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The School Library Media Specialist as Manager : A Book of Case Studies - Amy G. Job

The School Library Media Specialist as Manager

A Book of Case Studies

Paperback Published: 28th January 1997
ISBN: 9780810833630
Number Of Pages: 208

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The challenge facing today's library media specialist is to design and deliver an effective library media program. Faced with the impact of technology, societal pressures, sweeping changes in American education, and varying economic conditions, today's practitioner must respond as a dynamic leader, planner, and manager. The School Library Media Specialist as Manager emphasizes practical management and is designed to be used by library media specialists in elementary, middle and high school settings, as well as those considering entering the field. The cases presented are broadly grouped along the guidelines suggested by Information Power and are then subdivided by type of media center. The resources found in the appendix and bibliography support the concepts found within the cases, and should be consulted when formulating new policies. Whether working in a rural or urban elementary school, on a fixed or flexible schedule, or with heterogeneous or homogeneous groupings in their libraries, all library media specialists will benefit from the case studies presented here. These cases develop the ability to analyze a situation and develop individualized practices or benchmarks for total quality service.

...case studies themselves are up-to-date...thought-provoking questions at the end of each scenario will lead discussion beyond the obvious solutions to broader issues of concern...a variety of AASL position papers and statements...collected in a series of appendices, are a real book for students and professors alike, as is this entire book. An excellent resource for all who train school library media specialists either at the university or school system level.--Youth Services in Libraries

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Elementary School Library Media Centers
Leadership, Planning, and Managementp. 3
Personnelp. 13
Resources and Equipmentp. 25
Facilitiesp. 35
District, Regional, and State Leadershipp. 45
Middle or Junior High School Library Media Centers
Leadership, Planning, and Managementp. 57
Personnelp. 69
Resources and Equipmentp. 79
Facilitiesp. 89
District, Regional, and State Leadershipp. 99
High School or Secondary School Library Media Centers
Leadership, Planning, and Managementp. 111
Personnelp. 119
Resources and Equipmentp. 125
Facilitiesp. 133
District, Regional, and State Leadershipp. 139
AASL Position Statement on Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Programp. 145
AASL Position Statement on Information Literacyp. 149
AASL Position Statement on Appropriate Staffing for School Library Media Centersp. 159
AASL Position Statement on Flexible Schedulingp. 161
AASL Position Statement on Preparation of School Library Media Specialistsp. 163
AASL Position Statement on Resource-Based Instructionp. 165
AASL Position Statement on the Role of the Library Media Specialist in Outcomes-Based Educationp. 167
AASL Position Statement on the Role of the School Library Media Programp. 171
AASL Position Statement on the Value of Library Media Programs in Educationp. 173
Sample Library Media Selection Policyp. 175
Sample Library Media Policy for Reevaluation of Selected Materialsp. 179
Suggested Readingsp. 185
Works Citedp. 187
Selected Bibliographyp. 189
Indexp. 191
About the Authorsp. 195
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ISBN: 9780810833630
ISBN-10: 0810833638
Series: School Librarianship Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 28th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.07  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.25