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Leverage Your Library Program: Collaborate!. Audrey Church, Coordinator, School Library Media Program Longwood University, Farmville, VA NCSLMA, October 2003. Leverage Your Library Program!.

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leverage your library program collaborate

Leverage Your Library Program: Collaborate!

Audrey Church,

Coordinator, School Library Media Program

Longwood University, Farmville, VA

NCSLMA, October 2003

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Leverage Your Library Program!

“The school library media specialist must be perceived as a strong, creative, collaborative professional who is a visible leader in the design of curriculum and instruction appropriate for an information-rich culture.”

Marilyn Miller, AASL Past President and Professor Emeritus, UNCG

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“The school library media specialist must be perceived as a strong, creative, collaborative professional who is a visible leader in the design of curriculum and instruction appropriate for an information-rich culture.”

Marilyn Miller

ten recent statewide studies
TEN Recent Statewide Studies
  • The Impact of School Library Media Centers on Academic Achievement, Colorado, 1993
  • Information Empowered: The School Librarian as an Agent of Academic Achievement, Alaska, 1999
  • Measuring Up to Standards: The Impact of School Library Programs & Information Literacy in Pennsylvania Schools, 2000
  • How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards: The Second Colorado Study, 2000
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School Libraries and MCAS Scores, Massachusetts, Baughman, 2000
  • Good Schools Have School Librarians: Oregon School Librarians Collaborate to Improve Academic Achievement, 2001
  • Texas School Libraries: Standards, Resources, Services, and Students’ Performance, Smith, 2001
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Make the Connection: Quality School Library Media Programs Impact Academic Achievement in Iowa, 2002
  • How School Librarians Improve Outcomes for Children: The New Mexico Study, 2003
  • An Essential Connection: How Quality School Library Media Programs Improve Student Achievement in North Carolina, Robert Burgin and Pauletta Brown Bracy, 2003
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A professionally trained, full-time library media specialist
  • Adequate support staff in the library
  • A strong collection (books, periodicals, online databases) that meets the needs of the school instructional program
  • Student access to the library resources and information within and beyond the library
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Is knowledgeable about school curriculum
  • Assists teachers in using information technology
  • Communicates and collaborates with teachers
  • Teaches students information literacy skills
student achievement is higher
Student achievement is higher!
  • When library media specialists take an active role in curriculum and instruction
  • When library media specialists teach information literacy skills
  • When teachers and library media specialists collaborate…
levels of collaboration
Levels of Collaboration
  • Cooperation
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration

As defined in The Information-Powered School, ALA, 2001

cooperation
Cooperation
  • Loose working relationship
  • Teacher and LMS work independently
  • Teacher and LMS share information informally
  • Teacher sees library media specialist solely as a provider of resources.
coordination
Coordination
  • More formal working relationship
  • Shared understanding of goals for teaching and learning
  • More planning and communication
  • Teacher sees LMS as colleague who can process requests for time in LMC and play minor teaching role (in area of research and use of library resources).
collaboration
Collaboration
  • Ongoing communication about shared goals for student learning
  • Planning, teaching, and jointly assessing student work
  • Teacher views LMS as teaching partner and respects expertise that she brings to the process.
teacher library media specialist collaboration as defined by d loertscher
Teacher/Library Media Specialist Collaboration, as defined by D. Loertscher
  • Two partners, the teacher and the library media specialist, team to exploit materials, information, and information technology to enhance a learning activity.
  • The library media specialist holds a unique position as a valuable asset in the collaborative process.
  • Principals and superintendents encourage effective collaboration and monitor its progress.
collaboration observation checklist as suggested by d loertscher
Collaboration Observation Checklist, as suggested by D. Loertscher
  • Teachers and library media specialists are
    • Brainstorming a curricular unit
    • Developing plans, activities, and assessments
    • Choosing materials and technologies
    • Working side by side as unit activities happen
    • Jointly evaluating the success of the unit
    • Engaging in staff development to refine the collaborative process
checklist continued
Checklist, continued
  • Students are
    • Working in library and classroom on projects, portfolios, presentations, inquiry and other authentic learning tasks
    • Comfortable in using information and information technology
    • Sharing finding in group-related activities
    • Interested and excited about learning
  • Facilities are
    • Planned and arranged to support the various activities that collaborative learning experiences produce
collaboration1
Collaboration
  • Know the curriculum—district and state (North Carolina Standard Course of Study).
  • Serve on standards and curriculum committees.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Attend grade level/department meetings.
collaboration2
Collaboration
  • Collaborate with teachers.
  • Team teach and co-evaluate student products with teachers.
  • Develop the library media collection targeted at the instructional program of the school.
information literacy
Information Literacy
  • Be vocal for information literacy (Make use of Information Skills Curriculum) and work to integrate information literacy skills instruction into the curriculum (Make use of Information Skills Integration Strategies.)
  • Teach information literacy skills, as appropriate, as an integral part of content area instruction.
information technology
Information Technology
  • Train teachers and students to effectively use the licensed databases available.
  • Train teachers and students to effectively use the Internet: to use search tools efficiently and effectively and to evaluate information found.
  • Work to provide access to resources at the point of need, even outside of library walls—NCWise Owl and beyond…
roles of the library media specialist
Roles of the Library Media Specialist
  • Program administrator
  • Information specialist
  • Teacher
  • Instructional partner

