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Partnerships And Collaborations In Public Library Communities Resources And Solutions

Author : Ellis, Karen
ISBN : 9781613503881
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This book shows how partnerships can be cultivated through projects, programming, funding, and extending the library's presence through unique avenues, offering librarians a better understanding of what might be possible for their situational requirements and limitations"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Public Library Youth Services

Author : Holly G. Willett
ISBN : 1567501222
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.92 MB
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Still Struggling For Equality

Author : Plummer Alston Jones
ISBN : 1591582431
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Provides an excellent text on public library services to diverse groups and multiculturalism in public libraries, including a detailed exposition of immigration law.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Young Adults Deserve The Best

Author : Sarah Flowers
ISBN : 9780838935873
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 84.73 MB
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Explains how young adult librarians can utilize core competencies to improve teen services.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Lgbtq Youth And Education

Author : Cris Mayo
ISBN : 9780807772447
Genre : Education
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Based on the diverse experiences of LGBTQ students and their allies, this essential volume brings together in one resource the major issues that schools must address to improve the educational outcomes for gender and sexual minority students—as well as all students. Many of these issues involve negative school-based experiences that teachers and administrators need to be aware of as they interact with students on a daily basis, including those that encourage dropping out, substance abuse, and disproportionate thoughts of suicide. This insightful work not only examines the challenges of discrimination, harassment, and alienation that LGBTQ youth face, but it also captures students’ resilience and creativity in organizing against those challenges. The text includes teaching strategies, innovative projects, curricular revisions, and policy initiatives that have had positive effects on LGBTQ learning, aspirations, and school climate. Book Features: Offers a nuanced portrait of students, showing how issues of race, gender, gender identity, and class shape and complicate their experience. Examines the history and contemporary movements for LGBTQ rights. Describes a variety of discipline-based approaches to teaching students to think about LGBTQ-related concerns. Shows examples of youth organizing into extracurricular groups or creating school- and community-based interventions. Highlights the role of online communities and web-based resources. “This book should be required reading for all K–12 educators and beyond. Departing from the common LG focus of most works on LGBT issues, Mayo offers a crucial analysis of the ways that sexism, transphobia, and homophobia work together to make schools difficult and even dangerous places. Just as importantly, Mayo maintains a refreshing, always practical approach to the ways teachers and administrators can better fulfill the goals of equity for all students.” —A. Finn Enke, associate professor, History, Gender and Women's Studies, director, LGBT Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Mayo goes beyond platitudes and calls for tolerance to investigate the specific conflicts and controversies that seem to inevitably swarm around LGBTQ issues in education. What, we often ask, can we do to protect LGBTQ students, teachers, and families from harassment? Mayo offers answers in this incisive, necessary, and accessible book.” —Jen Gilbert, associate professor, Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto, Ontario Cris Mayo is professor and associate head in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Category: Education

Harrod S Librarians Glossary And Reference Book

Author : Ray Prytherch
ISBN : 9781409486152
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Listing over 10,000 entries, Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book spans everything from traditional printing terms to search engines and from book formats to URLs. Revisions for this tenth edition have centred in particular on the Information Society and its ramifications, on the general shift towards electronic resources, and on e-commerce, e-learning and e-government, whilst at the same time maintaining key areas predating the IT revolution. Web terminology, URLs and IT terms have been checked and updated, and coverage of terms relating to digitization and digital resources, portals, multimedia and electronic products has been revised or expanded as necessary. Harrod's Glossary now includes Knowledge Management terms, and this edition has also focused on developments in the field of intellectual property, copyright, patents, privacy and piracy. It gives wide international coverage of names, addresses and URLs of major libraries and other important organizations in the information sector, of professional associations, fellowships, networks, government bodies, projects and programmes, consortia and institutions, influential reports and other key publications. Entries are included on classification and file coding, on records management and archiving and on both the latest and the most enduring aspects of library and information skills. Even with the Web at your fingertips Harrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book remains a quicker reference for explaining specialist terms, jargon and acronyms, and for finding the URLs you need, whether you are working in a print-based or digital library, in archiving, records management, conservation, bookselling or publishing.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Newbery And Caldecott Awards

Author : Association for Library Service to Children
ISBN : 0838935672
Genre : Education
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Each year, the Newbery and Caldecott Awards are awarded by the American Library Association to the most distinguished children's books published the previous year.With up-to-date annotations for all the medal and honor books since the inception of the awards (Newbery in 1922 and Caldecott in 1938), librarians and teachers everywhere have come to rely on this indispensable guide for quick-reference, collection and curriculum development, and readers' advisory. Fully indexed by title and author/illustrator, the 2007 edition includes background on the awards and photos of the new medalists and their books.New to the 2007 edition is a feature essay by author, Booklinks founder, and former children's book editor for Booklist, Barbara Elleman, The John Newbery Medal: The First Decade.The Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2007 will help you introduce children to oustanding literature and illustration and support your own literature selections from the criteria used for these celebrated awards.For all those professionals committed to introducing literature to young people, The Newbery Caldecott Awards, 2007 Edition is the indispensable guide.
Category: Education

Huck Finn S America

Author : Andrew Levy
ISBN : 9781439186985
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry Finn…Twain’s masterpiece emerges as a compelling depiction of nineteenth-century troubles still all too familiar in the twenty-first century” (Booklist, starred review). In the “groundbreaking” (Dallas Morning News) Huck Finn’s America, award-winning biographer Andrew Levy shows how modern readers have misunderstood Huckleberry Finn for decades. Mark Twain’s masterpiece is often discussed either as a carefree adventure story for children or a serious novel about race relations, yet Levy argues, it is neither. Instead, Huck Finn was written at a time when Americans were nervous about “uncivilized” bad boys, and a debate was raging about education, popular culture, and responsible parenting—casting Huck’s now-celebrated “freedom” in a very different and very modern light. On issues of race, on the other hand, Twain’s lifelong fascination with minstrel shows and black culture inspired him to write a book not about civil rights, but about race’s role in entertainment and commerce, the same features on which much of our own modern consumer culture is also grounded. In Levy’s vision, Huck Finn has more to say about contemporary children and race that we have ever imagined—if we are willing to hear it. An eye-opening, groundbreaking exploration of the character and psyche of Mark Twain as he was writing his most famous novel, Levy’s book “explores the soul of Mark Twain's enduring achievement with the utmost self-awareness...An eloquent argument, wrapped up in rich biographical detail and historical fact.” (USA TODAY). Huck Finn’s America brings the past to vivid, surprising life, and offers a persuasive argument for why this American classic deserves to be understood anew.
Category: Literary Criticism

Donna Jo Napoli

Author : Hilary S. Crew
ISBN : 0810874474
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive critical analysis of 19 novels, Donna Jo Napoli: Writing with Passion provides an understanding of how Napoli's life and profession as a professor of linguistics influences her writing for young adults.
Category: Literary Criticism