Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Kasey Garrison

Dr Kasey Garrison

BASpan, MEd, PhDEd

Kasey is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Studies. She is a part of the Teacher Librarianship team and also the Coordinator of the Children's Specialisation for the Masters of Information Studies. Kasey earned her PhD in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in the United States. Her dissertation research used a mixed methods design to investigate factors influencing the selection and collection development of multicultural children's literature in public libraries. Kasey has experience across school levels in the library as well as teaching Spanish and students with exceptional learning needs. She has also served as head librarian and manager for a special library and archives collection at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk.

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  • ·Social justice issues in children’s and young adult literature in various formats including graphic novels
  • ·Inquiry based learning approaches and how the school library can support inquiry in Australian schools
  • ·The availability of culturally diverse literature in library collections for children and young adults
  • ·The quality and value of global literature for teaching and learning in libraries and schools
  • ·The relationship between metacognition and the school library curriculum and teacher librarians' practices and beliefs about metacognition and metacognitive strategies

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Kasey teaches subjects related to Teacher Librarianship and children and youth services.

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  • ·International Association of School Librarianship
  • ·International Board on Books for Young People
  • ·CSU Human Research Ethics Committee
  • ·SIS Research Management Committee
  • ·SIS Professional Experience Committee
  • ·SIS School Board

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Publications

Refereed

Garrison, K.L., FitzGerald, L., & Sheerman, A. (2019). “They should be called guiders”: Teachers and teacher librarians developing inquiry learners. School Libraries Worldwide, 25(2).

Garrison, K.L. (2019). What’s going on down under? Part 2: Portrayals of culture in award-winning Australian young adult literature. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 10(2). Retrieved from: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Garrison_What’sGoingonDownUnderPart2_FINAL.pdf

Garrison, K.L. (2019). What’s going on down under? Part 1: Portrayals of culture in award-winning Australian young adult literature. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 10(1). Retrieved from: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Garrison_WhatsGoingonDownUnder_AustralianYA_FINAL.pdf.

Garrison, K.L., & Gavigan, K. (2019).  Picture this: Using graphic novels to explore social justice issues with young adults. Teacher Librarian, 46(3), 8-12.

Garrison, K.L., FitzGerald, L., & Sheerman, A. (2018). “Just let me go at it”: Exploring students’ use and perceptions of guided inquiry. School Library Research, 21. Retrieved from: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslpubsandjournals/slr/vol21/SLR_JustLetMeGoAtIt_V21.pdf

Garrison, K.L., & Carroll, M. (2018).  An amputee elephant, a zombie bunny, and a vego piranha: Investigating culture within award-winning Australian children’s and young adult literature.  Synergy, 16(1).  Retrieved from: https://www.slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/55/54

Garrison, K.L., & FitzGerald, L. (2017). “It trains your brain”: Student reflections on using the Guided Inquiry Design process.  Synergy, 15(2). Retrieved from: https://www.slav.vic.edu.au/synergy/volume-15-number-2-2017.html
*invited for inclusion in 15th Anniversary Best of Synergy Volume

FitzGerald, L., & Garrison, K.L. (2016). Investigating the guided inquiry process. In Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Spiranec, S. et. al (eds.)., Information Literacy: Key to an inclusive society: 4th European Conference, ECIL 2016, Prague, Czech Republic, (pp. 667- 677). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Spruce, R.S., & Garrison, K.L. (2016). Certifying celebrity in the school library: Self-regulated learning in practice.  School Libraries Worldwide, 22(1), 62-78.

Kimmel, S.C., Forest, D.E., Suh, Y., & Garrison, K.L. (2016). Portrayals of the US in translated international literature: A cosmopolitan perspective.  Social Studies Research and Practice, 11(1), 1-19.

Forest, D.E., Garrison, K.L., & Kimmel, S.C. (2015). “The university for the poor”: Portrayals of class in translated children's literature. Teacher College Record, 117(2), 1-40.

Kimmel, S.C., Garrison, K.L., & Forest, D.E. (2015). “Immigrants of us all”: Experiencing migration and movement through Batchelder Award-winning translated books. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 21(2), 113-132.

Garrison, K.L., & Kimmel, S.C. (2014). Trends in translations: The Mildred L. Batchelder Award from 1997-2013. Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature, 52(4), 30-44.

Garrison, K.L., Kimmel, S.C, & Forest, D.E. (2014). Curation in translation: Promoting global citizenship through literature. School Libraries Worldwide, 20(1), 70-96.

Forest, D.E., Kimmel, S.C., & Garrison, K.L. (2013). Launching youth activism with award-winning international literature. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 9(1). Retrieved from http://jolle.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Launching-Youth-Activism.pdf.

Garrison, K.L., Forest, D.E., & Kimmel, S.C. (2013). Translated literature in your library: The Mildred L. Batchelder Award. Access, 27(4).

