April Dawkins

Education : Ph.D. in Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina; M.L.S., North Carolina Central University; B.A. in History, Meredith College.

There are 8 included publications by April Dawkins :

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Community College Library Service to Early College High School Students 2023 259 This study examined the services provided by community college libraries and librarians to Early College High School (ECHS) students on their campuses. Based on focus group interviews with librarians at four community colleges that serve ECHS student...
A Content Analysis of District School Library Selection Policies in the United States 2021 37 Selection policies are practical tools used by school librarians to guide them in their collection development plans. This investigation into district-level selection policies examined policies from 80 school districts across the United States. The p...
The decision by school librarians to self-censor: The impact of perceived administrative discomfort 2018 3158 Material selection is one of the school librarian's most important roles because the collectiondetermines the types of materials to which students have access. Self-censorship occurs when aschool librarian chooses not to add material to a collection ...
Digital Citizenship, Digital Legacy, and School Librarians 2020 54 School librarians have often been seen as obvious choices for educating children and teens aboutinformation literacy. Digital citizenship and digital literacy are one component of the largertopic of information literacy. Much of the literature about ...
E-Book Collections in High School Libraries: Factors Influencing Circulation and Usage 2019 373 When school librarians justify the purchase of electronic books (e-books) for their collections, they need to understand e-book usage patterns and whether or not e-books are meeting the recreational and informational needs of their students and teach...
Riding the NxtWave to Library Leadership: Two Participants Reflect on their Experiences 2018 333 The NxtWave program, begun in 2014, was designed to create the next generation of school library leaders. Sixteen doctoral students from four universities participated in the program which included four school library specific cognate courses offered...
The School Librarian's Role in Writing Instruction: Research, Perceptions, and Practice 2017 2105 The degree to which librarians are actively involved in developing the writing skills of students has primarily been studied in academic libraries (Bronshteyn and Baladad 2006, “Librarians as Writing Instructors: Using Paraphrasing Exercises to Teach...
School Librarian Preparation and Practice: An Exploration of the AASL National School Library Standards and ALA/AASL/CAEP School Librarian Preparation Standards 2021 53 The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) recently released standards to guide the practice of school librarians. The National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries (2018) were put forward as a sing...