These volumes provide a series of informative interviews with school/teacher librarians practicing in different parts of the world. The 2-volume set showcases the resilience, creativity, and best practices from successful school librarians from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. The librarians interviewed come from all different schools and schools systems, from a tiny recently built school library in a rural village in Africa to an ultra-modern library in Sweden.

Featuring 37 interviews with successful school librarians from across the globe, the volumes let us hear the stories from countries around the world. They tell about their creative and innovative school library projects, their unconventional reading programs, and their best practices and experiences in addressing the challenges of supporting basic literacy. A wide selection of methodologies and approaches are discussed, offering a global “voyage” through topics important in school librarianship. The 2-volume set also addresses recent advancements in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the shift toward inquiry-based learning that impacts school libraries worldwide.

The books are packed with information that can be used by school librarians, teachers, school administrators and others in a variety of ways. Readers can borrow best practices from the experiences presented in the book, and the volumes can also serve as a strong voice for practicing school librarians and the profession, through expanding the opportunities for professional sharing in the international school library community.

part I|88 pages

North and South America

chapter 1|16 pages

Using Zombie Comics to Motivate Students to Read

ByJanet Kanady

chapter 2|10 pages

The School Library: A Challenging Place to Work

ByNicole Lewis

chapter 3|10 pages

School Librarian: A 21st Century Vision for Teaching and Learning

ByMaura Madigan

chapter 4|12 pages

School Librarianship: It is all about Building Relationships

ByJudy Ashby

chapter 5|16 pages

The modern bookworm! she is stranger than Fiction!

ByMona-Lynne Ayotte

chapter 7|14 pages

A Resource Center in the Struggling Latin America

ByCarlos Diaz

part II|146 pages


chapter 10|12 pages

Promoting Integration: What Can We School Librarians Do?

ByMatz Flodin

chapter 11|8 pages

The School Library: Where Real Self-Directed Learning Takes Place

BySlavica Jurić

chapter 12|16 pages

School Librarian Stories from a City that is Built on Two Continents

ByMelis Roberts

chapter 14|12 pages

Is Being a School Librarian Mission (Im)possible?

ByArijana Alispahić

chapter 17|14 pages

The School Library as a Gateway to the World

ByJoke Boonstra

chapter 18|8 pages

From The Land of Fire, Ice, and Books

ByBerglind Inga Guðmundsdyttir

chapter 19|14 pages

Dragon Myths Told By an Icelandic School Librarian/ Dragonologist

ByVignir Ljósálfur Jónsson

part II|118 pages


chapter 5|7 pages

Children Experiencing the Joy of Reading in Japan

ByMami Kobayashi

chapter 6|16 pages

Bringing the Concepts of U.S. Public Librarianship to A School Library in Hong Kong

ByJun Niu, Tammy Ng, Joli Moore

chapter 8|13 pages

Zarah Gagatiga: The Filipino School Librarian in Action

ByZarah Gagatiga

chapter 10|5 pages

Successful School Librarian Stories from the Land Of Smiles

ByWanpen Asakit

chapter 11|8 pages

A School Library in the Wondrous Kingdom of Thailand

ByWilasinee Thepwong

chapter 12|17 pages

The Hidden Truth about the Undying Determination of A Successful School Librarian

BySharada Pandey Siwakoti

chapter 13|10 pages

Helping Students in the Foothills of the Himalayas

ByJeremiah O’Sullivan

part III|47 pages

North and South America

chapter 15|14 pages

Libraries—A Flourishing Garden of Life

ByAndrew Downie

chapter 16|10 pages

Making a Difference to Student Learning Through School Libraries

ByMadeleine Jane Viner

chapter 17|10 pages

The Library Works at Being the Hub of the School

ByKevin Whitney

chapter 18|11 pages

Invitations Across Thresholds

ByRobyn Markus-Sandgren