Calixto

Student Learning through Inquiry: A Study of a High School Project, by Dianne Oberg

The school library leading the way: Providing information literacy professional development for teachers, by Elizabeth Probert

School Libraries as Learning Environments: Examining Elementary School Students’ Perceptions, by Barbara Schultz-Jones

Web 2.0: Knowledge and Use by a Select Group of Teacher-Librarians in Jamaica, by Paulette Stewart

Use of databases and eBooks in international secondary schools in Hong Kong: A small scale survey, by Peter Warning, et. al

School and Public Libraries: Partners in Student Learning, by Blanche Woolls

Professional Papers

School libraries in Spain: A study on the current state of the issue, by Mònica Baró Llambias, et. al

Portuguese School Libraries: The design and implementation of a Self-Evaluation Model, by Glória Bastos and Rosa Martins

A virtual journey through school libraries and information centres (school media centres) in 61 countries in a digital Europe, by Helen Boelens

Developing of a collaborative program for information skills teaching at Liceo “Cornaro” in Padua, by Marina Bolletti and Annamaria Matteucci

Teacher-Librarian Preparation Programs’ Curriculum: Is Universality Possible – or Beneficial? by Jennifer L. Branch and Lesley J. Farmer

Sharing the passion for learning around the world: An international collaborative online pilot of the Independent Learning Centre Program, by Patricia Carmichael and Donna Meyer

Negotiating the Social Organization of School Library Work, by Jennifer Crispin

How can we raise the level of competence among school librarians? 12 years of experience with net-based courses in Norway, by Niels Damgaard

WorldReaders: Young readers reading the world - Teacher-librarians using social networking to promote reading interests, by Ray Doiron, PhD

School library year plans: A way of implementing school strategy and meeting curriculum requirements, by Maria Eriksen Britt

Library E-Learning Spaces, by Dr. Lesley S. J. Farmer

Gender Equity and EGaming: Implications for School Libraries, by Dr. Lesley Farmer

A School creates its own Library: A Case Study, by Dimitris Germanos, et. al

Designing, implementing and evaluating training for school librarians in rural China: A case study, by James Henri, et. al

School Library. Keep Exploring. Selected reading promotion activities for grade 1 – 6, based on the “sba-Curriculum”, by Helga Hofmann and Hanke Sühl

The dispositions of exemplary school librarians: How professional dispositions relate to student learning in the 21st Century, by Jami L. Jones

sba Frankfurt / Main. A Competence Center For School Libraries. Innovative and efficient support in close cooperation with librarians, teachers and volunteers, by Eva von Jordan-Bonin

Policy Challenges for Administrators and Teacher Librarians in International Schools: Albania: A Case Study, by Artemida Kabashi

School Libraries: Promoting Health Instruction throughout the Curriculum, by W. Bernard (Bill) Lukenbill and Barbara F. Immroth

Connect 2.0: A collaborative partnership for creative change, by Sandy Phillips and Mary Manning

How do School Libraries Promote Student Success? School Libraries Supporting Reading and Curriculum, by Ana Martins and Rosa Martins

Reaching for the Top: Passing the Literacy Key to Marginalized Adolescent Boys, by Barbara McNeil

School Library Self-Evaluation: A way to improve learning through collaboration, by Isabel Mendinhos

School libraries archive community images, by Peng-Shun Peng and Jiann-Cherng Shieh

School library 2.0: Towards school library 2.0, by Carlos Pinheiro

Using Web 2.0 tools to teach reading biography, by Rachmawati

Diverse Roles and Challenges for Teacher Librarians: An Albanian Case Study, by Jan Reed

Increasing Science Literacy through Collaboration between Teachers and School Library Media Specialists, by Barbara Schultz-Jones, et. al

Post occupancy evaluating space utilization of elementary school libraries, by Jiann-Cherng Shieh and Tan-Yi Wang

Using the Internet to encourage Reading, by Snunith Shoham and Zehava Shemer-Shalman

They are never too young to develop research skills: Primary age students in the library following the IB Primary Years Programme, by Ingrid Skirrow

“What’s in it for me?” Connecting the school librarian with the three International Baccalaureate Programmes, by Ingrid Skirrow

Beyond Google: Improving learning outcomes through digital literacy, by Brenda Carter

Principals, School Library, SL Professionals, Learning Outcomes, Partnerships, and SL Web Advocacy; by Maria José Vitorino


Cooperation for health sciences at school: The experience of a research institute, by Cecilia Badetti, et. al

Libraries as the driving force in school improvement, by Helle Barrett

Mirroring Alice: Using picture books to develop meta-cognitive skills, by Marnie Campagnaro

Beyond Google: Improving learning outcomes through digital literacy, by Brenda Carter

School libraries in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa: Policy and intervention for successful school library services, by ELTIS

Standard cataloging rules, by Winiride 

Nurturing the whale inside a school: Collaborative partnerships in improving learning for indigenous students in Australia, by Elizabeth Greef

Teacher/Librarian Collaboration in the Multigenre Classroom: Partnerships for the New Millennium, by Paula Griffith

“The Library Leadership Train: How to get Your Principal Onboard”, by Janet Hilbun

Connectivity: Partnerships for Successful Learning, by Gerri Judkins

Notice, express, change: Informal education programme, by Vanja Jurilj and Antun Mihanovic

Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Schulbibliotheken in Hessen e. V - Germany, by LAG

Collaborative Practices in Information Literacy Training through the Web for School Librarians in France, by Anne Lehmans

Built Around a Blog Using Web Technology to Reach and Teach Students, by Katherine Lynch

Portuguese School Libraries Network Programme: 13 years building a net of Knowledge. 2009 News, by Ana Bela Martins, Rosa Martins, and João Afonso

Croatian network of school librarians, by Josip Rihtaric

The competent use of the school library: a Montessori approach, by Monica Salassa

Using picture books to support children's understanding of the IB Learner profile, by Ingrid Skirrow, et. al

Principals, School Library, SL Professionals, Learning Outcomes, Partnerships, and SL Web Advocacy; by Maria José Vitorino

Audio-Books/Supporting Learners, by Renaissance College in Hong Kong

Extreme Make Over: School Media Services in a Technology-Rich Environment, by Savan Wilson, Ph.D. and Mary Ann Robinson, Ph.D.

Transforming an Educational Technology On-Line Course for 21st Century Learners, by Savan Wilson, Ph.D. and Mary Ann Robinson, Ph.D.

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