Seven Steps To An Award-Winning School Library Program / Edition 1

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Overview

In 1998 the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) published its current guidelines, Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning as a vision for school library media programs. The AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year (NSLMPY) Award application is based on criteria delineated in those guidelines. This book is an in-depth look at providing a framework for program implementation that can lead to national award-winning recognition. The book is based on the author's experience as a winner of the 2002 AASL NSLMPY Award, and its recommended processes, guidelines, and advice are a blueprint to construct an award-winning program that will enhance your students' learning experience whether or not you choose to apply for the AASL award. Chapters include information on team building, collaboration with faculty and staff, building a needs assessment, and analyzing results, problem solving, training modules for staff development, and application procedures for the NSLMPY award. A helpful bibliography and extensive appendix of helpful and necessary documents and forms are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The author's purpose in this book is to describe how to use Information Power effectively and how to achieve the goal of winning a national award. She draws from 25 years of experience as a school library media specialist and the steps she took to win the NSLMPY in a high-school library in Virginia. Her description of the process is organized in seven clearly explained steps. Appendixes contain helpful forms and policy statements. Ruth Toor, a noted school library specialist, contributed the foreword to this well-written, unique, and important book."

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Booklist/Professional Reading

"Although not every school media specialist will want to apply for the NSLMPY Award, this is a recommended purchase for the professional collection. School media specialists, district supervisors, and school administrators wishing to align their own libraries with the standards set forth in Information Power and improve library service to students and teachers will find the guidelines and suggestions helpful and easy to implement….Recommended."

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Library Media Connection

"Martin effectively illuminates the principles set forth by the American Association of School Librarians' seminal publication, Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning (ALA, 1998), and provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for maximizing a library's potential. Chapters cover team building, evaluation, creating goals and a plan, identifying and overcoming barriers, staff development, and applying for the National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. The book contains excellent summaries, resource lists, and appendixes with forms."

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School Library Journal Curriculum Connections

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591581734
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,019,843
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

ANN M. MARTIN is currently serving as Educational Specialist for Library Information Services for the Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia. Her former school, the James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia, is the 2002 recipient of the AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. She has 25 years experience as a library media specialist.

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Table of Contents

Snapshot of an award-winning library 1
Step 1 Creating a team 19
Step 2 Getting started 29
Step 3 Analyzing the results 39
Step 4 Identifying and overcoming barriers 51
Step 5 Developing training modules 65
Step 6 Novel connections 73
Step 7 Applying for the NSLMPY award 83
App. A American Association of School Librarians documents 95
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