The Leading Lady of Librarianship A School Library Media Presentation By Brittany Ergle EDIT 6400 Fall 2008 The University of Georgia
1963- Bachelor ‘s Degree from Florida State University (English Education)
1979- Master of Education Degree from Washington State University (Guidance Counseling)
1984- Master of Arts Degree from the University of South Florida (Library Science)
1992- Ph.D. from Florida State University (Library/Information studies)
Began working for the U.S. Government in
Dhulikhel, Nepal in 1963 as an English/Science teacher
and Peace Corp volunteer
Has worked in various educational settings as an English
teacher, a Media Specialist (20 years in K-12 schools),
and as a professor at the university level
Associate Professor and current Director of the School
Library Media Program at the University of Buffalo
On the NCATE Board of Examiners as the ALA representative
On the Advisory Board of Library Media Connection magazine
Bishop, K. (2007). The collection program in schools: Concepts, practices , and information sources
(4 th ed.). Westport: Libraries Unlimited.
Bishop, K. & Janczak, S. (2005). A staff development guide to workshops for technology and information literacy: Ready to present . Worthington: Linworth Publishing.
Bishop, K. (2003). Connecting libraries with classrooms: The curricular roles of the media specialist. Worthington: Linworth Publishing.
Van Orden, P. & Bishop, K. (2001). The collection program in schools: Concepts, practices, and information sources (3 rd ed.). Englewood: Libraries Unlimited.
Donham, J., Bishop, K., Kuhlthau, C., & Oberg, D. (2001). Inquiry-based learning: Lessons from library power . Worthington: Linworth Publishing.
Bishop, K. (1992). The roles of a school library media specialist in an elementary school using a literature-based reading program: An ethnographic case study. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Florida State University, Tallahassee .
Student Learning in School Library Media Centers
Impact of Technology on Public Library Services and School Media Centers
Multicultural Issues in Children’s Literature
Information Literacy in School Library Media Centers
Media Program Evaluation
Reviewing Children’s Books
Conducted extensive research in the field of school library media and has also authored /coauthored 5 books, 27 journal articles, 4 book chapters, 3 conference papers, 2 reviews, and 1 case study
Served as a case study research evaluator for Library Power - a $45 million dollar initiative funded by DeWitt Wallace-Readers Digest and titled Case Study of School 2: Lincoln, Nebraska (1995 – 1997)
Created a first-rate, authoritative guide for Media Specialists to use in the creation of policies and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection in a school setting ( The Collection Program In Schools )
Kay Bishop is an award-winning researcher on a wide range of topics relating to the field of School Library Media. Most of her published works focus on youth services in school media centers and public libraries.
Kay Bishop is a well-known advocate for and educator of School Library Media Specialists. Her book titled The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts, Practices, and Information Services is widely used as a textbook in numerous university SLM degree programs.
Kay Bishop is an active member and contributor to the American Library Association, the NCATE, American Association of School Librarians, and the International Association of School Librarianship. She dedicates herself to her career so that others may be inspired by her work.
New Literacies Group. (2008). Kay bishop . Retrieved October 28, 2008, from: http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/nlg/bio.htm#bishop
Bishop, K. (2007). The collection program in schools: Concepts, practices, and information sources . Westport: Libraries Unlimited.
Libraries Unlimited. (2008). Reviews: Kay bishop . Retrieved October 28, 2008, from: http://lu.com/showbook.cfm?isbn=9781591583608#con1