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GACE Media Specialist Study
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Tomie dePaola - Strega Nona series
most distinguished American picture book for children
School Library Journal
a monthly magazine with articles and reviews for school librarians, media specialists, and public librarians who work with young people. Articles cover a wide variety of topics, with a focus on technology and multimedia.
Ann Martin - The Baby Sitters Club - Middle School
Louis Sachar - Holes
Contemporary realistic fiction
Bob Berkowitz and Mike Eisenberg
Big 6, an information literacy model
The Big6 Skills
a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem
1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify information needed
2. Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine all possible sources
2.2 Select the best sources
3. Location and Access
3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
3.2 Find information within sources
4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
4.2 Extract relevant information
5.1 Organize from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information
6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)
Lois Lowry - The Giver,
John Newbery Medal
a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.
offers many services, including processing materials and providing bar codes and MARC records.
The advantage of a jobber is that
all of your items will come with the same level of technical processing:
• book jacket
• spine label
• bar code label
• MARC record
• free shipping and handling
The Michael L. Printz Award
given by YALSA each year to the best book written for young adults.
The Young Adult Library Services Association - a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
500 Natural sciences & mathematics
600 Technology (Applied sciences)
700 The arts
800 Literature & rhetoric
900 Geography & history
Online Computer Library Center -global cooperative
the largest online public access catalog (OPAC) in the world; produced and maintained by OCLC -
online public access catalog
MAchine Readable Cataloging;
OCLC runs WorldCat an OPAC which stores database records in MARC format. Cataloging tool / format which allows consistent cataloging across libraries and allows libraries to find and download records for materials to add to their local catalog without the lengthy process of cataloging each individually.
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
provides bibliographic, descriptive, and access information for popular magazines, as well as academic and scholarly journals. It is also searchable by subject. It is the standard library directory and database providing information about popular and academic magazines, scientific journals, newspapers and other serial publications
An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a periodical publication at a specific media type.
Cataloging in Publication - a prepared bibliographic record containing most of the information needed to enter bibliographic and descriptive data in a computerized cataloging system. When the book is published, the publisher includes the CIP data on the copyright page thereby facilitating book processing for libraries and book dealers.
includes reviews of all types of books and audiovisual materials, as well as information about books in languages other than English and computer software; a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages. It is geared toward libraries and booksellers and is available in print or online. It is published twice monthly September through June and monthly in July and August.
The American Library Association; is the oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
Stripling and Pitts Research Process Model
1 Choose a broad topic.
2 Get an overview of the topic.
3 Narrow the topic.
4 Develop a thesis or statement of purpose.
5 Formulate questions to guide research.
6 Plan for research and production.
7 Find / Analyze / Evaluate sources.
8 Evaluate evidence / Take notes / Compile bibliography.
9 Establish conclusions
10 Create and present final product.
According to the Pitts/Stripling research process model, "Is my paper/project satisfactory?" concludes the research process?
The concluding question examines the product of the research, in this case, a paper or project.
describes what the information object is, not what it is about; "The part of cataloging concerned with describing the physical details of a book, such as the form and choice of entries and the title page transcription."
"Aboutness" ; may take the form of classification or (subject) indexing. Classification involves the assignment of a given document to a class in a classification system (such as Dewey Decimal Classification or the Library of Congress Subject Headings)
is the process of listing something for inclusion in a catalog.
chief sources of information in descriptive cataloging
title pages, initial frames of films and filmstrips, and introductory screens of computer programs
protects the confidentiality of borrower records as part of a commitment to intellectual freedom. Confidentially extends to all records with identifying information about users, including the materials they have borrowed.
money invested by a company to acquire or upgrade fixed physical, non-consumable assets such as buildings and equipment
capital expenditures, renewing periodicals, paying for processing materials, maintaining technical support contracts, paying consortium membership dues
critical incident analysis
method/procedures for analyzing a critical incident (one that makes a contribution - positive or negative - to an activity or phenomenon)
1. review of incident 2. fact finding 3. identify issues 4. discover resolution 5. evaluate choice of resolution
acceptable use policy
a document that defines the acceptable uses of the district's technology and the consequences for failure to comply.
