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School library media specialists will find this book invaluable, helping them fulfill their role as curriculum partner with teachers and administrators in the collaborative development, implementation, and assessment of the instructional program. Current theory and research, the practical experiences of over 40 library media specialists, and step-by-step instructions will assist both the new and experienced school library media specialist to function as a full curriculum partner in the 21st century.
Chapters on leadership, change, and vision present the current models of leadership and explain the importance of being proactive, initiating change, and creating a vision for the school library media center as the center of learning that others in the school community will support. Suggestions for building a relationship with the principal and teachers, implementing flexible scheduling, and creating advisory groups and library advocates are presented here, along with techniques for successful staff development. Collaborative planning, implementation, and assessment of instructional plans (including special focus on technology, interdisciplinary curriculum, cooperative learning, and learning styles), complete with examples from all types of schools and grade levels, will inspire school media specialists to fully participate in creating information literate students in the 21st century.
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CAROL A. KEARNEY is a retired elementary, junior high, and senior high school media specialist, former director of the library media program of the Buffalo, NY, public schools, and past president of the New York Library Association. She currently divides her time between New York and Florida./eReview:
"Highly Recommended."-International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
"This will be welcomed in classes on school librarianship as well as by seasoned media specialists hoping to keep current."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"Kearney's well-researched book contains a wealth of information on current educational issues....The ideas in this worthwhile purchase should be read and shared."-VOYA
"Kearney has written a valuable handbook for the library media specialist that makes the concept of "curriculum partner" very attainable and provides impetus for real change. Highly Recommended."-The Book Report/Library Talk
"Using research and writings from the best and brightest in the field. Kearney summarizes their ideas in a meaningful fashion....This book will be invaluable to beginning professionals in learning the ropes and to veterans as they look for ways to improve their practices in these pressure-cooked days of school reform."-School Library Journal
..."a refreshing, well-written, and scholarly book that builds upon and integrates two decades of research and knowledge into a comprehensive framework for the reader. The experiences of many practitioners are used to make it a valuable resource for the novice as well as the experienced library media specialist."-American Reference Books Annual
?Highly Recommended.??International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
?Highly Recommended.?-International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
?Highly Recommended.?- International Association of School Librarianship (IASL)
?This will be welcomed in classes on school librarianship as well as by seasoned media specialists hoping to keep current.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
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