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Enhancing Teaching and Learning, Third Edition: A Leadership Guide for School Librarians
Jean Donham
Item Number: 978-1-55570-887-0
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $70.00
 
 
 
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400 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-887-0
Year Published: 2013
AP Categories: A

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This new edition of a classic shows how to take a proactive role in shaping instruction by learning how to develop and implement a library media program and integrate it into the total educational experience. Revised and updated, Donham’s third edition covers all aspects of the school system: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, district administration, and the community. It demonstrates how to interact and collaborate in order to integrate the school library media program throughout these environments. This new edition offers
  • Real-life examples of issues in school librarianship
  • Current statistics and research results on early learning, child poverty, and other topics
  • A new chapter on "the virtual school library"
  • Expanded coverage of nonfiction and complex texts
Readers will benefit from this complete coverage of the school environment--common staff structures, budget issues, and more.
Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I: The Environment

Chapter 1. Students
Conditions of American Youth
Improving Access
Socioeconomic Status and Student Achievement
Millennials
Media Influence
Motivation for Learning
The Library as Learning Commons
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 2. Curriculum
Constructivism
Learner Dispositions
The Common Core Curriculum
Accountability
Technology Access
The School Librarian’s Expertise
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 3. The Principal
Standards for School Administrators
Principal as Leader and Manager
Aligning the School Library Agenda with the Principal’s Agenda
Data-Driven Decision Making
A Principal’s Workday
Impact of the Principal on the School Library Program
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 4. The School District
Funding
Personnel
Curriculum
Technology
Board-Approved Policies
Advocacy
Working within the System
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 5. The Community
The Value of Community Involvement
Family Involvement
Business Involvement
Public Library Connections
Outreach to the Community
Volunteers from the Community
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Part II: The School Library Program

Chapter 6. Collaboration
The School Librarian as Collaborator
Formal and Informal Collaboration
Benefits of Collaboration
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 7. Access for Learning and Teaching
Student Access
Circulation Policies
Scheduling for Instruction
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 8. Collection
Purchased-to-Own Resources
Subscribed Resources
Accessed Resources
Collaboration
Mapping the Collection and the Curriculum
Collection Maintenance
Equipment
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 9. Literacy
The Purposes of Reading
The Library Program and Reading Instruction
Reading in the Library Curriculum
Nurturing Readers
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 10. The Virtual Library
The Library Website: Content
The Library Website: Design
Student Online Behaviors
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 11. Technology Leadership
The School Librarian’s Roles in Technology Leadership
Physical Access to Technology
Planning for Technology
Evaluation
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 12. Inquiry-Based Learning
Inquiry
Inquiry Skills and Knowledge
Inquiry Process Models
Deep Learning
Managing Found Information
Presenting Results
Dispositions for Inquiry
Responsibilities in the Inquiry Process
Self-Assessment in Inquiry
Using Information Technology as a Tool for Inquiry
Authenticity in Inquiry
Inquiry and College Readiness
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 13. Assessment of Student Learning
Assessment Defined
Formative and Summative Assessment
Self-Assessment
Assessment Tools
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 14. Library Program Evaluation
Purpose of Evaluation
Continuous Improvement
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

Chapter 15. Leadership
Attributes of Leaders
Principle-Centered Leadership
Influence or “Leading from the Middle”
Strategic Leadership
Advocacy
Professional Leadership Responsibilities
Conclusion
Leadership Strategies
Scenarios for Discussion
References

For Further Reading
Author Index
Subject Index

About the Author

Jean Donham is a professor in the School Library Studies graduate program at the University of Northern Iowa. Previously she was library director at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Prior to her appointment there, she was a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. She served as district coordinator for library and technology programs in the Iowa City Community School District for 13 years. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Donham has been a presenter at national, regional, and state conferences. Active in the Iowa Association of School Librarians, she was the first recipient of that organization’s Media Professional of the Year. In addition, she served as a member of the board for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
 
 

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