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LMS Roles

  1. 1. Roles of the Library Media Specialist<br />Michelle de Freitas<br />6 April 2011<br />By PresenterMedia.com<br />
  2. 2. 5 Roles of the Library Media Specialist<br />Teacher<br />Leader/Advocate<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />5<br />InstructionalPartner<br />ProgramAdministrator<br />InformationSpecialist<br />
  3. 3. Leader/Advocate<br />Responsibilities:<br />Leads development of 21st Century <br /> skills<br />Seeks out new learning opportunities<br />Joins global communities and professional<br />organizations and reads professional/trade publications and electronic resources<br />Teaches these skills and concepts to faculty<br />Listens to and respects the ideas of others <br />Peers, teachers, and students<br />Advocates on behalf of the program and patrons<br />Establishes a relationship with the greater community to broaden learning resources and support student learning<br />Promotes the program to the entire community<br />Member of the ALA and AASL since 2010<br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  4. 4. Leader/Advocate<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7000: Instructional Design and Development<br />Collaborative Work<br />EDMD 7010: Instructional and Information Technologies<br />Collaborative Work<br />Developed Workshop<br />EDMD 7100: Selection and Use of Media for Youth<br />Professional Material Selection<br />
  5. 5. Leader/Advocate<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7130: Administration of Media and Technology Services<br />Collaboration with practicing librarian<br />Professional Development<br />ERMA 7200: Basic Research Methods<br />Conducted Literature Searches<br />
  6. 6. Instructional Partner<br />Responsibilities:<br />Collaborates with the community to develop <br /> policies, practices, and curricula to promote <br /> learning<br />Builds a relationship with stakeholders to utilize guest speakers<br />Collaborates with teachers to help students develop:<br />Critical thinking, information literacy, technology and social skills<br />Collaborates with classroom teachers to:<br />Develop learning objectives and goals<br />Implement assessment strategies before, during, and after instruction <br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  7. 7. Instructional Partner<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7000: Instructional Design and Development<br />Created Curricular Unit<br />EDMD 7100: Instructional and Information Technologies<br />Needs Assessment/Collection Development<br />EDMD 7120: Information Sources, Services and Instruction<br />Collection Development<br />Collaborative Lesson<br />
  8. 8. Instructional Partner<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7130: Administration of Media Technology Services<br />Precis Assignments<br />EPSY 7400: Educational Psychology and Educational Implications<br />Physical and Mental Development<br />
  9. 9. Information Specialists<br />Responsibilities:<br />The LMS effectively uses technology to:<br />Supplement school resources (e.g., databases)<br />Connect with the global learning community <br />Forums, listservs, and blogs<br />Provide 24-7 communication with students and teachers as well as access to library services (e.g., library website and OPAC)<br />Creates engaging learning tasks that support the use of technology<br />Understands copyright and fair use guidelines<br />Teaches students and teachers about the ethical use of technology<br />Posts appropriate copyright warnings by scanners and copy machines<br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  10. 10. Information Specialist<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7010: Instructional and Informational Technologies<br />Evaluated Hardware and Software <br />Developed Acceptable Use Policy<br />Studied Copyright Laws<br />EDMD 7100: Selection and Use of Media for Youth<br />Evaluated Resources/Collection Development<br />Created Webliography<br />
  11. 11. Information Specialist<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7120: Information Sources, Services and Instruction<br />Information Searching Strategies<br />9 Points of Evaluation<br />EDMD 7130: Administration of Media and Technology Services<br />Precis Assignments<br />EDMD 7210: Integration of Technology into the Curriculum<br />Engaging Learning Tasks<br />
  12. 12. Information Specialist<br />Course Work:<br />ERMA 7200: Basic Research Methods<br />Developed Literature Review<br />Evaluation of Articles<br />
  13. 13. Teacher<br />Responsibilities:<br />Encourages students to become:<br />Critical thinkers: Challenges students to become problems <br />solvers and to engage in personal inquiry<br />Avid readers: Storytelling and book talking<br />Expert researchers: Teaches effective search strategies and the research process through such models as the Big 6 <br />Ethical users of information: Teaches students about plagiarism and copyright and provides assistance in citing sources <br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  14. 14. Teacher<br />Guides students to:<br />Read for understanding, breadth, and pleasure<br />Build prior knowledge and develop new knowledge<br />Collaborate with others to be successful learners<br />Constructively evaluate their work and the work of others<br />Responsibilities:<br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  15. 15. Teacher<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7000: Instructional Design and Development<br />Learning goals and objectives<br />Visuals<br />EDMD 7010: Informational and Instructional Technologies<br />Evaluated Applications<br />EDMD 7100: Selection and Use of Media for Youth<br />Selected Resources<br />Ecology Lesson<br />
  16. 16. Teacher<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7120: Information Sources, Services and Instruction<br />Collaborative Lesson<br />EDMD 7210: Integration of Technology into the Curriculum<br />Engaging Learning Tasks<br />Developed Resources for Teachers and Students<br />EPSY 7400: Educational Psychology and Educational Implications<br />Analyze State Content Standards<br />
  17. 17. Program Administrator<br />Responsibilities:<br />Provides the community with access to information that supports:<br />Patrons needs and interests<br />Diverging points of view<br />A multicultural society<br />The collection should not only represent all members of the immediate community, but those who are not a part of it as well <br />Works in collaboration to develop:<br />Library mission and goals, strategic plan, and policies<br />Collaborates with teachers, administrators, community members, and other library media specialists<br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  18. 18. Program Administrator<br />Responsibilities:<br />Effectively manages:<br />Library staff and volunteers<br />Budget (follows district/school procedures)<br />Physical and virtual places<br />Chooses appropriate furnishings and colors for school/library population, mission, and goals<br />Follows safety guidelines <br />Establishes partnerships to:<br />Increase library resources by utilizing guest speakers from the community and local and global organizations<br />Partners with other libraries to engage in inter-library loans<br />(AASL, 2009)<br />
  19. 19. Program Administrator<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7010: Instructional and Information Technologies<br />Acceptable Use Policy<br />Grant Proposal<br />EDMD 7100: Selection and Use of Media for Youth<br />Collection Development Policies<br />Collaboration with LMS<br />Collection Development<br />
  20. 20. Program Administrator<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7110: Bibliographic Design, Organization and Control<br />Adhered to Cataloging Rules<br />Collection Organization<br />EDMD 7120: Information Sources, Services and <br /> Instruction<br />Collection Development<br />EPSY 7400: Educational Psychology and Educational<br /> Implications<br />Student Development<br />
  21. 21. Program Administrator<br />Course Work:<br />EDMD 7130: Administration of Media and Technology Services<br />Collaborating with LMS<br />Case Studies<br />EDMD 7210: Integration of Technology into the Curriculum<br />Analyzed use of Technology<br />
  22. 22. supports students, teachers, and the greater community by effectively operating in all five roles. While each role is distinct with its own responsibilities, they work in tandem with each other. A library media specialist cannot expect to be a successful program administrator unless she has acted as a leader and won the support of the community. In turn, she cannot expect to be an effectual teacher unless she has worked in collaboration with the teachers to understand the needs of the students and the school curriculum and can effectively teach information literacy skills.<br />Conclusion<br />An Effective Library Media Specialist…<br />
  23. 23. American Association of School Librarians. (2009). Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs. Chicago, IL: American <br />Association of School Librarians.<br />References<br />

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