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The Whole School Library Handbook 2
Edited by Blanche Woolls and David V. Loertscher
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1127-3
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $57.00
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176 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1127-3
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A, B, E, F, G, H, Z

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This new edition of an ALA bestseller remains an indispensable all-in-one resource for everything related to the school library media center. Articles from dozens of respected authors and experts, culled from popular journals such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Journal, cover everything of interest to the contemporary school librarian, including
  • Professional development and career guidance
  • Information on collection development and school library resources such as books, periodicals, e-mail discussion groups, databases, websites, and more
  • Programming, partnering, promoting, and collaborating for student success
  • Innovative ways to use technology like social networking and e-books in service of education
  • Tips for analyzing and strengthening ongoing programs
  • Building and maintaining healthy relationships with stakeholders
Covering a wide range of important information in one handy volume, this stimulating handbook is a must-have for every school librarian.
Table of Contents


1: The Profession

Flip This Library
David V. Loertscher

A Tribute to a Giant: Cora Paul Bowman
Blanche Woolls

Conference 101
Jeri Kladder

From Bossy Girls to Bug Eaters
Sharon Korbeck Verbeten

The Inner Teacher-Leader: The Staff Developer
Pat Franklin and Claire Gatrell Stephens

Have MLS, Will Travel
Helen R. Adams

Opening the Door to Leadership–The Key
Sharon Coatney

Fifty Ways to Succeed @ Your Library
Blanche Woolls

Professional Development through Learning Circles
Peggy Mourer

Working Together Internationally
Terry Freedman

2: Collection Development

Children’s Magazines and Collection Development
Susan Patron

Collaborating with Teachers to Empower Students @ Your Library
Eleanor B. Howe

The International Children’s Digital Library: Increasing Children’s Access to Books Through Technology
Anna Carlson Weeks

Getting Started with Graphic Novels in School Libraries
Elizabeth Haynes

Got Graphic Novels?
Zahra M. Baird and Tracey Jackson

What Is Manga?
Giles Poitras

3: Evaluation

Getting It Together
Brian Kenney

Impact of School Libraries on Academic Achievement
Keith Curry Lance

A New California Study
Douglas Achterman

Staying the Course
Debra Kay Logan

Survey Your World
Kathy Fredrick

Pamela Kramer and Linda Dickman

High Stakes for School Librarians
Chris Lehmann

What Does It Really Look Like When Students Are learning in the Library
Allison Zmuda

Evidence-based Manifesto
Ross Todd

4: Technology

First Steps in Online Learning: Creating an Environment for Instructional Support and Assessment
Priscilla Dando

Testing the Web 2.0 Waters
Mark E. Funk

Using Social Bookmarking to Organize the Web
Kristin Fontichiaro

The Web Is Alive with the Sound of . . . Podcasts
Kathy Fredrick

To Kindle or Just Burst into Flame?
C. D. McLean

Facebook and Virtual Literature Circle Partnership in Building a Community of Readers
Priscilla Stewart

The Accidental Technology Steward: Or, How You Can Gamble Very Little to Gain a Lot
Nancy White

Access PA Database Project: 22 Years of Innovation
Mardy McGaw

5: Operations

From Library to Learning Commons: A Metamorphosis
Valerie Diggs

Twelve Steps to a Winning First Year
Karen Hodges

Children Teens and the Construction of Information Spaces
David V. Loertscher

Proposal Writing
Blanche Woolls

6: Programming

Don’t Hesitate, Just Collaborate!
Lynne F. Burk

Boy Story: Do You Really Want Boys in Your Library?
Helen Cox

Going for Games: What Libraries and Kids Can Learn about Gaming
ALSC Children and Technology Committee

Partnerships for Teen Tech Week
Stephanie Iser

The Games People Play
Jenny Levine

LAN Party, Anyone?
Jim Peterson

Teen Tech Week on a Budget
Jami Schwarzwalder

Fifty Ways to Promote Teen Reading in Your Library
C. D. McLean

Let’s Give ’em Something to Talk about Contemporary Fiction and Nineteenth-century Poetry
Michael Nailor

Building a Community of High School Readers
Julia Roberts

Reaching Reluctant Readers with Nonfiction
Jamie Watson and Jennifer Stencel

7: Advocacy

Call to Action for Library Media Specialists
Janice Gilmore-See

School Library Advocacy from an Unexpected Source
Carol Heinsdorf

Legislator in the Library Day
Christie Kaaland

Educating School Administrators
Deborah Levitov

Putting Students First
Debra Kay Logan

The School Library Is the Link to Connecting with Parents
Michelle McGarry

8: Underserved

Access for Students with Disabilities
Helen R. Adams

LD Accommodations in the School Library
Sandy Guild

A Parent’s View
Paula Holmes

Librarians Role in the “Response to Intervention” Model
Deb Hoover

9: Contemporary Issues

Advocating for Intellectual Freedom with Principals and Teachers
Helen R. Adams

The Challenge of Challenges: Understanding and Being Prepared
Gail Dickinson

Cyberbullying: From Playground to Computer
Tara Anderson and Brian Sturm

Mean Girls (and Boys): Cyberbullying and What Can Be Done about It
Kathy Fredrick

What Is the “First Sale” Doctrine?
Rebecca P. Butler

Reframing the Library Media Specialist as a Learning Specialist
Allison Zmuda and Violet H. Harada


About the Editors

Blanche Woolls is the Director  and Professor Emerita of the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. She has been an elementary school librarian and a district level coordinator of school libraries before managing the school library credential program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her articles have appeared in publications such as School Library Journal, Knowledge Quest, and School Library Monthly. Her books include The School Library Media Manager, currently in its third edition.

David V. Loertscher is a Professor at San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science, where he manages the school library media teacher credential program. He also has taught at Purdue University, Oklahoma University, and the University of Arkansas, where he was the program director. He  has spoken at library and education conferences around the world including the International Association of School Librarianship, IFLA, and ALISE.

Both authors are Past-Presidents of AASL and both have been honored with its Distinguished Service Award. They have collaborated on several books and other projects, and have both consulted and spoken at international conferences. 

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