ETL503 – Assessment item 2 – Proposal for a model collection. Part C: Reflection

Part C

The process of completing this assessment task has enabled me to develop understanding of the issues involved in planning and managing a model library collection. As a newly appointed high school librarian, I am acquiring the skills and knowledge required to develop, manage and evaluate the library collection in order for it to reach its full potential. And, by employing the processes presented in this subject, the benefits for the students will be access to relevant and current resources, a pleasant environment to gather and share information, and a place where opportunities for learning and understanding are diverse and plentiful. This is supported by the requirements of the Library Policy – Schools (Department of Education and Training New South Wales [DETNSW], 2005) where it sets out the requirements for school libraries and responsibilities of school principals, teacher librarians and other school staff in relation to programs of the school library. (DETNSW, 2005).

With an already operating and established library collection of between eight and ten thousand books, Hughes-Hassell and Mancall (2005) offer support on identifying current strengths and weaknesses in the collection and how to apply selection criteria. The process of collection evaluation is presented in detail by Bishop (2007) and gives courage to embark on the process. In reflection on the blog post – Trends affecting libraries (Kay, 2015) – I now have understanding of how evaluate, and take on, the process of weeding, as outlined by National Library of New Zealand (n.d.), and Miller (2011) Weeding not just for gardens, by incorporating community planned evaluation. To select replacement books I have learnt about wide range of selection aids available and particularly liked Selection tools for librarians (n.d.).

Planning for the model collection has extended my knowledge on legal end ethical matters involved in the nature of collections. Smartcopying (n.d.) brings information for all staff, and simplifies the process of understanding copyright issues. It is the role of the librarian to promote understanding of copyright. Morrisey (2008) brings awareness of the ethics involved in collection development and proposes that ultimately it is up to the individual to chose ethically sound options. Johnson (2011) highlights aspects of censorship by omission for consideration.

In looking to the future I have considered the possibility of a school library offering an online environment with students being able to access resources and learning tools remotely and share information and understanding online with a global audience. With further development of the school library enquiry service offered through the student portal, uptake of personal devices, and the implementation of Oliver across all NSW schools, the opportunity is presented to develop the library’s digital connection with the entire learning community.

This task has given me the understanding of what is required to develop a strategic approach towards collection management. Planning to work collaboratively with the school community will result in developing and maintaining a collection that is relevant, accommodates specific teaching and learning needs, and is evaluated towards ongoing development of resources leading to a balanced and innovative collection. By taking a strategic approach towards collection development, the school library can meet the needs of the student learner now and into the rapidly expanding digital future

References

Bishop, K. (2007) Evaluation of the collection. In The collection program in schools: concepts, practices and information sources. (4th ed.) (pp. 19-24). Westport, Conn,: Libraries Unlimited.

Johnson, D. (2011). Censorship by omission. Library Media Connection, January/February 2010. Retrieved from http://doug-johnson.com/dougwri/censorship-by-omission.html

Kay, G (March,2015) Trends affecting libraries. [Blog post] Retrieved from https://interact2.csu.edu.au/webapps/discussionboard/do/message?action=list_messages&forum_id=_16542_1&nav=discussion_board_entry&conf_id=_6710_1&course_id=_6072_1&message_id=_43884_1#msg__43884_1Id
Miller, D. (2011) Weeding not just for gardens. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/debmille/weeding-not-just-for-gardens

Morrisey, L. J. (2008) Ethical issues in collection development. Journal of Library Administration, 47:3-4. pp. 163-171. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10/1080/0193082802186506
National Library of New Zealand Services to Schools (2012). Collections 5: Weeding Guide. Retrieved from http://www.schools.natlib.govt.nz/school-libraries/building-and-managing-collection/weeding-guide

Selection tools for librarians. (n.d.) Resources for school librarians. Retrieved from http://sldirectory.com/libfs/resf/selection.html

Smartcopying (n.d.) The official guide to copyright issues for australian schools and tafe. Retrieved from http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/

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ETL503 – Assignment 1 – Part B – Annotated resource list.

Resource: The Death of the Oceans? (Threatened Habitats) – 60 mins.

Oxley, P. (Producer), Oxley, P. (Director). (2010). The death of the oceans? [DVD]. United Kingdom: British Broadcasting Corporation Horizons.

Learner-Centered Selection Criteria: Primary Considerations. (S.C.P.C.) (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005) Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Authority.
Learner-Centered Selection Criteria: Secondary Considerations. (S.C.S.C.) (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005.). Aesthetic quality, Reputation of producer.
Selection Aids (S.A.) Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and promoted as one of the most ambitious scientific studies of our time – an investigation into what is happening to our oceans. (BBC, 2011). Presented by Sir David Attenborough, reviewed by Tim Dowling, writer for The Guardian (The Guardian, 2010.), and supported by analysis which considers the possibility of irrevocable damage to the world’s oceans, by Alex Renton (Newsweek, 2014) this DVD examines the future and possible outcomes for the world’s oceans. Supports threatened habitats (BOSNSW, 2003)

An engaging documentary which exposes some of the effects man is having on marine life from over fishing to the acidification of sea water. It also uncovers the disturbing story of how shipping noise is deafening whales and dolphins, affecting their survival in the future. (BBC, 2010).

