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  • "His tips and tactics include ways to develop and implement professional development leadership, whether on a large scale or small steps. ... Great further reading lists. Recommended.  -- Teacher Librarian Magazine
  • "This practical guide shares how and why school librarians need to be a vital part of the professional development process in their buildings. ... The remainder of the book gives clear and concise information on how the school librarian can become instrumental in providing professional development to staff. - Recommended." -- Library Media Connection
  • Selected for VOYA magazines 2013 Five-Foot Bookshelf - Essential Books for Professionals who Serve Teens
  • "This book does a great job of putting this often misunderstood career front and center in a leadership role at the school...This timely material gives school librarians the authority to help change perception about themselves to be nothing less than a leader within the school." -- VOYA
  • "It's a terrific overview of what elementary libraries should and can be doing in primary school settings. My head is full of ideas that I need to try, projects I've let slide that I need to pick back up, and new goals to set for myself. Whether you're a pre-service librarian or already in practice, I'm confident that Carl's book will be useful."   -- Kristin Fontichairo on the School Library Monthly Blog
  • " The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program just arrived on my desk, and I want to sing its praises. To start, the book is exceptionally well organized. The author starts with a historical perspective, and then moves into chapters on People (principals, teachers, school boards, networks, advisory committees, etc.), Communication (face-to-face, web, video, etc.), Curriculum and Instruction, Programming, Information and Technology (automation systems, web 2.0 applications, policies and procedures, etc.), Library Administration (policies and procedures, facilities, planning, data collection, etc.), Budget, Collections, Advocacy, and Leadership. And the author has provided strong content in each of these areas to help new school librarians better see their role and to reenergize established school librarians. Well done and highly recommended to all."  -- Marilyn Irwin, Ph.D. posted on AIME Listserv

  • "This is an accessible and engaging book that provides ideas and strategies that an aide in the development of the elementary library media program. ... Those who are new to the profession will find this book very useful. Veterans will also glean ways to renew their programs in this time of fast-paced change. Recommended."  -- Library Media Connection, August/September 2010.
  • "It is an outstanding addition because of the wealth of tables, graphics, case studies, and professional and Web resources, all of which are well integrated into the text."  -- School Library Journal, March 2009.

  • "This slim volume packs a tremendous amount of useful, practical information into well-organized chapters and manageable subsections. ... Of major interest to novice and seasoned practitioners, this guide is timely and relevant. Highly Recommended"   -- Library Media Connection, October 2008. 

  • "With advice on collaborating with faculty, students, and parents, it's an ideal read for any school librarian."   -- Midwest Book Review, September 2008.
  • "Media specialists should read this book to enhance their participation in school writing. Those not actively collaborating with teachers should get some inspiration here so they can work with teachers to remind students that communication is the goal of writing by sharing the rich, authentic literature in the library. Recommended."   -- Library Media Connection, August 2007.

  • "Based upon their rich professional experiences and commitment to working collaboratively to teach writing and research, the authors have produced a K–12 resource that will get folks working together to create better writers."   -- Booklist, August 2007.
     
  • "The ideas and strategies in this book provide an avenue for collaborating with classroom teachers and is thus a useful addition to the professional collection in a school library. Bottom line: Recommended."   -- Teacher Librarian, December 2007.

Columns / Reviewer 

  • AASL President Column in Knowledge Quest, 2011-2012.
  • Monthly column in Indiana Library Federation FOCUS newsletter as President of ILF, 2008.
  • Monthly column in Indiana Library Federation FOCUS newsletter as President of AIME, 2004-2005.
  • Book Reviewer, Library Media Connection, Linworth Publishing, 2001 to present.
  • Knowledge Quest Guest Editor - March/April 2015.

