Library Journal

Library Journal

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081900923

Category: Libraries

Page: 1470

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives

Author: Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 653

To say that graphic novels, comics, and other forms of sequential art have become a major part of popular culture and academia would be a vast understatement. Now an established component of library and archive collections across the globe, graphic novels are proving to be one of the last kinds of print publications actually gaining in popularity. Full of practical advice and innovative ideas for librarians, educators, and archivists, this book provides a wide-reaching look at how graphic novels and comics can be used to their full advantage in educational settings. Topics include the historically tenuous relationship between comics and librarians; the aesthetic value of sequential art; the use of graphic novels in library outreach services; collection evaluations for both American and Canadian libraries; cataloging tips and tricks; and the swiftly growing realm of webcomics.

School Libraries 3.0

School Libraries 3.0

Author: Rebecca P. Butler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810885813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

View: 118

This textbook, for school library administration courses, is written by a professor who has taught this course at least once a year for the past twenty years. Technology is interwoven throughout the book and not listed as a separate chapter or book section. This is because the school librarian of today—and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow—is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services. Major chapters cover the various roles of the school librarian, curricular standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, budgeting, facilities, personnel, services, programming, ethics, advocacy, and evaluation. Sample policies, procedures, and plans make this book valuable to both new and experienced school librarians.

Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 565

Walter Dean Myers, preeminent author of teen fiction biography and verse, refines the image of black characters that are frequently trivialized or vilified in juvenile literature, advertising, television, and film. From his saga The Glory Field to his novel The Young Landlords, Myers’s canon surveys the complex realm of the teen years as colliding settings in home, school, and the street. This volume introduces readers to both the writer and his work, with an emphasis on the characters, dates, events, motifs, and themes from the books. Myers’s 101 A-to-Z entries offer concise, analytical discussion on all topics and include generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography on such subjects as segregation, Malcolm X, urbanism, writing, metafiction, drugs and alcohol, slavery, and the Vietnam War. Appendices offer a timeline of historical events in Myers’s writings and forty topics for group or individual projects, oral analysis, background material, and theme development. A map of Harlem (where many of the stories are set), genealogical diagrams for characters, and an author chronology contribute to a comprehensive presentation.

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

The Essential Guide to Children's Books and Their Creators

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547348894

Category: Reference

Page: 564

View: 768

Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.

Avi

Avi

Author: Margaret Speaker-Yuan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438123615

Category: Authors, American

Page: 113

View: 737

A 2003 Newbery Award winner for his book Crispin : The Cross of Lead, Avi is one of the foremost children's and young adult's authors read in the classroom today.

School Library Management, 8th Edition

School Library Management, 8th Edition

Author: Carl A. Harvey II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440877469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 141

This 8th edition of School Library Management offers a fully updated collection of articles designed to guide both new and practicing school librarians. It gathers information about the issues and trends in the field, programming ideas, and advice from school library leaders. Contemporary articles from the past five years of School Library Connection bring this edition up to the present. Carefully curated chapters address today's best practices to improve school library programs, integrating technology considerations throughout each of the sections. Authors cover timely topics such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; budgets; copyright; librarian professional development; evaluation; and advocacy. Each chapter begins with an introduction to put issues into context and ends with activities that will help librarians further explore. All readers will appreciate this volume as "one-stop shopping" for readings that address best practices in light of major new guiding documents and standards in the school library field.

Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips, 4th Edition

Reference Skills for the School Librarian: Tools and Tips, 4th Edition

Author: Ann Marlow Riedling Ph.D.

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781440867101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

View: 867

Designed for courses that prepare LIS students for school librarianship, this title teaches basic reference processes, sources, services, and skills and provides authentic school library reference scenarios and exercises. • Includes updated content in every chapter • Expands on online reference skills and resources • Explains how to combine online reference skills with student questioning skills • Offers librarians the chance to practice their skills with scenarios and exercises