Conduct research, collect statistics, and evaluate your program with this useful resource. Everhart provides practical guidelines and ready-to-use forms for evaluating a school library media center, as well as important results derived in other studies. She includes qualitative and quantitative techniques for the areas of curriculum, personnel, facilities, collections, usage, and technology. She also gives step-by-step instructions on how to create in-house surveys, conduct interviews, and use observation to gather useful data. For example, there are directions on how to assess information literacy with rubrics. In addition, each chapter gives detailed references, a list of further readings, applicable Web sites, and dissertations. A quick and easy guide to justifying and supporting your SLMC operations and effectiveness, this book is invaluable to all school library media specialists. It will also be of interest to school library media supervisors and researchers.
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NANCY EVERHART is Assistant Professor, Division of Library and Information Science, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York. She has received numerous awards, including the ALISE award for Outstanding Dissertation, the Microcomputer in the Media Center Award, an award for Outstanding Library Media Center, and first place in Apple Computer's Merit Competition.
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: General Evaluation Chapter 2: Curriculum Chapter 3: Collections Chapter 4: Facilities Chapter 5: Technology Chapter 6: Personnel Chapter 7: Usage Appendix Index
?Not only is this professional tool readable, it may be one of the most useful books you add to your collection. Includes recommended Web sites for further on-line information.?-Elementary School Library Collection
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