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Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships

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Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle. Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships brings together best practices and innovative technological approaches in establishing the media specialist-teacher partnership. Highlighting theoretical concepts of case based learning, knowledge repositories, and professional learning communities; this book is an essential practical guide for professional development specialists, administrators, library media specialists, as well as teacher educators interested in maintaining and developing collaborative instructional partnerships using emerging digital technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Research
    1. Chapter 1: From Collaboration to Transformation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: PRACTITIONER RESEARCH
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION THROUGH PRACTITIONER RESEARCH
      5. THE STUDY
      6. A GUIDE TO COLLABORATIVE PRACTITIONER RESEARCH
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: School Librarian and Teacher Candidate Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATION DEFINED
      4. IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION
      5. TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
      6. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
      7. FINDING A COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY: THE WEBQUEST
      8. DESIGN AND PROCESS OF THE STUDY
      9. PRE-COLLABORATION SURVEY RESULTS
      10. REFLECTIONS FROM TEACHER CANDIDATES
      11. REFLECTIONS FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY CANDIDATES
      12. FUTURE STUDIES
      13. RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Collaboration is the Answer – What’s the Question?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USING GUIDED QUESTIONS
      5. QUESTIONS AT WORK IN THE LIBRARY
      6. NATURAL DISASTERS: A SCIENCE COLLABORATION
      7. PICTURE BOOKS: CONNECTING MATH AND LITERACY
      8. INQUIRY BLOGS: AUTHENTIC SCIENCE QUESTIONING
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Teaching Multiple Literacies through Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. COLLABORATION
      3. TECHNOLOGY AND MULTIPLE LITERACIES
      4. COLLABORATION IN ACTION
    5. Chapter 5: Voices at the Table
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODEL FOR CLASSROOM READING ALOUD
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. APPENDIX: TEXTS READ ALOUD IN THE TRANSCRIPTS
    6. Chapter 6: School Librarians as Significant Other
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN AS A SIGNIFICANT OTHER FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Preparing Stakeholders for the School Librarian’s Instructional Partnership Role
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. TWO PERSPECTIVES ON PREPARING STAKEHOLDERS FOR CLASSROOM-LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
      3. EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES
      4. RESEARCH AND READINGS RELATED TO INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
      5. TENSIONS IN THE RESEARCH AND READINGS
      6. PRESERVICE EDUCATION
      7. TENSIONS IN PRESERVICE EDUCATION
      8. EVIDENCE THROUGH COTEACHING
      9. TENSIONS IN THE PRACTICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
      10. WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT?
    8. Chapter 8: Special Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SPECIAL EDUCATION BASICS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS
      5. DEVELOPING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS
      6. STRATEGIES FOR USING TECHNOLOGY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATION STUDENTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: School Librarians and Music Educators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: AN OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFIED
      3. DEFINING INTERDISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIPS
      4. COLLABORATION WITHIN INTERDISCIPLINARY PARTNERSHIPS
      5. NOT AS UNLIKELY AS IT SEEMS
      6. SCHOOL LIBRARIANS AND MUSIC EDUCATORS: IDENTIFYING COMMON GROUND
      7. COMMON GROUND IN ADVOCACY
      8. COMMON GROUND IN MARKETING
      9. COMMON GROUND IN PROGRAM PLANNING
      10. COMMON GROUND IN CROSS-CURRICULAR COLLABORATION
      11. COMMON GROUND IN CREATIVITY
      12. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 2: Case Studies and Models
    1. Chapter 10: Collaborative Learning Design in Librarian and Teacher Partnerships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STYLES OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS
      4. LESSON DESIGNS THAT ENCOURAGE PARTNERSHIP
      5. REFLECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: “Need to Know”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PBL INTEGRATION AND TRAINING
      5. PBL DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURE
      6. PBL AND LIBRARIANS
      7. PBL PARTNERSHIPS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Building Literacy through Media-Rich Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. LOOK CLOSELY FOR MEANING
      6. CONNECT WITH THE TEXT AND WITH YOUR AUDIENCE
      7. RECOMMENDATION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Simplifying and Expanding Collaboration through Collaborative Websites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTERACTION, LEARNING, AND INQUIRY
      3. LIBRARIANS AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION
      4. SUPPORTING INQUIRY AND KNOWLEDGE CREATION THROUGH COLLABORATION WITH TEACHERS
      5. BUILDING A COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT
      6. LIBGUIDES: AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLABORATIVE CREATION
      7. WHAT WORKS AND WHAT IS NEEDED
      8. STAGES OF COLLABORATIVE USE
      9. WORKSPACES: ENGAGING STUDENT INTEREST AND ENABLING STUDENT COLLABORATION
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 14: College Ready
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INSTRUCTIONAL PROBLEM
      3. COLLABORATION AS A SOLUTION
      4. COLLABORATIVE PROCESS
      5. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
      6. PRIMARY CONTENT AND SKILLS
      7. DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION
      8. OUTCOMES
      9. MOVING FORWARD
  11. Section 3: School Library Voices
    1. Chapter 15: Administration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. WAYS THAT COLLABORATING WITH ADMINISTRATION CAN SUPPORT THE LIBRARY
      3. UNDERSTANDING THE WAYS THAT LIBRARIANS CAN SUPPORT ADMINISTRATION
      4. EXAMPLES OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN LIBRARIANS AND ADMINISTRATORS
      5. GETTING STARTED: BUILDING A COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR ADMINISTRATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Increased Engagement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT IS ENGAGEMENT?
      5. CREATING AN EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
      6. PROVIDING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS THAT EXTEND THE MISSION OF THE LIBRARY
      7. TRANSFORMING PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL SPACES
      8. MAXIMIZING CURRENT AND POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS
      9. BEST PRACTICES FOR INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: Invaluable Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LESSON ONE: STRIVE TO DEVELOP LESSONS STUDENTS TO DO
      4. LESSON TWO: REALIZE THAT COLLABORATION WILL BUILD OVER TIME
      5. LESSON THREE: KEEP TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SKILLS UP TO DATE
      6. LESSON FOUR: SHARE YOUR VISION AND ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES
      7. LESSON FIVE: SAVE YOUR ENERGY FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS
    4. Chapter 18: Interview with a Librarian
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. MY BACKGROUND
      3. RELATIONSHIPS
      4. CONNECTIONS
      5. CREATIVITY
      6. PARTING THOUGHTS
    5. Chapter 19: Collaboration + Integration = A Library Program Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY COLLABORATE?
      4. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING
      5. CURRICULUM, STANDARDS, AND ASSESSMENT
      6. ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
      7. FROM PART TO WHOLE AND BEYOND
      8. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors