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Reale, Michelle – ALA Editions, 2018
Traditionally, academic librarians have delivered "beck and call" service to educators both in and out of the classroom. However, far from being merely auxiliary to the learning cycle, academic librarians are educators in their own right. If the primary challenge before them is to change how they're perceived within their institutions,…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Library Role, Evidence Based Practice
Mediavilla, Cindy – ALA Editions, 2018
Despite the proliferation of online homework websites and tutoring services, public libraries still have an important role to play when it comes to supporting young people's educational needs. Public libraries that take a proactive approach--by setting up organized homework centers--have the potential to become catalysts for better performance in…
Descriptors: Homework, Public Libraries, Library Role, Models
Carstensen, Angela – ALA Editions, 2018
Teen literature expert Carstensen, creator and editor of "School Library Journal"'s Adult Books 4 Teens blog, presents this comprehensive resource for serving the reading interests of teens in all types of libraries. Moving far beyond merely offering lists of book titles, this RA guide specifically helps librarians and educators in…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Public Libraries, School Libraries
Scales, Pat R. – ALA Editions, 2018
A past-president of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and longtime spokesperson for First Amendment issues as they relate to children and young adults, for several decades, Scales has been a tireless champion for children's reading in all its richness and diversity. This collection gathers her most popular editorials, feature…
Descriptors: Library Associations, Children, Periodicals, Journal Articles
Moreillon, Judi – ALA Editions, 2018
How do school librarians best serve students, classroom teachers, and principals simultaneously? The key, argues Moreillon, is to lead. By embracing a leadership role, school librarians can work collaboratively to positively impact school cultures, curricula, and teaching practices. The inspiration, guidance, and strategies presented in this book…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarians, Role, Leadership Responsibility
Hurtado, AnnMarie – ALA Editions, 2018
Creative writing encourages imaginations to take flight, and when adults use the right approach, building literacy skills becomes a form of play that gets kids excited to create their own stories. Packed with ready-to-use lesson plans designed for kindergarten- and early elementary-aged children, this book will help librarians add creative writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Workshops, Early Childhood Education, Primary Education
Baker, R. Lynn – ALA Editions, 2017
The all-in-one resource you've been clamoring for, this book presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens. Chock full of strategies and best practices for promoting literacy and reading skill development, it also features numerous planning…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Elementary Education, Reading Instruction, Guides
McChesney, Elizabeth M.; Wunar, Bryan W. – ALA Editions, 2017
Summer reading for children is a long standing and cherished tradition in public libraries across America, but today's kids need to master new skills and competencies. Today's summer programming needs to move beyond reading to engage children with hands-on activities, thus keeping their brains active even when school's out. Here, a team of…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, STEM Education, Art Education, Public Libraries
Eshleman, Joe; Moniz, Richard; Mann, Karen; Eshleman, Kristen – ALA Editions, 2016
With online education options more ubiquitous and sophisticated than ever, the need for academic librarians to be conversant with digital resources and design thinking has become increasingly important. The way forward is through collaboration with instructional designers, which allows librarians to gain a better understanding of digital resource…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Librarians, Instructional Design, Educational Cooperation
Brown, Nicole E.; Bussert, Kaila; Hattwig, Denise; Medaille, Ann – ALA Editions, 2016
The importance of images and visual media in today's culture is changing what it means to be literate in the 21st century. Digital technologies have made it possible for almost anyone to create and share visual media. Yet the pervasiveness of images and visual media does not necessarily mean that individuals are able to critically view, use, and…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Library Instruction
Todaro, Julie – ALA Editions, 2015
Your library's future is as good as the talent you develop. Too many mentorship programs are cursory; without structure and expectations, they accomplish little beyond a procedural orientation. But a solid, sustainable mentorship program can be a game changer for libraries, with long-­term results that include career development,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Libraries, Program Design, Program Implementation
Hands, Africa S. – ALA Editions, 2015
Whether they are students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Adult Students, Reentry Students, Public Libraries
Bailey, Alan R. – ALA Editions, 2014
Since children develop the critical language and early reading skills necessary to enter kindergarten between birth and age five, reading aloud is one of the most influential steps librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can take to foster preschoolers' literacy skills. Early exposure to books heavily influences vocabulary knowledge, which…
Descriptors: Library Materials, Preschool Children, Books, Picture Books
Polanka, Sue, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2012
With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they're here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what's…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, School Libraries, Public Libraries, College Libraries
ALA Editions, 2012
Updated to include the 2012 award and honor books, this new edition of the annual guide to the Newbery and Caldecott awards gathers together the books deemed most distinguished in American children's literature and illustration since the inception of the renowned prizes. Librarians and teachers everywhere rely on this guidebook for quick reference…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Awards, Citations (References), Library Services
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