Technology and the School Library

A Comprehensive Guide for Media Specialists and Other Educators

Technology and the School Library

Technology has become one of the three main areas of focus for school librarians, along with collaboration and leadership. To meet the growing need in this area, Technology and the School Library provides an overview of the types of technologies used in school libraries and describes how the school librarian interacts with and works with the technology. Major topics covered in this volume include information resources in the school library, the different varieties of educational software available, resources available via the web, and the importance of creating a school library web site. This book also addresses tools that can be used in classrooms and technology administration—everything from automation and filters to security on student computers and security systems in general. This up-to-date overview of technology will provide school librarians the background and breadth needed to realize the potential they have for improving library services to children.

School Library Journal's Best

A Reader for Children's, Young Adult & School Librarians

School Library Journal's Best

A selection of articles published in "School Library Journal," magazine between 1954 and 1995, discussing a variety of issues of importance to children's, young adult, and school librarians.

Issues in Children's Book Selection

A School Library Journal/Library Journal Anthology

Issues in Children's Book Selection


School Library Makerspaces In Action

School Library Makerspaces In Action

Maker learning spaces in schools and public libraries are made real through the narratives of professional librarians around the world, comprising the collaborative activities, experiences, and perspectives of librarians as they have implemented makerspaces for students of all ages. • Provides inspirational examples of successful makerspaces in school and public libraries • Furnishes practical, immediately usable projects, assignments, and curricula • Offers needed examples of how to train maker librarians • Showcases working partnerships between school and public librarians in makerspace endeavors

School Libraries 3.0

Principles and Practices for the Digital Age

School Libraries 3.0

This textbook, for school library administration courses, is written by a professor who has taught this course at least once a year for the past twenty years. Technology is interwoven throughout the book and not listed as a separate chapter or book section. This is because the school librarian of today—and certainly the school librarian of tomorrow—is working in an environment of web resources, multimedia, mixed methods, and varying programs and services. Major chapters cover the various roles of the school librarian, curricular standards and guidelines, policies and procedures, budgeting, facilities, personnel, services, programming, ethics, advocacy, and evaluation. Sample policies, procedures, and plans make this book valuable to both new and experienced school librarians.

Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program

Toward a 21st-Century School Library Media Program

Offers a collection of articles previously published in "Teacher Librarian" and "VOYA" discussing the role of the school library in a technologically oriented twenty-first century.