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Naidoo, Jamie Campbell; Sweeney, Miriam E. – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
Library and Information Science (LIS) as a discipline is guided by core values that emphasize equal access to information, freedom of expression, democracy, and education. Importantly, diversity and social responsibility are specifically called out as foundations of the profession (American Library Association, 2004). Following from this, there…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Studies, Library Science, Information Science
McAdoo, Monty L. – ALA Editions, 2012
Being a great teacher is part and parcel of being a great librarian. In this book, veteran instruction services librarian McAdoo lays out the fundamentals of the discipline in easily accessible language. Succinctly covering the topic from top to bottom, he: (1) Offers an overview of the historical context of library instruction, drawing on recent…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Information Needs, Information Literacy, Librarians
Creighton, Peggy Milam – Linworth, 2012
School librarians need a simple action plan for overcoming the barriers to adopting School Library 2.0. This book provides one, and describes how fully integrating technology would dramatically benefit 21st-century schools. Despite the substantial efforts that have been made to bring schools into the 21st century, research indicates that the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, Librarians, Technology Integration
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Keuler, Annalisa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Building a personal learning network (PLN) for intellectual freedom has long been an important role of a school librarian; however, in the steadily increasing onslaught of digital information that librarians face today, and in the future, the task has become mission-critical. Personal learning, it stands to reason, requires an appropriate dialogue…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Values, Expertise, Librarians
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Perez, Lisa – Knowledge Quest, 2012
To assume the role of technology leaders and information literacy specialists in their schools, librarians need access to the most current information. And, they do this by helping each other. There are many definitions, but professional learning networks (PLNs) involve sharing work-related ideas with a network of colleagues via various digital…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Librarians
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Cameron, Stacy; Butcher, Adria; Haight, Christine – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Collaboration and coteaching with classroom teachers and campus specialists are the cornerstones of a successful school library program. Whereas collaboration is the process of planning a lesson or unit of instruction, coteaching suggests a much deeper level of collaboration--one in which both the teacher and campus specialist (be it school…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, School Libraries, Librarians
Diamanduros, Terry; Downs, Elizabeth – Library Media Connection, 2011
Technology has changed the school yard or neighborhood bully. It no longer requires physical intimidation to be a bully. In fact, bullying can be done anonymously, on or off campus, and physical size does not enter into the scenario. Every year headlines identify children who take their own lives as a result of being victims of various forms of…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Libraries, Educational Technology, Media Specialists
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Lamb, Annette – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
School media specialists must be teachers, leaders, and advocates for reading, inquiry, and learning. Partnering with classroom teachers, they must design and implement curriculum and instruction that prepare young citizens for a life that requires thinking, inquiry, problem-solving and ethical behavior. These experiences provide the foundation…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, Ethics, Educational Technology, Educational Strategies
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Neuman, Delia – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
The information age has given library media specialists an unprecedented opportunity to play a leading role in helping teachers, administrators, and especially students access and use information intelligently. As the school's premier information specialist; the library media specialist has a unique role to play in helping everyone in the school…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, Information Scientists, School Libraries, Access to Information
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Cooper, O. P.; Bray, Marty – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
The most successful school library media specialists are those who collaborate with teachers as full partners in the instructional process. Without assertive action by the school library media specialist, however, school administrators and teachers are likely to be more aware of the media specialist's administrative role than the roles of teacher,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Information Scientists, Instruction, Barriers
Hough, Michael – School Library Monthly, 2011
School librarians need to be proactive in identifying new ways to help students prepare for the world of the future. Students need relevant educational experiences that support emerging demands created by information and service based economies. The economies of Pacific Rim countries such as the USA, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Canada are…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Foreign Countries, Librarians, Leadership
Clumpner, Krista E.; Burgmeier, Michael; Gillespie, Thomas J. – Computers in Libraries, 2011
Northern Michigan University (NMU) is a public 4-year undergraduate institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students. The university's Division of Academic Information Services encompasses both the staff of the library, which includes authors Clumpner and Burgmeier, and the instructional technology areas, where…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Libraries, Internet
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
School Library Journal, 2011
The face of reading is changing, and it is happening at a much faster rate than most people had imagined. Where is it all going? What factors are driving the most significant developments? And what role do librarians play in this rapidly evolving world? These are some of the key questions that stakeholders--including educators, publishers,…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Leadership, Reading, Librarians
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Laster, Barbara; Blummer, Barbara; Kenton, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
Tutorials and digital learning objects provide librarians a quick, concise mechanism for delivering information and training on a wide range of library topics. The semiotic theory promoted by Charles Sanders Peirce (Wiener, 1958) and Howard Smith (2005) contains implications for enhancing the effectiveness of library tutorials through the…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Academic Libraries, Information Literacy, Librarians
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