Leverage Your Library Program to Raise Test Scores: A Guide for Library Media Specialists, Principals, Teachers, and Parents, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1586833170
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833176
  • DDC: 027.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 123 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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If academic achievement is the bottom line, here are the elements that must be included in a successful library media program. Includes a complete bibliography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
The Research Says ….
1: A Professionally Trained, Full-Time Librarian.
2: Adequate Support Staff.
3: A Strong Library Collection.
4: Student Access to Library Resources Both within and Outside of Library Walls.
5: A Library Media Specialist Who Is Knowledgeable about School Curriculum.
6: A Library Media Specialist Who Communicates and Collaborates with Teachers.
7: A Library Media Specialist Who Assists Teachers in Using Information Technology.
8: A Library Media Specialist Who Teaches Students Information Literacy Skills.
9: National Library Power Program: A Major Initiative of the Dewitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund.
10: In Conclusion ….
What Administrators Should Know and Expect.
11: Collaboration.
12: Information Literacy.
13: Information Technology.
14: Reading.
15: Program Administration.
16: Leadership.
17: And in Return ….
18: Resulting in ….
Administrator Self-Checklist.
What Teachers Should Know and Expect: The Library Media Specialist as a Teacher.
19: Your Library Media Specialist as a Teacher.
20: To Teach Not Only Your Students but Also You?.
What Teachers Should Know and Expect: The Library Media Specialist as an Instructional Partner and an Information Specialist.
21: Your Library Media Specialist as an Instructional Partner.
22: Your Library Media Specialist as an Information Specialist.
23: And in Return?.
What Parents Should Know and Expect.
24: Reading.
25: Information Literacy.
26: Information Technology.
27: The Four C's.
28: And What from You?.
What Library Media Specialists Need to Do.
29: Collaboration.
30: Information Literacy.
31: Information Technology.
32: Reading.
33: Program Administration.
34: Leadership.
Selected Resources for Library Media Specialists Who Make a Difference.
And the Winner Is ….
35: How Much Will Test Scores Rise?.
36: From an Administrator's Perspective.
37: From a Teacher's Perspective.
38: From a Library Media Specialist's Perspective.
39: Final Thoughts.
Chronological Summary of the Research Studies.
Sample Planning and Unit Evaluation Forms.
Sample Pathfinders.
Principal Brochures, Virginia Department of Education.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.