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Leader. Collaborator. Those are the roles of today's school library media specialist. You can take a proactive role in shaping instruction and respond to your users' needs and requests with this thoroughly revised and expanded guide. You'll learn how to develop and implement an effective library media program by integrating it into the total education environment. Part One covers all aspects of the school environment: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, school district administration, and the community. Part Two shows you how to integrate the school library media program throughout these environments using interaction and collaboration. New in this edition are discussions of special education, post-high school transitions, shared school/public libraries, and more, along with a discussion of recent developments in elementary education, including standards, assessments, and the No Child Left Behind Act.
How do the most successful school library media specialists play a leading role in student achievement in their schools? Jo Ann Carr and AASL share behind-the-scenes details and best practices, including how and why top programs succeed, get funding, and become integral contributors in their school communities.Addressing the importance of school library media specialists as instructional leaders and collaborators in diverse roles, this inspirational resource outlines proven practical strategies. Those who have achieved success provide insights for building partnerships for learning, all centered on developing the leadership skills of school library media specialists in: learning and teaching; information access and delivery; program administration; and, future vision.Highlighting exemplary school library media centers, this collection of case histories and reflections from leaders of award-winning programs examines what works and why. Learn how winners integrate their programs into the school curriculum and drive excellence within the learning community. Explore websites of the award winners and review worksheets, fliers, and before-and-after photos to understand the process behind the success.
An important component of library administration and organization in the modern age is managing projects. Once the realm of technology and business gurus, formal project management tools, techniques and schemas have become more commonplace in libraries. Using formal project management components can help libraries achieve their desired outcomes with less stress for employees. However, there can be an entry barrier to project management, since the concepts are still somewhat out of the range of the usual library administration experience. This volume of Advances in Library Administration and Organization attempts to put project management into the toolboxes of library administrators through overviews of concepts, analyses of experiences, and forecasts for the use of project management within the profession.
This practical book introduces readers to the current issues facing
todays academic reference and instruction librarians grappling with
the growing problem of student plagiarism. The book provides
up-to-date overviews of student plagiarism, examples of ways in
which librarians can educate students through proven instructional
techniques, collaboration approaches and outreach methods, and
discusses common problems and questions librarians may encounter
when incorporating current anti-plagiarism instruction into their
instructional services. Topics include: role of the academic
librarian in combating student plagiarism, discipline-based
approaches to combating student plagiarism, information literacy
techniques and faculty/librarian collaboration.
Targeted at Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals,
this book concentrates on usability evaluation methods used to
design usable and user-centered library websites. Aimed at the
practitioner, it is a practical guide to methods that are used to
gather information from potential users that shape the design of
the website based on an interactive design process. From planning
the study to writing the report, this book guides the reader
through the process of usability evaluation using examples from the
author s experience with usability evaluation of library
interfaces. It describes usability techniques, procedures, report
writing, and design changes that lead to a user-centered interface.
This book examines all aspects of joint-use libraries, from the
implications of government policy, to design and operational issues
and evaluation. It considers all forms of joint-use library (e.g.
school-public, college-public, university-public,
health-university), reflecting on different models adopted around
the world. Some of the main issues discussed include: partnership
working, staffing and management, stock, digital resources,
learning and literacy and community involvement.
This catalogue showcases some of the treasures of the University of Alberta's Map and Special Collections, as well as other U of A Libraries, particularly in terms of resources to aid in the study of the cultures of Medieval and Early Modern Europe. The curators have focused on "facsimiles," and one of the ways to view the exhibit is in terms of the art of the facsimile, from early twentieth-century black-and-white photographs to twenty-first-century colour, digital photographs on CD-ROM. A second theme is ancient book production, from the papyrus roll through the medieval parchment codex, down to the modern printed book. The curators have also considered representations of the world and its inhabitants: humans in their many activities and occupations, animals wild and tame, and monsters that dwelled in those parts of the world just beyond the boundary of the known.