 Articles

  • "What's So Important About a Theme?", Knowledge Quest, March/April 2015.
  • “The Schedule Spectrum”, School Library Monthly, Dec 2014/Jan. 2015.
  • “Your Name Should Be Here”, School Library Monthly, Sept/Oct. 2014.
  • “Are you a Library Pilot”, School Library Monthly, April 2014.
  • “What’s your School Library Recipe?”, School Library Monthly, February 2014.
  • "The Librarian's Role in Schoolwide Professional Development", Library Media Connection,    
                        Nov/Dec 2013.
  • "Authors + Students = A Powerful Special Events", Library Media Connection, March/April 2013.
  • "Putting on the Professional Development Hat", School Library Monthly, February 2013.
  • "The New Boss", School Library Monthly, February 2012.
  • "Looking at eBooks/eReader Options: myOn Reader", School Library Monthly, January 2012.
  • "The Coach in the Library", ASCD Web Extra, October 2011.
  • "Be a Realistic Super Hero", School Library Monthly, September/October 2011.
    • "Are You the Next Leader of the Profession?", Library Media Connection, May/June 2011.
    • "An Inside View of Lexile Measures: An Interview with Malbert Smith III", Knowledge Quest, March/April, 2011.
    • "The Students Weigh in On School Libraries - Part 2", School Library Monthly, January 2011.
    • "Writing for the Profession.", Knowledge Quest, May/June 2010.
    • "Professional Development on a Shoestring", School Library Monthly, May 2010.
      • (co-authored with Terry Young)
  • "Being Tactical with Advocacy", Teacher-Librarian, April 2010.
  • "Click Here for Help", School Library Monthly, April 2010.
  • "Environment Matters", School Library Monthly, March 2010.
  • "Teacher's Take on the School Library Media Program - Part 2, School Library Monthly, January 2010.
  • "Teacher's Take on the School Library Media Program, School Library Monthly, December 2009.
  • "Books for Principals to Read Alouds, School Library Monthly, November 2009.
  • "Oh Boy! Let's Read, NetWords, Fall 2009.
  • "What Should an Adminstrator Expect a School Library Media Specialist to Be?", Library Media Connection, October 2009.
  • "We Can Open the Window to the World", Knowledge Quest, May/June 2009.
  • "Principal Perspective - Part 3: Advocacy and Shared Vision", School Library Media Activities Monthly, January 2009.
  • "Principal Perspective - Part 2: Library Media Program", School Library Media Activities Monthly December 2008.
  • "Library Media Center Collaborative Planning and Teaching Log." Library Media Connection, November/December 2008.
  • "Principal Perspective - Part 1: the Role of the Library Media Specialist", School Library Media Activities Monthly, October 2008.
  • "Product Profile: Kaplan Hands on Books", Library Media Connection, August/September 2008.
  • "Under the Radar", School Library Media Activities Monthly, June 2008.
  • "Collaboration Connections", School Library Media Activities Monthly, May 2008.
  • "Collaboration Planning and Teaching Log", Library Media Connection, February 2008
  • "Rewarding Reflection," Library Media Connection, February 2008.
  • "Textbooks: Friend or Foe," Library Media Connection, January 2008.
  • "'Tis the Season to Be Reading," Library Media Connection, November 2007.
  • "Authors, Author, Authors," Knowledge Quest, April/May 2007.
    • (co-authored with Allison G. Kaplan)
  • "Coming to Reno is NO Gamble," Knowledge Quest, April/May 2007.
    • (co-authored with Allison G. Kaplan)
  • "The Future Begins @ your library" Knowledge Quest, April/May 2007.
    • (co-authored with Allison G. Kaplan)
  • "Aligning School Library Media and Principal Agendas," School Library Media Activities Monthly, May 2007.
  • "The Writing Process from a School Library Media Specialist's Point of View", Library Media Connection, March 2007.
    • (co-authored with Marge Cox and Susan Page)
  • "The Sweet Sounds of Collaboration", School Library Media Activities Monthly, March 2007.
  • "Connecting the Library Media Center and Parents", School Library Media Activities Monthly, February 2007.
  • "The "Write" Links in the Library Media Center", School Library Media Activities Monthly, May 2006.
    • (co-authored with Penny Patterson and Linda Mills)
  • "Impacting School Improvement", Library Media Connection, March 2006.
  • "As Good As We Are, We Can Always Get Better", School Library Media Activities Monthly, February 2006.
  • "Leveling for Leverage", Library Media Connection, January 2006.
  • "Bringing Authors to Students", School Library Media Activities Monthly, December 2005.
  • "Affiliate Assembly: Grassroots for Action", Knowledge Quest, November 2005.
    • (co-authored with Rosina Alaimo and J. Linda Williams)
  • "Getting to Know You ", School Library Journal, November 2005.
  • "Looking From All Perspectives!", School Library Media Activities Monthly, November 2005.
  • "Mo Willems - You Never Know", Library Media Connection, August 2005.
  • "Get Involved", Teacher-Librarian, April 2005.
  • "What Should a Teacher Expect a School Library Media Specialist to Be?", Library Media Connection, February 2005.
  • "The Impact of the Elementary Library Media Center", Indiana Principal Leadership Academy Newsletter, February 2005.
    • (co-authored with Vince Barnes)
  • "The Rookie", School Library Journal, September 2004.
  • "Collecting the Data", a 5 part series of articles, School Library Media Activities Monthly, February-June, 2004.
    • (co-authored with Nancy McGriff and Leslie Preddy)
  • "Library Media Specialist: Making a Positive Impact on Student Achievement", Indiana Reading Journal, Fall 2003.
  • "Information really IS power", ISBA Link, Indiana School Board Association, Winter 2002.
  • “It Takes Two: Media & You”, School Library Media Activities Monthly, March 2002.
  • “It’s Research, My Dear Watson”, School Library Media Activities Monthly, December 2001.
  • “Read Across the City.”, School Library Media Activities Monthly, March 2001
    • (co-authored with Karen Satterlee).
  • “Baby Bytes: Integrating Technology Effectively” School Library Media Activities Monthly, November 1998.

Other Publications

  • Selected articles are reprinted in School Library Management, 6th Ed.,Linworth Publishing, 2007.
    • Edited by Gail Dickinson and Judi Repman.
  • Selected articles are reprinted in School Library Management, 7th Ed.,Linworth Publishing, 2015.
    • Edited by Gail Dickinson and Judi Repman.
  • A+ Advice for Parents Column by Leanna Landsmann
    • Various Comments/Quotes, 2006-present.
  • Selected articles are reprinted in 21st Century Learning in School Libraries, Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
    • Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro.
  • Featured in 100+ Literacy Lifesavers by Pamela S. Bacon & Nancy K. Bacon, Libraries Unlimited, 2009.
  • Interviewed for "Leadership: What Makes us Tick?" by Mary Alice Anderson, Library Media Connections, March 2006.
  • North Library Media Center's Mission Statement featured in Libraries, Mission, and Marketing by Linda K. Wallace, ALA, 2003.
  • Featured in 100 More Library Lifesavers by Pam Bacon, Libraries Unlimited, August 2003.
  • Featured in "People to Watch", School Library Journal, June 2003.