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ERIC Number: ED399953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 5
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Students Becoming Life-Long Users: Vision Becoming Reality.
Garlow, Judith A.
It is essential for all students to become life long information users in order to become quality citizens in today's information world. In this paper, a school library media specialist illustrates how she and other school district librarians planned and implemented a redesign of the school library facility and a change in the library program. The school librarians discussed issues, conducted research, and attended workshops, conferences, and meetings all concerned with planning and promoting a program. The design group collaboratively designed a workable, flexible program meeting the needs of the school. The development process at the library at Bellevue Elementary School (Syracuse, New York) began with assuring that resources and services will always be accessible to all patrons. One way to guarantee access is by providing technology such as circulation and online catalog systems. Next, the new library program was presented to the staff. In the new library program, teachers and the school library media specialist planned research projects, booktalks, story time, and thematic units together. The most difficult part of any library program is evaluation because achievement of certain skills is not immediate. The program must now be monitored on an ongoing basis to assure continuous improvement in order to provide the best service for patrons. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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