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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.

  DedicationPreface 1: The Profession Flip This LibraryDavid V. Loertscher A Tribute to a Giant: Cora Paul BowmanBlanche Woolls Conference 101Jeri Kladder From Bossy Girls to Bug EatersSharon Korbeck Verbeten The Inner Teacher-Leader: The Staff DeveloperPat Franklin and Claire Gatrell Stephens Have MLS, Will TravelHelen R. Adams Opening the Door to Leadership–The KeySharon Coatney Fifty Ways to Succeed @ Your LibraryBlanche Woolls Professional Development through Learning CirclesPeggy Mourer Working Together InternationallyTerry Freedman  2: Collection Development Children's Magazines and Collection DevelopmentSusan Patron Collaborating with Teachers to Empower Students @ Your LibraryEleanor B. Howe The International Children's Digital Library: Increasing Children's Access to Books Through TechnologyAnna Carlson Weeks Getting Started with Graphic Novels in School LibrariesElizabeth Haynes Got Graphic Novels?Zahra M. Baird and Tracey Jackson What Is Manga?Giles Poitras 3: Evaluation Getting It TogetherBrian Kenney Impact of School Libraries on Academic AchievementKeith Curry Lance A New California StudyDouglas Achterman Staying the CourseDebra Kay Logan Survey Your WorldKathy Fredrick Evidence=Assessment=AdvocacyPamela Kramer and Linda Dickman High Stakes for School LibrariansChris Lehmann What Does It Really Look Like When Students Are learning in the LibraryAllison Zmuda Evidence-based ManifestoRoss Todd 4: Technology First Steps in Online Learning: Creating an Environment for Instructional Support and AssessmentPriscilla Dando Testing the Web 2.0 WatersMark E. Funk Using Social Bookmarking to Organize the WebKristin Fontichiaro The Web Is Alive with the Sound of . . . PodcastsKathy Fredrick To Kindle or Just Burst into Flame?C. D. McLean Facebook and Virtual Literature Circle Partnership in Building a Community of ReadersPriscilla Stewart The Accidental Technology Steward: Or, How You Can Gamble Very Little to Gain a LotNancy White Access PA Database Project: 22 Years of InnovationMardy McGaw 5: Operations From Library to Learning Commons: A MetamorphosisValerie Diggs Twelve Steps to a Winning First YearKaren Hodges Children Teens and the Construction of Information SpacesDavid V. Loertscher Proposal WritingBlanche 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 GamingALSC Children and Technology Committee Partnerships for Teen Tech WeekStephanie Iser The Games People PlayJenny Levine LAN Party, Anyone?Jim Peterson Teen Tech Week on a BudgetJami Schwarzwalder Fifty Ways to Promote Teen Reading in Your LibraryC. D. McLean Let's Give 'em Something to Talk about Contemporary Fiction and Nineteenth-century PoetryMichael Nailor Building a Community of High School ReadersJulia Roberts Reaching Reluctant Readers with NonfictionJamie Watson and Jennifer Stencel 7: Advocacy Call to Action for Library Media SpecialistsJanice Gilmore-See School Library Advocacy from an Unexpected SourceCarol Heinsdorf Legislator in the Library DayChristie Kaaland Educating School AdministratorsDeborah Levitov Putting Students FirstDebra Kay Logan The School Library Is the Link to Connecting with ParentsMichelle McGarry 8: Underserved Access for Students with DisabilitiesHelen R. Adams LD Accommodations in the School LibrarySandy Guild A Parent's ViewPaula Holmes Librarians Role in the "Response to Intervention" ModelDeb Hoover 9: Contemporary Issues Advocating for Intellectual Freedom with Principals and TeachersHelen R. Adams The Challenge of Challenges: Understanding and Being PreparedGail Dickinson Cyberbullying: From Playground to ComputerTara Anderson and Brian Sturm Mean Girls (and Boys): Cyberbullying and What Can Be Done about ItKathy Fredrick What Is the "First Sale" Doctrine?Rebecca P. Butler Reframing the Library Media Specialist as a Learning SpecialistAllison Zmuda and Violet H. Harada AppendixIndex

Blanche Woolls

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

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.