Guide to Reference

Guide to Reference

Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838912324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.

The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, 7th Edition

The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, 7th Edition

Author: Marcia A. Mardis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440876646

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 385

This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information. This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open educational resources (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowdsourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Librarians and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection. Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection

Administering the School Library Media Center

Administering the School Library Media Center

Author: Betty J. Morris

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015066828966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 708

View: 547

Much has happened since 1992,the publication date of this text's third edition, to change schools and school libraries. The publication by AASL of Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning with its emphasis on the collaborative teaching role of school media specialists, the new emphasis on information literacy, the proliferation of new technologies and the introduction of the Internet have all had huge effects on the administration of a school library media center. This book encompasses all of these additions while still covering the basics of administration, facilities management, selection of materials, staffing, budgeting, organization etc. There is much that is all new, all chapters have been reviewed and updated and has been carefully reviewed to bring it inline with the school libraries of the twenty-first century. The author, Dr. Betty J. Morris, is a professor of school library media in Georgia.