School Library Media Manager

ISBN-10: 1591586437
ISBN-13: 9781591586432
Edition: 4th 2008
Authors: Blanche Woolls
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Description: The perfect book for teaching the administration of school library media centers. After a brief history of the role of the media specialist, readers learn how to choose a credential program, how to find the requirements for working in each of the 50  More...

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List price: $50.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 8/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 269
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

The perfect book for teaching the administration of school library media centers. After a brief history of the role of the media specialist, readers learn how to choose a credential program, how to find the requirements for working in each of the 50 states, what to do when looking for and choosing a job, and how to survive the first week in that new position. Chapters then expand on the challenges of the first week, introducing collections, facilities, personnel, and technology. Sections also cover: collaborating with teachers, how to write a proposal, and how to accept leadership responsibilities, including the role of a media specialist in the legislative process. This revision updates information and changes some of the emphasis from previous editions, particularly in the areas of the role of the library media specialist in the teaching of reading, the assessment of student learning, the leadership role of the school librarian, and the impact of new technologies on the management of the library media center.


The School Library Media Center in Today's Global Environment
Education in the United States
The Education Environment Today
Alternatives to Traditional Education
The Media Center in the Educational Environment
History of School Libraries and Library Media Centers
Relationship with Public Libraries
School Library Media Centers Today
Collaboration and Integration with the Curriculum
Information and Technology/Digital Literacy
Information Literacy
Technology/Digital Literacy
Writing a Technology Plan
Online Database Searching
Online Public Access Catalogs and Circulation Systems
Communications Links
Telefacsimile Transmission (Fax) and Internet Access
Local and Wide Area Networks to Wireless
Teleconferencing and Distance Education
The Role of Library Media Specialists and Critical Thinking Skills
A Day in the Life of a High School Media Specialist
Becoming a School Library Media Specialist
Preparing School Library Media Specialists
Choosing a Library Media Specialist Education Program
Obtaining Certification
How to Find a Job
Continuing Professional Education
Recuriting for the Profession
Choosing and Beginning the Job
Determining District Administrative Practice
Beginning the Job
Facility Factors
Human Factors
Finding Out About Staff
Finding Out About Building Administrators
Finding Out About Teachers
Finding Out About Students
Finding Out About Parents
Collection Factors
Locating Curricular Resources
Rules for Circulation and for Use of Computers
When the Students Arrive
On the Job: Managing the Media Center Program
The Library Media Advisory Committee
Strategic Planning
Policy Statements and Needs Assessment
Systematic Feedback and Adjustments
Graphic Representations of the Planning Process
Flow Charts
Extended Projects
Scheduling the Media Center
Electronic Calendars and Daily Plan Books
Leadership and the Library Media Specialist
Leading the Planning Process
On the Job: Managing the Facility
Rearranging Facilities
Remodeling the Facility
Planning New Facilities
Moving a Media Center
On the Job: Managing Personnel
Managing Media Center Staff
Job Titles and Job Descriptions
Personnel Management Competencies
The Role of the Media Specialist in Staffing
The Media Specialist as Part of the Teaching Staff
The Media Specialist as Leader
Securing Qualified Personnel
Assigning Job Responsibilities and Motivating Staff
In-Service Training
Standards of Performance
Evaluating Staff
Managing with Administrators
Managing with Teachers
Managing Students
Managing Parents and Volunteers
Friends of the Library
On the Job: Managing Access to Information
Right to Privacy
Defending the Right to Access Information
Technology Decisions
Integrated Library Systems
Building and Maintaining the Resource Collection
Circulation of Materials
Selecting Materials and Equipment: Format Decisions
Selecting Materials
Selecting Information from the Internet
Selecting Equipment
Acquiring Materials and Equipment
De-selection of Materials (Weeding)
Options for Cataloging
Housing the Collection
On the Job: Managing the Budget
The Fiscal Year
Writing Specifications
Cost Accountability and the Media Specialist
Writing Proposals to Expand Programs
Developing the Statement of Needs
Preparing Goals and Objectives
Establishing the Plan of Action
Planning for Evaluation
Deciding the Dissemination
Describing Local Resources
Building the Budget
Additional Considerations
On the Job: Managing Services
Understanding Curriculum
Analyzing Teaching Methods
Assistance with Classroom Assignments
Teaching the New Kinds of Literacy
The Media Specialist in the Classroom
The Media Center as Classroom
Media Center Activities
Conducting In-Service Training Sessions
On the Job: School Library Media Centers and the Reading Program
Ready Access to a Good Book Helps Improve Reading Skills
Commercial Reading Incentive and Software Programs
Sharing Reading Research
On the Job: Advocacy and the Media Center
What to Market
How to Market
Preparing Presentations
On the Job: Managing Program Evaluation and Assessment
Quantitative Measures
Qualitative Measures
Appraising the Facility
Staff or Performance Appraisal
Collection Measurement
Administrator's Program Appraisal
Contributing to the Education of Students: Assessing Student Learning
After the First Year
On the Job: Cooperation, Networking, and Social Networking
The Internet and the World Wide Web
Embracing New Technologies
Electronic Publishing
Continuing Access to Information in All Formats
Leadership and Professional Associations
Education Associations
Library and Media Associations
School Library Media Specialists and the Political Process
School Library Media Specialists in the Global Community
Looking Like a Professional, Making You a Professional
Writing a Technology Plan
Sample Letter of Application
Presentation of a Five-Year Long-Range Plan
For Library Media Center Development
Computer Software
ALA Intellectual Freedom Policy Statements
53.1 Library Bill of Rights
Publications List
Budget Information Needed for Grant Applications
Sample Letter to Legislator

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