Violet Harada


Professor Emeritus
Library & Information Science Program
Information & Computer Sciences Department
vharada@hawaii.edu
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~vharada/


“Over the years as a librarian and as an administrator in lower education and then as a teacher and researcher in a university graduate program, I have always had a deep appreciation for both worlds. I have maintained close ties with field practitioners and involved them in the research and scholarship of our profession. By challenging myself to place ideas in larger contexts, I continue to share the excitement of my own learning with both students and colleagues and welcome them to join me in a free exchange of ideas.”


Education

Ed.D. University of Hawaii, 1982
M.L.S. University of Hawaii, 1976
M.Ed. University of Hawaii, 1966
B.Ed. University of Hawaii, 1964

Professional Background

Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Science
State school library specialist
Elementary school librarian
Secondary school teacher
Language arts curriculum writer

Professional Affiliations

International

Member, International Association of School Librarianship
Member, International Reading Association

National

Member, American Educational Research Association
Member, American Library Association
Member, American Association of School Librarians
Member, Library Research Roundtable
Member, Association for Library and Information Science Education
Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Regional

Member, Hawaii Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Member, Hawaii Association of School Librarians
Member, Hawaii Library Association

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Current Research Interests

Intervention and assessment strategies in teaching the information search process
Design and implementation of professional development models for school library media specialists

Recent Courses Taught

LIS 680 Seminar for Beginning Librarians
LIS 684 Administration of School Library Media Centers
LIS 686 Information Literacy & Learning Resources
LIS 696 Practicum for Librarianship
LIS 699 Directed Reading/Research

Awards and Honors

AASL Distinguished Service Award for 2011, American Association of School Librarians.

LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 2009 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association. For “Librarian-teacher partnerships for inquiry learning: Measures of effectiveness for a practice-based model of professional development.” [Online] Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(2).

Sarah K. Vann Award for Professional Service, University of Hawaii-Manoa, 2010.

LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 2006 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association. For “Building Evidence Folders for Learning through Library Media Centers.” School Library Media Activities Monthly, 23, 25-30.

LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 2002 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association. For “Personalizing the Information Search Process: A Case Study of Journal Writing with Elementary-Age Students.” [Online] School Library Media Research 2003

UH Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching, 1998

LIRT’s Top Twenty Research Articles for 1996 Award, Library Instruction Round Table, American Library Association. For “Composing Boolean Search Statements: Self-confidence, Concept Analysis, Search Logic, and Errors,” School LIbrary Media Quarterly 24, 199-207. 1997

Grants

Institute of Museum and Library Services—National Leadership Grant for “Pathways to Excellence and Achievement in Research and Learning (PEARL).” Co-principal investigators with M. Watts, R. Hensley, MB Ogawa, and J. Mattos. Award, $249,918.

University of Hawaii–New Economy Research Grant for “Faculty Attitude, Adoption, and Application of Technology in Higher Education: Implications for Distance Education Policy.” 2002. Co-principal investigator with L. Johnsrud. Award, $39,910.34.

National Science Foundation–Rural Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education Implementation Award for “Hawaii Networked Learning Communities.” 2001. Co-principal investigator with V. Kajioka & D. Suthers. Award, $6 million.

National Science Foundation–Rural Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Education Development Award for “Hawaii Networked Learning Communities.” 1999. Co-principal investigator with V. Kajioka & D. Suthers. Award, $191,764.

American Association of School Librarians and Highsmith Corporation–Highsmith Research Grant for “Study of Dialogic Journaling with Elementary Grade Students As a Means to Deeper Student Understanding of the Information Search Process.” 1999. Co-principal investigator with J. Yoshina & C. Sato. Award, $5,000.

American Association of School Librarians and ABC-CLIO Publishing–Librarian Leadership Grant for “Building Teaching and Learning Partnerships.” 1999. Project director working with Hawaii Association of School Librarians and Hawaii Department of Education. Award, $1,750.

Sample Publications

Books:

Harada, V.H., & Coatney, Sharon. (2014). Teaching for Learning: Integrating Inquiry with the Common Core. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Abilock, D., Fontichiaro, K., & Harada, V. H. (2012). Growing schools: Librarians as professional developers. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. M. (2010). Assessing for learning: Librarians and teachers as partners. Rev. and expanded 2d ed. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V.H., Kirio, C., & Yamamoto, S. (2008). Collaborating for Project-Based Learning. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing.

Zmuda, A., & Harada, V.H. (2008). Librarians as Learning Specialists: Meeting the Learning Imperative for the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Harada. V.H. (Eds.). (2007). School Reform and the School Library Media Specialist. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V.H., & Yoshina, J.M. (2005). Assessing Learning: Librarians and Teachers as Partners. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V.H., & Yoshina, J.M. (2004). Inquiry learning through teacher-librarian partnerships. Worthington, OH: Linworth Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Harada, V. H., & Yukawa, J. (2012). “Action research: Reshaping practice through assessment and critical reflection.” In B. Kelly & D. F. Perkins (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Implementation Science for Educational Psychology (pp. 403-422). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

Harada, V. H., Abilock, D., & Fontichiaro, K. (2012). “Cultivating learning gardens through professional development.” In D. Abilock, K. Fontichiaro, & V. H. Harada (Eds.), Growing schools: Librarians as professional developers (pp. ix-xx). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V. H. (2010). “Librarians as learning leaders: Cultivating cultures of inquiry.” In S. Coatney (Ed.), The Many Faces of School Library Leadership (pp. 13-28). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Harada, V.H. (2007). Change Agentry: An Essential Role for School Library Media Specialists. In S. Hughes-Hassell & V. H. Harada (Eds.), School Reform and the School Library Media Specialist (pp. 3-16). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V.H. (2003). Empowered learning: Fostering thinking across the curriculum. In B.K. Stripling & S. Hughes-Hassell (Eds.), Curriculum connections through the library: Principles and practice (pp. 41-66). Westport,CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Harada, V.H. (2003). From Instruction to Construction: Learning in the Information Age. In M.Fitzgerald, M.Orey, & R.M.Branch (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2003 (pp. 40-48). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited.

Journal Articles:

Stripling, B. K., & Harada, V. H. (2012). Designing learning experiences for deeper understanding. School Library Monthly, 29(3), 5-12.

Louis, P., & Harada, V. H. (2012). Did students get it? Self-assessment as key to learning. School Library Monthly, 29(3), 13-16.

Harada, V. H. (2009). School librarians as learning specialists: Working collaboratively in the 21st century school. Doshisha Daigaku Toshokangaku Nenpo (Doshisha University Library Science Annual Report), 35, 59-75. Kyoto: Toshokan Shisho Katei (Library Science Program, Doshisha University).

Yukawa, J., & Harada, V. H. (2009). Librarian-teacher partnerships for inquiry learning: Measures of effectiveness for a practice-based model of professional development. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 4(2). [Online]

Harada, V.H., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2008). Facing the Reform Challenge: Teacher-Librarians As Change Agents. Teacher Librarian, 35, 8-13.

Harada, V.H. (2007). From Eyeballing to Evidence: Assessing for Learning In Hawaii School Libraries. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 14, 21-25.

Harada, V.H. (2005). Working Smarter: Being Strategic about Assessment and Accountability. Teacher Librarian, 33, 8-15.

Harada, V.H. (2005). Librarians and Teachers as Research Partners: Reshaping Practices Based on Assessment and Reflection. School Libraries Worldwide, 11, 49-72.