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School Library Management

review for the 2010 Librarians' Licensure Exam
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Management of School Libraries school library SLIS review for the 2010 Librarians' Licensure exam library media center educational media center learning resource center functions of a school library IFLA / UNESCO School Library Manifesto “to provide information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens.” “to offer learning services, books and resources that enable all members of the school community to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and media.” DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998 “to serve as a service center, reading center, guidance center, material production center, and most importantly, a teaching-learning center. The library should be the center of a school being an integral and indispensable part of it.” “to make instructional materials available and accessible to teachers and learners in order to develop positive reading/study habits and develop the ability to use these materials efficiently and effectively as tools of learning” Goals of the School Library IFLA / UNESCO School Library Manifesto 1. to support and enhance educational goals as outlined in the school's mission and curriculum; 2. develop and sustain in children the habit and enjoyment of reading and learning, and the use of libraries throughout their lives; 3. offer opportunities for experiences in creating and using information for knowledge, understanding, imagination and enjoyment; 4. support all students in learning and practicing skills for evaluating and using information, regardless of form, format or medium, including sensitivity to the modes of communication within the community; 7. work with students, teachers, administrators and parents to achieve the mission of the school; 6. organize activities that encourage cultural and social awareness and sensitivity; 5. provide access to local, regional, national and global resources and opportunities that expose learners to diverse ideas, experiences and opinions; 8. proclaim the concept that intellectual freedom and access to information are essential to effective and responsible citizenship and participation in a democracy; 9. promote reading and the resources and services of the school library to the whole school community and beyond. SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST School Librarian Media Specialist a professionally qualified staff member responsible for planning and managing the school library, working together with all members of the school community, and liaising with the public library and others. (IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto) image source: w4.xs.edu.ph School Library Staff Requirements media specialist's role in school varies according to the budget and the curriculum and teaching methodology of the school, within the national legal and financial framework
facilitator of school-wide instructional projects
curricular resource specialist/ curriculum support specialist
technologist
computer instructor
a librarian is considered a member of the faculty (PASLI) teacher (DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998)

“a teacher-librarian shall have one teaching load –

library orientation and literature appreciation for Kinder-Grade 4

library lesson for Grades 5 and 6;

and how to research for High School.” Qualifications of a school librarian REFERENCES:

ALA | Teen Read Week 2010 | Celebrate teen reading at your library, October 17 to 23. (n.d.). ALA | Home - American Library Association. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2010/home.cfm

Choices Booklists. International Reading Association. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.reading.org/resources/Booklists.aspx

Department of Education of the Philippines - DepEd. (2010). Department of Education of the Philippines - DepEd. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.deped.gov.ph/

Frequently Asked Questions - National Institute for Literacy. (2009). The National Institute for Literacy. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://www.nifl.gov/about/faq.html#international

IFLA/UNESCO School Library Manifesto. (2006). IFLA - The official website of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://archive.ifla.org/VII/s11/pubs/manifest.htm

Lukenbill, W. Bernard (2002). Collection Development for a New Century in the School Library Media Center. Connecticut : Greenwood Press.

Luz, J. M.. Library Hub Project : bringing books to public schools nationwide . Department of Education of the Philippines - DepEd. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from www.deped.gov.ph/cpanel/uploads/issuanceImg/Library-Hub.pdf

MacDonald, Randall M. (1997). The Internet and the School Library Media Specialist : Transforming Traditional Services. Connecticut : Greenwood Press.

National Book Week - WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia. (2009). Main Page - WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=National_Book_Week

Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. (2008) Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.paascu.org.ph

Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc.. (n.d.). Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc.: enriching students empowering libraries. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://paslinews.wordpress.com/

Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). (2007). Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY). Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.pbby.org.ph/index.html

Philippines, N. L. (2009). Library and Information Services Month, CDNLAONewsletter 63. National Diet Library. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/cdnlao/newsletter/063/636.html

R.A. 6966. Philippine Laws and Jurisprudence Databank - The Lawphil Project. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra1990/ra_6966_1990.html

R.A. 9246. Philippine Laws and Jurisprudence Databank - The Lawphil Project. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from http://www.lawphil.net/statutes/repacts/ra2004/ra_9246_2004.html

School Librarian in Action: Celebrate National Children's Book Day (NCBD) 2010. (2010). School Librarian in Action. Retrieved August 9, 2010, from http://lovealibrarian.blogspot.com/2010/07/celebrate-national-childrens-book-day.html

