Curriculum Partner: Redefining the Role of the Library Media Specialist / Edition 1

Curriculum Partner: Redefining the Role of the Library Media Specialist / Edition 1

by Carol A. Kearney
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313310254

ISBN-13: 9780313310256

Pub. Date: 08/30/2000

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

School library media specialists will find this book invaluable, helping them fulfill their role as curriculum partner with teachers and administrators in the collaborative development, implementation, and assessment of the instructional program. Current theory and research, the practical experiences of over 40 library media specialists, and step-by-step

Overview

School library media specialists will find this book invaluable, helping them fulfill their role as curriculum partner with teachers and administrators in the collaborative development, implementation, and assessment of the instructional program. Current theory and research, the practical experiences of over 40 library media specialists, and step-by-step instructions will assist both the new and experienced school library media specialist to function as a full curriculum partner in the 21st century.

Chapters on leadership, change, and vision present the current models of leadership and explain the importance of being proactive, initiating change, and creating a vision for the school library media center as the center of learning that others in the school community will support. Suggestions for building a relationship with the principal and teachers, implementing flexible scheduling, and creating advisory groups and library advocates are presented here, along with techniques for successful staff development. Collaborative planning, implementation, and assessment of instructional plans (including special focus on technology, interdisciplinary curriculum, cooperative learning, and learning styles), complete with examples from all types of schools and grade levels, will inspire school media specialists to fully participate in creating information literate students in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313310256
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides in School Librarianship Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Library Media Specialist: Redefining Leadership

A Partnership with the Principal: Redefining Support for the Library Media Program

The Change Process: Redefining the Library Media Program

Vision, Mission, Goals, and Objectives: Redefining Planning

Collaborative Planning: Redefining a Partnership with Teachers

Program Implementation and Assessment: Redefining the Instructional Program

Staff Development: Redefining Opportunities for Learning

Advocacy: Redefining a Community of Supporters

Epilogue

Reference List

Index

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