ERIC Number: ED308880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Curriculum Roles and Responsibilities of Library Media Specialists. ERIC Digest.
Berkowitz, Robert E.; Eisenberg, Michael B.
This digest brings together the various views on curriculum-related roles for library media specialists. The first section considers reasons why a disparity between theory and practice exists in regard to the involvement of library media specialists as curriculum consultants. Several sources addressing this issue are reviewed in the second section. In the third section, responsibilities of the library media specialist as information consultant and actions necessary for library media specialists to fulfill their curriculum-related roles are listed. These responsibilities and actions are drawn from "Information Power," the new national library media program guidelines from the American Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. The fourth section summarizes the relevant ideas in three recent works offering new insights into curriculum responsibilities: (1) "Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program" (David V. Loertscher); (2) "Helping Teachers Teach" (Philip Turner); and (3) "Curriculum Initiative: An Agenda and Strategy for Library Media Programs" (Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz). (19 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Library Role, Media Specialists
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information Resources, Syracuse, NY.