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Library Media Program & Service Administration - Chapter Summary
Featuring topics on the leadership role of library media specialists and library policy development, this chapter discusses various aspects of library media program management and evaluation. You will learn how to implement learning standards, align library goals with school curricula and use given strategies to assess library media programs.
You will also gain insight into the roles library media specialists play in decision-making processes. After you complete your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain the role of the library media specialist as an educational leader
- Describe guidelines used to develop library mission statements
- Understand how to align library goals and policies with school programs and goals
- Develop short- and long-term plans for the development and implementation of library media programs
- Apply methods to determine and meet the needs of library users
- Discuss how to align library learning standards with national standards
- Assess all aspects of library media programs and operations
In this chapter, you get expert instruction through short video and text lessons that you can access 24/7 from any device. This self-paced study tool accommodates any schedule and you can also opt to print lesson transcripts for handy reference. Brief quizzes in each lesson allow you to demonstrate your mastery of these topics as you progress through the chapter.
1. The Role of Library Media Specialists as Decision-Makers
School library media specialists are school and district leaders. In this lesson, you will learn about ways that you can establish yourself in your role as a leader and decision-maker.
2. Developing a Mission Statement & Philosophy for a Library Media Program
If you work in a school library, you probably understand how important it is to develop a coherent mission and philosophical approach. This lesson discusses some of the things you should think about while creating your mission.
3. Aligning Library Goals, Policies & Procedures
If you work in a school library, you probably think a lot about how to run your program ethically and in alignment with the goals and policies of the school. This lesson discusses some of the strategies that might help you meet this objective.
4. Short- & Long-Term Plans for Library Media Programs
As a school librarian, you have a responsibility to think about what is right in front of you as well as plan for the future. This lesson discusses what you can do to make both short- and long-term plans for your program.
5. Learning Community Library Needs: Determination & Goals
As a librarian at a school, you have a responsibility to serve and meet the needs of your community. This lesson discusses what it means to determine community library needs, and set responsible goals in alignment with these needs.
6. Library Learning Standards: Implementation Strategies
It is one thing to know about library learning standards, but it can be another thing to implement them. This lesson discusses implementation strategies for library learning standards in a school setting.
7. Library Media Program Evaluation: Methods & Strategies
In this lesson, you will learn how to successfully evaluate your library media program through data collection and analysis. You will also learn how to report your data to school stakeholders and make strategic program adjustments.
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