ERIC Number: ED357766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Students for Information Literacy. School Library Programs and the Cooperative Planning Process.
Eshpeter, Barry; Gray, Judy
This report discusses the development of a school library program for Canadian schools that departs from tradition by focusing on the instructional role as the most significant work of the teacher-librarian and presents a new program model paradigm. The paradigm is examined under three main headings: (1) the instructional component; (2) student information profiles; and (3) cooperative planning. The focus of the instructional component of the model is its information segment in which five phases are explored: the pre-search phase; information retrieval; information processing; information organizing and creating; and information sharing. The report then discusses what student information profiles are, the importance of having profiles in strengthening library value by building student skills and problem-solving behaviors, and how these profiles are developed for each phase of the information/instructional component. Finally discussed is the cooperative planning and teaching function in which there is integration of information strategies and skills into the curricular programs of the classroom. Reproducible presentation masters on school library programs and the model paradigm are provided. (Contains 24 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Library Role, Library Services, Library Skills, Media Specialists, Models, School Libraries, Skill Development, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada