Journal articles

  • Harada, V. H. (2016). A practice centered approach to professional development: Teacher-librarian collaboration in capstone projects. School Library Research, 19. [Online] School Library Media Research. [Available at]

  • Harada, V. H. (2016). The power of place-based learning: Caring for our island earth. Teacher Librarian, 44(2), 8-12.

  • Harada, V. H. (2015). At the core of the commons: A personal reflection. Teacher Librarian, 43(2), 8-11.

  • Abilock, D., Fontichiaro, K., & Harada, V. H. (2013). Growing schools: Effective professional development. Teacher Librarian, 41(1), 8-13.

  • 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. (2012). From the brain trust. Teacher Librarian, 39(4), 58-59.

  • Yukawa, J., & Harada, V. H. (2011). Authentic learning: Not just for students. School Library Monthly, 27(4), 5-8.

  • Harada, V. H.  (2010). Self-assessment: Challenging students to take charge of learning. School Library Monthly, 26(10), 13-15.

  • 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).

  • Joseph, S., Yukawa, J., Suthers, D., & Harada, V. (2009). Adapting to the evolving vocabularies of learning communities. International Journal of Knowledge and Learning.

  • 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]

    Selected as one of the 2010 Top Twenty Articles for library instruction by the American Library Association, Library instruction Round Table

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  • Zmuda, A., & Harada, V. H. (2008). Librarians as learning specialists: Moving from the margins to the mainstream of school leadership. Teacher Librarian, 36, 15-20.

    Reprinted in Learning Commons Treasury, edited by D. V. Loertscher & E. Marcoux. Bowie, MD: Teacher Librarian Press, 2010.

  • Zmuda, A., & Harada, V. H. (2008). Reframing the library media specialist as a learning specialist. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 14(8), 42-46.

  • Harada, V. H., Kirio, C., & Yamamoto, S. (2008). Project based learning: Rigor and relevance in high schools. Library Media Connection, 26(6), 14-16, 18, 20.

  • Harada, V. H., & Hughes-Hassell, S. (2008). Facing the reform challenge: Teacher-librarians as change agents. Teacher Librarian, 35(2), 8-13.

  • Harada, V. H. (2007). From eyeballing to evidence: Assessing for learning in Hawaii school libraries. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 14(3), 21-25.

  • Suthers, D., Yukawa, J., & Harada, V. H. (2007). An activity system analysis of a tripartite technology-supported partnership for school reform. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(2), 131-160.

  • Yoshina, J. M., & Harada, V. H. (2007) Involving students in learning through rubrics. Library Media Connection, 25(5), 10-14.

  • Harada, V. H., Kam, L., & Marks, L. (2007). School librarians help students achieve: Here’s the evidence! Multimedia & Internet@schools, 14(2), 25-28.

    Originally published in The Golden Key: Journal of the Hawaii Association of School Librarians, (2006) 29, 2-5.

  • Harada, V. H. (2006). Building evidence folders for learning through library media centers. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 23, 25-30.       

    Selected as one of the 2006 Top Twenty Articles for library instruction by the American Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. M. (2006). Assessing learning: The missing piece in instruction? School Library Media Activities Monthly, 22(7), 20-23.

  • Yoshina, J. M., & Harada, V. H. (2006). Engaging students in inquiry. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 22 (8), 22-25.

  • Harada, V. H. (2005). Librarians and teachers as research partners: Reshaping practices based on assessment and reflection. School Libraries Worldwide, 11(2), 49-72.

  • Harada, V. H. (2005). Working smarter: Being strategic about assessment and accountability. Teacher Librarian, 33(1), 8-15.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. M. (2004). Moving from rote to inquiry: Creating learning that counts. Library Media Connection, 23(2), 22-25.

  • Harada, V.H. (2004). Action research: How teacher-librarians can build evidence of student learning. Scan, 23, 27-33.

  • Harada, V. H., & Kim, L. (2003). Problem-based instruction: Making learning real. Knowledge Quest, 32, 29-30.

  • Harada, V. H., Lum, D., & Souza, K. (2002/03). Building a learning community: Students and adults as inquirers. Childhood Education, 79, 66-71.