Burns, E.V., Kimmel, S.C., & Garrison, K.L. (2013). How common is Common?: An analysis of the “Recommended Text Exemplars.” Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals, 41(1), 23-27.

Garrison, K.L., & Doll, C.A. (2013). Creating culturally relevant collections to support the Common Core: A framework for teacher librarians. Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals, 40(5), 14-18.

Conference Proceedings

Gavigan, K., & Garrison, K.L.. (2019). Empowering youth to become global citizens through graphic novels: A Critical Content Analysis. International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Garrison, K.L., & FitzGerald, L., & Sheerman, A. (2019).  “One interested teacher at a time”: Australian teacher librarian perspectives on collaboration and inquiry. International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Garrison, K.L., Carmichael, P., & Manck, K. (2018). #ownvoices for IASL: Curating a list of authentic indigenous children’s and young adult literature. International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Istanbul, Turkey.

Garrison, K.L., FitzGerald, L., & Sheerman, A. (2018).  The student’s voice on information literacy skills: Using the 2017 AASL Standards Framework for Learners. International Association of School Librarians’ Virtual Conference.

Garrison, K.L., & FitzGerald, L. (2016). “It’s like stickers in your brain”: Using the guided inquiry process to support lifelong learning skills in an Australian school library. Proceedings from the 45th International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Tokyo, Japan.

Garrison, K.L., & Carroll, M. (2015). Aptitudes, attitudes, and access: Educating future librarians in creating youth spaces. Proceedings for the9th International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults, National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul, South Korea.  *Invited paper

Garrison, K.L. (2015). Awards with rewards: Implications and perceptions for collection development for youth.  Proceedings from the 44th International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Garrison, K.L., & Spruce, R.S. (2015). Self-regulated learning in practice: A comparison of National Board-Certified Teacher Librarians and non- National Board Certified Teacher Librarians in the United States.Proceedings from the 44th International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Garrison, K. L., Kimmel, S.C., & Forest, D. E. (2014). “The realities of their world:” Engaging pre-service school librarians with global literature. Proceedings from the 43rd International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Moscow, Russia.

Kerby, M., Branch, J., Howard, J., & Garrison, K.L. (2014). Learning and sharing: A look at how collaboration and leadership/administration courses are taught in Australia, Canada, and the United States. Proceedings from the 43rd International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Moscow, Russia.

Garrison, K.L., & Spruce, R.S. (2013). “Learning to be a learner”: Teacher librarians striving to teach lifelong skills. Proceedings from the 42nd International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Bali, Indonesia.

Garrison, K. L., Kimmel, S.C., & Forest, D. E. (2013). Reading across the world: Developing global citizenship through translated literature. Proceedings from the 42nd International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Bali, Indonesia.

Garrison, K.L. (2013). “This intense desire to know the world”: Cultural competency as a personal and professional disposition. Proceedings for the 79th International Federation of Library Association General Conference and Assembly, Singapore.

Kimmel, S.C., Garrison, K.L., & Forest, D.E. (2012). “Traveling from language to language”: Culture translated for youth. Proceedings of the 33rd International Congress, International Board on Books for Young People, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.

Garrison, K.L. (2011). Getting online with student satisfaction: An exploratory study. Proceedings of the 2011 Great Lakes Connections Conference: Discourse and Illumination, Milwaukee, WI, USA.

Book Chapters

Kimmel, S.C., & Garrison, K.L. (2013). Pride and perseverance: Pursuing the doctorate degree for librarians. In C. Smallwood, K. Herrod, & V. Gubnitskaia (eds.), Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Workshops, Conferences, and More, (pp. 5-12). Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers.

Doll, C.A., & Garrison, K.L. (2013). Voices of experience: Promoting acceptance of others. In J.C. Naidoo & S.P. Dahlen (eds.), Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading, (pp. 3-13). Chicago: ALA Editions.

Professional

Garrison, K.L. (in press). Growing up graphically: Coming of age issues in graphic novels. Knowledge Quest. 48(5). Accepted 18 December 2019.

Garrison, K.L. (2018). G’Day YA!: Exploring award-winning Australian young adult literature. VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates, 41(5), 13-15.

FitzGerald, L., Garrison, K.L., & Sheerman, A. (2018). “It’s just what the brain does”: The shape of Guided Inquiry. Access, 3(3), 5-10.

Garrison, K.L., & Hay, L. (2015). Using international literature to support the development of global perspectives and intercultural understandings in teachers and students. The Learning Hub, 2, 14-18.

Garrison, K.L., Kimmel, S.C., & Forest, D. (2013). Teens in translation. VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates, 36(2), 30-32.

Spruce, R.S., & Garrison, K.L. (2013). Thinking about metacognition in your school library. Synergy, 11(2).

Garrison, K.L., & Mills, R. (2012). Evaluating multicultural children’s literature. Library Media Connection, 30(5), 24.

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