9781563087950

Premiere Events : Library Programs That Inspire Elementary School Patrons

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    9781563087950

  • ISBN10:

    1563087952

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-03-15
  • Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

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Summary

Here is everything you need to plan, execute, and assess school library events. Aside from emphasizing the benefits of effective programs, the authors offer details on providing support services to enrich programming. Several examples of successful programs from across the nation provide the necessary inspiration to create your own imaginative and memorable events-events that motivate young students to fully take advantage of media center resources.

Author Biography

PATRICIA POTTER WILSON is Associate Professor Emerita of School Library and Information Sciences at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Prior to her university position, she was a school teacher and library media specialist. An author of numerous articles and five books, she has also been recipient of several teaching and service awards.ROGER LESLIE is an author, editor, teacher, and library media specialist with 15 years of experience in public education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
How and Why Programs Really Work
1(22)
Media Center Programming Defined
3(1)
What Library Media Specialists Say About Programming
4(3)
Types of Programs
7(1)
Exhibits and Displays
7(1)
Featured Speakers or Entertainers
7(1)
Learning Centers
8(1)
Demonstrations
8(1)
Media
8(1)
Frameworks for Preparing a Program
8(3)
Programs Based on Specific Target Groups
9(1)
Programs Based on Curriculum Needs
9(1)
Programs Based on a Special Theme
10(1)
Programs Based on Interest and Entertainment
10(1)
Programs Based on Available Time Periods
10(1)
Purposes of Programs
11(5)
Support and Enhance the Curriculum
11(3)
Provide Support and Enrichment Beyond Core Curriculum
14(1)
Provide Personal Enrichment
15(1)
Provide Professional Development for Teachers
15(1)
Benefits of Programming
16(4)
Highlights the Media Center
16(1)
Highlights the Media Specialist
17(1)
Increases School Library Media Center Usage
17(1)
Provides Classroom Support and Enrichment
17(1)
Broadens Students and Teacher Interests
18(1)
Encourages the Development of Lifelong Readers
18(1)
Establishes Good Public Relations
19(1)
Program Parameters
20(1)
Individually Planned Programs
20(1)
Joint or Cooperative Programs
20(1)
Parent and Community Programs
20(1)
The Public Library Connection
21(1)
Purpose
21(1)
Benefits
21(1)
Parameters
22(1)
Conclusion
22(1)
Initial Stages of Program Planning
23(20)
Choosing a Theme and Gathering Ideas
25(8)
Faculty Suggestions
26(2)
Other Media Specialists
28(1)
Student Interests
28(1)
Curriculum Needs
29(2)
Professional Development Activities
31(1)
Community Happenings
31(2)
Developing a Specific Plan
33(9)
Setting Goals
33(1)
Considering the Audience
34(2)
Determining a Time Frame
36(1)
Identifying Resources
36(1)
Choosing a Format
37(5)
Conclusion
42(1)
Final Stages of Program Planning
43(22)
Outlining the Program Content
44(1)
Obtaining Administrative Approval
44(1)
Securing Teacher Support
45(1)
Planning the Specific Details
46(7)
Select and Verify a Location
46(1)
Choose and Confirm a Date and Time
47(1)
Select and Schedule Guest Speakers
48(3)
Select and Provide for Support Personnel
51(1)
Select, Order, and Schedule Resource Materials
51(2)
Develop Contingency Plans
53(1)
Completing Final Preparations
53(5)
Identify, Select, and Prepare Student and Parent Volunteers
53(3)
Publicize the Event
56(1)
Prepare Students and Teachers for the Event
56(1)
Schedule Classes
57(1)
Arranging the Facility
58(4)
Decorate
59(1)
Use Technology Support
59(1)
Arrange Furniture and Seating
60(1)
Provide for Traffic Flow
61(1)
Executing the Program
62(1)
Present the Program
62(1)
Follow Through After the Event
63(1)
Conclusion
63(2)
How to Identify and Locate Resources
65(22)
Identifying and Locating Resources
66(17)
Educational Resources
66(2)
Teacher- and Student-made Resources
68(3)
Community Resources
71(12)
Connecting Content Areas with Community Resources
83(2)
Conclusion
85(2)
How to Gather and Organize Resources
87(16)
Selecting Volunteers
87(3)
Parents
87(1)
Students
88(2)
Teachers
90(1)
Making It Work with Volunteers
90(4)
Prepare for Volunteers
90(1)
Recruit Volunteers
91(3)
Contacting Resources
94(1)
List Possible Resources
94(1)
Interview Potential Resources
94(1)
Organizing the Resources
95(6)
Establish a Community Resources File
96(1)
Include Resources in a Vertical File
96(5)
Conclusion
101(2)
Searching the Internet for Community Resources
103(18)
Business and Industry
104(1)
Government Agencies
105(3)
Special Government Sites for Educators
105(1)
Special Government Sites for Children
106(2)
Other Recommended Sites
108(1)
Institutions
108(6)
Aquariums
108(1)
Libraries
109(1)
Universities, Colleges, and Schools
110(1)
Museums
110(3)
Zoos
113(1)
Clubs and Organizations
114(3)
Children's Clubs
114(1)
Sports Organizations
115(1)
Hobbies and Collectibles
116(1)
Virtual Field Trips
117(1)
Children's Authors and Illustrators
118(2)
Conclusion
120(1)
Extending, Evaluating, and Assessing Library Media Programs
121(16)
Extending the Program
122(1)
Activities for Students in the School Library Media Center
122(1)
Activities for Students in the Classroom
123(1)
Wrapping It Up
123(2)
Thank-You to Resource People and Places
123(1)
Thank-You to Volunteers
124(1)
Updating the Community Resources File
125(1)
Evaluating the Program
125(7)
Informal Evaluations
125(2)
Formal Evaluations
127(5)
Circulation Data and Usage
132(1)
Assessing the Program
132(1)
Examine and Analyze the Data
132(1)
Record the Results
133(1)
Creating Reports and Records
133(2)
Develop a Program Report
133(2)
Conclusion
135(2)
Dynamic Model Programs and Ideas That Really Work
137(50)
Contributors of Model Programs and Ideas
138(2)
Programs for Everyone
140(6)
Book Fair Extravaganza
140(2)
Reading Festival
142(1)
Family Reading Night
143(3)
Programs for Students
146(28)
Curriculum: Reading/Language Arts
146(13)
Curriculum: Beyond Reading/Language Arts
159(6)
Personal Interests
165(2)
Holidays and Special Events
167(7)
Programs for Teachers
174(7)
Promoting Reading Among Teachers
174(2)
Mini-Workshops for Teachers
176(4)
What's New in the Media Center
180(1)
Programs for Parents
181(5)
Reaching Out to Families
181(5)
More Ways to Advertise the Media Center
186(1)
Conclusion
186(1)
Appendix A National Survey of School Library Programming 187(2)
Appendix B Sue Wiley's Sample Library Program Plan 189(4)
Appendix C Library Media Activities 193(4)
Appendix D Resources to Support Special Programs 197(4)
Appendix E Selected Topical Bibliography 201(6)
References 207(2)
Index 209

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