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ERIC Number: ED482249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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School Library Systems: Developing Handbooks for Use at the System Level?
Brown, Gerald R.
This presentation investigates the various kinds of services that are needed in school library systems. It relates to the leadership style and organizational needs for small, medium, and large systems at district, regional, or state levels. The content addresses some of the components of the print versions of school library system handbooks and the electronic versions of system policies and practices that are currently models in the field, including: (1) philosophy of education; (2) policies; (3) vision statement; (4) goal statements; (5) program components related to information literacy, independent learning skills, resource based learning, cooperative planning and teaching, literacy/literary and cultural appreciation, information and reference services, materials production and editing skills, media and electronic technology skills, inter-agency collaboration, advocacy/leadership/communication skills, organization and administrative functions, professional growth and development, assessment and evaluation processes, and research activities; (6) curriculum and instructional components; (7) procedures, including local policy statements, standardized processes, forms used in the system, and reports and reporting; (8) inter-agency collaboration; (9) professional development options; and (10) supporting documents. Special attention is given to the kinds of materials that are appropriate for each media. Methods of developing the materials to gain maximum commitment from the field workers are addressed. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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