Which of the following policies should be consulted to answer questions about a school district's technological resources?
demonstrating the ability to organize information
According to most research-process models, selecting a presentation form is part of the organization step.
The Patriot Act of 2001
increases the access of government agencies to users' borrowing records and internet use. Under the Patriot Act, law enforcement agencies are granted access to an individual's business, medical, and library records, including stored electronic data and communications.
Library/media organizations such as ALA
provide leadership for the improvement of the profession. does not mandate what is taught, nor can it control what is published. It does not enforce standards, though it can suggest them. Professional organizations are not entrepreneurial advisers.
Users will have increased access to information resources not available in their own libraries.
interlibrary loan networks
will expand access to resources
a program goal that is specific
It is understandable by everyone.
American Library Association (ALA) mission statement
"To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all."
United States v. American Library Association (2003),
of the Supreme Court upheld the right of the federal government to require libraries receiving federal funds to install internet filters to block access to obscene materials.
steps in consensus building
initiating discussion, recognizing and clarifying general feelings, deliberating, implementing, and evaluating;
1. Presenting the proposal
2. Hearing general feelings on the proposal
3. Calling for concerns and problems on the proposal
4. Acting on the proposal
5. Evaluating the effectiveness of the proposal
Boolean operator "OR"
to include terms that represent the same concept.
Pico vs Island Trees
1976; discretion of school boards to remove books is limited. 1st Amendment
Tinker vs Des Moines
1969; upheld rights of students in schools to express their views in a peaceful orderly way
Hazelwood vs Kuhlmeier
1983; overturned Tinker vs Des Moines; not an infringement of 1st Amendment rights when exercising control over student speech in school sponsored activities
Integrated Library System; automation system merging vital functions such as cataloging, circulation, etc
Annie on my Mind
1995; US District Court; school district not obligated to purchase any book but cannot remove a book unless educationally unsuitable
Library Services and Technology Act; only federally funded program exclusively for libraries; state libraries distribute funds through sub grants or cooperative agreements to public school, academic, research, and special libraries
1965; Elementary and Secondary Education Act; equal access to education and established high standards of accountability; authorizes federal funding; 2002 amended and reauthorized as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Universal Decimal Classification / Brussels Classification; alternative to Dewey used in Europe and United Nations Library
statement at the end of an item giving information about one or more of the following; title, author, publisher, printer, date of publication, etc
one who produces a collection by selecting and putting together matter from the works of various persons or bodies
general material designation; term indicating the broad class of material to which an item belongs (sound recording, etc)
commercial database of periodical resources
REACTS Taxonomy; recall, explain, analyze, change, transform, synthesize
The Horn Book
bimonthly periodical which provides reviews and articles about children's and young adult literature, authors, and illustrators
ALA critical reviews of books and audiovisual material for all ages; geared toward public and school libraries
School Library Media Research; journal of AASL; promotes and publishes high quality research concerning the management, implementation and evaluation of school library programs
bimonthly published by AASL (division of ALA); trade magazine devoted to substantive information to assist building level school librarians, supervisors, library educators, and other decision makers; concerned with the development of school library programs and services; focus and integration of theory and practice and new developments in education, learning theory and relevant disciplines
American Association of School Libraries
Sears List of Subject Headings
offers a core list of headings as well as patterns and instructions for creating new subject headings as they are needed
Children's Books in Print
vital resource for any librarian young reader patrons; this reference tool allows you to track down any children's book - even hard to find titles from small presses - locate works by author or illustrator, ISBN's and publisher contact info
International Standard Book Number
School Library Journal
monthly publication with articles and reviews for school and public librarians who work with young people; world's largest reviewer of books, multimedia and technology for children and teens
American Book Publishing Record
access to cataloging records for the entire year for books published in US
EBSCO Serials Directory
database providing access to most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials and worldwide publishers data
provides a vast record of important education literature in an easily searchable format
gives library users instant online access to OCLC databases (databases contain citations for periodical articles, books, book chapters, Internet sites, dissertations, and archival materials)
Readers Guide to Periodical Literature
reference guide to recently published articles in periodical magazines and scholarly journals, organized by article subject
allows teachers or the LMS to copy a complete essay, story, excerpts, etc of no more than 1000 words or 10% of work whichever is less; outside of these criteria must have authorization from the publisher