New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist's Guide to Success

New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist's Guide to Success

  • ISBN-13: 9780838909249
  • $12.58

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Transitioning from library school to a real world job or even from a different type of library can pose significant challenges for school library media specialists (SLMS).From job search strategies and discovering your work philosophy to the nitty-gritty details of creating acceptable use policies, New on the Job serves as a wise mentor for new SLMS. Expert authors Ruth Toor and Hilda K. Weisburg share the joys and perils of the profession along with a wealth of practical advice from a combined six decades of experience in library media centers and as collaborators on books, presentations, and workshops. New school library media specialists can:# Learn the secrets to successfully collaborate with teachers# Navigate new roles and responsibilities with confidence# Create dynamic interactions with students to deepen their learning experiences# Master the art of communicating with the principal, IT experts, and vendors# Discover field-tested guidance on daily matters from budgeting and purchasing to advocacy and programmingUnder the wise tutelage of the authors, first year school library media specialists will set the tone for a strong start in a rewarding career with this one-stop, hands-on guide.

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