Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program, 2/e
95 pages • 8½ x 11
This comprehensive book takes the reader through the necessary steps to develop user buy-in and assistance in creating a learner-driven library program. The result? A unique, exemplary school library program that is eligible for national awards.
Accomplishing positive change is challenging in today's educational environment, even when efforts are guided by best practices and desperately needed. In fact, librarians who are put in the position of acting as change agents are often stymied as segments of the learning community push back against the introduction of new resources, technologies, and program initiatives. How can the barriers to change be overcome so that a library program can be transformed?
Creating an award-winning school library program involves more than simply following the guidelines and standards available that describe what an exemplary program should accomplish. Effecting the changes necessary is often a process that presents multiple challenges along the way—especially when there is insufficient buy-in to the changes.
This updated second edition of Seven Steps to An Award Winning School Library Program begins with a description of an existing model school library program and then describes steps that emphasize how to develop user buy-in and assistance in achieving the results of a learner-driven library program. In addition to providing descriptions of detailed actions to perform, advice on working with staff, and background information on change theory, this book also includes practical documents, diagrams, processes, workshop ideas, lesson plans, and tips when filling out applications for awards.
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