ERIC Number: ED482250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Components of a Quality School Library Program: What Do They Look Like? How Do We Assess Where We Are?
Brown, Gerald R.
This presentation addresses the issues of change in perception of the role and program of modern school library and information services (SLIS). A brief review of the various aspects of school librarianship over the past decade is addressed from the global perspective. The purpose and function of the modern SLIS is examined. The role of the student, teacher, and teacher-librarian are central to the discussion for each of these dynamics of a program. A model is shared that provides opportunity to examine each of the components, including information literacy, independent learning skills, resource based learning, cooperative (or collaborative) planning and teaching, literacy/literary and cultural appreciation skill, 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 educational research activities. Samples of the kinds of activities that fall into each component are discussed. Methods of assessing the success of the SLIS program as an integral part of the school are considered for each component. (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Versions of this paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the: International Conference of Crimea (10th, Sudak, Crimea, Ukraine, June 7-15, 2003); Graduate Teachers' Seminar, University of Asmara (Asmara, Eritrea, June 26, 2003); International Association of School Librarianship Conference (Durban, South Africa, July 8, 2003); Ministry of Basic Education, Sports & Culture, National Library, School Library Services Seminar (Namibia, July 22, 2003); Botswana University, Department of Library Science Seminar (Botswana, July 25, 2003).