About FACE Main Access Project that provides model work workstations, training and support to placeassistive technology in 40 florida school media centers throughout the state http://www.facenet.org/news.htm
SUNLINK On The World Wide Web florida's K12 public school union catalog, a shared database of materials in florida K-12 library media centers, intended to promote resource sharing among florida public schools. http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/
Colorado Study ED372759 May 94 The Impact of school Library media centers on Academic Achievement. INSTRUCTIONAL ROLE OF THE school media SPECIALIST. Tallahassee florida Department of Education. http://dewey.chs.chico.k12.ca.us/colo.html
Extractions: ERIC Digest. Author: Lance, Keith Curry ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC INTRODUCTION Advocates of school library media programs have long been convinced of the relationship between quality library media programs and academic achievement. Most studies of this relationship were conducted between 1959 and 1979, were limited in scope, and usually used a small number of subjects in a limited geographical area. This study was designed both to update the existing research and to examine the relationship between library media programs and student achievement. METHODOLOGY Ideally, schools included in the sample for a study such as this would be selected on a random, stratified, or quota basis. None of these sampling designs was possible, because schools included in the sample had to have library media centers that responded to the 1989 survey of school library media centers in Colorado and had to use the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) or Tests of Achievement and Proficiency (TAP). These data were available for only 221 of 1,331 public elementary and secondary schools in Colorado during the 1988-89 school year. The study relied entirely upon available data about school library media centers and their school and community contexts to predict norm-referenced test scores.
Extractions: After intense lobbying by library media specialists, the Florida Legislature last year appropriated $500,000 to help school libraries stay open beyond the regular school day. The state Department of Education distributed the new funding in February, through competitive grants of up to $60,000 per district. Nationwide, individual schools have experimented with extended library hours, but Florida schools appear the first to do so on a statewide basis, according to Donald Adcock, Coordinator for Program Support at the American Association of School Librarians.
Extractions: Illustrations by David Bamundo For states that did not respond, data are from Public School Student, Staff, and Graduate Counts by State, School Year 1995-96 , U.S. Dept. of Education (NCES 97-541). States not responding were: Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and W. Virginia. To create this national report on school library staffing, SLJ asked me to survey school library media officials in state libraries or education departments in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. All but 15 responded.
Independent Media Center - After intense lobbying by library media specialists, the florida Legislature last year appropriated $500 000 to help school libraries stay open beyond http://www.indymedia.org/
Library Agency Homepages SWFLN Southwest florida Library Library Network TBLC - Tampa Bay Library ConsortiumFLIN - florida Library Information Network. K-12 school media centers. http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/fgils/fl_lib.html
Extractions: Glenda E. Hood, Secretary of State This list includes Florida library agency homepages identified by State Library Staff as of 2001. To add a URL send mail to the State Library Web Coordinator Cooperatives K-12 Schools Academic ... Special CFLC - Central Florida Library Cooperative NEFLIN - Northeast Florida Library Information Network PLAN - Panhandle Library Access Network SEFLIN - Southeast Florida Library Information Network SWFLN - Southwest Florida Library Library Network TBLC - Tampa Bay Library Consortium FLIN - Florida Library Information Network SUNLINK a shared database of materials in Florida K-12 library media centers Barry University Bethune-Cookman College Brevard Community College Broward Community College, University/College Library ... Warner Southern College Alachua County Library District Altamonte Springs City Library Bartow Public Library Bay County Public Library/Northwest Regional Library System ... Winter Haven Public Library Brevard County Law Library Florida Bureau of Braille and Talking Book Library Services Florida First District Court of Appeal Florida Institute of Phosphate Research ... H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute Medical Library
Extractions: Tallahassee, FL 32306-2100 USA Abstract The imposed query model provides a new way of thinking about whom the user is in information proving organizations and environments. It does this by making a distinction between questions that are self-generated (internally motivated by personal context) and those that are imposed (thought up by one person then given to someone else to resolve). While the imposed query model represents familiar behaviour, it is a dimension of information seeking that has only recently been explicitly addressed and isolated for study. This article summarizes research on the imposed query in two different information providing contexts: the elementary school and the adult reference desk at the public library. Results reveal whom the imposers and agent users are in these environments and provide an assessment of how common imposed queries are in these contexts. Many models are available that represent the information seeking process ( Wilson , 1999). The majority of these models assume that individuals seek information and interact with information systems in response to their own, self-generated information needs. While these models do recognize that people go to other people as potential resource when in pursuit of information, the models fail to recognize that the default behaviour, when the person resource doesn't have the answer, doesn't have to be an interaction with information providing objects, organizations, or systems. Instead the person seeking information may ask someone to find the answer for them.
