Growing on the Job: Professional Development for the School Librarian

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Linworth Pub., 1991 - Reference - 95 pages
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This guide presents a series of articles which give pointers, hints, and examples of day-to-day development activities school librarians can use to hone their professionalism. The first of five sections describes ways in which librarians can provide professional service and lists some markers of professionalism. The second section presents one librarian's personal observations from her continuing education courses, and a list of library challenges is given. The third section talks about dealing with change in a library, and the fourth section offers a summary of ethics described in further detail in various professional publications. A formal definition of professionalism and a sample librarian's goals statement are included. The fifth section is a compilation of selected readings from "The Book Report": (1) "Making Miracles Happen" (L. D. Gordon); (2) "A Simple Planning Process" (P. Rux); (3) "A Rose By Any Other Name" (A. H. Yucht); (4) "The No-Time, No-Energy, No-Money Newsletter" (M. Hauge); (5) "Good Ideas from Your Newsletters" (column); (6) "A Word to New Librarians, or How To Survive the First Year" (G. Curdy and C. Lott); (7) "Getting Started on the Job" (V. K. Blaha); (8) "Learning on the Job" (V. K. Blaha); (9) "I'm a Paraprofessional! Want To Make Something of It?" (A. Wittig); (10) "Goal Setting & Evaluation" (E. M. Boardman); (11) "Planning by Annual Report" (C. M. Townsend); (12) "The Multipurpose Annual Report" (L. Farmer); (13) "A Goals-Based Annual Report" (D. Pozar); (14) "Performance-Based Evaluation: The Missouri Model" (S. D. Ross and M. Hagerty); (15) "Are We Doing What We Think Is Important?" (B. K. Barrett and I. Schon); (16) "The Superperson in the School Library" (M. R. Bane); (17) "Growing on the Job" (J. G. Cullison); (18) "Used Any Good Professional Books Lately?" (A. Yucht); (19) "Too Busy To Say Hello" (D. Cavitt); (20) "PR: Invite Success!" (B. K. Mathies); (21) "Marketing the Library" (P. Sivak); (22) "The Care and Feeding of the Administrator" (E. M. Boardman); (23) "A Matter of Mutual Trust" (R. Graef); (24) "Communicating with Administrators" (A. E. Beasley and C. G. Palmer); (25) "The One-Person Manager" (J. Hoftstetter); (26) "No Time To Get Organized? Read a Book or Two!" (S. Fetherolf); (27) "Keys to Library Management" (L. L. Edwards); (28) "Library Management from A to Z" (D. M. Cooke); (29)"Successful Management Techniques--School Library Style" (A. E. Handy); (30) "Put It in Writing: The Policy and Procedure Manual" (L. D. Gordon); (31) "Writing Selection Policy"; (32) "Selection Skills & Tools" (D. M. Cooke); (33) "Weeding a Middle School Reference Collection" (D. M. Cooke); and (34) "Good Reasons for Weeding" (N. Krabbe). A list of 59 related books concludes this guide. (MAB)

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Contents

Making Miracles Happen 5 1
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A Word to New Librarians or How to Survive
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Goal Setting and Evaluation 5 16
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