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School & Public Libraries: Developing the Natural Alliance [Kindle Edition]

Natalie Reif Ziarnik

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Book Description

In this revolutionary new book, expert liaison Natalie Reif Ziarnik draws on well-known children's literature and defining moments in history to expose the untapped potential that exists between schools and libraries. Using classic storytelling techniques, such as "A Day in the Life" vignettes illustrating school and public library interaction, she points out both the challenges and rewards of cooperation. Filled with practical and ready-to-use tips, this handbook includes:

* Sample "materials request" list for classroom teachers
* "Homework alert" ideas for students, teachers, and librarians
* 14 real-life examples of winning school-library partnerships
* Inspiring historical tales such as:
o The old fiddler in a 1902 Brooklyn school who changed the course of public library service to schoolchildren.
o The self-proclaimed radical schoolteacher of 1880s Milwaukee who took three boys and six market baskets by horsecar to the public library to select two books for each of her 72 students.
o The contentious debate between Anne Carroll Moore of the New York Public Library and Lucy Sprague Mitchell, founder of the Bank Street School, that came to be known as the "Fairy Tale War" of the 1920s and 1930s.

Though it reads like a novel you can't put down, School and Public Libraries is a call to action for school and public librarians to embrace and pursue a shared mission of promoting reading and information literacy and ultimately doubling the support for the children and young people in your community.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Ziarnik begins with a history of librarianship, explaining that school and public libraries began as a team, but went their separate ways over the years. She gives specific examples of working together to achieve a common goal: helping students. Other discussions include making sure that students and teachers understand the research process and the value of class visits to the public library and visits by the public librarian to the schools. Suggestions include arranging a get-acquainted party, working together on grants, and collaborating on author or illustrator visits and other programs that draw both institutions together. The author also gives a personal peek at a day in her life as a school services librarian at a public library. She includes some sample materials requests as well as some tips for teachers (e.g., "Avoid mass assignments on the same subject"). Most of the suggestions put forth here are common sense for experienced librarians but may give those new to the field some ideas for meeting their counterparts and fostering good professional relations.
Nicole M. Marcuccilli, Glenview Public Library, IL
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1174 KB
  • Publisher: Amer Library Assn (January 20, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004K6MDEG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,136,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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