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Where Do I Start?: A School Library Handbookby Santa Clara County Office Of Education (cor)
Synopses & Reviews
With the extreme budget cuts most school libraries are facing, professional development resources for library support staff that improve library management efficiency are in great demand. This popular handbook provides an overview of many topics related to school libraries, collecting a vast amount of information together in one volume with an extensive index and selected additional resources.
Written in an accessible style, it provides a quick reference and overview information for the operation of school libraries that both experienced and new library staff will find useful. Designed to be read both cover-to-cover and utilized as a ready reference, the second edition of Where Do I Start?: A School Library Handbook has updated subject material that includes coverage of Web 2.0 applications, library web pages, reading books to students, digital storytelling, future trends in library automation, and more.
Book News Annotation:
Created by the library services staff of the Santa Clara County Office of Education and revised by the staff of its Learning Multimedia Center, this handbook overviews several aspects of the operation of school libraries for new library staff. It covers library mission, staffing, job descriptions, policies, and handbooks; organization, environment, and space; collection development, holdings and purchase needs, weeding out, selection, and cataloging; booktalks, storytelling, information skills, and the Dewey Decimal Classification System; public relations and advocacy; technology, the Internet, and online searching; and budgets, purchasing, receiving and processing, filing rules, circulation, and shelving. This edition has updated material that includes coverage of Web 2.0 applications, library web pages, reading books to students, digital booktalks, storytelling, fundraising, Google tools and tips, Common Core State Standards for English language arts, new publications and websites, new research on the impact of school libraries, cybersafety, and future trends in library automation. A companion website includes downloadable templates and resources. Linworth is an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
If you're new to running a library or looking for a refresher, this book can serve as your first reference source for school library operation, providing overview information on a wealth of topics, lists of resources for more in-depth information, and coverage of current topics such as Web 2.0, fundraising, digital booktalks, and cybersafety.
• Presents a broad look at the many topics and issues involved in operating a school library
• Provides brief, easy-to-read, practical information and valuable links to additional resources
• Contributions from the Learning Multimedia Center staff of the Santa Clara County Office of Education including Peter Doering, Coordinator; Donna Wheelehan, Library Technical Specialist; Dollie Forney, Library Resource Specialist; Cathy DiBenedetto, Library Resource Specialist; and Lonni Gause, Library Resource Assistant
• Useful forms and search tips
• A bibliography of resources for further information
• An updated school library glossary
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