The School Library Media Manager / Edition 3

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The perfect book for teaching the administration of school library media centers. After a brief history of the role of the media specialist, readers learn how to choose a credential program, how to find the requirements for working in each of the 50 states, what to do when looking for and choosing a job, and how to survive the first week in that new position. This revision updates information and changes some of the emphasis from previous editions, particularly in the areas of the role of the library media specialist in the teaching of reading, the assessment of student learning, the leadership role of the school librarian and the impact of new technologies on the management of the library media center.
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Editorial Reviews

Gives practicing media specialists, library school students, and those considering careers in the field a complete overview of the profession, covering everything from available education programs and guidelines for selecting a position to all aspects of management. Each chapter presents exercises for use in the classroom or in a workshop setting. Integrates the new AASL guidelines into material, relating principles of information literacy to other aspects of the library media program, especially facilities, the reading program, and the media center staff. Some 50 pages of appendices offer forms and texts of documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From the Publisher

"This book has excellent advice and examples for the new and mid-career school media center specialist. It is highly recommended for its organization, simplicity of language but thoroughness of topic, and coverage that is relevant to today's problems and issues." - Collection Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591581826
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2004
  • Series: Library and Information Science Text Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

BLANCHE WOOLLS is Director and Professor Emerita, School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, past president of the AASL and IASL.

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Table of Contents

1 The School Library Media Center in Today's Global Environment 1

2 School Library Media Centers Today 21

3 Becoming a School Library Media Specialist 39

4 Choosing and Beginning the Job 53

5 On the Job: Managing the Media Center Program 73

6 On the Job: Managing the Facility 93

7 On the Job: Managing Personnel 109

8 On the Job: Managing Access to Information 125

9 On the Job: Managing the Budget 145

10 On the Job: Managing Services 161

11 On the Job: School Library Media Centers and the Reading Program 179

12 On the Job: Advocacy and the Media Center 189

13 On the Job: Managing Program Evaluation and Assessment 201

14 On the Job: Cooperation, Networking, and Social Networking 215

15 Leadership and Professional Associations 223

App. A Writing a Technology Plan 239

App. B Sample Letter of Application 241

App. C Questionnaire 243

App. D Presentation of a Five-Year Long-Range Plan 246

App. E Volunteers 251

App. F ALA Intellectual Freedom Policy Statements 254

App. G Publications List 256

App. H Budget Information Needed for Grant Applications 265

App. I Sample Letter to Legislator 268

Index 271

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