Woolls, Blanche (1994). The School Library Media Manager. Colorado : Libraries Unlimited. physical facilities School Library
Budget/Funds School Library Media Collection Development main principle is to support the curriculum a statement of the central philosophy of the library media center about what the collection is and how it is to serve its users as a science
> a process that is systematically-developed and carefully-managed, similar to methods used in various scientific disciplines as an art and philosophy
> often based on individual experiences, observations, skills and creative imagination
> often conditioned by personal and political judgments, intuitions, and individual and professional philosophy Considerations on collection development in school library media centers: 1. Structure and order in selection 2. Collection development within a bureaucratic structure 3. Collection development within organizational cultures professional standards and guidelines Department of Education (DepEd) orders
> D.O. 6, s. 1998 – Policies and Programs
for School Library Development Philippine Association of School Librarians, Inc. (PASLI)
Standards for Philippine Libraries :
School Library Media Centers Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) specialization or division of labor – to encourage productivity “school library media specialists are seen as professionals who know how to integrate materials into the curriculum and how to incorporate information, materials and aesthetic experiences into the lives of students” (Lukenbill, 2002) hierarchy – provides for authority, direction and coordination role of the school library media specialist within the library media center and within the overall administrative structure of the school rules, regulations and policies avoid too many rules, regulations, policies and written directives because they can create confusion and promote indecision and disfunctional organizational behaviors culture – influences collection development by the value it places on the library and its collection indications of the organizational climate and values:
physical location of the library
physical layout and design
role of the library media specialist Vision, Mission and Policies Vision – more imaginative and theoretical than other statements; conveys in a few words the underlying philosophy of the organization and the positive attributes that invigorate it Mission – sets out the organization's goals, objectives and activities Goals – general designs and aspirations, stated in operational terms, which lead to operations, strategies, activities and policies Objectives – measurable actions that can be achieved; stated quantitatively, must be suitable for the organization and sustainable over time
Activities – pre-determined acts constructed to help meet an objective – short-term, repetitive, numerous and measurable Policies – codified form of decision-making; usually published and distributed, available for study and review; guidelines for actions, help ensure consistency and fairness School Collection Development Policy states the directions, guidelines, controls and standards for the overall management of the collection outlines elements within and external to the school that must be coordinated within the selection and evaluation process establishes methods for planning and carrying out day-to-day operation of the collection identifies who is responsible for collection development decisions and operations must be official and authoritative must be based on a clear understanding of the school curriculum must be used as an assessment tool for evaluation and deselection, inclusion and exclusion Form and Structure of a Collection Development Policy (Evans)

1.brief description of the community to be served

2.brief description of the client group to be served

3.statement on the parameters of the collection to be maintained

4.detailed description of the service programs that the collection will support selection tools / aids reviews, lists, catalogs, magazines, journals, bibliographies
lists from book vendors – bookstores, distributors, publishers' lists
online bookstores and distributors (Amazon) Booklist (American Library Association - ALA)
Library Journal
School Library Journal
Teacher Librarian
The Horn Book magazine
Choices Reading List (International Reading Association - IRA)
book and non-print awards Caldecott Medal and Honor Books – awarded by ALA to honor the most distinguished American children's picture book published during the previous year The Lion & the Mouse, illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney  image source: http://www.ala.org Newbery Medal and Honor Books – awarded by ALA-LSC to honor an author for his/her most distinguished contribution to American literature for children for the preceding year When You Reach Me 
by Rebecca Stead image source: http://www.ala.org PBBY-Salanga Writers' Prize – named after Alfrredo Salanga, awarded by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People for outstanding writers of children's literature in English or in Filipino PBBY-Alcala Illustrators' Prize – named after Larry Alcala, presented by the Philippine Board on Books for Young People for outstanding illustrators of children's stories. ALDY AGUIRRE http://www.pbby.org.ph Raymund G. Falgui
Green Leaf and Other Poems (grand prize) Book of the Year for Children Award – awarded by the Canadian Library Association to a book published in Canada by a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada http://www.pbby.org.ph Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award –
given by the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians (a division of CLA) to the outstanding illustrator of a children's book published in Canada during the preceding year (must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada) http://www.cla.ca http://www.cla.ca Governor General's Awards for Children's Literature – the most prestigious literary awards in Canada, given by the Canada Council to both English and French-language children's books by Canadians, regardless of where they were published http://www.canadacouncil.ca Hans Christian Andersen Medal –

the highest international award given to an author and an illustrator of children's books, presented by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) in recognition of the excellence of the recipient's entire literary and artistic contribution to youth literature http://www.ibby.org International Reading Association Children's Book Awards (IRA) –

four awards given annually to authors' first or second published book in the areas of fiction and non-fiction. Books may come from any country and may be written in any language, and must be copyrighted during the preceding year. http://www.reading.org The Carnegie Medal –
given by the Library Association of Great Britain to the writer of an outstanding book published in the United Kingdom or written in English and published first or concurrently in the U.K.. Kate Greenaway Medal –
presented by the Library Association of Great Britain in honor of the most distinguished work in the illustration of children's books published in the United Kingdom http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/ http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/ Collection Development Standards LIBRARY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES library orientation during opening of classes
library instruction programs included in the curriculum
research assistance (individual, group or class)
announcements of new acquisitions and other promotional activities
book talk
author visit
storytelling
exhibit National Book Week celebration (PLAI)
November 24-30, as per Proclamation No. 109 of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon International Children's Book Day (IBBY)
April 2, birthday of Hans Christian Andersen National Children's Book Day (NCBD, Philippines)
every 3rd week of July, to commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Jose Rizal’s "The Monkey and the Turtle" in Trubner’s Oriental Record in London Teen Read Week (ALA)
every 3rd week of October (Oct. 17-23 for 2010) International Literacy Day (UNESCO)
September 8 Library and Information Services Month (Philippines)
November, as per Proclamation No. 837 of Pres. Corazon Aquino curriculum - the sum total of all activities undertaken or planned by a school in relation to teaching and learning
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