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Center Stage Library Programs That Inspire Middle School Patrons

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ISBN-10: 1563087960

ISBN-13: 9781563087967

Edition: 2002

Authors: Roger Leslie, Patricia Potter Wilson

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Securing the interest of energetic, independent middle school students is one of the greatest challenges of school librarians. In this book--the third in the Library Programs That Inspire Series--acclaimed authors Patricia Potter Wilson and Roger Leslie bring you some of the best programming ideas to motivate your middle school patrons and encourage lifelong learning. Examples of successful programs from award-winning "Blue Ribbon" middle schools across the nation provide the necessary inspiration to create library events that will get the attention of even your least interested students. Find out which programs are most effective, innovative, and entertaining--without draining your…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 7/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.48" tall
Weight: 0.880

List of Illustrations
Putting Students Center Stage
Media Center Programming Defined
Types of Programs
Exhibits and Displays
Featured Speakers and Entertainers
Interest Centers
Program Focus
Programs Based on Curriculum
Programs Based on Target Groups
Programs Based on Special Themes
Programs Based on Interest and Entertainment
Programs Based on Available Time Periods
Purposes of Programs
Support and Enhance the Curriculum
English/Language Arts Curriculum
Social Studies Curriculum
Science Curriculum
Math Curriculum
Provide Enrichment and Support Beyond Core Curriculum
Provide Personal Enrichment
Provide Professional Development for Teachers
Suggested Topics for Faculty
Benefits of Programming
Programs Highlight the School Library Media Center
Programs Highlight the School Library Media Specialist
Programs Highlight the School Library Media Staff
Programs Increase School Library Media Center Usage
Programs Support and Enrich Classroom Learning
Programs Broaden Student and Teacher Interest
Programs Enhance Public Relations
Programs Inspire Lifelong Learning
Initial Stages of Program Planning
Gathering Ideas to Determine a Theme
Informal Observation
Other Media Specialists' Expertise
Faculty Suggestions
Student Interests
Curriculum Needs
Professional Development Activities
Community Happenings
Developing a Specific Plan
Setting Goals
Considering the Audience
Determining a Time Frame
Identifying Resources
Choosing a Format
Exhibits and Displays
Interest Centers
Media Programs
Featured Speakers and Entertainers
Final Stages of Program Planning
Outlining the Program Content
Obtaining Administrative Approval
Securing Teacher Support
Planning the Specific Details
Select and Verify a Location
Choose and Confirm a Date and Time
Select and Schedule Guest Speakers
Choose and Provide for Support Personnel
Select, Order, and Schedule Resource Materials
Develop Contingency Plans
Completing Final Preparations
Identify, Select, and Prepare Student and Parent Volunteers
Publicize the Event
Prepare Students and Teachers for the Event
Schedule Classes
Arranging the Facility
Arrange Furniture and Seating
Provide for Traffic Flow
Use Technology Support
Executing the Program
Present the Program
Follow Through After the Event
Following Your Program Checklist
How to Identify and Locate Resources
Identifying Resources
Educational Resources
Professional Materials
Audiovisual Materials
Teacher- and Student-made Resources
Display Boards
Student Art
Student Projects
Interactive Bulletin Boards
Locating Resources
Your Campus
Your School Library Media Center
Classrooms and Offices
Your District
Administrative Offices
Professional Libraries
Other School Library Media Centers
Community Resources
Resource People
Interesting Places
Business and Industry
Clubs and Organizations
Government Agencies
Holidays and Special Events
Chamber of Commerce
How to Gather and Organize Resources
Selecting Volunteers
Making It Work with Volunteers
Prepare for Volunteers
Recruit Volunteers
Contacting Resources
List Possible Resources
Interview Potential Resources
Organizing the Resources
Establish a Community Resources File
Share Resources and Responsibilities
Select Interested Parent Volunteers
Determine the Best Format
Determine What the File Should Contain
Determine File Arrangement
Determine Who May Use the File
Publicize the Availability of the File
Revise the File Regularly
Searching the Internet for Resources
Resources to Support the Curriculum
Business and Industry
Government Agencies
Air and Space
Universities, Colleges, and Schools
Virtual Field Trips
Young Adult Literature
Books, Reviews, and Awards
Young Adult Authors: Comprehensive Sites
Young Adult Authors: Individual Sites
Resources to Support Youth Interests
All-Around Resources
Colleges and Careers
Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun and Games
Magazine Web Sites Designed Especially for Students
Newspapers and Magazines
Resources to Support Media Specialists and Teachers
General Resources
Professional Associations
Professional Journals
Special Middle School Sites
Extending, Evaluating, and Assessing Library Media Programs
Extending the Program
Activities for Students in the School Library Media Center
Activities for Students in the Classroom
Completing the Process
Thank Your Resource People
Thank Your Volunteers
Update the Community Resources File
Evaluating the Program
Informal Evaluations
By Library Media Specialist
By Faculty and Students
Formal Evaluations
By Library Media Specialist
By Teachers
By Students
Circulation Data and Usage
Assessing the Program
Examine and Analyze the Data
Informal Data
Formal Data
Record Data Results
Develop a Program Report
Dynamic Model Programs and Ideas
Contributors of Model School Library Programs and Ideas
Programs for Students
Curriculum: English/Language Arts and Library
Author-Related Programs
Book Fairs
Displays and Bulletin Boards to Promote Reading
Events and Activities to Promote Reading and Libraries
Library Resources and Skills
Shakespeare and Poetry
Curriculum: Beyond English/Language Arts
Social Studies and Science
Technology and Communications
Personal Interests
Career Choices
Games and Puzzles
Interesting People and Things
Holidays and Special Days
Programs for Faculty
Available Resources
Planning Session
Promoting Reading Among Teachers
Various Ideas
Programs for Community
Information About the Media Center
About the Authors