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Carmichael, Patricia – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
This article is the second part of a two-part article on a learning project developed through the Independent Learning Centre (ILC) program at Concordia Lutheran College. The first part of this article can be found in the January 2009 issue of this journal and discusses how the applications of the "AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner"…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Interests, School Libraries, Higher Education
Baaden, Bea – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2008
Mentoring is defined as a professional relationship between an experienced person and inexperienced person. When newly hired library media specialists enter their schools, they often become part of the district's mentoring program. Yet, mentoring these new professionals can be problematic for school districts. In addition, when a library media…
Descriptors: Mentors, School Culture, School Libraries, Media Specialists
Keller, Cynthia A. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2005
This article discusses BDA strategies--reading strategies that "good readers" use before, during, and after reading. These strategies are in conjunction with free reading as well as direct reading instruction by reading specialists and/or teachers. An explanation of "Before Reading Strategies," "During Reading Strategies," and "After Reading…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Librarians, Library Services
Barron, Daniel D. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1995
Collaboration by several school and library associations has resulted in a decision to adopt new job titles, job descriptions, and facility names. Reasons for this change are discussed and some insight into the process is provided by commentary from interviews. (JKP)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cooperation, Interviews, Job Development
White, Maureen – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1994
Discusses benefits of travel for school library media specialists. Topics addressed include individual awareness of flexibility and adaptability; adapting to and accepting cultural differences; developing better perspectives on our own countries and programs; and sources of information on courses or study tours for university credit that are…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Barron, Daniel D. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1993
Discusses problems confronting school library media centers, including a lack of telephones for computer network access, a lack of professional personnel, and a lack of flexible scheduling. It is suggested that leadership roles, as well as membership in local and national organizations, are necessary to address these issues. (LRW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Networks, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling
Barron, Daniel D. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1999
Reviews the history of school libraries and librarians and changes that have occurred; discusses present conditions, including the need for collaboration, leadership, and greater visibility; and considers future possibilities, including strategies for successful change. (LRW)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Futures (of Society), Leadership, Learning Resources Centers
Barron, Daniel D. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1992
Discusses the need for growth and leadership in the school media profession. Qualities of a good leader are considered and several books, articles, and an institute dealing with leadership are described. (MES)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Learning Resources Centers
Barron, Daniel D. – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1994
Discusses site-based management in schools and suggests implications for school library media specialists. Topics addressed include historical background, including total quality management; current changes in education, including school restructuring; and a review of recent research and literature from 1990-93. (Contains seven references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Librarians, Literature Reviews