Overview

  • Gail Dickinson's research interests focus on school librarianship, particularly in issues of school library management. She has also written on school library pedagogy and the instructional environment of the school library.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2015 Change and the school librarianKnowledge Quest. 22-27.
    2015 Common Core and Common Good: Educational Standards and the Future of LibrariesLibrary Quarterly. 225-243.
    2015 Community of Practice Application in Knowledge ManagementInternational Journal of Digital Library Systems. 9-15.
    2015 Culturally Relevant Booktalking using a Mixed Reality Simulation with Preservice School LibrariansSchool Libraries Worldwide. 91-107.
    2013 Perceptions of Community of Practice Development in Online Graduate EducationJournal of Education for Library and Information Science. 299-306.
    2012 Competing Standards in the Education of School LibrariansJournal of Education for Library and Information Studies. 208-217.
    2012 Dispositions in the Twenty-First Century School Library ProfessionSchool Libraries Worldwide.
    2012 From the Brain TrustTeacher Librarian. 49-51.
    2012 Professional learning networks through publishingKnowledge Quest. 50-54.
    2011 The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media CentersThe Library Quarterly. 143-160.
    2010 Fixed or Flexible Schedule? Schedule Impacts and School Library CirculationLibrary and Information Science Research. 131-7.
    2010 Voices from the Ivory TowerKnowledge Quest. 34-39.
    2009 Far Away, So Close: Preservice School LIbrary Media Specialists' Perceptions of AASL's Standards for the 21st Century LearnerSchool Library Media Research.
    2008 A Place to StandLibrary Media Connection. 10-13.
    2008 Open and Accessible: The Relationship between Closures and Circulation in School Library Media CentersSchool Library Media Research.
    2007 A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Cohorts in a School Library Media Specialist Graduate Program: A Preliminary StudyJournal of Education for Library and Information Science. 303-323.
    2007 First Year FirstsLibrary Media Connection. 34-38.
    2007 The Challenge of Challenges: What To Do (Part II)School Library Media Activities Monthly. 21-24.
    2007 The challenge of challenges: Understanding and being preparedSchool Library Media Activities Monthly. 26-29.
    2006 A Comparison of Online and Face-to-Face Cohorts in a School Library Media Specialist graduate program: A preliminary studyJournal of Education for Library and Information Science. 303-323.
    2006 Doing the job without the job doing you inLibrary Media Connection. 20-22.
    2006 The Spirit of Inquiry in Information LiteracyTeacher-Librarian. 23-27.
    2006 When does collaboration start?School Library Media Activities Monthly. 56-58.
    2006 Who's on Board: Florida National Board Certified Teachers in Library ScienceFlorida Media Quarterly. 12-15.
    2006 Who’s on Board; North Carolina National Board Certified Teachers in Library ScienceNorth Carolina Libraries. 46-50.
    2005 Crying over spilled milkLibrary Media Connections. 24-26.
    2005 How one child learns;The teacher-librarian as evidence-based practitionerTeacher-Librarian. 16-20.
    2005 Narrowing the gap between readers and writersVoices in the Middle. 15-20.
    2005 Tickling the ivory (towers): Words or numbersKnowledge Quest. 54-55.
    2004 Budgeting, as easy as 1-2-3Library Media Connection. 14-20.
    2004 Challenges, content, collaboration, and creativity with distance education resources: A case studyCollege and University Media Review. 43-62.
    2004 National board effects on school library media educationKnowledge Quest. 20-23.
    2004 Tickling the ivory (tower): a research primer for practitionersKnowlege Quest. 38-40.
    2004 Tickling the ivory (towers): Implementing the research quesitonsKnowlege Quest.
    2004 Transitioning from curriculum materials center to school library media center in pre-service teacher educationEducation Libraries. 11-15.
    2003 The school library production functionEducational Media Yearbook. 165-170.
    2002 A new look at job satisfactionLibrary Administration and Management. 28-34.
    2001 From research to action in school library media programsNorth Carolina Libraries. 15-19.
    2000 Middle school catchers in the rye; the teacher's unique emerging identityResearch in Middle Level Education annual. 35-48.
    1996 The secret life of school-to-workSchool to Work News. 3-12.
    1995 Driving the horseless carriage: Working with the non-computing administratorAdministrative Computing. 3.
    1994 Automation answers: MandarinThe School Librarian's Workshop. 7-8.
    1994 Information superhighway: Learner's permit requiredSchool Administrator's Association of New York State (SAANYS) Journal. 15-17.
    1994 The school library media center; an open door for inclusionNew York Council of Educational Associations (NYCEA) Journal.
    1990 Choosing a CD-ROM encyclopedia: How to critically evaluate the productLibrary Software Review. 277-282.
    1990 New Technologies and the school library media center: One district's responseLibrary Software Review. 161.
    1985 Research for lifelong learningThe Book Report. 26-27.