-as defined in Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, 1998

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Library media specialists are instructional partners, teachers, and information specialists ….critical to the teaching and learning that occurs in our schools!

nine information literacy standards for student learning
Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Information Literacy—Students are able to
    • Access information efficiently and effectively
    • Evaluate information critically and competently
    • Use information accurately and creatively

From Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, ALA, 1998.

nine information literacy standards for student learning1
Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Independent Learning—Students are information literate and are able to
    • Pursue information for their own personal interests
    • Appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information
    • Strive for excellence in information seeking and knowledge generation

From Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, ALA, 1998.

nine information literacy standards for student learning2
Nine Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning
  • Social Responsibility—Students who contribute positively to the learning community and society are information literate and
    • Recognize the importance of information in a democratic society
    • Practice ethical behavior in regard to information technology
    • Participate effectively in groups to pursue and generate information

From Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, ALA, 1998.

collaboration3
Collaboration
  • work with all to provide access to information
  • work with teachers and administrators to build and manage collections that support authentic, information-based learning
  • work with teachers to plan, conduct, and evaluate learning activities that incorporate information literacy, helping students become independent, information literate lifelong learners
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“Stepping boldly into the learning process with students and teachers brings understanding and support for the library media program from principals, teachers, parents, and school board members.”

Marilyn Miller

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“The Library as a Focal Point to Achieve Student Success” from David V. Loertscher’s Reinvent Your School’s Library in the Age of Technology

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Base of Pyramid: Network Central/Information Infrastructure
  • The Library Program:
    • Teaching Information Literacy
    • Enhancing Learning through Technology
    • Building Reading Literacy
    • Collaborating with Teachers in the Design of Learning
  • Increased Academic Achievement!
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Does active participation in the instructional process by the library media specialist impact teaching and learningthat occurs?
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“On an individual basis: After the first year of flexible scheduling, with all library projects based on teacher/librarian collaboration, we found there was a direct correlation between library usage and improved test scores. After running the end-of-the-year circulation report, it became obvious that the teachers who had the highest library usage also had the highest test scores. A detailed analysis revealed there was a direct link between library usage and test scores in reference study and reading comprehension. For example, the classroom with the highest library usage has a mastery percentage of 86% in reference study and 81% in comprehension. The teacher who offered the most resistance to collaborative planning and library usage also had the lowest in mastery scores—19% in reference study and 52% in comprehension.”

--Faye Pharr, Principal, Lakeside Academy of Math, Science, and Technology, Chattanooga, TN, at the White House Conference on School Libraries

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New campaign for school libraries to be launched at AASL in Kansas City
  • “ to raise public awareness about the significant contributions made by SLMSs through their design of library media programs that further academic achievement and lifelong learning for students”

Frances Roscello, 2003-2004 AASL President,

Knowledge Quest, Sept./Oct. 2003

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A strong library media program is one where the collection is well-developed AND the library media specialist…
  • Teaches students (and teachers) how to effectively find, evaluate, and use information,
  • Collaboratively partners with classroom teachers, and
  • Is actively involved in teaching and learning!
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Audrey ChurchInstructor/Coordinator, School Library Media ProgramLongwood UniversityHull 234,Farmville, VA 23909434.395.2682achurch@longwood.edu