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Increasingly, libraries are struggling to deal with a growing diversity in the cultural background of their patrons. Problems arising from this cultural diversity afflict all library types-school, public and academic. Library Services for Multicultural Patrons is by and for all libraries that are striving to provide multicultural services to match the growing diversity in the cultural background of patrons. The book is designed to offer helpful tips and practical advice to academic, public, and school librarians who want to better serve the multicultural groups in their communities. The contributors to the book are themselves practicing librarians and they share creative ideas for welcoming multicultural patrons into libraries and strategies for serving them more effectively. Librarians will find in these chapters tried and true tips and techniques for marketing and promotion, improving reference services for speakers of English as a second language, and enhancing programming that they can easily implement in their own libraries and communities. The chapters are divided into the following categories for ease of access: 1) Getting Organized and Finding Partners, 2) Reaching Students, 3) Community Connections, 4) Applying Technology, 6) Outreach Initiatives, 6) Programming and Events, and 7) Reference Services. Librarians of all types will be pleased to discover easy-to-implement suggestions for collaborative efforts, many rich and diverse programming ideas, strategies for improving reference services and library instruction to speakers of English as a second language, marketing and promotional tips designed to welcome multicultural patrons into the library, and much more.
Coming Full Circle: A Guide to Service-Learning is a unique, stand-alone text for courses that connect service to the community to the acquisition of academic knowledge-courses that ask students to venture into the outside world, and engage in the problems and projects of the communities surrounding their schools. The book begins with an explanation of service-learning, its roots, and definitions of useful terms. The three subsequent chapters discuss reflection, culture, and reciprocity, and how these apply to real-world service environments. Later chapters address the guiding issues of service-learning, including: Diversity Social Welfare Environment Education Social Change Responsive Citizenship The book concludes with an epilogue that encourages students to reflect on what they have learned and experienced. While other texts focus on theory, Coming Full Circle emphasizes the how-to of the discipline, providing students with a clear roadmap for involvement in service fields. Written in a student-friendly, accessible style, the book combines academic instruction with participation through service. It encourages students to reflect on their service experiences, and to grow as responsive citizens. More than a textbook, Coming Full Circle is also an effective aid to self-awareness and personal development. Coming Full Circle can be used in sociology and education courses, as well as in classes dealing with human development. It is also an excellent supplementary text for psychology and political science courses.
This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. Packed with easy to implement ideas, practical examples and international case studies, this provides you with the ultimate toolkit, exploring ideas as simple as renewals and reminders to the more complex such as access to e-books and virtual worlds. Jargon-free coverage of the background and context to mobile delivery will enable you to fully understand the challenges and embrace the opportunities, getting to grips with critical issues such as what sort of services users really want. Key topics covered include: context including market penetration, range and functionality of devices texting apps vs. mobile websites mobile information literacy vs. other information literacies mobiles in teaching linking the physical and virtual worlds via mobile devices E-books for mobiles the future of mobile delivery. Readership: This is an essential practical guide for all information professionals who want to get to grips with or improve their use of mobile services. It would also be invaluable for museum staff facing the same challenges. Library and information students and academics will find it a useful introduction to the topic.
Technology may not be a magic wand, but innovative technology programming can genuinely help children become adept at navigating our increasingly wired world while also helping them develop deductive reasoning, math, and other vital literacy skills. One of the simplest and most powerful tools for technology-based public library programming is called Scratch. It's a free, easy-to-use programming language that can be used to create everything from 3-D animation and graphics to music-enhanced presentations and games. This book * Explains how to use Scratch, and how it has already been used in libraries around the country to create technology workshops for youth * Guides readers through workshop planning, focusing on targeting youth ranging from teens to younger elementary students * Presents advocacy tools so that organizers can make the case to their insitution's managers, administrators, and other stakeholders * Provides reliable and field-tested techniques for time management, locating and training volunteers (teen and adult), and identifying and working with community partners * Includes workshop templates as well as sample participant evaluation checklists Storytimes for the digital age, technology-based workshops are important opportunities for supplementing and complementing education for all youth; this book fosters a different kind of thinking about what literacy in the 21st century really entails.
Best-selling children's author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids' attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make 'em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones' yawns permanently, including Humorous lesson plans, organized by age group, with storytelling tips for maximum yuks Several book lists of the funniest titles published since 2000, encompassing picture books, books for beginning readers, graphic novels and Manga, juvenile fiction, poetry, and other literature More than a dozen original fingerplays, songs, activities and stories, along with a new Rappin' Rob Rap With the hilarious ideas and ready-to-use programs in this book, your storytimes will be the laugh factory of the library!
