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Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program
     

Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program

by Esther Rosenfeld, David V. Loertscher, Doug Achterman, Marlene Asselin, Steven M. Baule
 

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This collection of enlightening and stimulating articles, written by some of the most important figures in school librarianship, demonstrates how teacher-librarians, classroom teachers, and administrators can work together to create a 21st century school library media program. With topics that emphasize student success, leadership, partnerships, curriculum design,

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This collection of enlightening and stimulating articles, written by some of the most important figures in school librarianship, demonstrates how teacher-librarians, classroom teachers, and administrators can work together to create a 21st century school library media program. With topics that emphasize student success, leadership, partnerships, curriculum design, collaborative planning and teaching, literacy, 21st century skills, emerging technologies, and so much more, this compendium brings together the best of the best discussions.

The practicing teacher-librarian, as well as the student seeking to expand his or her knowledge of the field, will find this compilation especially beneficial in providing an overview of the most critical issues related to the role the teacher-librarian plays in their school. The articles, previously published in the peer-reviewed Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals with several included from the magazine VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates, reveal how school libraries and teacher-librarians are moving forward to meet the challenges of this new century.

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VOYA
Today's school libraries are faced with learners comfortable with and influenced by information technology, and an information environment that is rapidly changing. The purpose of this collection of articles, previously published in Teacher Librarian and VOYA, is to answer some specific questions about the role of the school library in this changing environment. Offering the thoughts and experiences of experts in the school library field, these questions are explored: What is the place of school library media centers in twenty-first-century education? How can schools respond to the needs of today's students? What type of program is needed for a successful school library program in the twenty-first century? How can the school library program become the center of education in the twenty-first century? With these questions in mind, the volume is organized into seven sections. The integration section talks about using wikis, blogs, RSS, and podcasts within the classroom. Keith McPherson explains many of these applications, emphasizing how to use them pedagogically. Patrick Jones adds his voice in the Literacy and Reading section, talking about teenage boys and reading. Doug Johnson offers his thoughts on management issues, and Joyce Valenza provides fascinating looks at students' Internet and database searching skills and practices in the 21st-Century Skills section. Each article is solid in its content and important in its voice. One could find each piece individually in back issues of the magazines, but there is much to be said for having such a rich collection of wisdom at one's fingertips. Reviewer: Susan Allen
March 2008 American Reference Books Annual
recommended to library schools...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461664338
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2007
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
442
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Esther Rosenfeld is the former district-wide coordinator of Library and Learning Resources for the Toronto District School Board and past president of the Ontario School Library Association (OSLA). After years of overseeing program support for Toronto's 570 elementary and secondary school libraries as well as a professional library, media library, and technical services, Esther Rosenfeld is now an educational and school library consultant.

David Loertscher is professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. A past president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), David Loertscher is a respected expert in library and information science.

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