Seven steps to an award-winning school library program, 2d ed.
Martin, Ann M.

Martin, an educational specialist for an award-winning library services department at a public school, shows school librarians how to use the principles of the American Association of School Librarians' Empowering Learners to create an award-winning school library program. She outlines the characteristics of such a program and the seven steps to getting there: creating a team, getting started by evaluating the current program, analyzing evaluation results, identifying and overcoming barriers, developing training modules, building advocacy plans, and applying for the AASL's National School Library Program of the Year or other awards. This edition incorporates current learning standards and program guidelines of the AASL, as well as new technologies for information delivery, a focus on learner self-sufficiency, and discussion of innovation. Other updates include development of a leadership strand for active leaders, advocacy planning that fosters proactive and continuous activism, and new lesson plans. (2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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