ERIC Number: ED389321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Achieving a Curriculum-Based Library Media Center Program: The Middle School Model for Change.
Smith, Jane Bandy
This book is a guide to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum-based library media center program; although based on a middle school model, the tools are adaptable to any school setting. The first section defines a curriculum-based library media program and discusses the concept of change, including how to enlist support for change. The second section concerns understanding student needs and characteristics of students that shape the curriculum. The third section covers how to gather information about the school program, facility, and surrounding community. The fourth and fifth sections deal with planning a curriculum-based program and planning curriculum-based activities; the planning model, program priorities and library media committee involvement as well as the benefits of collaboration, instructional design, activities and concerns, and scheduling library media activities are discussed. The sixth section concerns teaching information skills and the seventh section, supporting personal development. The eighth section discusses evaluating a curriculum-based program. Appendices provide planning aids and examples, instructional planning aids and examples and record-keeping forms. (AEF)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Course Integrated Library Instruction, Instructional Design, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Learning Resources Centers, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Skills, Middle Schools, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Libraries, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
American Library Association, 155 North Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 (members: $22.50; nonmembers: $25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.