By Marla W. McGhee
A campus administrator trying to increase an latest library media application or create a brand new one. A instructor or librarian looking the principal's aid for developing a more beneficial software. a school professor requiring the root for a curriculum to coach preservice librarians and campus directors. In every one of those situations, The Principal's advisor to a robust Library Media Program promises appropriate history details, transparent information, and tangible strategies.
This distinctive textual content attracts on expert literature, study, website visits, interviews, and the coauthors' collective years of expertise to aid principals be potent practioners, and to facilitate complete comprehension of the far-reaching merits a winning library media application has at the whole campus. The anecdotes and insights on most sensible practices illustrate the principal's function in dealing with and facilitating the library media program—including hiring, budgeting, scheduling, improvement. The technique of "GEAR"—Gather info, identify ambitions, observe procedure, and Reflect—is championed through the book.
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Extra resources for The Principal's Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program: A School Library for the 21st Century
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 2007 „Standards for the 21st Century Learner‰ consists four broad standards: 16 The PrincipalÊs Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program 1. Inquire, think, critically, and gain knowledge 2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge 3. Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society 4. Pursue personal and aesthetic growth Included with each standard are four strands of learning: skills, disposition in action, responsibilities, and self-assessment strategies that provide a broad approach to learning the standards.
1 you will find a correlation of ICT skills and eighth grade tested social studies objectives to use as a model for correlating a research process with your stateÊs academic standards. National Guidelines and State Standards for Library Media Programs National guidelines and state standards documents can serve as powerful guides in shaping the work of school library media specialists and in developing and sustaining effective library media programs. Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs, prepared by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), is an influential source in best library media center practice.
If the library media specialist has a flexible schedule, she is available for teaching information and communications technology skills when students need to know them during the project. Several factors will be considered such as who will teach what, the responsibilities of each while the other is teaching, and how they will work with small groups during instruction. The library media specialist may not always work with the class during each step Chapter 2: Integrating the Library Media Program Across the School and Curriculum 21 of the process, but by her involvement in the planning, she knows what has transpired when she interacts with the class.