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Inspiring Curiosity: The Librarian's Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning

175p. ISTE. May 2018. pap. $27.95. ISBN 9781564846723.
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OrangeReviewStarWhat is it we do as school librarians? How can we stay relevant in today's education landscape? Cassinelli answers these questions in her dynamic, informative guide to helping students and teachers with research. She begins with a general discussion about inquiry as a transformational experience for students and includes the latest AASL, ISTE, and Future Ready Library standards. The author clearly unpacks what she calls "key entry points" for librarians and outlines each step of the research process, including brainstorming, generating questions, conducting effective research, publishing student work, assessing student learning, and reflecting on experiences. Each chapter explains a different concept, identifies librarians' role, and provides multiple, cross-curricular resources for students, teachers, and librarians.
VERDICT This extremely accessible work is a priority purchase for librarians seeking to connect more closely with classroom teachers and the curriculum. Library science students will also find it useful.

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