Navigating what at she calls the ""extravagantly rich world of nonfiction,"" renowned readers' advisor (RA) Wyatt builds readers' advisory bridges from fiction to compelling and increasingly popular nonfiction to encompass the library's entire collection. She focuses on eight popular categories: history, true crime, true adventure, science, memoir, food/cooking, travel, and sports. Within each, she explains the scope, popularity, style, major authors and works, and the subject's position in readers' advisory interviews.Wyatt addresses who is reading nonfiction and why, while providing RAs with the tools and language to incorporate nonfiction into discussions that point readers to what to read next. In easy-to-follow steps, Wyatt explains the hows and whys of offering fiction and nonfiction suggestions together; illustrates ways to get up to speed fast in nonfiction; shows how to lead readers to a variety of books using her ""read-around"" and ""reading map"" strategies; and provides tools to build nonfiction subject guides for the collection.This hands-on guide includes nonfiction bibliography, key authors, benchmark books with annotations, and core collections. It is destined to become the nonfiction 'bible' for readers' advisory and collection development, helping librarians, library workers, and patrons select great reading from the entire library collection!
Research shows that collaboration between classroom teachers and teacher-librarians improves overall effectiveness in increasing students' reading comprehension. Drawing on cutting edge research in instructional strategies, Moreillon, a veteran school library media specialist, offers a clear, rigorous roadmap to the task of teaching reading comprehension in a proven collaborative process. Packed with practical applications, this expert guide: encourages collaboration with a flexible design and delivery framework; strengthens partnering techniques to improve reading comprehension; addresses three levels of literacy development; identifies seven key strategies that students use to read for meaning; connects with research-driven teaching practices that incorporate library programs; and increases reading scores and lowers the student-teacher ratios using proven collaborative approaches.
Ever thought about turning storytime into a Guinea Pig Party? How about celebrating Pancake Day or investigating the real story of sneezes? That's just the beginning of the fun in this new storytime resource. Created to appeal to the diverse needs of children, communities, and librarians, ""Storytimes...Plus!"" is written for anyone who reads stories to children. Inside these pages you'll find stories for children of varying ages, interests, and backgrounds - and a wide array of options to match your unique talents and preferences to the recommended books and programs. When you're having fun as a storyteller, your audience will share the experience too! This book offers 35 complete, ready-to-use storytimes, each of which includes: ""Rhymes and Songs""; ""Storytime Picks""; ""Crafty Corner""; ""...Plus"" - ideas for incorporating traditional children's games, larger projects and activities, tell-aloud stories, and fun-food activities. Themes covered include Armadillo Antics, Beary Christmas, Cookie Crunch, Cool Coyote, Crocodile Rock, Dinosaur Stomp, Extraordinary Eggs, Food Fun, Guinea Pig Party, Halloween Haunts, Lizard's Song, Hermit Crab's House, Pancake Day, Snake Trail, Sneezes, Spaghetti Day, Tooth Fairy's Comin', Train Trip, and more.
Libraries, as a component of cultural space, have been ubiquitous to almost every society during almost every time period. However, as places of cultural and symbolic and intellectual meaning, they have varied greatly. To capture both aspects, this collection of 14 original papers covers library spaces old and new, real and imagined, large and small, public and private. Contributions range from a consideration of the Garrison library in the British Empire, to the Carnegie library as a social institution, to the imagined library in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The result is a fascinating look at the library as a physical, social, and intellectual place within the hearts and minds of its clientele and the public at large.
Notable teen experts and stellar practitioners from across the country explain why library service to adolescents in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group. Topics range from understanding adolescent informational needs and building and promoting a winning collection, to creating programs with tween appeal. Contributors include Sheila B. Anderson, James Rosinia, Deb Taylor, Robyn Lupa, and Kristine Mahood. Brimming with valuable insights and fresh ideas, as well as nuts and bolts directions, this is a must read for all librarians who work with young adolescents. If someone is described as a young adult, what image comes to mind? In fact, a young adult can be a twelve-year-old middle-schooler or a high school graduate. Libraries have traditionally offered a variety programs and services for YAs, and although more emphasis has been given to serving teens in recent years, little has been done to distinguish between groups within the category, and meet the specific developmental needs of this broad range of library users. This collection complements Anderson's previous collection, Serving Older Teens, by focusing on the needs of tweens and young teens, ages 11-14. This is the age range when many young people stop using the library and lose interest in reading. Notable teen experts and stellar practitioners from across the country explain why service to adolescents in this age range is so important, and how you can enhance your collection and services to accommodate and win over this important group. Topics range from understanding adolescent informational needs and building and promoting a winning collection, to creating programs with tween appeal. Contributors include Sheila Anderson, James Rosinia, Deb Taylor, Robyn Lupa, Brenda Hager and Kristine Mahood. Brimming with valuable insights and fresh ideas, as well as nuts and bolts directions, this is a must read for all librarians who work with young adolescents.