Resource: Shark Girl. (Threatened Species)

Kaufman Productions Pty Ltd. and Screen Australia. (Producer), Kaufman, Gisela, (Director). (2013). Shark Girl. [DVD]. Australia: ABC Television.

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Authority, Comparison with others.
S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Aesthetic quality.
S.A. Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, 2015) and shown on the Smithsonian Channel (SNI/SI, 2010-2015), with supporting reviews by Stephanie Pappas (livescience, 2014) and Erin Corneliussen (smithsonian, 2014), and scientific advice provided by Jennifer Ovenden (molecularfisherieslaboratory, 2014) this show has been made the by award-winning film-makers Gisela and Carsten Kaufman (Ovenden, 2014).
Growing up on the Great Barrier Reef and self labelled as a conservationist, filmmaker, activist and delinquent, 20 year old Madison Stewart has taken her passion for sharks and created an active program to stop the killing of up to 80 000 sharks per year in this UNESCO World Heritage Site(UNESCO, 1992-2105) for cheap fish steaks and luxury shark fin soup. She also investigates how an increasing number of countries are protecting their sharks when she travels to Mexico, Palau and the Bahamas. This DVD engages high school students and creates the opportunity to research the problems faced by this apex predator.

Resource: Ground Water Animation – (Access to fresh water) – 3min 34 sec.

Ranamm. (May 3, 2006). Groundwater Animation, [Video file]. Retrieved from

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement and Organization, Authority.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Aesthetic quality.

S.A. Produced by Seattle Public Schools-TV – Cable Channel 26 (SPS-TV, 2012) and supported by Water Tenders, a community based group who care about wetlands and streams, (Watertenders, 2002) and King County Water and Land Division (King County, 2015), this is a resource which supports the access to fresh water requirement of the Geography 7-10 Syllabus focus area, 4G4 Global Issues and the Role of Citizenship (BOSNSW, 2003).

Produced by three times Emmy Award (Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1995-2005) winning production company Leaping Media (Leaping Media, n.d.), this cartoon animation introduces students to the concept of what ground water is, and traces it’s path through the subsurface. It shows uses of water and demonstrates the possible dangers ground water faces from pollution and development. A great platform from which students can investigate ground water issues faced by a growing global population.

Resource: How to dig a well by hand. (Access to clean water) – 8min 18sec.

Fabio Chen (October 6, 2009). How to dig a well by hand. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM3gVpNflVE

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Treatment, Arrangement and organization.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Physical quality, Aesthetic quality.

S.A. By utilising a combination of knowledge, experience, and intuition (Johnson, 2009) and entering ‘dig a well by hand’ into the search bar of YouTube(YouTube, 2005) many options are presented. With application of time to look at each video, this item has been selected to demonstrate digging a well by hand to access clean water for community members.

This video titled “A day in the life of a Mozambican – How to dig a well” demonstrates to students one of the methods used in developing countries to access clean drinking water. The tools used are extremely basic, and safety protocols are limited to a rope made from ragged cloth. This presentation provides a stark contrast to the methods developed countries use to give individuals access to clean drinking water.

Resource: Water – Global Challenges and Policy of Fresh Water Use.

National Geographic Learning, (2013). National Geographic Learning Reader: Water: Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use, 1st Edition. National Geographic

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement, Authority, Comparison with other works.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Physical Quality, Aesthetic quality, Literary merit, Reputation of producer.
S.A. Nelson secondary catalogue, 2015. Cengage Learning Australia is a leading provider of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets for Australia and New Zealand. Cengage Learning Australia publishes a successful range of school and university educational resources, written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field.
Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use introduces students to many of the real world challenges that both individuals and governments face in deciding how we should manage global freshwater resources. The selected articles pull from current events throughout the world to illustrate a variety of freshwater policy problems, including examples of the effects of changing climates on precipitation patterns, how growing populations and competing industry interests are having to adapt in a world with these changing patterns, and the controversy over what inherent and legal rights nature and wildlife should have in our water policy decisions. eBook available. (Cengage Learning Australia, 2015)

Resource: The Story of Bottled water. (access to fresh water) – 8min 4sec.

Storyofstuffproject. (May 17, 2010). The story of bottled water [Video file]. Retrieved from

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement and organization, Authority, Comparison with other works.

S.P.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Physical quality Aesthetic quality, Reputation of producer.

S.A. The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) tells the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all (Storyofstuffproject, 2010).

The production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International(n.d.), Environmental Working Group (2015), Food & Water Watch (n.d.), Pacific Institute (2015), and Polaris Institute (1997).

Resource: The state of the planet. (Global issues)

Nicholson, J. (2000). The state of the planet. Australia: Allen & Unwin.

