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“ We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
“ I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”
Pronunciation: 'skül Function: noun Etymology: Middle English scole , from Old English scOl , from Latin schola , from Greek scholE leisure, discussion, lecture, school; perhaps akin to Greek echein to hold -- more at SCHEME 1 : an organization that provides instruction: as a : an institution for the teaching of children b : COLLEGE , UNIVERSITY c (1) : a group of scholars and teachers pursuing knowledge together that with similar groups constituted a medieval university (2) : one of the four faculties of a medieval university (3) : an institution for specialized higher education often associated with a university <the school of engineering> d : an establishment offering specialized instruction <a secretarial school > <driving schools >
Pronunciation: 'lI-"brer-E; British usually and US sometimes -br&r-E; US sometimes -brE, ÷-"ber-E Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -brar·ies Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin librarium, from Latin, neuter of librarius of books, from libr-, liber inner bark, rind, book 1 a : a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (as books, manuscripts, recordings, or films) are kept for use but not for sale b : a collection of such materials 2 a : a collection resembling or suggesting a library <a library of computer programs> <wine library> b : MORGUE 2
“ When the media ask him [George W. Bush] a question, he answers, ‘Can I use a lifeline?’” ~ Robin Williams
2 media 1 : a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression; especially : MEDIUM 2b 1 me·di·um 2 : a means of effecting or conveying something: b plural usually media (1) : a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment
Generally defined as an organized set of activities directed toward a common purpose or goal, undertaken or proposed by an agency in order to carry out its responsibilities. In practice, however, the term program has many uses and is used to describe an agency's mission, programs, functions, activities, services, projects, and processes.
Main Entry: 1 pro·gram Pronunciation: 'prO-"gram, -gr&m Function: noun Etymology: French programme agenda, public notice, from Greek programma, from prographein to write before, from pro- before + graphein to write
3 : a plan or system under which action may be taken toward a goal
“ I am a design chauvinist. I believe that good design is magical and not to be lightly tinkered with. The difference between a great design and a lousy one is in the meshing of the thousand details that either fit or don't, and the spirit of the passionate intellect that has tied them together, or tried. That's why programming-- or buying software-- on the basis of "lists of features" is a doomed and misguided effort. The features can be thrown together, as in a garbage can, or carefully laid together and interwoven in elegant unification, as in APL, or the Forth language, or the game of chess.”
Ted Nelson—From Software Engineering Proverbs
August 30, 2009 School Library Media Program? Ted Nelson
Just after World War II, “revolutionaries challenged the idea that a school library should be a repository for books designed to supplement a child’s reading. In the place of a warehouse, these leaders dreamed of a center in each school, staffed by a trained professional educator, which would contain not only printed materials, but a wide range of audiovisual materials and equipment as well.”
David V. Loertscher, Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (1988)
Result? ALA Standards for School Library Programs (1945, 1960) then Standards for School Library Media Programs ( 1969)
“ In the last ten years [i.e. 1970s and 80s] , a new concept, instructional development or resource-based teaching, has emerged from the fields of educational psychology and instructional technology. Teachers and library media specialists work together to systematically created sound instructional modules or units for learners using the full resources of the library media center.”
Loertscher, Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (2 nd ed., 2000).
“ Revolutionaries of the third kind include administrators, library media specialists, and teachers who are too impatient to wait while the library media center evolves gradually from a passive warehouse facility into an active participant in instruction.
Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
Empowering Learners advances school library media programs to meet the needs of the changing school library environment and is guided by the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action .
August 30, 2009 School Library Media Program?
Official Kentucky Policy on Library Media Programs
Integral to the school’s educational program:
“ The school Library Media Program is an integral part of the school’s total educational program. In today’s information age, an individual’s success in problem solving, becoming an informed citizen, even in pursuing personal interests largely depends upon the ability to access, use and evaluate information from a variety of resources thus ensuring that students become information literate.”
Today's school library media program is a complex organism comprised of many parts which coalesce to form a dynamic whole. When the essential elements of such a program are present and supported in an environment that assures the growth and development of each, an exemplary school library media program results.
Created March 2000 by Patricia Webster and Frances Roscello New York State Education Department
“ I believe that good design is magical and not to be lightly tinkered with. The difference between a great design and a lousy one is in the meshing of the thousand details that either fit or don’t , and the spirit of the passionate intellect that has tied them together , or tried.”
“ meshing of the details”
“ the passionate intellect that has tied them together”