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21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (Paperback)
  • 21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (Paperback)

21st-Century Learning in School Libraries (Paperback)

Paperback 375 Pages / Published: 27/10/2009
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A collection of articles from School Library Monthly highlighting practical ways library media specialists can help their schools implement the AASL's Standards for 21st-Century Learners.

* Includes over 90 articles, lesson plans, and planning documents from School Library Media Activities Monthly, organized into chapters on important themes

* Shares the insights of over 50 leading practitioners and scholars

* Offers discussion/reflection questions and strategies for preparing for advocacy in each chapter

* An annotated bibliography of print and online sources provides tips for further reading

* A comprehensive index

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781591588955
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 907 g
Dimensions: 277 x 213 x 23 mm

"Eleven thematic chapters cover 21st-century learning standards, 21st-century learners, envisioning a vibrant library media program, the 21st-century school library media specialist, reading, inquiry-based teaching and learning, assessment, collaboration between library media specialists and classroom teachers, creating a toolkit of instructions strategies, and sample elementary and secondary lesson plans. Suitable for use in preservice classes, in practitioner study groups, or as a reference for individuals." - Reference & Research Book News
"This is an excellent starting point for examining AASL's standards and provides a solid basis for library-school and in-service offerings. Current school librarians will probably want to pick and choose chapters to read." - Booklist
"This is a heavy-weight that deserves reading. Not only does it present strategies that allow for full use of the new AASL standards, it is a collection of many of the field's best thinkers talking about the need and use of these new standards and 21st century learning. . . . This is a good reference for why and how to use standards effectively. Not a cover-to-cover read, it is a compendium of ideas and thoughts useful to school libraries." - Teacher Librarian
"The book is equally useful as a textbook or as a guide for those already in the school library." - School Library Journal

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