Dr. Kay Bishop The Impact of Technology on school Library media centers in Two florida schoolDistricts , July, 11, 2001 at Fifth International Forum on Research in school http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/lis/faculty/bishop.html
Extractions: E-mail address: email@example.com "Attracting Adults to Public Libraries: Identifying Effective YA Strategies, Programs, and Services." Journal of Youth Services in Libraries (Winter 2002). "Responding to Developmental Stages in Reference Service to Children." Public Libraries (November/December 2001).
What Is SUNLINK? centers. Imagine a giant card catalog or electronic catalog that containsthe records of all school library media centers in florida! http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/about/what.html
Extractions: Funded by the Florida Department of Education, SUNLINK is Florida's K-12 public school union catalog, a shared database of materials in Florida K-12 library media centers. Imagine a giant card catalog or electronic catalog that contains the records of all school library media centers in Florida! And you can ask to borrow any of them! That's SUNLINK! The database is available on the World Wide Web. The primary purpose of SUNLINK is to promote resource sharing among Florida public schools. Schools are able to locate needed resources and borrow them by project-established interlibrary loan procedures. In the 2001-2002 school year, 71,959 resource sharing transactions were reported by SUNLINK schools to the project office. Benefits and Obligations The SUNLINK statewide database of K-12 library media materials expands the resources available to Florida public school students. The annual database, instruction manual, and training are provided at no charge to all SUNLINK schools. Records converted for the project can be provided to the school on request. These MARC (machine readable cataloging) records meet national standards and may also be used to implement local building and/or district automated library systems.
Managing InfoTech In School Library Media Centers 2 InfoTech for school Library media Center Administration. library systems on schoolLibraries Online; Sunlink (florida); Texas Library Connection; Understanding http://www.hi.is/~anne/managing-infotech.html
Extractions: firstname.lastname@example.org AltaVista American Association of School Librarians (AASL) AskJeeves Association for Teacher Librarianship in Canada (ATLC) ... Homework Central Homework Helpers HotBot InfoSeek International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Internet Public Library ... Internet Public Library Reference Room (a variety of online reference works) The Icelandic Education Network ISMENNT KidsClick!
FETConnections - Spring 2002 If you're not familiar with SUNLINK, it is a giant electronic card catalog, a databaseof everything in florida's K12 public school media centers funded by http://www.fetc.org/fetcon/0602/baumbach.html
Extractions: As of November 2001, SUNLINK, Florida's on-line catalog for public school library media resources includes new features to support Florida's K-12 reading initiatives more directly. The SUNLINK search screen has been changed to allow for searching by reading grade and interest levels along with any of the other search fields (e.g. "Quick Search"). Approximately 25% of all books in SUNLINK now have reading grade and interest levels added to the database records. www.lexile.com
FETConnections - Winter 2000 Extending access to technology beyond the school day has become important for studentsin By keeping labs and media centers open longer, florida can do http://www.fetc.org/fetcon/1200/gallagher.htm
Extractions: A Framework for Success, Hon. Tom Gallagher For almost a year the Bureau of Educational Technology has led an initiative to develop Florida's new Educational Technology Plan Framework. Committee members met throughout the winter and spring of this year to develop a shared vision and mission for the use of technology in the teaching and learning process. That vision has high student achievement as its core purpose. Six key goals provide shape and form to that vision in which every child in this state of great diversity can achieve more through the effective use of technology. Each of us has a role for the successful implementation of Florida's Educational Technology Plan. School and district leaders are instrumental to the successful use of technology by setting a climate of support, providing necessary resources and by modeling appropriate uses of technology. Teachers are essential in designing learning environments that facilitate engaged learning, with technology woven into activities. Parents and community members share their support through active involvement in school planning, their participation in school events and, in many cases, their expertise. The first goal in this new plan calls for equitable and effective access to modern technologies, both during and beyond the school day, and for technology resources standards to be developed and reviewed annually. Extending access to technology beyond the school day has become important for students in order to complete assignments and to have access to online resources. By keeping labs and media centers open longer, Florida can do its part to help eliminate the Digital Divide that currently exists throughout our country.
