How can you make your school library media program more successful? This timely book identifies current trends and thinking about library media specialists as change agents and their roles in school improvement, curriculum design, collaboration with teachers, and building information literacy. Reprinted from recent issues of Emergency Librarian, 39 enlightening and exciting articles offer stimulating discussions on learning theories, flexible scheduling, new technologies, thematic units, new partnerships, and more. Articles are organized into seven sections: foundations, the school context, role clarification, information literacy, collaborative planning and teaching, program development, and accountability. Essential professional reading, this book can also be used as a school media textbook in library schools.
Ken Haycock, EdD, is research professor of management and organization at the University of Southern California, where he directs the Center for Library Leadership and Management.
Contributors Introduction Part One: The Foundations Chapter 1: Strengthening the Foundations for Teacher-Librarianship Chapter 2: Research in Teacher-Librarianship and the Institutionalization of Change Part Two: The School Context Chapter 3: Leadership for School Improvement Chapter 4: The School Library Program and the Culture of the School Chapter 5: Libraries, Learning and the Whole School Part Three: Role Clarification Chapter 6: The School Librarian as a Professional Teacher Chapter 7: Navigating the '90's - The Teacher-Librarian as Change Agent Chapter 8: Developing Information Literacy Through the Information Intermediary Process Chapter 9: Teacher-Librarians: Mirror Images and the Spark Chapter 10: Students' Information Literacy Needs: Competencies for Teacher-Librarians in the Twenty-First Century Part Four: Informaton Literacy Chapter 11: Information Literacy in an Information Society Chapter 12: Media Literacy: The New Basic-Will the Real Curriculum Please Stand Up? Chapter 13: Student Access to the Internet: Librarians and Teachers Working Together to Teach Higher Level Survival Skills Chapter 14: Misinformation on the Internet: Applying Evaluation Skills to Online Information Chapter 15: Information Skills in the Curriculum: Developing a School-Based Curriculum Chapter 16: Developing a School-Based Research Strategy K-7 Chapter 17: Computer Literacy and Information Literacy: A Natural Combination Chapter 18: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold Part Five: Collaborative Planning and Teaching Chapter 19: Curriculum Encounters of the Third Kind: Teachers and Teacher-Librarians Exploring Curriculum Potential Chapter 20: The School Librarian and the Classroom Teacher: Partners in Curriculum Planning Chapter 21: Changing Teaching Practice to Meet Current Expectations: Implications for Teacher-Librarians Chapter 22: Expanding the Collaborative Planning Model Chapter 23: Collaborative Planning: A Model That Works Part Six: Program Development: A Systemic Approach Chapter 24: Developing the School Resource Center Program: A Developmental Approach Chapter 25: From Library Program to Learning Resources Program: Cooperative Program Planning and Teaching Chapter 26: Prerequisites to Flexible Scheduling Chapter 27: Secondary School Assignments: Cooperatively Planned and Taught Chapter 28: A Stations Approach to Learning: The Conversation of a Secondary School Skeptic Chapter 29: Connecting Writing and Research Through the I-Search Paper: A Teaching Partnership Between the Library Program and Classroom Chapter 30: Designing Thematic Literature Units Chapter 31: What Do You Believe About How Culturally Diverse Students Learn? Chapter 32: Principals and Teacher-Librarians: A Study and a Plan for Partnership Chapter 33: Communication Skills and Strategies for Teacher-Librarians Part Seven: Accountability Chapter 34: School Libraries - Definitely Worth Their Keep Chapter 35: Using Evaluation to Bring School Library Resrouce Center Programs into Closer Alliance with Information Power Chapter 36: Evaluation: The Key to Growth Chapter 37: Evaluation of the Teacher-Librarian: A Discussion Guide Chapter 38: Theory - Where is My Reality?
"A comprehensive and well-written manual that will render valuable service in any library school or school library. Highly Recommended."-Library Talk
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