ERIC Number: ED418723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Operating and Evaluating School Library Media Programs: A Handbook for Administrators and Librarians.
Yesner, Bernice L.; Jay, Hilda L.
This comprehensive handbook offers detailed instructions for accessing the current performance of--and setting objectives for--school library media programs. Useful for both practicing school library media teachers and those in training, this manual shows how to identify problems and potentials, set goals and objectives, structure evaluation plans, and initiate improvements to school library media programs. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1: :Shared Responsibilities"; Part 2: "Evaluation Modules"; and Part 3: "Appendixes." Topics covered include evaluating the role of administrators and other staff, which includes assessing both administrative functions (budgeting, ordering and processing, facilities, library policies, scheduling, school/public library cooperation) and collection management responsibilities (collection development and integration, censorship policies, layout of materials, overdues, and losses). Other important evaluation measures include instructional elements (student learning and library staff's professional development), and technology (purchase and use of computer hardware and software). Ideal for structuring evaluation plans and as a text for education instructors, this practical guide also contains appendixes with sample evaluation forms, sample job descriptions, student evaluation questionnaires, access to networks, American Library Association (ALA) documents, American Association of School Libraries (AASL) position papers, a glossary of terms, and an index. (AEF)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Information Technology, Library Administration, Library Development, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Services, Media Specialists, Professional Development, Program Development, School Libraries
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013 ($39.95); phone: 800-584-2414.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
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