  • Harada, V. H. (2002). Personalizing the information search process: A case study of journal writing with elementary-age students. [Online] School Library Media Research. See Article.

  • Selected as one of the Top Twenty Articles for 2002 by the American Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table.

  • Harada, V. H. (2002). Taking the lead in developing learning communities. Knowledge Quest, 31, 12-16.

  • Harada, V. H. (2001). Professional development as collaborative inquiry. Knowledge Quest, 29, 13-19.

  • Harada, V. H.  (2000). Building learning communities: Teachers and library media specialists as reflective partners. Learning & Media, 28, 10-11.

  • Harada, V. H., & Muronaga, Karen N. (1999). Building teaching partnerships: The art of collaboration. Teacher Librarian, 27, 9-14.

  • Harada, V. H. (1998). Building a professional community for student learning. Knowledge Quest, 26, 22-26.

  • Harada, V. H. (1998). Caught between two worlds: Themes of family, community, and ethnic identity in Yoshiko Uchida’s works for children. Children's Literature in Education, 29, 19-30.

  • Harada, V. H., & Donham, J. (1998). Information Power: Student achievement is the bottom line. Teacher Librarian, 26, 14-17.

  • Harada, V. H., & Tepe, A. (1998). Pathways to Knowledge. Teacher Librarian, 26, 9-15.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. (1998). The missing link: One elementary school's journey with assessment. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 14, 25-29.

  • Harada, V. H. (1997). Constructing bridges to literacy through multicultural literature for children. The Language and Literacy Spectrum, A Journal of the New York State Reading Association, 7, 89-93.

  • Harada, V. H. (1997). Presearch before research: A vital connection. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 13, 31-33.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. (1997). Improving information search process instruction and assessment through collaborative action research. School Libraries Worldwide, 3, 41-55.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. (1997). Using technology to cultivate thinking dispositions. Technology Connection, 3, 10-11, 27.

  • Harada, V. H. (1996). Alternatives for professional renewal: A critical analysis of a collegial assistance network in Hawaii. School Library Media Quarterly, 24, 77-83.

  • Harada, V. H. (1996). Breaking the silence: Sharing the Japanese American internment experience with adolescent readers. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 39, 630-637.

  • Harada, V. H. (1996). School library media preparation programs in ALA-accredited schools. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 37, 210-228.

  • Harada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. (1996). Parents as research mentors. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 13, 26-27.

  • Nahl, D., & Harada, V. H. (1996). Composing Boolean search statements: Self-confidence, concept analysis, search logic, and errors. School Library Media Quarterly, 24, 199-207.

  • Selected as one of the Top Twenty Articles for 1996 by the American Library Association, Library Instruction Round Table. See News release.

    Reprinted in M. Chelton & C. Cool (Eds.), Youth Information Seeking. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press.

  • Harada, V. H. (1995). Issues of ethnicity, authenticity and quality in Asian American picture books, 1983-93. Journal of Youth Services in Libraries, 8, 135-149.

  • Reprinted in S. Berman & J. P. Danky (Eds.), Alternative Library Literature, 1994/1995: A Biennial Anthology, (pp. 115-122). Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996.

  • Harada, V. H., & Kurahara, J. (1995). Hawaii's HELP line. School Library Journal, 41, 38.

  • Harada, V. H. (1994). An analysis of Asian American stereotypes in recent fiction for adolescent readers. Ethnic Forum, 14, 43-58.

  • Harada, V. H., & Nakamura, M. (1994). Information searching across the curriculum: Literacy skills for the 90's and beyond. Catholic Library World, 65, 17-19.

  • Awarded the John Brubaker Memorial Award for best article appearing in Catholic Library World in 1994-1995, Catholic Library Association.

  • Harada, V. H. (1976). The badger in Japanese folklore. Asian Folklore Studies, 35, 1-6.

  • Harada, V. H. (1976). A selected list of Japanese literature titles for high school readers. Arizona English Bulletin, 18, 116-121.

  • Harada, V. H.  (1975). Ginger root and ginseng tea: The world of the Asian novel. Top of the News, 31, 167-171.