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Skeele, Linda – Book Report, 1999
Provides suggestions for media specialists to conduct effective and motivating professional development for teachers. Highlights include making examples that teachers can use in their classrooms, small- versus large-group instruction, providing a printed agenda and handouts, using an instructional assistant, sticking to a schedule while breaking…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Learning Resources Centers
Vandermade, Claudia – Book Report, 1999
A school librarian presents a plan for teaching Internet skills to all students. The lesson, taught to eighth-grade students, involved three class sessions, two homework assignments, and one written project. Goals and procedures are outlined for the two assignments described. (AEF)
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 8
Hamilton, Betty – Book Report, 1993
Discussion of site-based management and school reform addresses the current focus on administrative change in educational reform, obstacles to change in schools, how site-based management works, and the school librarian's role. Several components that are needed to implement active site-based management programs are presented in a sidebar. (four…
Descriptors: Decentralization, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Trends
Hartzell, Gary N.; And Others – Book Report, 1993
This theme section includes four articles that discuss building a stronger image for junior and senior high school libraries through public relations. Highlights include building the influence of high school librarians; making the library more welcoming for students; information for transfer students; and publicizing student achievements through a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Junior High Schools, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians
Rux, Paul – Book Report, 1994
Examines issues relating to information technology that will affect the future of school librarians. Topics discussed include teaching versus learning; the need for new sets of skills; becoming systems analysts; matching technology with users' information needs; management information systems; and shifting models regarding the role of school…
Descriptors: Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Needs
Boardman, Edna M. – Book Report, 1994
Discusses the changing role of school librarians based on a historical account in North Dakota. The role of automation is emphasized, i.e., how it has changed librarians' tasks, attitudes toward librarians, and how time is spent; and needed skills, teacher collaboration, wider access to materials, and future possibilities are discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)
Rux, Paul; And Others – Book Report, 1995
Includes four articles grouped under the general theme of school library management. Topics covered include the application of total quality management to the school librarian's administrative and teaching tasks; dealing with graffiti and vandalism; organizing periodicals; and managing volunteers. (KRN)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Library Administration
Richardson, Eloise; And Others – Book Report, 1985
Nine articles address topic of involvement of the secondary school librarian/media specialist in curriculum development. Discussion covers partnership between librarian and teacher, 68 ways to catch a teacher, the library and science curriculum, infinite bibliographies, research for lifelong learning, research supply and demand, fiction about…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Fiction
Boardman, Edna M.; And Others – Book Report, 1986
Nine articles address the topic of professionalism among school librarians. Highlights include personal initiative and suggestions for growing professionally, a professional involvement profile, career and job options, best-ever workshops, professional growth through travel, from librarian to computer coordinator, illustrated booktalks, the school…
Descriptors: Archives, Foreign Countries, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians
Bane, Madelyn R.; And Others – Book Report, 1987
A series of articles explores the role and activities of school librarians, especially focusing on evaluation procedures. The topics discussed include librarians' and evaluators' perceptions of important evaluative criteria and a description of a performance based evaluation model. The last article describes working in an international school…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, International Programs