Linking Literacy and Libraries in Global Communities

Author: Marlene Asselin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317104889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Libraries in today's global world have emerged as key players in building a culture for reading in communities while enhancing the literacy development of children, youth, adults and seniors. Whether one lives in a modern city with sophisticated library services or in a remote region of the world where access to books and literacy services may be limited, librarians and libraries are contributing to the development of learning communities. This book captures some of the essence of this work in libraries in order to inspire and support all those who value the role of libraries in building global communities. The authors highlight the emerging role of libraries and community partners in literacy development and provide concrete examples via case studies drawn from global communities, demonstrating how libraries are working to support local literacies. They also suggest recommendations for supporting the critical role for libraries in supporting global literacies. The book will become essential reading for all those interested in literacy and libraries throughout the world.

Global Action on School Library Guidelines

Author: Barbara A. Schultz-Jones
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311036266X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book celebrates the new IFLA School Library Guidelines and how they can be put to use around the world. Each chapter describes innovative initiatives for improving school library services, including mission and policy; educational and cultural programmes and services; human resources; digital and print resources; use of technology ; promotion and advocacy; evaluation and assessment.

Literacy Libraries and Learning

Author: Ray Doiron
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551381966
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The school library has changed dramatically. Today, it is a portal to a world of learning that includes traditional books, digital resources, and online environments. As the importance of information and communication technologies grows, teachers and teacher-librarians hold the key to creating powerful learning opportunities that help students function more effectively. This comprehensive guide discusses the changing responsibilities of classroom teachers and teacher-librarians in helping students become better readers, writers, and researchers. It offers suggestions for re-inventing the school library by offering a better and more current selection of resources, instilling students with the reading habit, and supporting them in these key areas: promoting reading for learning and pleasure; improving critical literacy skills when using information from many sources; encouraging research methods that respect copyright and lead to original work; designing information tasks to help students work effectively with data; developing better informational text structures that increase comprehension; encouraging the integration of emerging technologies and traditional resources. Literacy, Libraries, and Learning argues that using diverse learning resources can improve literacy achievement. It shows teachers and teacher-librarians how to turn their schools into first-rate learning environments and their students into lifelong learners.

Becoming Confident Teachers

Author: Claire McGuinness
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780632711
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Becoming Confident Teachers examines the teaching role of information professionals at a time of transition and change in higher education. While instruction is now generally accepted as a core library function in the 21st century, librarians often lack sufficient training in pedagogy and instructional design; consequently finding their teaching responsibilities to be stressful and challenging. By exploring the requirements and responsibilities of the role, this book guides teaching librarians to a position where they feel confident that they have acquired the basic body of knowledge and procedures to handle any kind of instructional requests that come their way, and to be proactive in developing and promoting teaching and learning initiatives. In addition, this book suggests strategies and methods for self-development and fostering a “teacher identity, giving teaching librarians a greater sense of purpose and direction, and the ability to clearly communicate their role to non-library colleagues and within the public sphere. Specifically examines the causes of stress among teaching librarians, zeroing in on recognisable scenarios, which are known to ‘zap’ confidence and increase teacher anxiety among librarians An up-to-date and easily digestible take on the role and responsibilities of the teaching librarian Identifies the major trends that are transforming the teaching function within professional academic librarianship

Rural Community Libraries in Africa Challenges and Impacts

Author: Dent, Valeda F.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466650443
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This book investigates the relationship between local libraries and community development, from the historical roots of rural libraries to their influence on the literacy, economy, and culture of the surrounding region"--Provided by publisher.

Information Power

Author: American Association of School Librarians
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934708
Format: PDF, ePub
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This joint publication of the Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology is the newest approach in the series of national standards and guidelines that began with the 1920 "Certain" report. The document provides a foundation for professional practice built on information literacy standards. Subsequent chapters deal with techniques and practices support program development, which enhances learning and teaching. Appendices include policy statements and a discussion of student performance assessment. While the document is intended to focus on student learning as the major goal of 21st century school library programs, it also acts as an informative guide for contemporary practices in school libraries. This should be in every library and in every administrator's office..

Curriculum Development for Adult Learners in the Global Community Strategic approaches

Author: Victor C. X. Wang
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781575242965
Format: PDF, Docs
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Adult and continuing education continues to evolve as both a strong discipline and a professional field of practice throughout the global community. Both adult educators and adult learners require a common and informed conceptual and theoretical framework to assist them in developing meaningful curricula for adult learners. This book, in a collective and unified manner, describes innovative strategies to developing curricula for adult learners in diverse social, cultural and economic contexts.