ERIC Number: ED394529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Virtual School Library: Gateway to the Information Superhighway.
Kuhlthau, Carol Collier, Ed.; And Others
This book is a compilation of 14 articles that present a wide range of perspectives on providing access to vast networks of information resources and enabling students to learn in an information-rich environment. The articles, arranged in four parts--overview of important technologies comprising the virtual library, learning in the electronic information age, examples of implementation, and education for library media specialists--redefine the role of the school library media specialist to meet the challenges of the future. The articles are: (1) "The Virtual Library Impact the School Library Media Center: A Bibliographic Essay" (Virgil L. P. Blake); (2) "Using the Internet to Enhance Teaching and Learning" (Jon Summers); (3) "LM-NET: Helping School Library Media Specialists to Shape the Networking Revolution in the Schools" (Michael B. Eisenberg & Peter Milbury); (4) "CD-ROM and the School Library Media Center" (Roxanne Baxter Mendrinos); (5) "Distance Education: The Virtual Classroom Updated" (Daniel D. Barron); (6) "Thinking Skills for the Electronic Information Age: Applying Mental Capacity" (Mark von Wodtke); (7) "The Information Curriculum: Teaching Concepts for the Virtual Library Environment" (Hilda K. Weisburg & Ruth Toor); (8) "The Process of Learning from Information" (Carol Collier Kuhlthau); (9) "Access to Telecommunications through CORE/Internet at the Pleasant Valley High School: A Letter to Readers" (Peter Milbury); (10) "Library Media Specialists Move Center Stage: An Example of Implementation of Information Technologies" (Carol Kroll); (11)"Networking Schools in Wisconsin" (Neah J. Lohr); (12) "School Library Media Specialist as Knowledge Navigator" (Kathleen Burnett & Mary Jane McNally); (13) "Distance Education for Teacher-Librarianship: Learning from Programs in Australia" (Dianne Oberg); (14) "Uses of Telecommunication in K-12 Education: An Institute in Print" (Kathleen Garland). (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Technology, Internet, Library Development, Library Education, Library Role, Media Specialists, Professional Development, Program Implementation, School Libraries, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: Virtual Libraries