This time-saving program planner for librarians and classroom teachers alike includes everything you need to get started- reading lists, flannelboard patterns, poems, songs, easy crafts, even take-home activities to extend the learning process. The many creative ideas packed inside include - Activities keyed to popular classroom themes, with one chapter for each week of the school year - Lessons that reinforce skills in key learning areas such as reading, writing, and math - American Sign Language and Spanish language activities that make diversity awareness a part of children's learning - Teachable concepts that can be mixed and rearranged for maximum flexibility, complementing classroom schedules Both veterans and novices will find plenty to help make kindergarten days richer, more rewarding, and more fun.
An eye-opening look at the latest research findings about the success of free voluntary reading in developing high levels of literacy. Free voluntary reading looks better and more powerful than ever. Stephen D. Krashen, PhD, is an advocate for free voluntary reading in schools and has published many journal articles on the subject. Free Voluntary Reading: Power 2010 collects the last ten years of his extensive work and reconsiders all aspects of this important debate in light of the latest findings. The book provides an accessible examination of topics, such as free voluntary reading's value in language and literary acquisition domestically and worldwide, recent developments in support of free voluntary reading, whether rewards-based programs benefit the development of lifelong reading, the value of phonics in reading instruction, and trends in literacy in the United States. * Presents and organizes information in reprints of articles written by Stephen Krashen and published in journals worldwide * Addresses 83 generalizations about research that point to the success of FVR in developing literacy
The best kind of learning is that which never ends-and a culture of training means that staff will be more flexible and responsive to new ideas and strategies, imperative in today's libraries. In this practical resource, leading workplace trainers Signorelli and Reed offer guidance on improving the effectiveness of training programs. Their book takes readers through the entire process of developing, implementing, and sustaining training programs and communities of learning, in order to - Empower individuals to become leaders and teachers by cultivating a culture of ongoing learning - Connect library staff and users to information resources so they can effectively use them to their benefit - Develop skills among both managers and workers for practicing continuous formal and informal training Using real-life examples of trainers who serve as leaders within libraries and their communities, this book sheds light on an underappreciated but important component of library operations.
Including 64 focused snapshots of outreach in action, this resource reflects the creative solutions of librarians searching for new and innovative ways to build programs that meet customer needs while expanding the library's scope into the community. This contributed volume includes a huge array of program options for partnering with other community groups; outreach in action through writing essays, poetry, and fiction; and event planning for library anniversaries, book festivals, science projects, and student athletes. With a wide range of contributors, this book will give you a multifaceted approach for reaching out within your community.
Librarians Serving Diverse Populations (PIL #62) is a qualitative and quantitative assessment and research study of the paths and experiences of librarians whose duties include serving diverse cultures. Through surveys, interviews, and evaluation of documents, the author explores issues and challenges raised by the results of the research study. Mestre provides recommendations for improvements to curricula and training at Library Schools, for libraries seeking someone to fill positions such as diversity librarian positions, for follow-up training and support after librarians are hired and for how to strengthen diversity efforts. Also included are two chapters that provide guidance for getting started as a liaison for diversity and cross-cultural efforts in academic libraries. This book is the first such research study in academic librarianship.
Whether you're an avid storyteller or 'newbie', this new guidebook and DVD set takes you inside the art and magic of making stories come alive for young patrons. From the basics of story structure to planning and performing a story, using props, incorporating gestures, Chasse helps you expand your repertoire and build confidence in your abilities to select stories, engage listeners, and encourage a love of story performance. Chasse covers a wide spectrum of literature genres, including mythology, life-experience tales, legends, family tales, ballads, folk and fairy tales. She also explains storytelling opportunities with unique audiences, including elderly patrons, business patrons, and those in therapeutic settings. You need look no further for great information about digital storytelling, plays, puppetry, copyright issues, online resources, tale activities and more. Plus the DVD will inspire you with examples of storytelling styles by some great tellers.
Librarians in every community find challenges in serving adult patrons who struggle to read. Adult book collections are too daunting...and many children's books are simply too childlike. This bibliography identifies and describes more than 250 nonfiction books from the children's department that will support and engage your adults with special needs. Organized into 15 popular subject areas, and based on recommendations from respected public library adult and children's librarians, school librarians, and children's authors, the books included in this annotated bibliography are based on specific criteria, including: coverage of popular, but complex topics, using clear language, and highly readable presentations; accurate, well-researched texts; appealing, informative illustrations to enhance text; and, a minimum of 'childish' features. The majority of works recommended are recent with publishing dates after 1998 and they can be recommended with confidence because they do not 'talk down' to adult readers or embarrass those who may be new readers. This new work is both a handy 'book finding' tool and a terrific resource helping your library fulfill an important community outreach mission.