Challenge of Technology: Action Strategies for the School Library Media Specialist

Challenge of Technology: Action Strategies for the School Library Media Specialist

by Kieth C. Wright

Product Details

American Library Association
Publication date:
School Library Media Programs Series, #13
Product dimensions:
60.00(w) x 90.00(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

1The School in the Information Society1
The Emerging Information Society1
Research on Computers and Computer-Related Technologies in Education5
Maximizing the Positive Effects of Computer-Related Technologies12
Models for Education in the Information Age13
2Roles for the School Library Media Specialist22
The Challenge: A Bewildering Array of Resources22
The School Library Media Specialist and Other Professionals23
Possible Models for the School Library Media Center and Media Specialist26
3Barriers to the Integration of Computer-Related Technologies35
Program Barriers in the School and Library Media Center35
Technical Barriers in Using Computer-Related Technologies44
4Overcoming the Barriers to Computer-Related Technologies48
Strategies for Action48
5Realizing the Potential of Computer-Related Technologies in Education71
The Common Thread in Technologies72
Changing Concepts of Access to Information73
Steps to Automation of Catalog and Circulation Databases74
App. A School System Policy on Standardization of Computer Hardware and Software99
App. B Bibliography on Uses of Computer-Related Technologies102
App. C Journals Concerning Computer-Related Technologies and Libraries111
App. D Associations Sponsoring Conferences Related to Computer-Related Technologies115
App. E Vendors of Microcomputer-Based Circulation and/or Catalog Systems117

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