The Many Faces of School Library Leadership 2nd Edition

Author: Sharon Coatney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144084898X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices. • Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools • Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian • Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges • Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs

The Many Faces of School Library Leadership

Author: Sharon Coatney
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781440848971
Format: PDF, Docs
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Completely revised with even more contributions added by practicing school librarians, this book further examines the responsibility to lead in many areas and identifies the real-world, day-to-day application of established theory and best practices. * Emphasizes the essential role of school librarians as leaders in technology, literacy, and curriculum in their schools * Presents practical, proven ways from working school librarians to get teachers to collaborate with each other and with the librarian * Prepares school librarians to meet intellectual freedom challenges * Outlines the key duties of school librarians in effective advocacy for their programs

Enhancing Teaching and Learning

Author: Jean Donham
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555708870
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is important for school librarians to consider the expertise of classroom teachers, the position of school administrators, and the beliefs and values of the community at large. Striking the balance between collaboration and leadership is a key to successful implementation of an effective library program.

The School Librarian as Curriculum Leader

Author: Jody K. Howard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440844070
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As one of the only books to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the multifaceted role of school librarians in student success, this instructional guide offers everything you'll need to develop, align, and evaluate curriculum with your library collection in mind. • 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

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research

Author: Mirah J. Dow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691628
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school. • Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries—and trained librarians—matter • Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates • Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application • Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians

The Many Faces of Prayer

Author: Thomas W. Shepherd
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0871597543
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Praying to God -- but which one? In his cross-cultural study of world religions, Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd uncovered two common themes: the need to make sense of life and the need to live it successfully. This dual quest flows through all cultures and unites us all, not by the answers, but by the questions. Central to the human spiritual journey is prayer. From spoken confessions to symbolic rituals and silent meditation, prayer takes many forms. You may have questioned whether your method is correct, or if you're talking to the right source. With logic and heart, dispel these thoughts as you engage in Shepherd's rich content and insightful learning exercises. Inside this multicultural study is the practice that's right for you.

The School Library Manager Surviving and Thriving 6th Edition

Author: Blanche Woolls
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144085257X
Format: PDF
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This sixth edition of Library Unlimited's classic school library management text describes new approaches to management and addresses the realities that school librarians face in today's quickly evolving information-based world. • Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession, to seeking a job, and to acting and managing in the role of the school librarian • Newly updated to offer additional insight into the challenges of leadership in changing school environments and specific information for school administration • Addresses and emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement—information to be shared with school administration in an advocacy appeal • Provides several appendixes of additional information

Adult Learners Professional Development and the School Librarian

Author: Carl A. Harvey II
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610690400
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical guide clarifies why school librarians need to be part of the professional development process in their schools—and shows just how to achieve that goal. • A model for implementation that school librarians can put to immediate use • Examples of 21st-century tools • Suggestions for using Web 2.0 tools with teachers and staff

The Jossey Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management

Author: David O. Renz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111885294X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The go-to nonprofit handbook, updated and expanded for today's leader The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is the bestselling professional reference and leading text on the functions, processes, and strategies that are integral to the effective leadership and management of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. Now in its fourth edition, this handbook presents the most current research, theory, and practice in the field of nonprofit leadership and management. This practical, relevant guide is invaluable to the effective practice of nonprofit leadership and management, with expanded attention to accountability, transparency, and organizational effectiveness. It also extensively covers the practice of social entrepreneurship, presented via an integrative perspective that helps the reader make practical sense of how to bring it all together. Nonprofit organizations present unique opportunities and challenges for meeting the needs of societies and their communities, yet nonprofit management is more complex and challenging than ever. This Handbook provides a framework to help you lead and manage efficiently and effectively in this new environment. Building on solid current scholarship, the handbook provides candid, practical guidance from nationally-recognized leaders who share their insights on: The relationship between board performance and organizational effectiveness Managing internal and external stakeholder relationships Financial viability and sustainability and how to enhance both for the long term Strategies to successfully attract, retain, and mobilize the very best of staff and volunteers The fourth edition of the handbook also includes content relevant to associations and membership organizations. The content of the handbook is supplemented and enriched by an extensive set of online supplements and tools, including reading lists, web references, checklists, PowerPoint slides, discussion guides, and sample exams. Running your nonprofit or nongovernmental organization effectively in today's complex and challenging environment demands more knowledge and skill than ever, deployed in a thoughtful and pragmatic way. Grounded in the most useful modern scholarship and theory, and explained from the perspective of effective practice, The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management is a pivotal resource for successful nonprofit leaders in these turbulent times.

Many Faces One Church

Author: Peter C. Phan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742532144
Format: PDF
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Many Faces, One Church: Cultural Diversity and the American Catholic Experience both captures and facilitates a seismic shift in the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Catholic theology today. Along with a diverse group of theologians who represent the many faces of the church, editors Peter C. Phan and Diana Hayes recast the story of the church in America by including immigrant groups either forgotten or ignored and, in light of these new and not-so-new voices, retooling the theological framework of Catholicism itself. That the American Catholic Church is an "immigrant church" is not news. What is news, however, is how diverse the immigrant church really is and how much work there is to be done to include their voices in theological discourse and training. Beyond the German and Irish immigrants, what of other European immigrant groups such as the Italians, Poles, Lithuanians, Czechs, Slovaks, and Eastern-rite Catholics? Where are the stories of the older presence of native Mexican, Native American, and African-American Catholics in this country? And more recently, of Asian-American Catholics, especially the Chinese, the Japanese, and the Filipinos, of the nineteenth and early twentieth century? And more recently still, Catholic immigrants have come from El Salvador, Guatemala, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, India, and the Pacific Islands. What impact are these immigrants having on American society and religious groups? Many Faces, One Church is a profound attempt to address these key questions and their implications for the Catholic way of being church, worshipping, and practicing theology. The result of three years of conferences sponsored by Elms College exploring the "new faces" of the American Catholic Church, this thoughtful collection highlights opportunities and challenges lying ahead as the American Church tries to respond to the continuing presence of new immigrants in its midst. Many Faces, One Church is a beginning of a long but exciting journey in which the strangers welc