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Jan 16

Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 (2020)

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 11:39 AM by Brian Herder

Genre-Based Strategies


Genre-Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 (2020)

Danielle E. Hartsfield and Sue C. Kimmel

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-6316-5



Genre Based Strategies to Promote Critical Literacy in Grades 4-8 provides strategies and lesson plans with additional resources and tools for school librarians and teachers to engage middle grade students in reading children's literature through a critical literacy lens.

To be critically literate readers and thinkers, students must learn to question what they read, asking themselves who wrote the text, why the text was written, and how the text positions its readers and others. Teaching students how to read from a critical literacy stance is a timely and relevant practice in a world in which text is available instantly and on nearly any mobile device. In many cases, preparation programs for school librarians and teachers do not teach candidates how to incorporate critical literacy practices in library and classroom settings. This book provides both pre-service and in-service school librarians and teachers with that professional development and guidance for teaching critical literacy in children's literature courses.


Jan 16

Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians (2020)

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 11:39 AM by Brian Herder

Library Licensing

Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians (2020)

Corey Halaychik and Blake Reagan

ABC-CLIO

978-1-4408-7076-7



Libraries purchase or subscribe to countless resources that are governed by licenses—both digital products and physical objects like rare books or equipment. Many librarians, however, lack the legal expertise to comprehend and assess the clauses found in licenses.

Authors Corey Halaychik and Blake Reagan have reviewed and edited thousands of contracts and use the lessons they've learned to help librarians sort through the often archaic and confusing language found in licenses. Library Licensing is a key reference for anyone responsible for reviewing, editing, negotiating, and agreeing to licenses that govern library resources. It contains essential information that will allow the reader to not only understand the language used in contracts but also to replace confusing and redundant language with clear and concise alternatives. Organized with ease of use in mind, chapters are written for quick and easy consultation and application.



Jan 16

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff (2020)

Posted on January 16, 2020 at 11:39 AM by Brian Herder

Neal-Schuman

Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion: A Basic Guide for Library Staff (2020)

John J. Burke

ALA Neal-Schuman

978-0-8389-1866-1



Carrying over the reorganization that made the fifth edition such a convenient learning resource for students and working professionals alike, the newest edition of this comprehensive library technology primer is timelier and more compelling than ever. Burke's guide should be at the top of the reading list for any current or future library professional looking to stay at the forefront of technological advancement. Updated with new case studies to illuminate key areas, its incisive coverage includes

  • complete analysis of the librarian's technological toolbox for teaching, security, databases, and more;
  • expert advice on how to compare and evaluate competing technology solutions;
  • social media, streaming media, and educating patrons about digital privacy;
  • makerspaces and other technology programing, including virtual and augmented reality technologies;
  • technology lending programs;
  • open source catalog systems, discovery layers, and related library management systems;
  • websites, web-based services, and free information resources;
  • copyright and licensing as they pertain to the use of digital materials;
  • new technology predictions for the future, with tips on how to stay up to date with the latest developments; and
  • a refreshed glossary of useful terms.

Informed by a large-scale survey of librarians across the spectrum of institution types, this guide will be a true technology companion to readers at all experience levels.