news iconBook Launch: October 27 - 30 AASL 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, MN


The authors all appeared at the Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc. booth at AASL where they signed books for the newly released Teaching for Inquiry: Engaging the Learner Within.


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Authors also made other presentations at the conference.


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Red push pinMore Resources to Dig Deeper


Crow, S. and Small, R.V. (2011, Feb).  Developing the motivation within: Using praise and rewards effectively. School Library Monthly, 27(5), 5-7.
Small, R.V. and Arnone, M.A. (2011, Mar/Apr). Creative reading: The antidote to readicide. Knowledge Quest, 39 (4), 12-15.
Small, R.V. (2009, May). Reading incentives that work: No-cost strategies that motivate kids to read and love it! School Library Monthly, 25(9), 27-31.


Book Chapters

 Small, R.V. (2003). “Motivating Students.” In S.L. Tice, et al. (Eds.). University Teaching: A Guide for Graduate Students. (2nd ed.). Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.
Small, R. V. (1998). "Motivational Aspects of Library and Information Skills Instruction: The Role of the Library Media Specialist." In Callison, D., McGregor, J.,  & Small, R.V. (Eds.). Instructional Interventions for Information Use, San Jose, CA: Hi Willow Research and Publishing.

Web-based Resources


L4L Building Level Toolkit: Inquiry


Library of Congress - Professional Development Modules


Supporting Inquiry with Primary Sources
Professional Development


Analyzing Primary Sources: Photographs and Prints
Professional Development


Analyzing Primary Sources: Maps
Professional Development


Finding Primary Sources
Professional Development


Thirteen - Ed Online: Concept to Classroom

Workshop:  Inquiry-based Learning



The Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment

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