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Farwell, Sybil – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Profiles cooperative projects developed at elementary schools in the Miami-Dade County Library Power Grant. Discusses the librarian/teacher collaborative planning process. Describes the PEACE (Plan for Excellence in a Collaborative Environment) project which revolves around a multi-leveled, pyramid design for collaborative planning. (AEF)
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Education, Grants
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Howe, Eleanor B. – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Combines the results of action research in the high school library media center with conclusions in the professional literature to argue that systematic formal instruction in electronic search skills is necessary for awareness of library media software and competence in its use. Focuses on the why, what, where, and how of teaching electronic…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Course Integrated Library Instruction, High School Students, High Schools
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Hones, Kay Ellen – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Library Media Center 2000 (LMC2000) focuses on school library media services, technology, training, and advocacy--restructuring information and meeting linguistic, cultural, and multimedia learning needs. Over the last three years, San Francisco, California library media specialists have engaged in a process of professional development, networking…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Information Literacy, Information Technology, Leadership
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Callison, Daniel – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Describes "School Library Media Quarterly Online" and discusses advantages of publishing throughout the World Wide Web. Highlights include immediacy, links to other documents, archives, and the referee process and evaluation criteria for manuscript publication. (LRW)
Descriptors: Archives, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Evaluation Criteria
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Morris, Betty J. – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Examines the publishing process, to encourage library media specialists to write magazine articles and/or books. Topics include choosing a subject, selecting an appropriate publisher, determining manuscript requirements, and writing a professional manuscript. (LRW)
Descriptors: Books, Journal Articles, Learning Resources Centers, Media Specialists
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Umbach, Ken – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Considers how computer technology is affecting classrooms and school libraries. Examples of elementary and secondary school uses of computers in California classrooms are given; teacher education for use of the World Wide Web is described; and the role of teachers and library media specialists is discussed. (LRW)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Resources Centers
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Harada, Violet H. – Knowledge Quest, 1998
Describes efforts by the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) to develop a professional community for library media specialists through ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference programs and the construction of an AASL Web site devoted to issues and topics related to effective teaching and learning behaviors. (Author/LRW)
Descriptors: Conferences, Learning Processes, Learning Resources Centers, Learning Strategies
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Toben, Janice – Knowledge Quest, 1997
Discusses emotional literacy, which combines emotions, intelligence, and literacy, and suggests ways to increase emotional intelligence in school libraries and classrooms. Emotional literacy skills include self-awareness, empathy, social problem solving, mood management, and the understanding of motivation. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Information Literacy
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Vandergrift, Kay E. – Knowledge Quest, 1997
Discussion of library media specialists and technological change focuses on the use of the World Wide Web. Highlights include teaching and learning issues; roles of the library media specialist, including teacher and instructional partner; designing Web sites; and student-created Web pages. (LRW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers, Learning Strategies, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Thomas, Margie Klink – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Provides an annotated bibliography of publications related to resource-based learning, which is defined as a student-centered learning environment grounded in learning theory in which the teacher and the library-media specialist collaborate to help students with information needs, information retrieval, analyzing and synthesizing the information,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs
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Grover, Robert; Blume, Shelia; Dickerson, Jane; Fox, Carol; Kreiser, Latane; Lakin, Jacqueline McMahon; Losey, Betsy; McConkey, Roma; Schumacher, Mary; Talab, Rosemary – Knowledge Quest, 1999
The Kansas Association of School Librarians (KASL) developed and tested a model that enables library media specialists to work with all grade levels and most subject areas to plan units of integrated information-skills instruction and to assess this instruction. The "Handy 5" Model (using Big Six framework) is explained, and research…
Descriptors: Course Integrated Library Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Skills, Librarian Teacher Cooperation
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Mancall, Jacqueline C.; Stafford, Brian; Zanger, Colleen – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Discusses the American Association of School Librarian's technology initiative, ICONnect. Components include the following: online courses on Internet use in schools; curriculum connections, providing links to resources and projects; KidsConnect, a question-answering/help/referral service for K-12; ICPrize, rewarding collaborative teams of…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Educational Resources
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Coatney, Sharon – Knowledge Quest, 1999
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) establishes high standards for what teachers should know and be able to do and operates a national voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet these standards. The five core propositions endorsed by the NBPTS are listed and goals for school librarian certification are…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarians
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Raines, Drucie – Knowledge Quest, 1999
Presents tips for media specialists attending conferences, with a focus on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Ninth National Conference and Exhibition. Highlights include listing vendors and products, arriving at author signing booths early, taking a methodical tour of the exhibit hall after visiting the "must-see"…
Descriptors: Conferences, Elementary Secondary Education, Exhibits, Guidelines
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Johnson, Doug – Knowledge Quest, 2000
Reviews design factors to consider when planning library media centers. Highlights include planning teams; planning for more than one kind of learning; considering community as well as school use; planning for existing technology rather than future possibilities; considering ease of supervision; traffic patterns; lighting and sound damping; and…
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Aesthetics, Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design
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