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A celebration of children, families, and reading held annually since 1996, Children's Day/Book Day, known as Dia, emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In anticipation of Dia's fifteenth anniversary, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) presents a collection of the best of its Dia programming ideas, offering - A wealth of ready-to-use programs, easily adaptable for a variety of cultures - Cultural competency training tips to encourage outreach to minority populations - Interviews with library directors about the best ways to heighten awareness of cultural and literacy issues Complemented by numerous bilingual book suggestions, this resource is perfect for collection development, early literacy storytimes, and year-round program planning.
The value of games in teaching and learning has been well-documented in research in education. Here are sixty field-tested games that teach information literacy skills using fun, interactive activities at a variety of skill and knowledge levels. You'll find card games and Jeopardy games, games that involve individual and group work, clickers, white boards, chalk boards, running around the library, and moving around the classroom.Listen as Editor Theresa R. McDevitt and Contributor Ryan Sittler discuss the book with the bloggers at Adventures in Library Instruction in a 60-minute podcast called "Putting FUN back in Fundamentals."Editor Theresa McDevitt has picked 60 of the absolute best ones, all field-tested, from colleges and universities across the country. Examples include: Let's Play Information JeopardyLibrary Mystery Scavenger HuntName that LCSH Biggest Researcher CompetitionYouTube DetectivesTwitter and Tagging Your Research PaperQuality CountsPick a PeriodicalDetails for each game are provided, including: objectives; information literacy standards addressed; audience (size, educational level); time required; materials and equipment - including prize suggestions; area setup; preparation; game instructions and processes.With this step-by-step creative guide, instructors will be able to confidently create information literacy instruction sessions that will break the mold, engaging students in learning that is both highly educational and highly enjoyable. Summary Table of Contents: Ice BreakersQuick Introductory Library Orientation ClassesThe Physical and Virtual Structure of Academic LibrariesThe Organization of Library MaterialsSearching Online CatalogsMonographic LiteratureFinding Periodical LiteratureOnline SearchingInternet Search StrategiesEvaluating the Quality and Authority of Print and Electronic ResourcesThe Ethical Use of Information
National Archives store materials relating to the history of a nation, usually operated by the government of that nation. This is the first ever comprehensive source of information about national archives around the world covers the national archives of all 195 countries recognized by the United Nations (the 193 member states and the 2 that non-member observer states: The Holy See and the State of Palestine) as well as Taiwan (Republic of China). Of the 196 countries, 54 are in Africa, 49 in Asia, 44 in Europe, 33 in Latin America and the Caribbean, 14 in Oceania, and 2 in Northern America. All countries maintain a repository for government and historical records; whether all allow public access will be determined through research for this work. The National Archives of all 196 countries will be included in this work (see Appendix A). Each entry contains: *general information about the archive and when it is open to researchers (if applicable), * historical information about the institution and how it developed, *information about the archives today (its mission, functions, organization, services, and a description of its physical and digital infrastructures), and *a current focus section spotlighting one part of the collection's holdings.
The best kind of learning is that which never ends-and a culture of training means that staff will be more flexible and responsive to new ideas and strategies, imperative in today's libraries. In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Signorelli and Reed offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs. Their book takes readers through the entire process of developing, implementing, and sustaining training programs and communities of learning, in order to - Empower individuals to become leaders and teachers by cultivating a culture of ongoing learning - Connect library staff and users to information resources so they can effectively use them to their benefit - Develop skills among both managers and workers for practicing continuous formal and informal training Using real-life examples of trainers who serve as leaders within libraries and their communities, this book sheds light on an underappreciated but important component of library operations.
Whether or not ""instruction"" appears in their job titles, librarians are often in the position of educating their users, colleagues, and peers to successfully locate and evaluate information. Because MLIS education tends to offer less-than-comprehensive preparation in pedagogy and instructional design, this much-needed book tackles the challenge of effective teaching and training head-on. Char Booth, an avid library education and technology advocate, introduces a series of concepts that will empower readers at any level of experience to become better designers and presenters, as well as building their confidence and satisfaction as library educators. Laying the foundation for effective teaching, Booth outlines a four-part framework of Instructional Literacy, which includes . Reflective Practice: tools for improving learning in the moment and developing a teacher identity, as well as approaches to collaboration and creating communities of practice.Educational Theory: evidence-based strategies in learning and instructional research.Teaching Technologies: evaluating and integrating technology in learning using a practical ""toolkit"" approach.Instructional Design: a systematic and outcomes-based strategy for developing and assessing learning experiences. This foundation is supplemented by the USER Method, a step-by-step approach to creating learner-focused instruction. Tailored to library contexts, USER walks readers through understanding an instructional scenario,structuring content, engaging learners, and reflecting on outcomes. Also included are templates for instructional planning and technology evaluation, as well as practical advice and scenarios from those working in the field. Entailing a methodical approach to educating oneself about this emerging field, Booth's work helps librarians become better learners and teachers.
