The School Library Media Manager
  • The School Library Media Manager
  • The School Library Media Manager

The School Library Media Manager

by Blanche Woolls
     
 

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.

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Overview

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. Chapters then expand on the challenges of the first week, introducing collections, facilities, personnel, and technology. Sections also cover: collaborating with teachers, how to write a proposal, and how to accept leadership responsibilities, including the role of a media specialist in the legislative process.

This revision will update information and change 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

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
Booknews
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 (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591586487
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2008
Series:
Library and Information Science Text Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(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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