Foundations for Effective School Library Media Programs / Edition 1

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How can you make your school library media program more successful? This timely book identifies current trends and thinking about library media specialists as change agents and their roles in school improvement, curriculum design, collaboration with teachers, and building information literacy. Reprinted from recent issues of Emergency Librarian, 39 enlightening and exciting articles offer stimulating discussions on learning theories, flexible scheduling, new technologies, thematic units, new partnerships, and more. Articles are organized into seven sections: foundations, the school context, role clarification, information literacy, collaborative planning and teaching, program development, and accountability. Essential professional reading, this book can also be used as a school media textbook in library schools.

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Editorial Reviews

Demonstrates how educators can make the library media program a more dynamic and successful part of the teaching process, identifies current trends in the field, and explores school librarians' roles in curriculum design and information literacy. Taken together, chapters overview critical attributes of successful programs, and provide a design for developing and implementing an integrated program. Chapters are reprinted articles from recent issues of (now called ). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563083686
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

KEN HAYCOCK is Professor and Director, School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies, University of British Columbia. He has received many awards and honors, including the 1996 Baker and Taylor Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the 1995 Grolier Award for Research from the Canadian School Library Association, and recognition for Outstanding Service to Librarianship in Canada from the Canadian Library Association.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The Foundations 1
Ch. 1 Strengthening the Foundations for Teacher-Librarianship 3
Ch. 2 Research in Teacher-Librarianship and the Institutionalization of Change 12
Pt. 2 The School Context 25
Ch. 3 Leadership for School Improvement 27
Ch. 4 The School Library Program and the Culture of the School 41
Ch. 5 Libraries, Learning and the Whole School 48
Pt. 3 Role Clarification 55
Ch. 6 The School Librarian as a Professional Teacher 57
Ch. 7 Navigating the '90s - The Teacher-Librarian as Change Agent 65
Ch. 8 Developing Information Literacy Through the Information Intermediary Process: A Model for Teacher-Librarians and Others 73
Ch. 9 Teacher-Librarians: Mirror Images and the Spark 79
Ch. 10 Students' Information Literacy Needs: Competencies for Teacher-Librarians in the Twenty-First Century 89
Pt. 4 Information Literacy 95
Ch. 11 Information Literacy in an Information Society 97
Ch. 12 Media Literacy: The New Basic - Will the Real Curriculum Please Stand Up? 101
Ch. 13 Student Access to the Internet: Librarians and Teachers Working Together to Teach Higher Level Survival Skills 107
Ch. 14 Misinformation on the Internet: Applying Evaluation Skills to Online Information 113
Ch. 15 Information Skills in the Curriculum: Developing a School-Based Curriculum 122
Ch. 16 Developing a School-Based Research Strategy K-7 130
Ch. 17 Computer Literacy and Information Literacy: A Natural Combination 140
Ch. 18 All That Glitters May Not Be Gold 147
Pt. 5 Collaborative Planning and Teaching 153
Ch. 19 Curriculum Encounters of the Third Kind: Teachers and Teacher-Librarians Exploring Curriculum Potential 155
Ch. 20 The School Librarian and the Classroom Teacher: Partners in Curriculum Planning 167
Ch. 21 Changing Teaching Practice to Meet Current Expectations: Implications for Teacher-Librarians 175
Ch. 22 Expanding the Collaborative Planning Model 182
Ch. 23 Collaborative Planning: A Model That Works 189
Pt. 6 Program Development: A Systematic Approach 205
Ch. 24 Developing the School Resource Center Program: A Developmental Approach 207
Ch. 25 From Library Program to Learning Resources Program: Cooperative Program Planning and Teaching 215
Ch. 26 Prerequisites to Flexible Scheduling 223
Ch. 27 Secondary School Assignments: Cooperatively Planned and Taught 228
Ch. 28 A Stations Approach to Learning: The Conversion of a Secondary School Skeptic 245
Ch. 29 Connecting Writing and Research Through the I-Search Paper: A Teaching Partnership Between the Library Program and Classroom 250
Ch. 30 Designing Thematic Literature Units 256
Ch. 31 What Do You Believe About How Culturally Diverse Students Learn? 261
Ch. 32 Principals and Teacher-Librarians: A Study and a Plan for Partnership 271
Ch. 33 Communication Skills and Strategies for Teacher-Librarians 279
Pt. 7 Accountability 287
Ch. 34 School Libraries - Definitely Worth Their Keep 289
Ch. 35 Using Evaluation to Bring School Library Resource Center Programs into Closer Alliance with Information Power 296
Ch. 36 Evaluation: The Key to Growth 300
Ch. 37 Evaluation of the Teacher-Librarian: A Discussion Guide 305
Ch. 38 Theory - Where Is My Reality? 312
Index 319
About the Editor 331
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