Florida Sunshine State Standards Web Resources Sunlink florida K12 Public schools Library media Database is a searchable databaseof florida's school library media centers (sort of an electronic card http://www.okaloosa.k12.fl.us/baker/SSS resources.htm
Extractions: Web Resources The Florida Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC) at UCF maintains this website (http:// www.firn.edu/doe/menu/sss.htm ) to direct educators to resources that may be valuable in helping students attain the Sunshine State Standards. Sunshine State Standards official website: http://www.firn.edu/doe/menu/sss.htm Florida's Interdisciplinary Curriculum Planning Tool (ICPT) allows teachers to correlate their lesson plans with SSS electronically. This site provides information and directions on how to download and install the ICPT based on computer configuration and subject area. A user's guide is available to download as well. Information on training and who to contact for assistance is also provided. ( http://www.firn.edu.doe.curric/prek12/ecpt.htm The Florida SSS Super Database : ties together thousands of resources all correlated to the SSS into one searchable user-friendly interface. With many more planned for the near future, the following resources are currently accessible through this site: The Florida Educational Software Catalog Database : enables Florida educational institutions to acquire software products at substantial discounts. This online database version is searchable by keyword, grade level, multiple intelligence, SSS, price, publisher and/or vendor.
Universal Access Project The florida Universal Access Project provides software, hardware, training stationsare located in the school library media centers, the information http://fdlrs.brevard.k12.fl.us/fdlrstech/UAProject.html
Extractions: Universal Access Project FDLRS/TECH works with the FDLRS Associate and Specialized Centers, SUNLINK, and Local Assistive Technology Specialists and other partners (see below) to support the Florida Universal Access Project. Universal Access: Using technology tools and strategies to provide access to critical curriculum and information resources in a variety of formats to meet the learning needs of students with a broad range of abilities. Like many of our students, we all have special needs from time to time. We might have to wear an arm cast. We lose our reading glasses. We can't remember how to spell a word. Most adults have learned to cope with temporary and even more lasting disabilities. But for our students, having special needs that go unmet can mean a frustrating and difficult learning experience - even when the problem is temporary. All students can learn with the right learning tools, adequate time, and assistance. Universal design implies that facilities and resources are conceived and constructed or arranged from the outset with multiple users in mind. Universal access implies that resources, services, and products are flexible and customizable, existing in a variety of formats to meet the needs of a broad range of students. In the school library media center that provides universal access, all students have access to appropriate tools, strategies, and information needed to be successful learners and achieve the Sunshine State Standards.
About FDLRS/TECH the implementation of Universal Access Stations in school media centers throughoutthe The florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) provides http://fdlrs.brevard.k12.fl.us/fdlrstech/aboutus.html
Extractions: FDLRS/TECH focuses on identifying, developing and delivering training, resources, and information related to the effective use of technologies for students with disabilities. It provides statewide assistance in the effective use of technologies which will help students with disabilities access general education curriculum and meet required standards. FDLRS/TECH functions in conjunction with the FDLRS Associate and Specialized Centers to provide a continuum of instructional and assistive technology services to support students with disabilities in school districts throughout Florida. What are some goals and objectives for 2002-03?
South Carolina School Library Media Centers THE CRUCIAL YEARS school LIBRARY media centers. that only 15 states had school librarysupervisors. including North Carolina, Georgia, florida and Tennessee. http://www.libsci.sc.edu/histories/school/slh04.html
Extractions: The Development of School Libraries in South Carolina The following speech was delivered by Margaret Ehrhardt on March 31, 1988 as the Third Annual Deans' Lecture of the University of South Carolina College of Library and Information Science. Ms. Ehrhardt was Supervisor of School Library Services for the South Carolina State Department of Education from 1970 until the early 1980s. THE CRUCIAL YEARS: SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS The years 1945-1985 were crucial years for school library programs, not only in South Carolina, but for the nation as well. The ALA Handbook for 1944 showed that only 15 states had school library supervisors. It was interesting to note that seven of these were Southern states, including North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee. Tonight I should like to explore with you some of the significant events that have helped to shape the development of school library media programs in our state. The first significant factor was the employment by the State Department of Education of the first Supervisor of Library Services. It is seldom that one can pinpoint the beginning of a library media program, but this is not true of school library media services in South Carolina. The date was March 29, 1946, and the time was 11:00. It was then that an announcement was made to the School Library Section of the South Carolina Education Association which was in session at University High School here in Columbia that the State Department of Education had received a grant from the General Education Board (of the Rockefeller Foundation) to employ a Library Supervisor. This was the first attempt to bring structure into what had been haphazard library development in the schools.
Extractions: ASSOCIATIONS ON THE INTERNET This list of school library associations is organised alphabetically by country, and within each country by state/province or region. The Webmaster welcomes information about relevant associations that are not already listed contact email@example.com International Associations Australia United States of America Go back to the top School Library Association of the Northern Territory (SLANT) School Library Association of Queensland (SLAQ) South Australian School Library Association (SASLA) Council of School Library Associations of South Australia (CoSLA) Resource Centre Teachers' Association (RCTA) South Australia School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV) ASLA Tasmania Western Australian School Library Association (WASLA) Go back to the