By Gail K. Dickinson
To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, college library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring exertions, instructing wisdom, collaborative abilities, organizational skill, and braveness. placed a pleasant mentor on your nook! This examine advisor coaches university library media experts via examination specifics. writer, librarian and educator Gail Dickinson has been at the entrance strains because the nationwide Board for pro instructing criteria (NBPTS) brought library media criteria in 2000. Her paintings has helped deliver the rigorous certification technique into viewpoint, resolution questions, and allay issues of these going for certification or contemplating it. no matter if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the strategy of reaching certification, or are looking to remain present at the top practices in educating, this booklet is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a fancy and intimidating strategy into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: indicates how one can start, be geared up, and remain on target with checklists, suggestions, and routines; outlines confirmed methods to collaborative guideline, literature appreciation, and integrating expertise; and highlights functional how one can record accomplishments, a serious requirement. even if used as a workshop advisor, for reference or self-study, this obtainable advisor prepares present applicants (and these within the strategy) to stand the Board overview adventure. it truly is jam-packed with inspiring examples and recommendation from those that were via it and will cheer you directly to luck.
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High school library media specialists must relearn areas of service that affect early childhood. Elementary school library media specialists will have to look again at the range of literature, skills, and interests of high schoolers. Teaching as a School Library Media Profession Attention must also be drawn to the obvious. The NBPTS standards are prepared under the auspices of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The importance of teaching in these standards cannot be overstated.
The management and organization of libraries is computer-based. Resource provision relies on computer technology, and information skills encompass a range of computer and other technology skills as well. Although books are still prevalent and encouraging children to read remains one of the most powerful reasons why school library media specialists enter the field, there is no doubt that innovative uses of technology also prove to be a career draw. Technology must be defined as more than just computer hardware and software.
For the most part, it matches school library media licensure requirements, which in most states is K–12. However, there are few library media specialists who are actively engaged in practice to the entire age range of 20 NBPTS and School Library Media 3–18 in everyday professional practice. Over time, school library media specialists naturally concentrate their personal professional growth efforts on the age group of the school in which they are working. This presents a special challenge to school library media specialists who are attempting NBPTS certification.
Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide (ALA Editions) by Gail K. Dickinson