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ERIC Number: ED352985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 171
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing an Active Media Center in a Jewish Day School K-8 through Creative Management.
Singer, Rhona
The practicum described in this report was designed to create a dynamic, functional media center with an interdisciplinary library skills program for students in kindergarten to grade 8 in a private Jewish day school in a residential neighborhood in a southeast coastal city enrolling 300 students. An additional goal was to use volunteers to organize the library collection. During the 8-month implementation period, the media center was brought to life with mobiles, student art work, murals, and posters. Chess games enlivened recess periods. A library skills game, a personalized library skills workbook, and special displays helped stimulate interest in the media center. More than 2,000 books were added to the collection, including a student-donated paperback collection of more than 500 books. A group of dedicated volunteers helped organize and maintain the collection. Parents visited frequently and utilized the center. A three-year plan was created to help acquire technological equipment. Observation, checklists, quizzes, and questionnaires, as well as frequent statistical counts, were used to determine the increase in the use of the resources. The report includes tables displaying information about the media center's budget, weekly circulation increases, and volunteer activities. Copies of library skills quizzes, the 3-year plan, and pre- and posttests given to staff and students to determine improvement in library skills are among the items appended. (Contains 35 references.) (Author/KRN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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