Managing and Analyzing Your Collection

Author: Carol Ann Doll
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838908217
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Collections

Calculations and formulas are presented to help librarians gather statistics for analysis and management of the collection. Using measures of timeliness, relevancy, use percentages, user profiles, and comparisons, librarians can determine in quantitative ways the quality of a library's collection. Step-by-step directions show how to analyze data produced by automated systems, conduct random sampling, evaluate all types of information formats, and estimate the cost of updating the collection. Doll teaches in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Wayne University. Barron teaches in the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina. There is no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Advances in School based Mental Health Interventions

Author: Kristin E. Robinson
Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.
ISBN: 9781887554626
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Child mental health services

Leading experts in the field bring you the latest research, practical programming ideas and intervention strategies... * Key components in successful school-based service delivery * Evidence-based clinical services * Funding sources and strategies * How to build effective, collaborative interagency relationships * Solutions to the barriers of misunderstanding and stigma * Effective family interventions ... and show you how "real world" programs are successfully being implemented in a broad variety of service delivery systems.

Thinking about Things and Other Frivolities

Author: Edward Farley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630871345
Release Date: 2014-02-13
Genre: Religion

This memoir records the story of the author's personal journey toward a life of university teaching and probes that story in reflective essays on a variety of subjects. One group of essays has to do with the characteristic activities and institutional setting of a professor. Other essays explore ways of experiencing the world as mysterious, beautiful, and tragic. One piece offers a rather somber account of current ways in which the American experiment in democracy is in peril. Scraps of what looks like an intellectual autobiography are scattered over the pages of the narrative, recalling the puzzles that gave rise to a number of writing projects. In a way this is a book of paradoxes and antitheses. Janus-like, it faces toward the past and the future. It offers generalized convictions and specific observations, treats both the ordinary themes of life experience and tangled esoterica, and presents both the experiences of an individual and an analysis of educational institutions. As a whole, the book invites readers to join the author in thinking about things.

Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Author: Manuel Martinez-Pons
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826453556
Release Date: 2001-05-21
Genre: Education

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning provides a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the psychology of instruction in the schools and colleges.The book divides the theory into three stages (the "three steps" in the subtitle): (i) work by the teacher prior to engagement with the student (e.g. needs assessment; diagnosis; mental ability including emotional intelligence); (ii) work by the teacher with the student (e.g. module delivery, formative assessment); and (iii) work done by the teacher after engagement with the student (e.g. summative assessment, remedial planning). The subject matter is wide-ranging including, for example, parental influence, behavioral factors and a consideration of different kinds of intelligence. Martinez-Pons has developed models of instruction in the form of flow charts, reports research (including plentiful quantitative studies) and includes boxed material explaining techniques and concepts (e.g. correlational analysis).It was written with graduate students of education in mind, especially for courses for educational psychology and pedagogy. Because the book develops out of general educational psychology, it is applicable to all stages of education from elementary school to college teaching as well as in-service professionals, including educational psychologists.