Information Skills Curriculum - School Library Media Centers K12 Information for school library media specialists in developing the information curriculum, K12 Resources for school librarians; from schoolLibraries.Org with subjects. oregon Educational media Association. and other resources. school Library media Activities Monthly http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/libinst.htm
Other States/Studies 8R. Hermiston, oregon highschool students. Powerschool - Web-based access to student attendance, current grades, assignment information, etc. Bulletin Board - Under Construction. media centers http://www.lrs.org/html/data/school/slmc_other_states.html
Extractions: Impact Studies in Other States Alaska Pennsylvania LRS Studies) In addition to the 2000 "Colorado Study," the Library Research Service has conducted studies of school library media centers in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Results show that here, too, school media librarians and libraries help students perform better on standardized tests.
Bloomington School Media Centers Bloomington school District 271 school media Program Visit our new. media centers! Elementary. K5. Hillcrest. Community school and Students' Performance. oregon Study Good schools Have school Librarians. Maryland school Library http://www.bloomington.k12.mn.us/distinfo/technology/media/media.html
School Library Media Impact Surveys THE IMPACT OF school LIBRARY media centers ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THE co-authoredthe survey of how oregon school library media programs relate to http://www.iema-ia.org/IEMA119.html
Extractions: SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA IMPACT STUDIES http://www.lrs.org/html/about/school_studies.html This is the web site for Library Reseach Service which includes information on the research methods for the Alaska, Colorado, and Pennsylvania surveys, and various articles and presentations regarding impact studies and surveys. INFORMATION EMPOWERED: THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AS AN AGENT OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ALASKA SCHOOLS http://www.library.state.ak.us/dev/infoemxs.pdf This is the "Alaska Study" that was conducted by Keith Curry Lance, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, Marcia J. Rodney, with Lois Petersen in 1999. This is the Executive Summary of an assessment of the impact of Alaska school librarians on academic achievement in the state's public schools. CALIFORNIA SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: A SURVEY OF ISSUES AND NETWORK APPLICATIONS http://www.kn.pacbell.com/survey/k12libraries.pdf SBC Pacific Bell survey of curriculum leaders in California's 25 largest school districts shows that the overriding issue for California schools is academic achievement. School library media centers are being looked at in a different light given the drive for increased student achievement, with under-staffing being the top issue, coupled with equity of accwss to library resources. THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - THE FIRST COLORADO STUDY http://www.ala.org/aasl/SLMR/slmr_resources/select_lance.html
School Library Impact Studies school Library media centers Impact Studies studies have been conducted in other statesincluding Alaska, Iowa, Massachusetts, oregon, Pennsylvania and http://www.lrs.org/Impact_study.htm
Extractions: Questions or comments about the site Please contact Tammi Moe, Web Mistress The Library Research Service is a partnership of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Department of Education with the Library and Information Science Program in the College of Education at the University of Denver. The Colorado Studies How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards:
Extractions: School districts define the function of a library and the role of the library media specialist in a variety of ways. As a youngster growing up in Medford, Oregon, and graduating from its school system, I did not have an opportunity to meet a "real" librarian until entering junior high school in grade 7. In elementary school, classroom teachers filled the narrowly defined role of the librarian, which at the time was simply to assist students in checking out library books. In 1985, after a 16 year absence, I returned to Medford and became superintendent of schools. At that time, I found that the function of the library had remained basically the same, that is, a warehouse of books, but support for those responsible to oversee it had deteriorated even more. Classroom teachers had minimal involvement in the library. Non-certified staff, with no formal training in instruction, no child development background, no knowledge of reading levels of students, and no course work in libraries were ordering library books and checking them out to students. A concerted effort to place certified library media specialists in the district's thirteen elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools began in 1986 and was completed in 1990. At the same time, the classified employees previously assigned to the library media center were retained and inserviced to support the program to ensure that the certified library media specialists had time to perform the duties for which they had been trained.
Extractions: Information for Teachers and Media Specialists The Oregon Institute of Technology Library welcomes visits from high schools in the Klamath Basin. The Library's Outreach Program was created to promote collaboration with high school media specialists and classroom teachers. Our goal is to develop students' research skills and appreciation of the power of information. Library teaching efforts focus on the use of library resources, qualitative evaluation of information, and electronic search techniques. OIT librarians provide tours of the facility as well as hands-on class instruction in the use of traditional and electronic information resources. The program gives students the opportunity for guided exploration and use of an academic library. Make arrangements for the visit/instruction session at least two weeks prior to the scheduled date. OIT student use of the library must be our priority, therefore high school tours and instruction will not be available during peak-use hours or during OIT's Dead or Finals weeks.
School Library Standards And Evaluation The study is available in pdf format. The oregon Study Conducted in 2002. The Impactof school Library media centers on Academic Achievement - The http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/evaluate.html
Extractions: Resources for School Librarians - Index School Libraries on the Web : Main Directory School Library Standards and Evaluation School Library Standards Job Descriptions Evaluation Forms School Library Mission Statements ... School Library Statistics Today it seems that accountability is the hot topic in educational reform. It will become increasingly important for school library media specialists to demonstrate the importance of their media center to the school, and also be able to demonstrate how effectively they are doing their job. Busy adminstrators like numbers and well organized reports to demonstrate progress. Maine School Library Facilities Handbook Library Media Standards - State of Maryland. Standards for School Library Media Centers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Minnesota Standards for Effective School Library Programs - in PDF format. Missouri School Library Standards Standards for New Mexico School Libraries Pennsylvania Guidelines for School Library Programs - available in PDF format from the Pennsylvania State Library. Program Quality Indicators - Rhode Island Educational Media Association.
