By Gail K. Dickinson
To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, university library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring labor, educating wisdom, collaborative talents, organizational skill, and braveness. positioned a pleasant mentor on your nook! This learn advisor coaches institution 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 procedure into standpoint, solution questions, and allay issues of these going for certification or contemplating it. no matter if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the technique of reaching certification, or are looking to remain present at the top practices in instructing, this booklet is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a fancy and intimidating procedure into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: indicates tips to start, be prepared, and remain on the right track with checklists, counsel, and workouts; outlines confirmed techniques to collaborative guideline, literature appreciation, and integrating expertise; and highlights sensible how one can rfile accomplishments, a serious requirement. even if used as a workshop consultant, for reference or self-study, this obtainable advisor prepares present applicants (and these within the approach) to stand the Board evaluation adventure. it truly is choked with inspiring examples and recommendation from those that were via it and will cheer you directly to luck.
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Extra info for Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide (ALA Editions)
Training in the use of the reference interview and the selection process stresses matching the resources in libraries to the needs of the users. The NBPTS standards turn this process around, however. While the library world perceives the person as the end user, NBPTS sees the resources, facilities, and policies as the end use. It is a complete turnaround in focus. First and foremost in the National Board certification process is the student. In the case of library media standards, the student may be anywhere in age from 3 to 18 years or more.
This standard has frequent “see also” references to other standards, which reflects the generalist nature of the library science field. This is a broad standard, covering the knowledge required to do the job of a school library media specialist. It is natural that this standard will overlap with other standards that cover what accomplished school library media specialists do and how they grow as professionals. It is expected that school librarians have a thorough knowledge of children’s and young adult literature.
Org. extra money. The reward/incentive is for the NBCT designation of a subject area. In some cases, the desire to become a school library media specialist has been strong enough for NBCTs to willingly lose their incentive pay. In other cases, however, classroom teachers receiving NBCT incentives have reluctantly withdrawn their desire to enter the school library media profession. In NBPTS terms, the NBPTS library media standards are referred to as ECYA/Library Media. The library media standards are listed as Early Childhood through Young Adulthood, therefore ECYA/Library Media means that these standards reflect accomplished teaching for ages 3–18 or older in the area of library media.
Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide (ALA Editions) by Gail K. Dickinson