Do they ""get it""? Are students mastering information literacy? ACRL's standards for information literacy provide a solid foundation to help faculty and librarians establish the context for learning. Neely, a top information literacy expert, frames these ACRL standards as benchmarks and provides a toolbox of assessment strategies to demonstrate students' learning. Sharing best practices and actual sample assessments, these proven materials and programs: represent best practices from 27 institutions (US, Canadian, Australian); exemplify the best library-related assignments to strengthen information literacy skills; offer proven tips for incorporating the five ACRL standards into instruction; go beyond the classroom, with insights on partnering with teachers and administrators; and, explain the basics of automating assessments.
Learn how to provide exemplary library service to individuals in prison or jail, by applying the public library model when working with inmate populations. These authors, a jail librarian and an outreach librarian, offer a wealth of insights and ideas, answering questions about facilities and equipment, collection development, services and programming; computers and the Internet; managing human resources, including volunteers and inmate workers; budgeting and funding; and advocacy within the facility and in the community. The approach is practical and down-to-earth, with numerous examples and anecdotes to illustrate concepts. More than 2 million adults are serving time in correctional facilities, and hundreds of thousands of youth are in juvenile detention centers. There are more than 1,300 prisons and jails in the United States, and about a third as many juvenile detention centers. Inmates, as much or more than the general population, need information and library services. They represent one of the most challenging and most grateful populations you, as a librarian, can work with. This book is intended to aid librarians whose responsibilities include serving the incarcerated, either as full-time jail or prison librarians, or as public librarians who provide outreach services to correctional facilities. It is also of interest to library school students considering careers in prison librarianship. The authors, a jail librarian and an outreach librarian, show how you can apply the public library model to inmate populations, and provide exemplary library service. They offer a wealth of ideas, answering questions about facilities and equipment, collection development, services and programming; computers and the Internet; managing human resources, including volunteers and inmate workers; budgeting and funding; and advocacy within the facility and in the community. The approach is practical and down-to-earth, with numerous examples and anecdotes to illustrate ideas.
Looking for some fresh program ideas for your teen patrons? Want to change those bored expressions on teen faces to eager smiles? This guide offers a stimulating selection of program ideas that will appeal to teens between the ages of 12 and 18 throughout the year! Recognizing that there is no such thing as a typical teenager, the programs represent a broad range of interests, from arts and crafts workshops to educational programs to purely recreational activities--from serious to serious fun. Programs for all seasons include "Goth Gathering," "Intolerance Forum," "Night at the Oscars," "Library Fear Factor," "Find Your Future," and "Cyber-Safety." Everything you need to get started is here--from the nitty gritty details like supply lists and approximate costs to practical, step-by-step instructions. Collection connections and ideas for promotion enhance the guide. And there are also suggestions for those times "when time is short and money is tight." A wonderful combination of inspiration and practicality, and of start-to-finish guidance for successful teen programming. Grades 6-12.
Through the years, the principal message of the a ~Human Choice and Computersa (TM) (HCC) tradition and its associated conferences has been: there are choices and alternatives. The special theme of HCC7 is Social Informatics, which includes in itself a promise of a less technically biased approach to informatics, whilst An Information Society for All adds the ethical aspects to it. When developing the infrastructure and applications in an information society, we should strive to afford people equal opportunities to information technologies.