How do libraries deal with angry comments on their websites, blogs, or social networks? Does having a security staff actually help defuse angry users? How can library staff members best respond to frustrated users who get angry in a chat reference setting? Here, renowned library consultant Rhea Rubin deals with these questions and more in Defusing the Angry Patron: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians, Second Edition. New technologies for service delivery have ushered in new venues for frustration. To help librarians know how to react in the face of patron anger, Rubin adds five new coping strategies to the 20 basic ones she introduced in the first edition. All of them have been updated them in light of key changes, including virtual reference service and the Web 2.0 phenomenon. A whole new chapter addresses anger in the digital landscape. This very practical how-to shows how effective staff training and intentional behaviors can positively affect patron behavior, minimize altercations, and ease the stress of public services staff. Library staff members looking for effective ways to prevent and handle anger-driven confrontations with their patrons will find Rubin's revised text an exceptionally useful, applicable, and enlightening guide.
Including versions of traditional indexes, periodicals and scholarly journals, online statistical data sets, and websites maintained by a variety of institutions, associations, and advocacy groups, this reference resource thoroughly covers sociology and psychology reference options.
Emerging Library Technologies, is written for librarians/information professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, undergraduate/graduate students, and others who are interested in learning about some of the most popular emerging technologies in the media today such as artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, driverless vehicles, big data, virtual/augmented reality, 3D printing, and wearable technologies. This valuable resource shows how they can be used in libraries and resource centers, and how to get stakeholder buy in for implementing these technologies.
E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include .An introduction to e-books, the different types, and an overview of their history and development.E-book technology: general features of interfaces and e-book readers, best practices for acquisition, data standards, and how to track usage.Why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users, as illustrated by case studies and examples.This crucial collection is a must-read for librarians who wish to understand how e-books fit into today's library.
MLS programs do a good job of teaching the basic skills of being a librarian - how to catalog books, how to clarify a reference request, how to run a story hour. But as any working librarian will tell you, that's not the half of it. A long-time library administrator, Elisabeth Doucett gives new librarians a full dose of practical advice and wisdom that remains between the lines of most library curriculum, while also teaching seasoned professionals a thing or two. Gleaned from years of hard-fought experience, this book . Covers a variety of library topics that are truly relevant to the day-to-day job, such as management, administration, and marketing.Shows how librarians can use practical business and organizational skills to do a better job and further their careers.Presents information in a grab-and-go format perfect that's ready to apply in the real world.For MLS graduates just entering the job market, as well as individuals interested in switching gears through promotion or advancement, Doucett offers the inside scoop on what a librarian really needs to know.
New technology has put an increasing burden on library planners to develop flexible buildings. This text, for librarians, planners, architects, designers, consultants and academic administrators, serves as a complete planning tool to accommodate the library of the future.
Based on more than twenty years' experience working to get boys interested in reading, Michael Sullivan now offers his first readers' advisory volume. With an emphasis on nonfiction and the boy-friendly categories of genre fiction, the work offers a wealth of material including: suggestions for how to booktalk one-on-one as well as in large groups; methods of performing indirect readers' advisory by working with parents or teachers; lists of great authors for boys in the various genres and over five hundred recommended books; and, also lists of read-alikes as well as titles to offer a boy in place of a book he did not like or would not read. It is complete with hundreds of suggested titles, booktalks, and lists to help turn boys into rabid readers.
"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."
The sustainability of Networked Collaborative Learning (NCL) is a
key topic of discussion amongst the institutions where it has been
or may potentially be introduced. In order to determine the extent
of NCL's sustainability, the added value university education may
yield by adopting collaborative learning strategies must be
quantified. In turn, an understanding of the implications NCL
produces in terms of design and management is gained. After
comparing NCL with other Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
approaches and discussing the possible reasons for adopting it, a
multidimensional model for the sustainability of NCL is proposed.
The model is characterized by four dimensions: pedagogical
approaches, e-teacher professional development, instructional
design models and valuation/assessment approaches. Each of these
dimensions is examined on the basis of the author s direct
experience gained through applying NCL to his university teaching.
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
For over 10 years YALSA has produced two annual lists, Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, consisting of recommended reading targeted at young adults who are not avid readers. Quick and Popular Reads for Teens compiles bibliographic information about the books honored by these two selected lists.
