The third book in the Library Programs that inspire series is a useful planning handbook, offering ideas for both student and professional development programs that would be of interest for educators. These run the gamut from displays to entertainers to interest centers to demonstrations. The authors emphasize the importance of the three steps in putting on a program-preperation, execution,and assessment-and the value of working with students' interests and teachers' curriculums. Readers will find the many included forms and checklists especially useful. An entire chapter is devoted to Internet sites that provide resources supporting media specialists and educators. The final chapter highlights more than 70 programs and ideas from across the U.S. Those looking for a programming resource would be well served by this book.
Clear instructions for planning, implementing, and assessing successful school library programs for Grades 5-8.
These authors clearly demonstrate their experience and experitse in getting programs off the ground....The book provides inch-by-inch steps to formulate, plan, organize and promote an event. It is certainly worth a try. I would recommend this for librarians and media specialists for their own professional growth and also for an eventful challenge.
In this useful planning guide, the authors offer library media specialists in middle schools a wide range of ideas for both student programs and professional development programs for teachers....a rich and valuable programming resource for middle school librarians.
...would prove helpful in any university training program. Those already in practice who feel insecure about staging events or in need of revitalization should own.
...a useful planning handbook, offering ideas for both student and professional development programs that would be of interest to educators....Those looking for a programming resource would be well served by this book.
Wilson and Leslie make a convincing case for the wide-ranging benefits of providing library programs, both grand and small scale, and offer information on planning, producing, and assessing them, with many detailed examples from around the country.
Many chapters contain information too good to miss, even for the most experienced media specialist....The sample evaluative tools for the programs...are helpful and timesaving....^ICenter Stage^R is a very useable resource for library program planning, execution, and evaluation.
A terrific book for those who need a shot in the arm to get reinvigorated about programming in their library....With an abundance of easily adaptable ideas, this book is also useful for public librarians who are involved with displays, promotions, and reading and youth programming. Recommended for middle school media centers and for public libraries that have YA departments.
The Web resources list alone is worth the cost of the book! All libraries can benefit from this book and the ideas can work in any environment. Highly recommended.
Middle-school students present special programming challenges, and Patricia Potter Wilson and Roger Leslie meet them in ^ICenter Stage: Library Programs that Inspire Middle School Patrons^R. The authors explain how to plan programs, locate and organize resources, effectively use Internet resources, and evaluate the programs. They highlight 70 examples of field-tested model programs.