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Purcell, Melissa – Library Media Connection, 2010
Media centers have been transformed from warehouses for books and equipment into the hub of the learning community. Media specialists keep the hub functioning properly. If school library media specialists are doing their job well, they are making a difference in the ways teachers teach and in the ways students learn. On any given day, a media…
Descriptors: Media Specialists, School Libraries, Information Scientists, Library Role
Allen, Melissa – Library Media Connection, 2010
Today school library media specialists operate in an environment of daily challenges and controversies. "No Child Left Behind" established mandates that all educators are scrambling to meet. No matter how people feel about the way the legislation is being carried out, it is difficult to argue against its purpose--that all educators must…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Academic Achievement
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Moreillon, Judi – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The Position Statement on the School Library Media Specialist's Role in Reading, adopted by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Board in February 2009, is a guide to help practitioners build library programs that support every learner's development in reading. As part of the Learning4Life (L4L) plan to implement the Standards for…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Lifelong Learning, Motivation, School Libraries
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
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Nichols, Janet W.; Spang, Lothar; Padron, Kristy – Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 2005
The authors have developed collaborative partnerships with K-12 educators and school library/media specialist students to promote information literacy. This article traces the history beginning with on-site workshops collaboratively developed by K-12 and university library staff; a continuing education course in information literacy for teachers…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Research Libraries, Library Science, Media Specialists
Snyder, Timothy – 2000
The purpose of this book is to help professional librarians gain administrator support for the library media center. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1, "Setting the Stage," explores the challenge and aspects of accountability that can be lost in the pressures of daily accomplishment. It details the personality characteristics found…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
Everhart, Nancy – School Library Journal, 2000
Discusses the impending shortage of school librarians. Topics include state hiring mandates that don't require certified media specialists; certified library personnel shortages; staffing ratios; support staff; access to library education programs, including distance education via the Internet; and future concerns. (LRW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Distance Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections
Turner, Philip M.; Naumer, Janet N. – School Library Media Quarterly, 1983
Guide to instructional design consultation by school library media specialist proposes four levels of activity--action education, reaction, passive participation, no involvement--to be used in assessing degree of involvement in instructional design consultation process. An eight-step model of instructional design and assessment chart are provided.…
Descriptors: Charts, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design
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
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
Stripling, Barbara K. – School Library Media Annual (SLMA), 1993
Discusses authentic assessment and its possible uses in school libraries. Highlights include restructuring and authentic schools; authentic assessment techniques; motivation; increasing thinking skills; creative research products; roles of the library media specialist in authentic assessment; and an appendix with seven annotated curriculum…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Agents, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
Perritt, Patsy H. – School Library Journal, 1994
Presents the latest updates of school library media certification requirements in the United States, including the title assigned for certification; levels of certification; educational program, experience, and testing requirements; specific areas of knowledge or competency expected; and a directory of credentialing agencies. (LRW)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers
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
MacVean, Donald S. – 1983
The first step in the demise of the Western Illinois University undergraduate library science instructional program, which produced graduates with a minor in library science who were qualified to direct school libraries, was its merger with an audiovisual (AV) program in the education department. The library science minor was originally under the…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Conflict, Educational Administration, Educational Media
Tucker, Richard N. – 1976
Produced for use by educators and administrators in Scotland involved in planning and developing learning resources centers in elementary and secondary schools, this guide contains: (1) examples and discussion of the allocation of space for resources centers in schools with different architectural layouts, (2) three case studies of schools which…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Building Plans, Case Studies, Educational Equipment
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