Gerry Solomon, Guest Instructor
Review of Syllabus
|Acquire 3 textbooks and look through them.||First Assignment, Issues Paper, due 9/5
Adopt a school for Assignments 2 & 3.
|8/29||No Class.||Read Craver book||Work on issue paper.|
History of SLMC;
Educational & Social Issues;
National Standards, Educational
Goals & LMC Guidelines
|Chapters 1&2, pp.1-41 of Morris;
Info Power, Chapters 1-3, pp.1-41.
|Issue Paper Due.
Turn in Student Info sheet.
Begin on 2nd Assignment,
|9/12||THE SLMC PROGRAM &
ROLES OF SLMS
Panel: Mary Grey Leonard from Chapel Hill High School and Anne Kotch from New Hope Elementary School will describe their programs and their roles & responsiblities.
Clarify Community Analysis
|Chapter 3, pp.42-63 of
InfoPower, Chapter 4, pp. 423-55.
|Continue work on Community Analysis|
|9/19||DEVELOPMENT OF SLMC PROGRAM
Judy Knight, Media Specialist at Culbreth Middle School will describe her program, roles and responsibilities, and discuss how she sets policies and her approach to rule-making. She will also describe a bit about her budget.
|Karpisek, Marian, "Policy Writing," and "Library
Philosophy," pp. 16-27 in her Policymaking for School Library Media
Programs. ALA, 1989.
Loertscher, D.V. "The Role of the Library Media Specialist," pp. 9-20 in his Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program. Libraries Unlimited, 1988
|Draft of Community Analysis (Community, School
School) due today.
Begin on Description of SLMC, due Oct. 24.
In-Class Exercise on Budget
|Chapter 5, pp. 132-178 of Morris;
Info Power, Appendix B, pp. 124-130.
Optional: Miller, Marilyn L. and M.L. Shontz, "The Race for the School Library Dollar" SLJ 41 (Oct 95) 22-33.
Reread Chapt.2 of Craver on Economic Trends
|Bring notebook to class for P&P manual.
Work on Budget Management section of manual, due Oct. 3.
Media Advisory Committee
|Chapter 6, pp. 179-221 of Morris;
Info Power, Chap. 5, pp. 56-68
Reread Craver Chapt. 3 on Employment Trends.
|Work on Personnel section of manual. Due Oct. 10.|
|10/10||FACILITIES, MATERIAL AND
Examination of Facilities;
|Chapter 7, pp. 222-255 of Morris;
Info Power, Chapt. 7, pp. 85-101.
Optional: Shannon, Donna M. "Tracking the Transition of a Flexible Access Library Program in Two Library Power Elementary Schools," SLMQ 24 (Spr 96) 155-163.
Reread Craver, Chapt. 7 on Organizational & Management Trends
|Work on Use of Facilities, Material and
scheduling - for manual, Due Oct. 24
Complete Description of SLMC (Part 2 of Assignment 2), Due Oct. 24.
|10/17||Break||Catch up on reading.||Work on Description and Manual|
Visit to Carrboro Elementary School and meet with media
specialist Debbie Bolas and instructional technologist
Deborah Petersen to discuss collection development and linking
collection to curriculum;
|Chapters 8 & 9, pp. 256-361 and Appendix IV, pp.
Info Power, Chapt. 6, pp. 69-84 and Appendix D, pp. 140-148.
Optional: Fine, Sara, "How the Mind of a Censor Works" SLJ 42 (Jan 96) 23-27.
Reread Craver, Chapt. 5 on Social and Behavioral Trends
|Work on Collection /Selection Policies section
of Manual. Due
Description of SLMC - Assignment 2, Part 2, due today.
|10/31||COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY
Use of Facilities
Visit to Media Technology Center in Raleigh.
|Bocher, Robert, "Automation in School Libraries
Centers," pp. 1-21 in Day, Flanders, & Zuck, eds.
Automation of School Libraries. ALA, 1994.
Optional: Costa, Betty & Morris, "Choosing and Implementing Your Microcomputer System," pp. 201-233 in their A Micro Handbook for Small Libraries and Media Centers. 3rd ed. Libraries Unlimited, 1991.
Wright, Kieth, "Overcoming the Barriers in Computer-Related Technologies," pp. 47-70 in his The Challenge of Technology. ALA, 1993.
Reread Craver, Chapt. 1 on Technology Trends;
|Work on Use of Materials and Equipment section of manual concentrating on circulation and use policies and procedures. Due Nov. 7.|
|11/7||ACQUISITIONS & ORGANIZATION
|Read Chapter 11, pp. 410-479 of Morris.||Complete procedures for selecting materials, processing, etc. for manual. Due Nov. 14.|
|11/14||PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING
Visit to Chapel Hill East High School to Meet Marilyn Mrozek, Library Director, and her staff to discuss ways of promoting the SLMC and its services. Marilyn will also describe the tasks involved in starting a new media center.
NOTE: We will meet at the School at 4:00.
|Childress, Valeria, "Setting the Stage for
Successful PR" pp.
2.1-2.9 and "Publicizing School Library Programs," pp. 7.1-7.10 in her
Winning Friends for the School Library: A PR
Handbook. Linworth, 1994.
Karpisek, Marian, "Public Relations," pp. 142-148, in her Policymaking for SLMPs. ALA, 1989.
Optional. Todaro, Julie Beth, "Make "Em Smile: 10 Essentials for Successful Customer Service," SLJ (Jan 95) 24-27.
|Work on PR Activities section of manual. Due Nov. 21.|
|11/21||EVALUATION & REPORTING
Research on Impact of SLMC
Panel of administrators will discuss their approach to evaluation of the LMC and the SLMS.
|Read Chapter 14, pp. 499-529 of Morris;
Info Power, Appendix A, pp. 113-123.
Reread Craver, Chapter 6 on Instructional Trends.
|Work on Evaluation & Reporting section of
Manual. Due Dec.
Complete Assignment 2 - community analysis - in final form with critique of SLMS. Due Dec. 5.
Come to class prepared to present your opinions about changes in the SLMC that you have been analyzing.
|11/28||Break||Catch up on reading.||Work on Analysis and Manual|
NOTE: This is reading day but we will hold a regular class.
|BEYOND THE LMC
Presentations - Analysis, Critique and Recommendations
|Read Chapter 13, pp. 479-498 of Morris;
Info Power, Chapt. 8, pp. 102-112.
Reread Craver, Chapter 8 on Challenges.
|Assignment 2 due.
Complete philosophy, mission statement, goals, and 3 year objectives for manual.
Submit the policies and procedure manual that you have worked on throughout the semester on Dec. 10.