Evaluating the School Library Media Center: Analysis Techniques and Research Practices

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Libraries Unlimited, 1998 - Education - 262 pages
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Everhart provides practical guidelines and ready-to-use forms for evaluating a school library media center, as well as important results derived in other studies. She includes qualitative and quantitative techniques for the areas of curriculum, personnel, facilities, collections, usage, and technology. She also gives step-by-step instructions on how to create in-house surveys, conduct interviews, and use observation to gather useful data.

Conduct research, collect statistics, and evaluate your program with this useful resource. Everhart provides practical guidelines and ready-to-use forms for evaluating a school library media center, as well as important results derived in other studies. She includes qualitative and quantitative techniques for the areas of curriculum, personnel, facilities, collections, usage, and technology. She also gives step-by-step instructions on how to create in-house surveys, conduct interviews, and use observation to gather useful data. For example, there are directions on how to assess information literacy with rubrics. In addition, each chapter gives detailed references, a list of further readings, applicable Web sites, and dissertations. A quick and easy guide to justifying and supporting your SLMC operations and effectiveness, this book is invaluable to all school library media specialists. It will also be of interest to school library media supervisors and researchers.

 

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Contents

2CURRICULUM
47
3COLLECTIONS
91
4FACILITIES
119
5TECHNOLOGY
151
6PERSONNEL
179
7USAGE
209
Evaluation Tools in State School Library Media Documents
235
INDEX
251
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NANCY EVERHART is Assistant Professor, Division of Library and Information Science, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York. She has received numerous awards, including the ALISE award for Outstanding Dissertation, the Microcomputer in the Media Center Award, an award for Outstanding Library Media Center, and first place in Apple Computer's Merit Competition.

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