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School Library Monthly Free Articles for Practitioners & Faculty

We’ve brought you the best-of-the-best on topics that matter! Previously published in School Library Monthly, these classic articles are available to guide you in planning instruction and engaging your students. Whether you’re a practitioner searching for practical advice and immediately-usable resources, or faculty seeking supplemental instructional support materials, your free SLM articles are just a click away.

Feature Articles

Student Inquiry and Web 2.0 by Pam Berger
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 5/January 2010

Assessing Learning: The Missing Piece in Instruction? by Violet H. Harada and Joan M. Yoshina
School Library Media Activities Monthly/Volume XXII, Number 7/March 2006

Building Guided Inquiry Teams for 21st-Century Learners by Carol C. Kuhlthau and Leslie K. Maniotes
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 5/January 2010

A Matrix for School Librarians: Aligning Standards, Inquiry, Reading, and Instruction by Judi Moreillon
School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 4/January 2013

Essential Questions and Answers for Implementing Inquiry by Sharon Coatney
School Library Monthly/Volume XXXI, Number 5/March 2015

Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders by Debra E. Kachel
School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 8/May-June 2013

Nudging toward Inquiry: Re-Envisioning Existing Research Projects by Kristin Fontichiaro
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVI, Number 1/September 2009

Deep Learning through Concept-based Inquiry by Jean Donham
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 1/September-October 2010

The Schedule Spectrum by Carl A. Harvey II
School Library Monthly/Volume XXXI, Number 3/December 2014-January 2015


Advocacy/The Advocate/Active Voices

School Library Language for Legislators by Christie Kaaland
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 6/March 2011


Key Concepts in Instruction/Key Words in Instruction

Action Research by Daniel Callison
School Library Media Activities Monthly/Volume XXIII, Number 10/June 2007

Curation by Joyce Kasman Valenza
School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 1/September-October 2012


Notes From The Field

Getting Connected in a Connected World by Shannon McClintock Miller
School Library Monthly/Volume XXX, Number 8/May-June 2014


QR Quick Remedies

Policy Challenge: Closed for Conducting Inventory by Judi Moreillon
School Library Monthly/Volume XXIX, Number 8/May-June 2013

Leadership: School Librarian Evaluation by Judi Moreillon
School Library Monthly/Volume XXX, Number 2/November 2013

Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Best Practice by Judi Moreillon
School Library Monthly/Volume XXXI, Number 2/November 2014

Collaborative Relationships with Principals by Judi Moreillon
School Library Monthly/Volume XXXI, Number 3/December 2014-January 2014


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Smart Search: Thinking about Searching for and Finding Great Information
School Library Monthly/Volume XXVII, Number 3/May-June 2011

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