By Pamela S. Bacon

A career's worthy of inventive ideas to difficulties and demanding situations ordinarily encountered in class libraries, this moment quantity to the best-selling a hundred Library Lifesavers offers one other a hundred ready-to-use lifesavers that can assist you remain on most sensible of your busy agenda and make your library glance reliable! professional college library media expert Pamela S. Bacon once more stocks sensible, field-tested suggestion for nearly any job. each one lifesaver encompasses a short description, guidance (helpful feedback) and instruments (ready-to-use templates), in addition to an extra characteristic known as journeys (Internet links). Grades 6-12.

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Does the student know three (or more) sources in which he or she can locate the information needed? Standard 2: Evaluates information critically and competently • Does the student know whether the information is accurate? • Does the student know whether the information is based on fact or opinion? • Does the student know which information to use? To discard? Standard 3: Uses information effectively and creatively • Does the student organize his or her information well? • Does the student demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving?

Now just keep track of when you use each standard on the checklist (Lifesaver Tool 12A). ). ” • When each checklist fills up, file it in the appropriate file. ), check over the checklists to see if all of the standards are being covered. • At the end of the year, do a quick tally (Lifesaver 12B) to include in your Annual Report. com/ The MarcoPolo program hosts free, standards-based Internet content for the K–12 teachers and classes. 38 Lesson Title ILS 1 Assesses ILS 2 Ev a l u a t e s ILS 3 Uses ILS 4 Pursues ILS 5 Appreciates ILS 6 Strives ILS 7 Understands FOR THE WEEK OF _______________________________________________ INFORMATION LITERACY STANDARDS CHECKLIST ILS 8 Respects ILS 9 M o d els LIBRARY LIFESAVER 12: Your “Standard” Checklist 39 Lifesaver Tool 12A.

5. Test Equipment R Play around with the equipment before the session—you can’t break it! R Set up an interactive test session to ensure equipment is working properly. R Train students to run the equipment. 6. Call for Help! R If you have trouble, call the help desk—that’s what they’re there for. R Call the content provider and ask questions. 7. Follow Up R Fill out the session evaluation. R Be honest—this is how content providers improve. 8. Always Have a Plan B! R As great as technology is, it isn’t foolproof!

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