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Kocher, Megan – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
Food security is researched and dealt with on local, regional, national, and global levels with solutions ranging from local farmers' market initiatives to increasing crop yields through genetically modified plants to streamlining global supply chains. Because of its broad, interdisciplinary nature, it is necessary to narrow the focus of this…
Descriptors: Food Standards, Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Libraries
Farmer, Lesley; Stricevic, Ivanka – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2011
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Literacy and Reading Section is trying to help librarians address the question: "How can librarians effectively promote literacy and reading?" This guide is IFLA's second publication aimed specifically at librarians and related organizations who want to find ways to…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Libraries, Guidelines, Library Associations
Davis, Jane M. – Online Submission, 2006
This document was developed by the Middle Tennessee State University James E. Walker Library Collection Management Department to provide policies and procedural guidelines for the cataloging and processing of bibliographic materials. This document includes policies for cataloging monographs, serials, government documents, machine-readable data…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Microforms, Cataloging, Library Services
Bacon, Pamela S.; Bagwell, David – Libraries Unlimited, 2005
Media specialists, particularly in large urban high schools, often cannot meet the individual instructional needs of every student. This book outlines an online unit that helps media specialists ensure that every student receives valuable--and consistent--information literacy instruction. The book contains a ten-step orientation course created by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Orientation, Course Organization, Information Literacy
Thompson, Helen M. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
With the current focus on writing across the curriculum and the emphasis on schoolwide writing programs, perhaps library media specialists should consider adding writing instruction to the learning that takes place in the library media center. The teaching of writing should be a natural extension of the teaching of information literacy. Both…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Media Specialists, Library Services, Information Literacy
Brown, Nancy – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
A great deal of research has been done on the different ways students learn. Over twenty years ago, Gardner (1983) introduced the theory of multiple intelligences. According to Gardner, each individual possesses at least eight different intelligences, each with varied abilities. The eight intelligences are identified as linguistic,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities; Class Activities; Brain, Media Specialists, Multiple Intelligences, Multisensory Learning
Dickinson, Gail – American Association of School Librarians (NJ3), 2004
Part of AASL's Bottom Line Series, this guide to creating portfolios covers instructional and future uses of portfolios, how to maintain a professional portfolio, and the National Board Process as a professional portfolio. There is also a section on selected future reading on the subject.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Media Specialists, Portfolios (Background Materials), Guides
Koelling, Holly – Libraries Unlimited, 2004
Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and "booktalker extraordinaire"--offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Classics (Literature), Adolescents, Reading Motivation
Comeaux, Patricia, Ed. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
Students in traditional as well as online classrooms need more than grades from their instructors--they also need meaningful feedback to help bridge their academic knowledge and skills with their daily lives. With the increasing number of online learning classrooms, the question of how to consistently assess online learning has become increasingly…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Writing Skills, Learning Modules, Course Evaluation
Gordon, Rachel Singer – 2003
This book offers advice and information to help librarians manage and interact with computer technology in their institutions. Chapters 1 and 2 provide a background in systems librarianship, outlining the skills that may be needed and defining the specialty. Chapters 3 and 4 show how traditional library skills such as the organization of knowledge…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Integrated Library Systems, Job Skills, Librarians
Herron, Nancy L., Ed. – 2002
Like the two editions that precede it, this volume is designed as a working text to serve two groups of users. It is both an up-to-date guide to the literature prepared by practicing librarians for fast and easy access to some of the best resources in the social science literature, and it is a teaching textbook for students wanting a clear,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Humanities, Information Sources, Literature
Meola, Marc; Stormont, Sam – 2002
This guide discusses the essentials of live virtual reference, preparing for virtual reference, and implementing and incorporating virtual reference. Chapter 1, "Understanding Live Virtual Reference," lays out what virtual reference is and how it compares to other forms of reference. Chapter 2, "Offering Live Virtual Reference," presents ten…
Descriptors: Computer Software Selection, Electronic Libraries, Internet, Library Personnel
McDermott, Irene E.; Quint, Barbara, Ed. – 2002
This guide discusses the use of the World Wide Web for library reference service. Part 1, "Ready Reference on the Web: Resources for Patrons," contains chapters on searching and meta-searching the Internet, using the Web to find people, news on the Internet, quality reference resources on the Web, Internet sites for kids, free full-text…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Information Technology, Library Services, Reference Services
Butler, E. Sonny; Napier, Timothy R. – 2002
This manual is designed to assist librarians in programming unique database applications that meet specific library needs. Chapter 1 goes over the basic functions of working with Windows, describes terms such as multitasking, and shows how to use the menu and tool bars. Chapter 2 covers the basics, defines some useful terms, and presents the steps…
Descriptors: Data Processing, Database Design, Database Management Systems, Databases
Lare, Gary A. – 1997
This book addresses two areas of need in a curriculum materials center--where to find curriculum materials for acquisition and how to organize these materials for efficient and effective access once they are acquired. The book is arranged in two parts: "Acquiring and Organizing the Collection" and "Resources." The book brings together many…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Classification, Corporations, Decision Making
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