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.
Odin Jurkowski is Assistant Professor at Central Missouri State University where he coordinates the Library Science and Information Services Program. He teaches courses on Integration and Utilization, Information Technology in Library Media Centers, History of the Book and Libraries, and Creating Web Based Resources.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part 1 Information Tools Chapter 3 1 Hardware Chapter 4 2 Software Chapter 5 3 Networks Part 6 Part 2 Information Resources Chapter 7 4 Educational Software Chapter 8 5 The Internet Chapter 9 6 School Library Websites Part 10 Part 3 From the Library to the Classroom Chapter 11 7 Equipment Chapter 12 8 Classroom Support Part 13 Part 4 Technology Administration in the School Library Chapter 14 9 Automation Chapter 15 10 Student Computers Chapter 16 11 Security Systems Chapter 17 12 Technology Plans Part 18 Part 5 Technology and the Teaching Component Chapter 19 13 Professional Development Chapter 20 14 Instructional Handouts and Materials Part 21 Conclusion Part 22 Bibliography Part 23 Index Part 24 About the Author