Professor Rob Kling introduced the name Social informatics in its widely known Computers and Controversy. He was director of the Center for Social Informatics at Indiana University, Bloomington. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2003 at age 58, leaving a rich heritage in the field. This HCC7 conference honours his work and memory, and it develops further the cultivation of Klinga (TM)s legacy.
In this volume, Social Informatics takes in two directions. The first part supports the readers in creating their interpretation of the meaning of Social Informatics. The second, more extensive, part develops an overview of various applications of Social Informatics. Researchers inspired by Social Informatics touch unbelievably many areas of human and social life.
Ethics, culture, politics, and law are a few areas within the realm of Social Informatics. The conceptualisations of information societies and ICT policies expand the domain towards economic, organizational, and technical issues. Additionally, this volume further develops the successful applications that require valid concepts and methods. These aspects demonstrate the power of Rob Klinga(TM)s legacy. Scientific knowledge is the most durable form of that heritage because it does not decrease when used; on the contrary, diligent applications bear multiple fruits to continue that legacy.
Thank you, Rob!
Jacques Berleur is at the University of Namur, Belgium.
Markku I. Nurminen is at the University of Turku, Finland.
John Impagliazzo is at Hofstra University, USA.
This handbook shows librarians, media specialists, and educators how they can transform their school library or media facility into the knowledge center of their school. Tom Hart advocates re-designing school libraries so that they can impact students and set them on the path to future academic and professional success. Practical, step-by-step chapters cover facilities as they relate to teaching-learning, the knowledge center, open learning, Information literacy, and the new goals for the knowledge society. Detailed guidance is offered for the facilities planning process (for both new and existing) including developing the team, needs assessment, planning documents, spatial relationships, special considerations, and the roles of library consultants and facilities planners. Readers learn to consider school demographics, program philosophy and goals, changes in information technology, patterns of use, collection size, programs and activities, equipment, location, climate and acoustical control, lighting, windows, doors water, communications networks, storage and counter space, and more, in the design of their facilities. Important sections on working with architects and contractors and moving into a new facility protect library and ' interests. The author includes exemplary facilities, success stories, problem scenarios, a glossary of terms, and appendices with model policies, procedures, and planning documents. The companion CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint presentation, Real Player Video and Web style Text and Graphics with tours of facilities and additional planning information.
Since publication of the first edition of "Web-Based Instruction", many significant advances in Web-based instruction have occurred. New technologies and tools have emerged, different ways of accessing the Internet are available, and virtual reference trends are redefining some library users' idea of the "library", and information literacy skills are recognized as essential to students' success. Furthermore, after writing the first edition, the author received feedback from readers on areas they'd like to see expanded. For example, public, K-12, and special libraries indicated they'd like more on Web-based instruction in their areas. Also, more discussion on pedagogy and learning styles was recommended. Expanding on the popular, practical how-to Web guide for public, academic, school and special libraries, technology expert Smith has thoroughly updated the discussion to include new tools and trends, including browsers, access methods, hardware, and software programs. She also supplies tips to secure project funding, and provides strategic information for different libraries types, including K-12, public, academic, and corporate libraries. This completely revised edition also: includes a new section on learning theory applied to Web-based instruction; translates Web-speak and defines the lingo, with expanded glossary and acronym list; illustrates new procedures with fresh screen shots and URLs from top library Web programs; addresses the limitations and benefits of Web-based instruction with clear criteria for decision-making; takes a comprehensive step-by-step approach to developing, implementing, and assessing Web-based instruction programs; and identifies the authoring tools and resources required to be effective. A proven winner, this thoroughly updated hands-on manual is a must-have for owners of the first edition. Librarians facing the challenge of creating a Web-based project will find easy-to-understand guidance to create an educational and interactive Web site - from start to finish.
