The Neal-Schuman Technology Management Handbook for School Library Media Centers

The Neal-Schuman Technology Management Handbook for School Library Media Centers

by Lesley S. J. Farmer, Marc E. McPhee

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Digital technology can give library media specialists a tremendous amount of power when they're skilled at putting it to its highest and best use for teaching and learning. This new guide offers the newest and most comprehensive treatment of digital technology available today expressly for school librarians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555706593
Publisher: American Library Association
Publication date: 04/30/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lesley S. J. Farmer, professor at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), coordinates the Teacher Librarian Program and manages the CSU ICT Literary Project. She earned her MS in library science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and received her doctorate in adult education from Temple University. Farmer has worked as a librarian in K–12 school settings as well as in public, special, and academic libraries. She chaired the Special Libraries Association's Education Divisions and IFLA’ School Library Section, and had leadership roles in several other library associations. Farmer is a Fulbright scholar and has received national and international grans. She has also been honored with several professional association awards, including the ALA Haycock Leadership Award. Farmer’s research interests include media literacies and data analytics. A frequent presenter and writer for the profession, Farmer has published three dozen professional books and more than two hundred professional book chapters and articles.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface xi

Chapter 1 Introduction to Technology Management 1

Technology Resources in Society 1

Technology Resources in the Library: Conditions for Student Success 4

Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 5

What Is Technology Management? 6

Library Staff Role in Managing Technology 7

Works Cited 8

Chapter 2 Planning for Technology Management 9

Why Plan? 10

Assessment 10

Generic Assessment Factors 10

Assessing Current Library Technology Management 11

Assessment Linked to the School Community 14

Assessment of Community Stakeholders 18

Making Use of Assessment 20

Action Research 22

Strategic Planning for Technology Management 24

Management Planning for Technology-Enhanced Learning 28

ABC High School Language Arts Technology Plan 28

Middle School Library Management Plan 2009-2010 32

Works Cited 38

Chapter 3 Acquiring Technology Resources 39

Existing Selection Policies and Procedures 40

Computer Selection 41

Other Equipment 46

Software 48

Databases 50

Own versus Access/Lease 53

Starting out Right 55

Marking/Engraving/Labeling 57

Documentation and Registration 59

Inventory 62

Staying Current 65

Standards and Specifications 66

Updates and Upgrades 71

Refresh Cycles 73

Works Cited 74

Chapter 4 Technology Maintenance and Troubleshooting 77

General Maintenance Practices 78

Preventative Measures 78

Backups 83

Security 89

Troubleshooting 93

Case Study: LMC Network Laser Printer No Longer Prints 97

Common Maintenance Issues 103

Malicious Hardware and Software 104

Software Changes 108

Servicing 111

Works Cited 113

Chapter 5 Space Planning and Management for Technology 115

The Big Picture: Learning Spaces 116

Facilities 117

Utilities and Safety 117

Standards 119

Space Allocation 120

Interior Organization 121

Physical Security 123

Supervision 129

Networking 134

Managing Space for E-learning 141

Works Cited 145

Chapter 6 Managing Technology Resources for Communications 147

Purposes for Communicating 148

Push-and-Pull Technology 149

Broadcasting Tools 154

'Casting Communication 156

Web 2.0 Communication Tools 163

Blogs and Wikis 164

Online Groups 167

Real-Time Interaction 173

Text-Based Interaction 173

Voice-Over IP 174

Virtual Realities 175

Webcasts 176

Videoconferencing 177

Library Web Sites 179

Portals 180

Integrated Library Management Systems 185

Works Cited 187

Chapter 7 Policies and Procedures for Technology Management 191

Policies and Procedures 191

Access 192

Connectivity 202

Human-Technology Interface 204

Content Issues 213

Use 217

Disaster Planning 224

Steps in Planning 224

Data Storage Issues 228

Ethical and Legal Issues 229

Intellectual Property 229

Copyright and Creative Commons 230

Plagiarism 233

Privacy and Confidentiality 235

Works Cited 243

Chapter 8 Technologies for Professional Development 245

Human Networking 246

Thinking Locally 246

Professional Organizations 247

Professional Learning Communities 248

Collaborative Technology Tools 249

Listservs 249

The Pull Side of RSS 252

Real-Time Interaction 254

Next Steps 256

Works Cited 256

Glossary 259

Resources 267

Bibliography 273

Index 281

About the Authors 289

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