Offers advice on establishing selection criteria, incorporating diversity in elementary collections, and evaluating picture books, fiction, poetry, informational literature, reference materials, and professional books.
Written for beginning library science students, this book introduces the theory and practice of organizing library collections in a clear, straightforward, and understandable way. It explains why and how libraries organize their collections, and how theory and practice work together to help library users.
University of California, Berkeley. School of Library and Information Studies
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. 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.
Libraries are regarded as hubs that provide literary resources in various forms. This collection of articles draws attention to the needs of learners and students in the 21st century who require more than textbook information to do their school work. It represents an important contribution to research on learners and reading, reading acquisition, and information literacy.
How do you accomplish a technology transformation at a time with limited budgets? What's the proper place for Web-placed social networking in the school library? What are the best practices for working together with students, parents, and educators? "The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program" is an invaluable resource for answers to these and many more questions, as it brings together in one volume the advice and insights you need to bring your library into the new century. Compact yet remarkably comprehensive, "The 21st Century Elementary Library Media Program" covers all the major aspects of school library services, from administration to instruction. Award-winning library media specialist Carl Harvey provides tips and techniques, forms and templates, and advice on everything from staffing and budgeting to collaborating with teachers and other libraries to Web 2.0 and other new computer tools to building collections and devising special programs. Whether you are just getting started, or a library veteran looking for program renewal, this book belongs on your shelf.
Compact yet remarkably comprehensive, this book covers all the major aspects of school library services, from administration to instruction focused from the elementary school librarian perspective—now updated and expanded to include the latest developments in makerspaces, the Common Core, social networking, and eBooks. • Provides information written by a former practicing school librarian and guidance that is applicable immediately in school libraries • Updated to include collection development in the digital age to address eBooks and other digital acquisitions • Covers the instructional stance of school libraries
Busy elementary librarians need help applying the new AASL Standards Framework, especially in collaboration with social studies teachers seeking to apply the social studies standards framework. This book shows a path forward for both. This book will be a tremendous help to the busy elementary school librarian who is working with the busy elementary social studies teachers in the school. As they are designing and co-teaching library-based lessons based on the Social Studies Standards Framework, the English Literacy Common Core Standards, and the new American Association of School Librarians Standards (AASL) Learners Framework, these reproducible applicable lessons will enhance planning and implementation. You'll get ready-to-use lessons as well as model lessons to adapt to the needs of your own curriculum and students. All standards are applied in — with needed handouts — other tools and current lists of recommended resources provided. Lessons are coordinated to common elementary social studies curricula at indicated grade levels, but can be adapted as template lessons as needed. Current resource lists aid librarians in collection development to support new and current standards. Applies the new AASL Standards Learner Framework to easily used lessons Applies the new Social Studies Standards Framework to library-based lessons and resources Applies Common Core Language Arts Literacy Standards to library-based lessons Provides easy-to-use reproducible elementary school lessons Provides recommended current resources for all elementary library lessons