7 Steps to an Award-winning School Library Program

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Libraries Unlimited, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 129 pages
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In 1998 the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) published its current guidelines, Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning as a vision for school library media programs. The AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year (NSLMPY) Award application is based on criteria delineated in those guidelines. This book is an in-depth look at providing a framework for program implementation that can lead to national award-winning recognition. The book is based on the author's experience as a winner of the 2002 AASL NSLMPY Award, and its recommended processes, guidelines, and advice are a blueprint to construct an award-winning program that will enhance your students' learning experience whether or not you choose to apply for the AASL award. Chapters include information on team building, collaboration with faculty and staff, building a needs assessment, and analyzing results, problem solving, training modules for staff development, and application procedures for the NSLMPY award. A helpful bibliography and extensive appendix of helpful and necessary documents and forms are also included.

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Having just won the prestigious award for one of the best school district library programs in the nation in 2011, the author has modeled much of what she talks about. Similar to her first edition of ... Read full review

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I found this to be an excellent book about how to create an award-winning school library program. The steps were easy to follow and very clear. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Ann M. Martin is currently serving as Educational Specialist for Library Information Services for the Henrico County Public Schools, Richmond, Virginia. Her former school, the James River High School in Midlothian, Virginia, is the 2002 recipient of the AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Award. She has 25 years experience as a library media specialist.

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