Oregon LSTA Grants Funded In 2000 The oregon Educational media Association will implement a study to measure theimpact of oregon school library media centers on academic achievement. http://www.osl.state.or.us/home/libdev/LSTA/2000OregonLSTAGrantsFunded.htm
Extractions: Oregon LSTA Grants Funded in 2000 1) Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement The Oregon Educational Media Association will implement a study to measure the impact of Oregon school library media centers on academic achievement. Grant amount: $40,780 2) Ten County Regional Library System Governance Simulation Under Eastern Oregon Library Association's grant the governance of a ten county regional library will be simulated as part of a ground-breaking planning effort for improved library service. Grant amount: $80,700 3) Reaching Out to Children The Deschutes County Library District will purchase a KidMobile to reach out and bring the library to county children who would otherwise be unable to use the library. Grant amount: $151,000 4) La Biblioteca de Silver Falls: Un Programa para la Comunidad Hispano hablante The Silver Falls Library District will develop expanded service to their Hispanic community by purchasing Spanish language books and videos, assembling Spanish language story time kits, and arranging for transportation to story times. Grant amount: $48,770 5) Start-up Support for Josephine County Juvenile Justice Library The Josephine County Library System will work with the county Juvenile Justice Center to establish a library of reading materials for youth in protective custody. Grant amount: $10,500
Extractions: Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse Eleventh Annual Report The goal of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse is to uphold the principles of the Library Bill of Rights in all types of libraries, by improving communication between librarians, board members, professional associations, and other concerned groups in Oregon about challenges to intellectual freedom, and by increasing awareness as to how threats to intellectual freedom can be overcome. Objectives of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse
City Of Ashland - Library & School Media school library media centers throughout the State of oregon will also join theAmerican Association of school Librarians in celebrating the month of April http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=643
Extractions: MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT This page contains links to research reports and other documents that show that school libraries make a difference to student achievement; that school libraries have a positive impact on students and on learning. There are documents from a number of countries. There are also links to articles in professional journals and newspapers that are based on these documents. This page is intended to help school librarians to answer the question, "Do school libraries make a difference?". Proof of the Power: Recent Research on the Impact of School Library Media Programs on the Academic Achievement of U.S. Public School Students . ERIC Digest. Written by Keith Curry Lance in 2001, this ERIC Digest [ED456861] reviews and summarises recent United States research studies related to school libraries and student achievement, particularly statewide studies in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Oregon. The research is reviewed in the light of the American Information Power document.
- ::-:: Oregon Institute Of Technology ::-:: The oregon Institute of Technology Library welcomes visits from high schools HST mayrequest interlibrary loan materials from their high school media centers. http://www.oit.edu/?method=lbry&pageid=97
Welcome To Adobe GoLive 6 The Impact of school Library media centers on Academic Achievement Good schools Haveschool Librarians oregon school Librarians Collaborate to Improve Academic http://www.lmcsource.com/tech/ResearchStudies.html
Research Titles For LMC Papers of the 6th Treasure Mountain Research Retreat Troutdale, oregon, March 31April1, 1997 ed. by Danierl Callison school LIBRARY media centers. http://www.lmcsource.com/tech/research.html
Extractions: The presentations emphasize the needed commitments a school district must make, the collaborative and leadership activities a school library media staff must make, and summarize the amount of impact on achievement that can be expected when the library media program is well developed. A must publication for every library media specialist and leader!
Extractions: Sarasota County Library/Media Program A committee of Sarasota County school media specialists and district curriculum coordinators, under the direction of Gerry Haworth, Supervisor, Media and Instructional Materials, and Lynn Urban, Instructional Technology Specialist, began meeting during the 2001-2002 school year to research the topic of Information Literacy and discuss plans for developing useful tools to assist teachers and media specialists in effectively teaching information literacy skills. During the summer of 2002, media specialists and teachers began developing the materials found on this website. The materials will continue to be refined and expanded throughout the 2002-2003 school year.
OLA Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 3, Fall 1998 Service and Information Skills in oregon High school Library centers byDiane ClausSmith, North Salem High school Library, media Specialist. http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar4-3/claus-smith.shtml
Extractions: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and specialized reference works form the backbone of a high school print reference collection. Most high school library media centers are equipped with standard reference resources, depending upon the size of their student body, curriculum specialty areas and, of course, budgetary limitations. Currency is often an issue because of financial constraints. Often gaps in collections occur because of budget shortfalls or changes in priorities. Purchases of high cost reference materials may be deferred in place of electronic or online resources. This may result in a spotty reference collection quite difficult to reinstate. Vertical files are often an important part of the reference section. Students are apt to use print encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries and atlases when large classes visit the library and electronic resources are limited. General reference materials in science, history, literature and art are used heavily for research papers. Specialized reference tools like "CQ Researcher" are helpful for current interest topics or for the student who needs suggestions for a paper concept. Students with specific research needs consult quotation books and poetry indexes in a limited way.
Advocacy oregon study Good schools Have school Librarians Pennsylvania Bell Knowledge NetworkExplorer California school Library media centers Student http://www.bctf.bc.ca/psas/BCTLA/advocacy.html