    Books

    Year Title
    2015 School library management
    2007 Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools.  Ohio.
    2007 School Library Management
    2006 Achieving National Board certification for school library media specialists: A study guide.  Chicago, IL: ALA Publishing.
    2004 Portfolios in the school library media program.  Chicago, IL.
    2003 Empty pockets and full plates: Effective budget administration for school library media specialists.  Columbus, Ohio.
    1994 Selection and evaluation of electronic resources.  Libraries Unlimited.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2016 The Access Gap: Poverty and Characteristics of School Library Media CentersInformation and Data Literacy. Informa UK Limited.
    2011 Access issues in school library media centers: Examining library schedules, library closures, and povertyEducational Media and Technology Yearbook. Springer.
    1990 The effect of technology on resource sharing in a school library media program?Advances in library resource sharing. Westport, CT: Meckler.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2005 The impact of National Board certification for school library media specialists.  216-225.
    2003 Evidence-based preparation for school library media. Proceedings Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #11.  52-64.
    2001 Baseball fiction for youth.  220-230.

    Research Overview

  • national board certification, school library administration
  • Grants

  • ALISE Statistical Manager  awarded by ALISE 2017 - 2020
  • ODU/VDOE Teacher Residency Partnership Year 3 FY2018  awarded by VA Department of Education 2017 - 2018
  • ODU/VDOE Teacher Residency Partnership Year 2 FY2017  awarded by VA Department of Education 2016 - 2018
  • NextGen2: Educating the Next Generation of Librarians  awarded by Institute of Museum and Lilbrary Services 2013 - 2015
  • The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2010 - 2013
  • The Impact of National Board Certification of Library Media Specialists on Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Association for Library and Information Science 2011 - 2012
  • GROW Virginia  awarded by IMLS 2009 - 2012
  • Nooks and Kindles in School Libraries  awarded by CLT 2011
  • LUCY II: Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth Services  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2009 - 2011
  • Exploratory Study of the Relationship between National Board Certification in Library Media and Information Science and Student Academic Achievement  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2007 - 2010
  • Faculty Innovation Grant  awarded by ODU - CLT 2008
  • Clinical Faculty Cadre grant  awarded by Council of Program Coordinators, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2004
  • University of North Carolina Clinical Faculty Cadre grant  awarded by University of North Carolina Council of Program Coordinators 2004
  • USTEP Grant  awarded by USTEP 2003 - 2004
  • Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grant  awarded by University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2002
  • Summer Excellence Grant  awarded by University of North Carolina at Greensboro - 2001
  • (not funded) Inquire Prime  awarded by National Science Foundation 2009 -
  • Looking to the Future: A 21st Century Model for School Librarian Preparation  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2009 -
  • LUCY: Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth Librarians  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2008 -
  • Looking to the Future: A 21st Century Model for School Librarian Preparation  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2006 -
  • NextGen2 (submitted)  awarded by Institute of Museum and Library Services 2006 -
  • Keywords

  • School Libraries : Library Management
  • Standards Implementation
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Educational Administration, University of Virginia 2000
  • M.S. in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1987
  • B.S. in Education, Millersville University 1977
  • Full Name

  • Gail Dickinson