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Leadership Issues in the Information Literate School Community
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This edited volume of essays from teacher librarians and library educators around the world addresses the issues teacher librarians must face to become leaders in the new worldwide emerging vision of schools. The book features chapters written by well-known authors in the field such as Ken Haycock, Leslie Farmer, Ann Clyde, Diane Oberg, James Henri, Marlene Asselin and others.

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Contents Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction and Context Chapter 2: Understanding the Information Literate School Community Chapter 3: Whose Community? Which Knowledge? A Critical (Hyperliteracies) Take on Information Literate School Communities Chapter 4: Informing Information Literacy Education through Empirical Research Chapter 5: Curriculum Integration and Information Literacy: Developing Independent Learners Chapter 6: Reading and the Information Literate School Community Chapter 7: The Leadership Role of the Principle in the Information Literate School Community Chapter 8: Policy, Social Justice and the Information Literate School Community Chapter 9: Scaffolding and the Information Literate School Community: Knowledge Building Chapter 10: Teacher Librarians: Mirror Images of Teachers and Pioneering Voyagers Chapter 11: The Teacher Librarian Toolkit for an Information Literate School Community Chapter 12: Generating Change: A North American Perspective Chapter 13: Generating Change through Professional Development: A New Zealand Perspective Chapter 14: Systems Issues and the Information Literate School Community Chapter 15: Preparing Preservice Teachers as Members of Information Literate School Communities Bibliography About the Editors and Contributors Index

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James Henri is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for IT in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.Marlene Asselin is Associate Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, and Coordinator, UBC diploma and Masters programs in teacher-librarianship.

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"Because of their interaction with the entire school community and knowledge of information technologies, librarians are in a unique position to shape educational innovation. The international contributors to this volume argue that in order for librarians to emerge as leaders in the educational community, it is essential that careful attention be paid to current issues. Essay topics include new learners, new and multi-literacies, and teaching as a political activity." - School Library Journal Curriculum Connections
"This book is a compilation of 16 brief but poignant essays, each written by a different world-renowned teacher librarian or library educator, that discuss the relationship between the teacher librarian and the Information Literate School Community (ILSC). . . . Learing today goes beyond four walls, allowing students to define a significant dimension of information literacy and enabling them to personalize and reshape curriculum based on changes in culture. . . . This resource will benefit any teacher librarian as they prepare for the future of education. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

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