ERIC Number: ED369419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Power Teaching; A Primary Role of the School Library Media Specialist. School Library Media Programs: Focus on Trends and Issues No. 14.
Vandergrift, Kay E.
This book illustrates the roles of the school library media specialist as instructional consultant and teacher as well as information specialist and frames these roles in a background of relevant educational concerns. Chapter 1 surveys current efforts to restructure the education system and stresses the importance of the school library media specialist in promoting the use of multiple technologies for educational reform. Chapters 2 and 3 present a variety of teaching models and explain how a school library media specialist may work with classroom teachers to present a range of different learning opportunities for particular subjects made possible by library resources. In this connection, semantic webbing is also discussed, as well as issue- and materials-centered research. Chapter 4 discusses critical thinking and focuses on the necessity of teaching critical evaluation of information to children of all ages. Chapter 5 elaborates on webbing, discussing pre-webs, literary webs, and complete webs. Chapter 6 discusses informal library staff development and includes teaching content for workshops on a variety of topics and for different grade levels. Chapter 7 overviews media center evaluation and presents two evaluative instruments. The first emphasizes time allocation and priorities in general library activities. The second includes a set of paired questionnaires to encourage school and public libraries to study their working relationships together. (MES)
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Critical Thinking, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Literacy, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Cooperation, Library Role, Media Specialists, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
American Library Association, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 ($22; ALA members, $19.80).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.