School Libraries Worldwide

School Libraries Worldwide is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 2, July

Bibliotherapy in School Libraries: An Israeli Experiment
The concept of bibliotherapy has been known since ancient times. Despite the concept's direct connection to books and libraries and despite its potential as a means of support and aid, it has not attained a clear status in library science. The therapeutic...
Can Web-Based Instruction Foster Information Literacy?
A Web-based distance learning course developed with World Wide Web Courseware (WebCT) is the focus of this article. The course, Advanced Reference: Online Searching Techniques, concentrates on assisting students in developing information literacy skills....
Community Junoir Secondary School Libraries in Botswana
A school library program needs to have certain basic elements if it is to function effectively. These elements are: the facility to house the information sources or instructional materials; a wide range of information sources to support the school's...
Community Junoir Secondary School Libraries in Botswana: A Case Study of Their Programs and Needs for Teacher-Librarian Training
The authors report on the status of the school library and its place in the curriculum in 13 Botswana community junior secondary schools located in northern and northeastern Botswana. During November 1999, the study took place during site visits to the...
Editorial: School Library Education
The articles in this issue represent a microcosm of the issues confronting teacher-librarian education for developing countries and developed countries. At first glance, the professional literature appears divided between two camps. Authors from westernized...
Educating Preservice Media Specialists: Developing School Leaders
The leadership role of the library media specialists is the most important factor in establishing the viability of the school media program. The purpose of this study was to determine how preservice media specialists in the United States perceive leadership...
Poised for Change: Effects of a Teacher Education Project on Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of the School Library Program and the Role of the Teacher-Librarian
Preservice teachers are a greatly overlooked group of instructional partners. This article describes a one phase of an ongoing project in a teacher education program that aims to enhance pre-service teachers' personal and practical knowledge of school...
Preparing Personnel to Staff School Libraries in Botswana: The National Library's Input
The development of school libraries in Botswana is the responsibility of the Educational Libraries Division of the Botswana National Library Service (BNLS). The Division carries out its school library development mandate primarily through workshops for...
The Training Needs of School Library Staff for Service Delivery to Disabled Students
Staff development programs dealing with library service to students with disabilities are scarce. A four-year study that evaluated school library services offered to disabled students in two Australian states considered staff development needs. The study...