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Developing Your School Library’s Professional Collection to Positively Influence School Culture for Immigrant Latino Children Carolyn Jo Starkey, NBCT Buckhorn High SchoolNational Latino Children’s Literature Conference: Connecting Cultures and Celebrating Cuentos The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL March 29, 2012
Biography Carolyn Jo Starkey School Librarian, Buckhorn High School New Market, ALCarolyn Starkey has been in education for 23 years, the last 13 related to school library media. Sheserved as the library media specialist at Sloman Primary School for seven years, obtaining hercertification by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in library media in 2003 whilethere. After a 4 ½ year stint as Assistant Professor of Library Education Media at Alabama StateUniversity, Carolyn is currently serving as a school librarian alongside Wendy Stephens at BuckhornHigh School and completing her dissertation in instructional leadership/instructional technology at theUniversity of Alabama. Her other professional commitments include positions as Co-Chair of theChildrens and School Library Division of the Alabama Library Association, Editor of ASLA‘s The AlabamaSchool Librarian, and Chair of ISTEs Media Specialist Special Interest Group newsletter committee. Shealso serves as a member of American Association of School Librarians Publications Committee andNCATE Coordinating Committee and has recently taken on a Co-Manager position of the AASL blog.Carolyn is a frequent conference and professional development presenter on a wide range of topics inschool librarianship, technology, and online learning. New areas of interest include the integration of theCommon Core State Standards into school libraries and the implementation of the EDUCATEAlabama forLibrarians formative performance assessment system. Carolyn served as a member of theEDUCATEAlabama for Librarians review committee and has presented on this topic over a dozen timessince 2011.
In the school library, the professional collection should support student achievement and encourage the professional growth of educators at all grade levels and in all subject areas.Professional Collection: Purpose
The school library professional collection should focus on three basic areas: • educational trends and developmentsProfessional Collection: Contents
The school library professional collection should focus on three basic areas: • teaching techniques, activities, and strategiesProfessional Collection: Contents
The school library professional collection should focus on three basic areas: • current research in both general and specialized areasProfessional Collection: Contents
How do we stretch the limited funding of school libraries to include an up-to- date and fluid professional collection that provides resources to serve a diverse student population?Professional Collection: Question
One Answer: A curated collection of high quality, relevant web- based resourcesProfessional Collection: Answer
My Favorite Curation Tool for Web- Based Resources http://www.livebind ers.com/play/play_or _edit?id=123810Professional Collection: Answer
Determining Needs for ProfessionalCollection:• Teacher Surveys and Questionnaires• Standards (State, Common Core, etc.)• Teacher Evaluation Instruments Professional Collection: Needs