Collection Management For Youth: Responding To The Needs Of Learners – Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Jacqueline C. Mancall
Type: ebook (pdf) | Filesize: 0.53 MB. It’s no longer about just about having the “best” collection. As education shifts to a learner-centered environment,…
It’s no longer about just about having the “best” collection. As education shifts to a learner-centered environment, collection development must address the dynamic interplay between all stakeholders in the wider school community. Based on the latest educational theory and research, Hughes-Hassell and Mancall recommend a plan to operate school media centers in the midst of radical flux, while meeting students’ information needs in a holistic context.Connecting to the guidelines of Information Power, the premier learner-focused model for library media centers, Collection Management for Youth is grounded in educational theory to help connect the “whys” to the “hows”. The authors pose a challenge to school library media specialists and supervisors, youth librarians in public libraries, and educators: Given these tools, are you willing to become learner-centered collection managers, to wear the hats of change agents, leaders, learners, and research guides?This ground-breaking guide will help youth librarians: * Develop and manage collections that meet the changing needs of learners * Address a dynamic educational process and ever-changing resource base * Become an informed teacher and information guide * Tap into the school s broadest learning community to build partnershipsAddressing both print and electronic information sources, this must-have manual is filled with eleven field-tested tools to encourage collaboration and help put the concepts to work.