This new edition of a classic shows how to take a proactive role in shaping instruction by learning how to develop and implement a library media programme and integrate it into the total educational experience. Revised and updated, Donham's third edition covers all aspects of the school system: students, curriculum and instruction, principals, district administration, and the community. It demonstrates how to interact and collaborate in order to integrate the school library media programme throughout these environments. This new edition offersReal-life examples of issues in school librarianshipCurrent statistics and research results on early learning, child poverty, and other topicsA new chapter on the virtual school library Expanded coverage of nfiction and complex textsReaders will benefit from this complete coverage of the school environment--common staff structures, budget issues, and more.
Jean Donham is a professor in the School Library Studies graduate programme at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. Previously she was library director at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA. Prior to her appointment there, she was a tenured member of the faculty in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa, USA. She served as district coordinator for library and technology programmes in the Iowa City Community School District for 13 years. Author of numerous professional articles, Dr. Donham has been a presenter at national, regional, and state conferences. Active in the Iowa Association of School Librarians, she was the first recipient of that organisation's Media Professional of the Year. In addition, she served as a member of the board for the American Association of School Librarians. She holds a master s degree in library and information studies from the University of Maryland, USA and a PhD in educational administration from the University of Iowa.