Selected Publications

Essays

Bush, G. (2020). 'Jane Addams' by Gwendolyn Brooks. Chicago Literary Hall of Fame 1001 Donors Essay. July 2020.

Bush, G. (2020). Title IX in the Fieldhouse. The Sport Digest: United States Sports Academy. July 13, 2020.

                      

Bush, G. (2020). Salvador and Albert Walk into a Bar. Sisyphus Literary Magazine: Focusing on Contemporary Issues Surrounding Art, Culture, and Language. The Indivisible Issue. June 19, 2020.

Bush, G. (2020). Rereading in the Time of the Pandemic: The Story of a Favorite Book. The Mantle: Smart Content for the Global Citizen. April 29, 2020.

Bush, G. (2013). Whither the candleflame or whither the well. Great Lakes Review, 2(1). 

 

Bush, G. (2008). Reflections. Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Magazine 2008, 32.

 

Bush, G. (2005). Visible means of support. Old House Journal, 33(2), 41.

 

Bush, G. (2004). When Franz met Zora: A ‘Fly on the Wall’ moment in history. Journal for the Liberal Arts & Sciences, 8(2), 18-20.

Bush, G. (2003). Safe haven. Voice of Youth Advocates, 25(6), 438–439. Note: Selected for inclusion in Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program (2007) edited by E. Rosenfeld and D.V. Loertscher, Scarecrow Press.

Foreword

Bush, G. (2009). Library partnerships: Making connections between school and public libraries by Tasha Squires. Medford, NJ: Information Today.

 

Interviews

Bush, G. (2009). Fiction is always a question: My lunch with Richard (Richard Peck, young adult author). Knowledge Quest, 38(1), 70-72.

        

Bush, G. (2006). The fierce power of narrative: An interview with Alex Kotlowitz (sociologist). Knowledge Quest, 34(5), 28-30.

Letter to the Editor

Bush, G. (2011). Catalyst Letter to the Editor (2010) reprinted in I Love Libraries: ALA Advocacy Website for the Public. Available online: 

http://www.ilovelibraries.org/news/topstories/schools_need_librarians.cfm

        

Bush, G. (2010). Schools need high-quality librarians dedicated to children’s learning. Catalyst Chicago. December 6, 2010. Available online.

Editorship

Bush, G. (2009). The Issue is Questions. Guest editor of Knowledge Quest (American Association of School Librarians national journal) Volume 38, Number 1; Issue on questions and questioning with contributions from Donna Ogle, Jamie MacKenzie, Richard Peck, Nancy Willard, and Toby Rajput. 

 

Bush, G. (2006). Justice, Equity, and Social Responsibility: Envisioning Standard 10. Guest co-editor of Knowledge Quest(American Association of School Librarians national journal) Volume 34, Number 5issue on social justice with contributions from David Elkind, Alex Kotlowitz, Kevin Jennings, Nikki Giovanni, and Naomi Shihab Nye. Guest Editors’ Column with Clara Sitter. Knowledge Quest, 34(5), 17-18.

Curriculum Guides/Manuals/Handbooks

Bush, G. (2000). The principal’s manual for your school library media program. Brochure. Chicago: American Association of School Librarians.

 

Bush, G. (1998). You know it: Curriculum guide for teachers. GPN (Great Plains Network) information literacy video series. Lincoln, NE: GPN.

Articles

Bush, G. (2020). DIY what matters. 3rd Act Magazine, Fall 2020, 40-41.

 

Bush, G. (2014). Fear no creativity. Knowledge Quest, 42(5), 20-23.

 

Bush, G. (2012). The transliterate learner. School Library Monthly, 29(1), 5-7.

Bush, G. (2012). ILA collective voice initiative: We’re on a mission. Illinois Library Association Reporter, 30(1), 24.

 

Bush, G. & Jones, J. (2011). Revisiting professional dispositions: Research redux. School Library Monthly, 28(2), 14-16.

 

Bush, G. & Jones, J. (2011). Forecasting professional dispositions of school librarians. School Library Monthly, 27(4), 54-56.

 

Lehman, B.A., Logan, C.L., Pellowski, A., & Bush, G. (2011). Life and literacy in Haiti: A conversation with Jocelyne Trouillot. Language Arts, 88(4), 298-303.

 

Bush, G. & Jones, J. (2010). Exploration to identify professional dispositions of school librarians. School Library Media Research: American Association of School Librarians Referred Research Journal, 13. Available online June 2010: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/slmrb/schoollibrary.cfm

 

Bush, G. (2009). From plastics to Pluto. Knowledge Quest, 38(1), 8.

 

Bush, G. (2009). Toward a culture of inquiry in a world of choices. Knowledge Quest, 38(1), 12-19.

 

Jones, J. & Bush, G. (2009). Dispositions of exemplary school librarians: How professional dispositions relate to student learning in the 21stcentury In Preparing pupils and students for the future: School libraries in the picture--Selected papers from the 38th annual conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, and the Thirteenth International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Abano Terme, Padua, Italy, 2 - 4 September 2009.

