Technology And The School Library / Edition 1

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Overview

Technology has become one of the three main areas of focus for school librarians, along with collaboration and leadership. To meet the growing need in this area, Technology and the School Library provides an overview of the types of technologies used in school libraries, from traditional low-tech options to the latest developments. This book also describes how the school librarian interacts with and works with the technology. This starting point is a detailed picture of how the school librarian can build a technology-rich library. Major topics covered in this volume include information resources in the school library, the different varieties of educational software available, resources available via the web, and the importance of creating a school library web site. This book also addresses tools that can be used in classrooms and technology administration—everything from automation and filters to security on student computers and security systems in general. Also discussed is the creation of technology plans in order to look to the future. This up-to-date overview of technology will provide soon-to-be school librarians, as well as current school librarians, the background and breadth to realize the potential they have for improving library services to children.
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Editorial Reviews

Teacher Librarian
Quick. If you are a novice in technology or facing a major upgrade, get Jurkowski's book and read it....Bottom line: Recommended.
Booklist 15 April 2007
...practical....This accessible guide will be of interest to practicing school librarians, educators and school administrators, and library media students.
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
A casual writing style makes the text...approachable...school librarians certainly have a need for books on this topic...
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
...a nice introduction to a very wide range of technology for library school students or school librarians written by an author with a thorough understanding of the topic.
Reference and Research Book News
Jurkowski (Central Missouri State University) describes the components of a typical computer network within a school library, the information resources that school libraries support electronically, and the types of security systems available for both digital and physical collections. The graduate textbook discusses educational software, the design of school library websites, classroom media equipment housed in the school library, and in-service workshops for training teachers.
15 April 2007 Booklist
...practical....This accessible guide will be of interest to practicing school librarians, educators and school administrators, and library media students.
vol. 38 (2007) American Reference Books Annual
...a nice introduction to a very wide range of technology for library school students or school librarians written by an author with a thorough understanding of the topic.
August 2007 Reference and Research Book News
Jurkowski (Central Missouri State University) describes the components of a typical computer network within a school library, the information resources that school libraries support electronically, and the types of security systems available for both digital and physical collections. The graduate textbook discusses educational software, the design of school library websites, classroom media equipment housed in the school library, and in-service workshops for training teachers.
VOYA - Sherrie Williams
This exhaustive, informative text is a guide to all types of technology found in a school library setting, from older low-tech tools (called "historical equipment" here) to the newest, most cutting-edge resources. The title boasts that is a "comprehensive guide," and the book lives up to that claim in an outstanding manner. Jurkowski begins with an overview of the many types of technology used in school media centers today. The use of technology is further explored in the realm of administration, collaboration, and teaching. There is a very detail-oriented discussion of the requirements and considerations needed in choosing a range of technology, from networks to equipment to hardware and software for a variety of applications. In addition to guidance in selection, there is also extensive description of the day-to-day use of technology, training, maintenance, administration, and evaluation of technology resources in the school library. Other topics covered at length include classroom support, automation, security systems, and the design and use of school library Web sites. A particularly notable chapter explores the process of writing, implementing, and evaluating a technology plan. Jurkowski offers practical suggestions on the teaching component of technology, such as in-service training of teachers and instructional materials. This book is highly recommended for media specialists, administrators, and library science students. It will serve as a vital resource for both beginning media specialists and long-time school librarians seeking to make efficient use of the newest developments in technology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810852907
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 0.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Odin Jurkowski is Assistant Professor at Central Missouri State University where he coordinates the Library Science and Information Services Program. He teaches courses on Integration and Utilization, Information Technology in Library Media Centers, History of the Book and Libraries, and Creating Web Based Resources.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part 1 Information Tools Chapter 3 1 Hardware Chapter 4 2 Software Chapter 5 3 Networks Part 6 Part 2 Information Resources Chapter 7 4 Educational Software Chapter 8 5 The Internet Chapter 9 6 School Library Websites Part 10 Part 3 From the Library to the Classroom Chapter 11 7 Equipment Chapter 12 8 Classroom Support Part 13 Part 4 Technology Administration in the School Library Chapter 14 9 Automation Chapter 15 10 Student Computers Chapter 16 11 Security Systems Chapter 17 12 Technology Plans Part 18 Part 5 Technology and the Teaching Component Chapter 19 13 Professional Development Chapter 20 14 Instructional Handouts and Materials Part 21 Conclusion Part 22 Bibliography Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Author
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