Multitasking teens can talk on their cell phones while instant messaging, then toggle between discussion board, blog, and e-mail account, possibly collaborate on a project, or more likely "chat" with friends. If technology is ever-present for this "wireless" generation, what is the best way to share lessons about online content, behavior, and ethics with these digital natives? Recognizing that teens are still teens, author and educator Jacobson draws together tools for reflection, along with the latest research and practical solutions. In this authoritative guide, she helps library colleagues understand and address the issues relating to youth and technology, answering these key questions: How can you instill appropriate values in teens as they travel an ambiguous and ever-changing cyber-landscape? Why must teens make responsible, ethical decisions based on their own critical evaluation of sources? How do you deal with hacking, cheating, privacy, harassment, and access to inappropriate content? What are Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and how can libraries incorporate them into new policies for teen-friendly tech spaces? Presenting thoughtful and common-sense solutions for high school, middle school, and public youth librarians, I Found It on the Internet is a proactive guide that addresses challenging technological issues facing teens and the librarians who serve them.
This brand new book introduces the general public to one of the world's great collections of public records-the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of the United States of America. Published to celebrate a newly installed, permanent exhibition at the renovated National Archives building in Washington DC., this book provides an accessible and visual "way in" to the National Archives and its collections. The book posits central, reinforcing themes about the records held by the National Archives, namely, Records Matter, Democracy starts Here, We're All Here, Something for Everyone, Present at the Past, and More Than Paper.
With the surge in electronic access to the library's resources, there has been an ongoing discussion about the need for a physical library building. On a college or university campus, the library is a destination for its users. Students, faculty and staff go to the library for various reasons. Their usage makes the academic library a valuable learning space on campus. However, not much is known about how the library space contributes to user learning. In Assessing Library Space for Learning, chapters discuss library usage at academic institutions and how that usage is an integral part of the student learning experience. Included are the perspectives of an architect who is tasked with designing library spaces with learning in mind, a psychologist whose professional research focuses on the concept of place, and a dynamic group of academic librarians who are dedicated to making the library conducive to the needs of their learners. This book is a combination of theory, practical and research based chapters with an overall focus on the intersection of library space and learning. The authors demonstrate the importance of the library space in our users' lives. In addition, the authors discuss the importance of determining ways to learn how library space contributes to user learning. Readers will gain an understanding of the library space as a valuable learning space and the steps librarians need to take to assess learning in the academic library.
Aimed at information managers in organisations including
local/state government, libraries and financial services. Mastering
Information Retrieval and Probabilistic Decision Intelligence
Technology reviews the management of information and its focus to
people empowered to make decisions. It provides managers and
students of information with the resources to understand and start
to deploy information retrieval systems throughout their
organisation and the tools to respond effectively to the enormous
developments in new technologies.
Here are more than 100 affordable and tested successful ideas for jump-starting YA programs and services. Program plans cover a wide range of activities - summer reading, games, contests, crafts, coffeehouse style poetry, open mike nights and more. There are themed library ""lock-ins"" and even programs that bring young people and their parents together. Exciting program titles like ""Misheard Lyrics,"" ""A Body in the Book Drop,"" and ""Back to School Count-Down"" are designed to appeal to a wide range of ages and interests. Throughout the book you'll find useful guidance about how to make the all-important collection connection, as well as feedback from actual program participants, sample surveys, promotional pieces, and photographs. This through package of guidance, ideas, recommended resources, and and will help ensure successful YA programming. A companion Web site facilitates easy access to a wide range of programming resources.
Supported by narrative description and screen shots, this is a springboard for designing customized library systems that address unique local service issues. Library directors, branch managers, and department heads can automate the most tedious library tasks while improving customer service and saving staff time.
Library Journal and other review journals raved about the first edition of this now-standard guide. This new edition has been completely updated and expanded to include crucial new information on digital records, encoded archival description (EAD), copyright issues, post-9/11 security concerns, and international perspectives on these issues - content that makes this manual essential for archivists of all backgrounds. Setting up archives, appraisal and accessioning, acquisition strategies and policies, arrangement description, reference and access, preservation, and electronic records are just some of the topics covered in both theory and practice in this clear, comprehensive, and practical guide. 'Hunter has provided the profession with a text that is best suited for beginning archivists and graduate students in archival studies or library science programs...I recommend the text to academic librarians who are responsible for developing an archives for their institution, yet are not acquainted with the field of archives and manuscripts' - "Journal of Academic Librarianship".
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