Looked for information…. But never found Frustration Wasted time and effort
I finally found it!! ….apply scanning tunneling microscopy to laterally nanostructured materials obtained by using SPM-based nanofabrication based on strong mechanical electronical interaction between probe tip and..
Essential ? How do we cope … with a shrinking budget? What does it mean to be …. a school with no librarian? What kind of people …. shall our children be?
Subsidiary ? Take essential questions break down into small questions provide insight 2
-Essential question – Do we have a school where our children have no access to a school librarian media specialist? -Subsidiary ?. -Potential benefits -Obstacles to overcome -Available resources? -Who is involved?
Potential Benefits Savings pennies But at the cost of losing …. Our childrens literacy? Subsidiary ?
Neil K. Duke Mean of 3.6 minutes per day spent reading in 1 st grade class room –Reading Research Quarterly 35 (2000)
Anne McGill-Franzon Simply providing teachers with a generous supply of childrens books had little effect on the educational outcomes of students Putting Books in the Classroom Seems Necessary But not Sufficient. The Journal of Educaiton Research 1993 (2) 67-74
Stephen Krashen (5) : Literacy is a problem to throw money at …pour money into library books …Make sure they get read
Potential Benefits 100 years of research Free voluntary reading - lots of it Best predictor of 7 essential achievement basics: Comprehension, spelling, grammar, vocabulary Writing style, verbal fluency, general knowledge Subsidiary ? National Assessment of Educational Progress 2000 US Federal Government
Hypothetical ? Suppose….What if… Whats the worst / best that might happen? 3
Worst that could happen.. Children go to the library less read less Childrens books = 50% more rare words than adult prime-time TV Loertscher, David. Reinventing Your Schools Library in the Age of Technology 2002
Best that could happen Keeping a Librarian Media Specialist: –Avid readers –Strong research skills –Positive impact on raising students achievements –Teachers have a collaboration partner Ontario School Library Association 2002 Hypothetical
Best that could happen Children – can read Students - Information literate Employees - Problem-solve and propose solutions Hypothetical
Improve student achievement Achieve standardized test scores 15% – 20% higher than schools without a library media specialist (1) Ontario School Library Association
National Education Association Task force on Reading 2000 14 states cant be wrong Scholastic Research & Results. School Libraries WorkAccessed
Consistant results (6) Full time certified Library Media specialist High Reading Test scores –Iowa (2002)Missouri (2003) –Colorado (2000)New Mexico (2002) –Massachusetts (2002) North Carolina (2003) –Michigan (2003)Oregon (2001) –Florida (2002)Pennsylvania (2000) –Texas (2001)Alaska (1999) –Minnesota (2003) Scholastic Research & Results. School Libraries WorkAccessed
Also discovered… large collection of reading material in the school library …. is NOT enough to generate high academic achievement by students increase reading scores… Staffed with qualified school librarians Scholastic Research & Results. School Libraries WorkAccessed
Planning ? Which medium will provide: the most reliable and relevant information A speedy discovery process with optimal efficiency? 5
Clarification ? Mountain of information block rather than promote understanding
Internet Quality Control cesspool of waste Strategic ? American Library Association
Info-glut and data smog Pertinent and useful Opinions vs facts Reliable from the unreliable Beyond Technology – Jamie McKenzie
Internet Quality Control Doesnt Exist Race relations from Klan sites Strategic ? American Library Association
Whos going to help your child Recognize propaganda, bias distortion Beyond Technology – Jamie McKenzie
Why the Internet is no substitute for a librarian 1) Not Everything Is on the Internet over one billion Web pages only about 8% of all journals are on the Web, and an even smaller fraction of books are there very few substantive materials on the Internet are free.. Strategic ? American Library Association
Internet vs Librarian Internet searches limited –Here are 10 articles on Native Americans. We have 40 others but were not going to let you see them –Need to go through several search engines Strategic ? American Library Association
States Can Now Buy One Book and Distribute to Every Library on the Web Vendors delivering e-books allow only one digitized copy per library. If you check out an e-book over the Web, I cant have it until you return it. if youre late getting the book back, its charged to your credit card automatically Strategic ? American Library Association
Virtual electronic library California Polytechnic State University Worlds highest concentration of engineers and computer geeks, explored the possibility for two years. Their solution? traditional library with a strong digital Media Librarian Strategic ? American Library Association
Only need whats written in the past 15 years? Vendors offering magazine access routinely add a new year while dropping an earlier one.
Clarification ? What does temporary mean? How was the case developed for eliminating a position? Who made this suggestion? Based on what data?
What have others tried before? What worked and didnt work? Strategic Questions
Why are charter Schools Lagging?... "Almost no charter school employs librarians or media specialists, Howard Nelson, senior associate director of the American Federation of Teachers 10/1/2004 -- School Library Journal
Perfect opportunity Fight to keep librarian media specialist for your children in our schools Work together to help raise funds
Unanswerable How would life be different if… How will you be remembered?
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation." -- Walter Cronkite, broadcaster
Bibliography 1) Ontario School Library Association, www.accessola.com/osla/osla_home.htm 2002www.accessola.com/osla/osla_home.htm 2)McKenzie, Jamie, Ed.D. Beyond Technology: questioning, Research and the Information Literate School FNO Press, Bellingham, WA, 2002 3)Loertscher, David. Reinventing Your Schools Library in the Age of Technology Hi Willo Research and Publishing c 2002 4)U.S. Federal Government, National Assessment of Educational Progress, c 2000 Accessed on the Internet at: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ on Nov. 19, 2004http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ 5)Krashen, Stephen. The Power of Reading Libraries Unlimited, 1993 6)Scholastic Research & Results. School Libraries WorkAccessed on the Internet at: http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/printables/slp_rfp_804.pdf on 19 Nov. 2004 http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/printables/slp_rfp_804.pdf 7)Clip Art from MicroSoft Power Point