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Reader’s advisory books from the Wyoming State Library collection Summer reading is in swing. Last year more than 24,000 patrons of all ages participated in a Wyoming public
library summer reading program. If they’re walking through the doors in droves asking you what to read next, try one of these titles from the WSL professional collection. All are available to you through interlibrary loan:
A few good books : using contemporary readers’ advisory strategies to connect readers with books /
Stephanie L. Maatta. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2010. Integrated advisory service : breaking through the book boundary to better serve library users / Jessica E. Moyer, editor. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010. Nonfiction readers’ advisory / edited by Robert Burgin. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004. Readers’ advisory for children and ‘tweens / Penny Peck. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010. The readers’ advisory guide to genre fiction / Joyce G. Saricks. 2nd ed. Chicago : American Library Associa- tion, 2009. The readers’ advisory guide to nonfiction / Neal Wyatt. Chicago : American Library Association, 2007. Readers’ advisory service in the public library / Joyce G. Saricks. 3rd ed. Chicago : American Library Associa- tion, 2005. Serving teens through readers’ advisory / Heather Booth. Chicago : American Library Association, 2007.
The Wyoming State Library maintains a collection of library science materials intended to provide practical infor- mation of use in your libraries. Questions about the professional collection or suggestions for purchases may be directed to Susan Mark, susan.ma
School librarians are the “go-to” people for digital content From the American Library Association: School librarians have been identified as the “go-to” people for digital
content in a recently published report by the national education non-profit group, Project Tomorrow. The report, “The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged and Empowered - How Today’s Educators are Advancing a New Vision for Teaching and Learning,” shares the teacher, librarian and administrator findings from the group’s Speak Up 2010 survey.
The survey finds that the role of the school librarian is increasingly focused on the use of digital content in the classroom. In many schools, the school librarian has the responsibility for identifying, evaluating and recommend- ing digital resources to teachers. Of the 2,125 school librarians surveyed: 78 percent identify websites for classroom use, 56 percent create collections of resources for curriculum support,
47 percent find specific digital content, podcasts and videos to sup- port classroom lessons.
With the increased variety and depth of the digital resources available for classroom use, librarians are also enabling and empowering teach- ers’ skills with digital content: 85 percent of school librarians answer questions about technology tools,
66 percent participate with teachers in professional learning commu- nities, and
33 percent train teachers how to locate and evaluate digital content. Learn more and download the full report at www.tomorrow.org/
Branch Librarian, Park County Library, Powell, WY
Public Relations/ Adult Program- ming Librarian, Sweetwater County Library System, Green River, WY
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