What is a School Library Media Program?

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What is a School Library Media Program?

  1. 1. What is a School Library Media Program?<br />And How Did the Idea Get Started?<br />LIB 620 Library Management Fall 2009<br />
  2. 2. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />2<br />School Library Media Program?<br />Why such a mouthful?<br />School?<br />Library?<br />Media?<br />Program?<br />
  3. 3. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />3<br />School?<br />Yeah, School?<br />“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.” <br />Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)<br />“I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”<br />Yogi Berra    <br />
  4. 4. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />4<br />School?<br />Main Entry: 1school<br />Pronunciation:&apos;skülFunction:nounEtymology: 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 SCHEME1 : 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 &lt;the school of engineering&gt; d : an establishment offering specialized instruction &lt;a secretarial school&gt; &lt;driving schools&gt;<br />
  5. 5. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />5<br />Library?<br />OK, Library?<br />“A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” <br />Jo Godwin<br />“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”  <br />Frank Zappa<br />Online Dictionary of Quotations<br />
  6. 6. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />6<br />Library?<br />“You see, I don&apos;t believe that libraries should be drab places where people sit in silence, and that&apos;s been the main reason for our policy of employing wild animals as librarians.” <br />Monty Python skit <br />Gorilla Librarian <br />
  7. 7. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />7<br />Dictionary definition of Library?<br />Main Entry: li·brary<br />Pronunciation:&apos;lI-&quot;brer-E; British usually and US sometimes -br&r-E; US sometimes -brE, ÷-&quot;ber-EFunction: nounInflected Form(s): plural -brar·iesEtymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin librarium, from Latin, neuter of librarius of books, from libr-, liber inner bark, rind, book1 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 materials2 a : a collection resembling or suggesting a library &lt;a library of computer programs&gt; &lt;wine library&gt; b : MORGUE2<br />
  8. 8. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />8<br />Media?<br />What do you mean, media?<br />Not mediums (that’s spiritualism)!<br />Nor: <br />“When the media ask him [George W. Bush] a question, he answers, ‘Can I use a lifeline?’” ~ Robin Williams <br />2media1: a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression; especially: MEDIUM 2b1me·di·um2: a means of effecting or conveying something: bplural usually media (1) : a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment <br />
  9. 9. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />9<br />Program?<br />Program for What?<br />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&apos;s mission, programs, functions, activities, services, projects, and processes.<br />http://home.nps.gov/applications/budget2/glossary.htm <br />Found on a Google search define:program<br />
  10. 10. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />10<br />Program in a dictionary?<br /> Main Entry: 1pro·gramPronunciation: &apos;prO-&quot;gram, -gr&mFunction: nounEtymology: French programme agenda, public notice, from Greek programma, from prographein to write before, from pro- before + graphein to write<br />3 : a plan or system under which action may be taken toward a goal<br />
  11. 11. August 30, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />11<br />Ted Nelson<br />Important caveat about programs<br />From the father of hypertext<br />“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&apos;t, and the spirit of the passionate intellect that has tied them together, or tried. That&apos;s why programming-- or buying software-- on the basis of &quot;lists of features&quot; 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.” <br />Ted Nelson—From Software Engineering Proverbs<br />
  12. 12. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />12<br />Put ‘em together, and what have you got?<br />School Library Media Program<br />The New School Librarianversion 2001<br />
  13. 13. August 30, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />13<br />History of School Libraries<br />Not vet well known!<br />Although the American public school library is one of this nation’s most ubiquitous educational institutions, we know very little about its history.<br />First sentence of: <br />
  14. 14. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />14<br />A Pioneer of School Librarianship<br />Hannah Logasa(1879-1967) <br />General objectives of the library study-room:<br />To serve as the laboratory and workroom of the school<br />To make available library material for the use of teachers and pupils<br />To coöperate with all departments of the school in the carrying out of their objectives<br />To serve as the centralizing agency in the plan of school organization<br />The High School Library: Its Function in Education (1928)<br />
  15. 15. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />15<br />The Three Revolutions 1<br />The First Revolution:<br />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.”<br />David V. Loertscher, Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (1988)<br />Result? ALA Standards for School Library Programs (1945, 1960) then Standards for School Library Media Programs (1969)<br />NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARY STANDARDS: A CHRONOLOGY<br />
  16. 16. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />16<br />The Three Revolutions 2<br />The Second Revolution<br />“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.”<br />Loertscher, Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program (2nd ed., 2000).<br />
  17. 17. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />17<br />The Three Revolutions 3<br />The Third Revolution<br />“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. <br />Loertscher (1988).<br />
  18. 18. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />18<br />Information Power (1988)<br />Building Partnerships for Learning<br />…Because Student Achievement <br />IS<br />THE BOTTOM LINE<br />Information PowerPowerPoint 2000 version <br />
  19. 19. Successors to Information Power<br />Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs<br />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 Learnerand Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. <br />August 30, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />19<br />
  20. 20. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />20<br />Official Kentucky Policy on Library Media Programs<br />Integral to the school’s educational program:<br />“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.”<br />
  21. 21. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />21<br />Another state’s view<br />The School Library Media Program <br />Today&apos;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. <br />Created March 2000 by Patricia Webster and Frances Roscello New York State Education Department<br />
  22. 22. August 29, 2009<br />School Library Media Program?<br />22<br />Remember the quote from Ted Nelson?<br />A Program is an integral whole!<br />“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.”<br />“meshing of the details”<br />“the passionate intellect that has tied them together”<br />

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