 

Bush, G. (2009). This writing business: Nurturing the literacy habit in the school library. School Library Monthly, 26(2), 38-40.

 

Bush, G. (2009). Delicious ambiguity and the library media center. School Library Monthly, 25(10), 47-50.

 

Jones, J. & Bush, G. (2009). What defines an exemplary school librarian? An exploration of professional dispositions. Library Media Connections, 27(6), 10-12.

 

Bush, G. (2009). Thinking around the corner: The true power of information literacy. Phi Delta Kappan, 90(4), 446-447.

 

Bush, G. (2009). It’s a beautiful world in your school library. Our Children: PTA National Magazine, 34(3), 14-15.

 

Bush, G. (2008). One INDIVISIBLE day: Teaching social justice through literature.School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(8), 24-27.

 

Bush, G. (2008). Creativity literacy: The library media center as a learning laboratory.  School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(6), 24-26.

 

Bush, G. (2008). Millennial learners build knowledge communities. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 24(5), 39-41. Note: Selected for inclusion in 21st Century Learning in School Libraries  (2009) edited by K. Fontichiaro, Libraries Unlimited.

 

Bush, G. (2007). Telling our school library story. Knowledge Quest, 36(1), 40-43.

 

Bush, G. (2006). The changing role of the school librarian. Principal, 85(4), 56-58.

 

Bush, G. (2006). Learning about learning: From theories to trends. Teacher Librarian, 34(2), 14-18.

 

Bush, G. (2006). The fierce power of narrative: An interview with Alex Kotlowitz. Knowledge Quest, 34(5), 28-30.

 

Bush, G. (2006). Envisioning information literacy standard 10. Knowledge Quest, 34(5), 19-21.

 

Bush, G. (2006). Social action learning: Key word in instruction, School Library Media Activities Monthly, 22(7), 38-41.

 

Bush, G. (2006). Walking the road between libraries: Best practices in school and public library cooperative activities. School Library Media Activities Monthly 22(6), 25-28.

 

Bush, G. (2006). Thinkers without borders: Information literate students in Illinois. Illinois Libraries, 86(3), 38-41.

 

Bush, G. (2005). Library Q&A: What board members should know about school libraries…but seldom ask. American School Board Journal, 192(6), 24-26.

 

Bush, G. (2005). Reading and collaboration with school librarians. Media Spectrum(Michigan Association for Media in Education), 32(1), 13-15.

 

Bush, G. (2003). Do your collaboration homework. Teacher Librarian, 30(7), 15-18. Note: Selected for inclusion in Toward a 21st Century School Library Media Program (2007) edited by E. Rosenfeld and D.V. Loertscher, Scarecrow Press.

 

Bush, G. (2003). Walking the collaborative talk: Creating inquiry groups. Knowledge Quest, 32(1), 48.

 

Bush, G. (2003). Write on librarians: Pointers for publishing. nsls.info, 2(34). Available Online:

http://www.nsls.info/about/nslsinfo/articles/gailbush.html

 

Bush, G. (2002). Something to talk about: Six collaborative conversations. Knowledge Quest, 31(2), 34–37.

 

Bush, G. (2001). Just sing: Creativity and technology in the library media center. Knowledge Quest, 30(2), 11–14.

 

Bush, G. & Kwielford, M.A.  (2001). Marketing reflections: Advocacy in action. Teacher Librarian, 28(5), 8–12.

Note: Selected for inclusion in Toward a 21stCentury School Library Media Program (2007) edited by E. Rosenfeld and D.V. Loertscher, Scarecrow Press.

 

Bush, G. & Bogue, C. (1999). Come join the Readers’ Society: Student-led book discussion group. Illinois Reading Council Journal, 27(1), 8–14.

 

Bush, G. (1999). Creating an information literate school: Here and now. NASSP Bulletin, 83(605), 62–67.

 

Bush, G. (1998). Prophets in your own backyard: Modeling for lifelong learning. Educational Leadership, 56(1), 46–49.

 

Bush, G. (1998). Be true to your school: Real-life learning through the library media center. Knowledge Quest, 26(3), 22 – 25. Note: Selected for inclusion in Best of KQ Series: Collaboration (2007) edited by P. Montiel-Overall and D. Adcock, American Association of School Librarians.

 

Bush, G. (1998). Poetry renaissance: From the subway to the Internet. School Library Journal, 44(2), 40–41.

 

Bush, G. (1997). Twist & shout: Maine West High School LRC – It starts with an attitude. Emergency Librarian (now Teacher Librarian), 25(2), 20–21.

 

Bush, G. (1997). Let it begin with me: Advocating for youth activism. Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 20(4), 229–231.

 

Bush, G. (1997). Speak, muses. School Library Journal, 43(9), 139.

 

Bush, G. (1997). In the mix: Action! Not apathy. CPB Teachers’ Digest: A Service to Educators from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, (Winter), 12, 15.

 

Bush, G. (1996). The high-interest collection: A stepping stone to students. School Library Journal, 42(10), 44-45.

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