Study Skills for the International Baccalaureate has been especially commissioned to help students cope with the particular demands of the IB course. It provides advice on approaching the various requirements of the IB Diploma course, and helps the student understand and master the study skills necessary for success.
Find your bearings in this rapidly evolving hybrid reference environment through proven strategies, advice, exercises and research from three experts in the field. The revised second edition of this practical how-to for all types of librarians will teach you to understand the needs of public, academic and special library users across any virtual setting - email, text messaging, social networking websites - as well as in traditional and face-to-face models of communication. Based on the latest research in communication theory, the book includes new exercises and examples to help you practice effective reference transactions and avoid common pitfalls. Guidance for helping users with special language-related needs (such as speech and hearing disabilities and English Language Learners) and social difficulties is also included, as are updated chapters on readers' advisory interviewing and policy and training procedures. An extensively revised chapter on virtual reference features new sections on live chat and instant messaging services, as well as a discussion of Web 2.0 initiatives and updated information on e-mail reference. Pooling their wealth of experience, the authors share real-life interview examples alongside constructive critiques and practical suggestions to improve interviewing methods. "Booklist"'s praise of the previous edition holds true with this new edition: 'The work is laudable for its practicality, clarity, cogency, and supportive data...In short, an essential read for all current and future reference librarians'.
This book explores how mental illness is portrayed in 21st-century young adult fiction and how selected works can help teachers, librarians, and mental health professionals to more effectively address the needs of students combating mental illness. Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature: Exploring Real Struggles through Fictional Characters highlights American young adult literature published since the year 2000 that features characters grappling with mental illness. Chapters focus on mental disorders identified by the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and OCD. Each chapter begins with a description of a mental illness that includes its prevalence, demographic trends, symptoms, related disorders, and treatment options before examining a selection of young adult texts in depth. Analysis of the texts explores how a mental illness manifests for a particular character, how that character perceives him- or herself and is perceived by others, and what treatment or support he or she receives. The connections between mental illness and race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and identity are examined, and relevant research from education, psychology, and adolescent health is thoroughly integrated. Each chapter also provides a list of additional readings. An appendix offers strategies for integrating young adult literature into health curricula and other programs. * Offers extensive analysis of contemporary young adult fiction featuring youth with mental illness to help school and youth services librarians make informed collection development and readers' advisory decisions * Examines the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness in adolescents in addition to how various disorders are diagnosed and treated * Offers strategies for teachers and librarians to integrate quality texts into middle and high school curricula and into community initiatives aimed at confronting the stigma associated with mental illness * Follows a standardized chapter format that makes it easy for readers to learn about the books and the mental illnesses they highlight * Provides an extended list of resources at the end of each chapter that includes additional young adult fiction and nonfiction as well as adult fiction texts
This updated edition provides details on 4500 organizations which produce business information in 46 of the world's major economies. It is designed for the person who needs to find sources of commercial, economic and statistical information in any major developed country. A separate chapter for each country lists the organizations under categories such as: chambers of commerce and industry at national, regional and city level; foreign trade-promoting organizations, including bilateral and multilateral trade-promoting organizations; government organizations which assist and promote business activity; independent organizations, including professional and employers' organizations; research organizations, which offer advice based on their own research; business libraries and public libraries with major business sections; and sources of statistical information. Also included is a chapter covering international organizations in the business sphere. Entries provide: name, address, telephone and fax numbers for all parts of the organization; principal officers (names and positions held); date founded; objectives and activities; number of members; details of library (principal officer, numb
This important volume by noted Australian learning theorist, Christine Bruce, provides a unique perspective on helping students become successful learners in fluid and fast moving information environments. In answering the question 'What should we teach and how, so that our students will use information successfully, creatively, and responsibly in their journey as lifelong learners?' Bruce has created a powerful and extensive examination of how information and disciplinary learning can coexist. Dr. Bruce emphasizes simultaneous attention to discipline learning and effective information use. The framework for what Bruce terms 'informed learning' will enable professors, teachers, librarians, researchers, and researcher-librarians to work together in a responsive way to help students use information to learn.
Bricks, mortar, memories, and magic! Create children's and YA spaces that work and welcome youth into the world of knowledge. Get the "inside story" on creating those special spaces in your library that promote and encourage children's and young adult's curiosity, learning, and reading - and support their lifelong love of books and information.Nolan Lushington - expert library design consultant - covers the complete planning process from concept to "grand opening." He takes you from the technical aspects of design and construction, to the finer points of lighting, acoustics, furnishings, equipment, and multimedia areas, storywells, YA spaces, and more. Whether you're a children's or YA librarian, library director, school facilities planner or architect, you'll discover valuable, practical tips and insights to help you create that inviting environment called the library.
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