Information Literacy: What Does It Look like in the School Library Media Center

Information Literacy: What Does It Look like in the School Library Media Center

Information Literacy: What Does It Look like in the School Library Media Center

Information Literacy: What Does It Look like in the School Library Media Center

Synopsis

This book is designed for courses that prepare college and university students for undergraduate or graduate degrees in school library media. It is also written as a helpful instructional manual or guidebook for practicing school library media specialists. The overall goal of this textbook is to teach library media specialists "what information literacy looks like--in general, in the school, in the classroom, in your mind, in life, and in motion." Helpful scenarios and extensive annotated resources are included.

Excerpt

What Does Information Literacy Look Like in the School Library Media Center? is designed for courses that prepare college and university students for undergraduate or graduate degrees in school library media. It is also written as a helpful instructional manual for practicing school library media specialists. The overall goal of this textbook is to teach library media specialists what information literacy looks like—in general, in the school, in the classroom, in your mind, in life and in motion.

Numerous textbooks have been written concerning a wide variety of aspects regarding information literacy. These books typically focus on one or two facets of information literacy (such as problem solving models, copyright, etc.) or are aimed at a specific audience (such as high school students or teachers). This textbook differs in that it is an all-inclusive, practical guidebook that discusses information literacy, research, independent learning, ethics, and more. It is aimed specifically for school library media specialists' use. In addition, this text includes helpful scenarios to explain or help picture [what it looks like.] Current related readings and Web sites are also provided within each chapter so the school library media specialist can further explore information literacy.

An ongoing debate continues about who should teach information literacy skills. It is my belief that this should be a joint effort between the school library media specialist and the teacher. However, this does not . . .

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