The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader
Jody K. Howard (Author)
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One of the only books to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the role of school librarians in student success, this guide offers everything you'll need to develop, align, and evaluate curriculum with your library collection in mind. This reference provides school library professors with strategies and tips for creating future school leaders out of current LIS students. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a school librarian, author Jody K. Howard heralds the library professional's role as information specialist, instructional partner, and curriculum advocate. Her insider's perspective is rich with tested strategies to help students seamlessly integrate the responsibilities of their multiple roles into daily activities. The work explains the process of curriculum mapping and collection development with an eye on teaching these tools to those new to the profession. The content provides methods for developing guided inquiry lessons in collaboration with teachers, illustrates ways to develop leadership skills while aligning the collection with the curriculum, and offers strategies for working alongside curriculum committees and classroom teachers to build a cohesive educational program. The final chapter explores the roles and responsibilities of school librarians at the district, state, and national level. Includes charts, tables, models, and discussion questions to aid school library professors Provides strategies for developing, aligning, and evaluating curriculum Features specific process examples for effective collection development Explains both horizontal and vertical curriculum mapping
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About the Author
Jody K. Howard, PhD, has educated school librarians and other library professionals at Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Old Dominion University, and Emporia State University.
- Contributor: Jody K. Howard
- Imprint: Libraries Unlimited Inc
- ISBN13: 9781598849905
- Number of Pages: 116
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: ABC-CLIO
- Release Date: 2017-03-29
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Jody K. Howard, PhD, has educated school librarians and other library professionals at Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Old Dominion University, and Emporia State University.