Homework Help from the Library: In Person and Online

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Children's and young adult librarians are crucial links to effective learning for students. This straightforward handbook is filled with nuts-and-bolts advice on the best ways to help young people with their homework, no matter what the assignment. Carol F. Intner, a certified English teacher and experienced tutor, concentrates on the practical, covering

  • How students' different learning styles and current technology inform the homework process
  • Staff training and community outreach
  • Options for working more closely with both students and teachers

From planning a customized homework-help agenda to demonstrating how to help students successfully use their technological savvy in ways not necessarily possible at home, this book presents a no-nonsense, comprehensive approach to giving students the assistance they need.

Preface vii
Introduction ix

one Background: Homework Help as the Confluence
of Information Services and Education 1

two First Steps: Planning Your Homework
Help Menu of Services 21

three Staff Training and Professional Development 43

four Technology in the Library for Homework Help 55

five Technology from Remote Locations for
Homework Help 83

six Answering Homework Queries and Interacting
with Students 103

seven Troubleshooting 129

eight Marketing Your Homework Help Services 143

nine Evaluating Your Homework Help Program 159

Conclusion 171

Appendix A Sources that Review Online Databases and E-Products 175
Appendix B
Graphic Organizers 179
References 185
Index 195

Carol F. Intner

Carol F. Intner is a freelance writer who has worked or volunteered in the education field for over 18 years. She is an English teacher certified in New Jersey and Maryland, where she taught ninth and tenth graders and participated in the faculty team for John F. Kennedy High School's Leadership Training Institute, a rigorous program for highly motivated students in Silver Spring, Maryland. She cofounded and coordinated an elementary school homework club for at-risk students in North Chevy Chase, Maryland, and has tutored both elementary and middle school students at their public schools in New York City, where she now resides.

"This book provides a total package for any librarian contemplating the establishment of a Homework Help Service. Although aimed at the community librarian, resource managers from school libraries will find its contents equally useful."
--The Australian Library Journal