Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library, Third Edition

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As with earlier editions, this latest revision of Information Literacy and Information Skills Instruction: Applying Research to Practice in the 21st Century School Library brings together the research literature on information skills instruction with particular reference to models related to information seeking and the information search process. It presents relevant findings on what research has deemed "best practice" and what is known about how children learn, enabling school librarians to base information skills programs on substantiated data.||The sources reviewed for this book include doctoral dissertations, research reports, academic and professional journal articles in library information service and related fields, and publications by scholars and practitioners relevant to information skills curricula. A preface, newly prepared for the third edition, explains the revision process, while the epilogue examines the importance of communication between research scholars and school library practitioners.

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Reference Traditions From Personal Assistance to Instructional Intervention
The School Library Idea From Dream to Reality
The Information Search Process Kuhlthaus Legacy
Alternative Frameworks for Process Instruction
Evolving Contexts for Teaching and Learning
Diagnosing Informational and Instructional Needs
Building Information Competence Designing Instruction for Todays Learners
Creating Effective InquiryBased Educational Tasks
Evaluating Library Services and Programs
Attending to the Social and Emotional Needs of Todays Learners
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About the author (2011)

Nancy Pickering Thomas, PhD, is professor emeritus in the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Dr. Thomas has taught graduate courses in theoretical foundations of service, children's literature and programming, managing the school library, and services for special populations. Her work has been published in Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Journal of Education in Library & Information Science, School Library Media Activities Monthly, and the Big6 Newsletter.
Sherry R. Crow, PhD, is assistant professor of school library science and educational media at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE. Her published works include Information Literacy: A Guide for the Library Media Specialist. Crow was named Colorado Librarian of the Year in 2004 and University of Nebraska Kearney's Outstanding Scholar of the College of Education in 2010.
Lori L. Franklin, PhD, is school librarian at Olathe East High School, Olathe, KS, a large suburban high school in the Kansas City metro area that was recently chosen by the International Center for Leadership in Education as one of "20 Model High Schools." Franklin is a National Board Certified teacher with over 15 years experience in school libraries and was a district finalist for Master Teacher of the Year in 2006. She also received an Educator to Excellence award for the 2006-2007 academic year.

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