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School & public libraries : developing the natural alliance
Ziarnik, Natalie Reif.
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Chicago : American Library Association, 2003.
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xii, 123 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
An abbreviated history -- Different strengths, common goals -- Everyday practice : a how-to guide -- Grants -- Sharing resources -- Research and the process of discovery -- School services at the public library -- A day in the life -- At the potter's wheel.
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Ziarnik begins with a history of librarianship, explaining that school and public libraries began as a team, but went their separate ways over the years. She gives specific examples of working together to achieve a common goal: helping students. Other discussions include making sure that students and teachers understand the research process and the value of class visits to the public library and visits by the public librarian to the schools. Suggestions include arranging a get-acquainted party, working together on grants, and collaborating on author or illustrator visits and other programs that draw both institutions together. The author also gives a personal peek at a day in her life as a school services librarian at a public library. She includes some sample materials requests as well as some tips for teachers (e.g., "Avoid mass assignments on the same subject"). Most of the suggestions put forth here are common sense for experienced librarians but may give those new to the field some ideas for meeting their counterparts and fostering good professional relations.-Nicole M. Marcuccilli, Glenview Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 An Abbreviated Historyp. 1
The Progressive Era (1890 to 1920)p. 1
Tracing the Story of Public Library-School Relationsp. 3
The Early Influences of Anne Carroll Moore (1900 to 1918)p. 4
The School Library Movement Begins (1890 to 1940)p. 7
Influences from Outside Librarianship (1920 to 1940)p. 10
School and Public Librarians Go Their Separate Ways (1940 to 1960)p. 14
The Blackboard Curtain and Beyond (1960 to Today)p. 17
2 Different Strengths, Common Goalsp. 20
Promoting Information Literacyp. 20
An Overview of the Strengths of School and Public Librariesp. 22
Learning to Read: Balancing Free Reading with Structured Lessonsp. 24
3 Everyday Practice: A How-to Guidep. 28
Initiating Contactp. 28
Arranging a Get-Acquainted Partyp. 28
Working Together for the First Timep. 32
Tips for Working Togetherp. 32
Continuing Contactp. 33
4 Grantsp. 35
Sources of Grantsp. 35
Collaboration in Grant Effortsp. 37
Ela Area Public Libraryp. 37
The Tall Tree Initiative in Westchester County, New Yorkp. 37
Intergovernmental Cooperation in Bensenville, Illinoisp. 38
Resources for Grant Seekersp. 40
Guides to Grants for Libraries and Educationp. 40
Guides to Grant Writingp. 40
Internet Resourcesp. 40
5 Sharing Resourcesp. 42
General Protocol for Teachers and Librariansp. 42
Librarian-Teacher Communicationp. 43
Homework Tips for Teachersp. 44
Alternatives to Assignment Alertp. 46
Sample Reference Interview with a Studentp. 46
6 Research and the Process of Discoveryp. 49
Learning the Research Processp. 50
Teaching the Research Processp. 51
Motivating Learnersp. 52
7 School Services at the Public Libraryp. 56
Helping Teachers Make the Most of the Public Libraryp. 56
Teacher Cardsp. 56
Materials Request Servicep. 58
Public Libraries Serving Studentsp. 61
Establishing Sound Policiesp. 62
Homework Centersp. 63
Class Visits to the Public Libraryp. 65
School Visitsp. 66
Other Servicesp. 67
8 A Day in the Lifep. 68
Natalie Ziarnikp. 68
Penny Mandziarap. 79
Cynthia Oakes and Loretta M. Gaffneyp. 80
9 At the Potter's Wheelp. 85
Author or Illustrator Visitp. 86
Battle of the Booksp. 88
Career Advisory Councilp. 90
Japanese Stories and Craftsp. 91
Kinderliterarische Matinee (Children's Literature Morning)p. 93
Learning Centers for At-Risk First and Second Gradersp. 94
Librarian-Teacher Teap. 96
Library Safarip. 97
Little Red Riding Hoodp. 101
Poetry Breakp. 103
Project Success: Science Fair Workshopp. 104
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Awardp. 106
Student Storytellersp. 108
Summer Reading Promotion Skitp. 109
What a Wonderful World!p. 110
Referencesp. 113
Indexp. 119