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"A revision and update of Key Words, Concepts and Methods for Information Age Instruction (2003), this text boasts a new section on inquiry, new key words for instruction, and updated lists of print and Internet sources. Part 1 introduces the concepts of information inquiry, providing foundational documents and exploring search and use models, information literacy, standards, the instructional role of library media specialists, online inquiry learning, and resource management. Part 2 offers concrete examples of inquiry applied to the middle school student research process, and supplies reproducible pages for classroom use. Part 3 discusses and defines 51 key terms. Entries here are several pages in length and include citations and references. Indispensable for all school media specialists, this book will also appeal to other readers, who will be impressed by its well-organized design, thoroughness, and practicality."
"This book is by far the most comprehensive collection of articles, ideas, models, and other resources on inquiry and information literacy. It may seem overwhelming because of its 660 pages, but it is the foundation of a central component of the school library program."
"If we believe that information literacy is a lifelong, collaborative, problem-solving process, then it is essential that, at some point in our work with each student, we assess their ability to apply knowledge in the context of real tasks…in authentic projects. For guidance, we can turn to The Blue Book on Information Age Inquiry, Instruction and Literacy where evaluations and assessments suited to complex performances typical of inquiry learning are identified."
"[A] one stop sourcebook designed to serve as a theoretical model for designing and implementing a K-12 information literacy program….Daniel Callison and Leslie Preddy have created an excellent resource for K-12 library media specialists, but colleges and universities will also find it extremely useful. Its greatest strength is the thoroughness with which this subject is covered, and even those who have been teaching information literacy for many years will find new ideas and resources here."
Reference & User Services Quarterly
"Starred RevieW Finally we have a volume that explains in detail what school library media specialists and teacher-librarian types do! Although intended as a manuscript for classroom study, this title is a perfect tool for the validity of a great school library program….This volume is for all librarians/teachers and their principals, colleagues, and school committee members. This is a great compendium of idea stimulators as well as explanations of our methods. Next time someone asks, What do you teach in library? just hand them this title. Highly Recommended."
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