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005.) Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement and organisation, Authority, Comparison with other works.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005.) Physical quality, Aesthetic quality, Literary merit, Reputation of Author.
S.A. As the winner of The environmental Award for Children’s Literature in 2001 (Wilderness Society, n.d.), and acknowledged on the International year of Biodiversity 2010 Resource list, and forward by David Suzuki (Suzuki, 2014), this text distills what is known about global warming, pollution, population pressure, resource use, extinction and other environmental issues, with examples from all over the world. Having set out the problems, the author explains what is being done and suggests additional actions. (Trove, n.d.)
To consider, that as humans, we are slower than an elephant, weaker than a gorilla, but we have a huge brain that has more than made up for these deficiencies, but we are still completely dependent on clean air, water, soil and energy for our survival and health. (Suzuki, 2000.) This book suggests to students how future generations can manage human survival into the future.

Resource: Climate Change

National Geographic Society, (1996-2015). National Geographic Learning Reader: Climate Change, 1st Edition. National Geographic Learning.

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement, Authority, Comparison with other works.
S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Physical Quality, Aesthetic quality, Literary merit, Reputation of producer.
S.A. Nelson secondary catalogue, 2015. Cengage Learning Australia is a leading provider of learning solutions for the school and higher education markets for Australia and New Zealand. Cengage Learning Australia publishes a successful range of school and university educational resources, written by Australian and New Zealand authors who are specialists in their field.
A hotly debated and highly contentious subject, global climate change has emerged as one of the most significant threats and challenges of our time. The articles in CLIMATE CHANGE provide a meaningful look at this pressing scientific and social issue. Access to a media enhanced eBook is included. (Cengage Learning Australia, 2015)

WebQuest direct: (Climate change)

McNickle, H. (2008, September 9). Climate Change. What is it? Retrieved from
http://www.webquestdirect.com.au/webquest.asp?id=780

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Treatment, Arrangement and organisation, Authority.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Physical quality, Aesthetic quality, Literary merit.

S.A. Google search ‘4G4 Geography years 7-10 Syllabus’ (BOSNSW, 2003) revealed WebQuest Direct (2015). Founded by Frances Moore, an educational consultant, who conducted a project “Good Practice and Leadership in the Use of Information Communication Technologies in Schools” for the Australian Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training and Education Network in 1999, founded Webquest Direct in 2001. From this point, with a team of subject specific educators, Webquest is now the worlds largest searchable directory of reviewed WebQuests. (WebQuest Direct, 2015).

The Webquest offered in this resource tackles the issue of Climate change, and provides a complete set of lessons, under the structure of Blooms Taxonomy (Bloom, 1956), for the teacher to implement the components as they require. I recommend this unit, and WebQuest Direct, as an all encompassing teaching resource.

Resource: Two men in a tinnie

Film Finance Corporation Australia Limited and Cordell Jigsaw Productions Pty Ltd. (Producer), & Smith, Ashley. (Director). (2006). Two men in a tinnie. [DVD]. Australia: Roadshow Entertainment.

S.C.P.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Appropriateness, Scope, Treatment, Authority.

S.C.S.C. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005). Aesthetic quality, Reputation of producer.

S.A. Located through TROVE (National Library of Australia), produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC, 2015), supported in review by Cheryl Critchley (Herald Sun, 2006), with Dr. Tim Flannery advising on paleontology, geology and history joining commentator John Doyle to create a stunning five-part series (Critchley, 2006) which follows the journey of these two men traveling 5000km down the Murray river from it’s origin to where it meets the sea.

Along the way the pair the examine the state of the Murray river, and investigate the impacts of the various uses of the water as it journeys to the ocean. The program looks at long term impacts on the ground water and the problems associated with increasing salinity in the region.

References:

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, (1995-2005) Emmy Awards retrieved from http://www.emmys.com/

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, (2015) Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/

Bloom, B. (1956) Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, the classification of educational goals – Handbook I: Cognitive Domain New York: McKay

Blooms Taxonomy Retrieved from http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/bloomtax.htm

Board of Studies New South Wales, Geography years 7-10 Syllabus (2003). (p32-33). Retrieved from http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_sc/pdf_doc/geography_710_syl.pdf

British Broadcasting Corporation, (2015) Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com

Corneliussen, E. (June 13, 2104). The girl who swims with sharks. Retrieved from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-girl-who-swims-with-sharks-180951671/?no-ist

Cengage Learning Australia Limited, (2015). Retrieved from https://cengage.com.au/

Corporate Accountability International (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/

Critchley, C. (September13, 2006) Two men in a tinnie. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/television/two-men-in-a-tinnie/story-e6frf9ho-1111112196918

Dowling, T. (October 5, 2010.) T.V. review. Horizon: The death of the oceans? The oceans are in danger- maybe i should sign up as a whale-back suction-cup attacher. The Guardian. (Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/04/the-death-of-the-oceans

Environmental Working Group (2015). Retrieved from http://www.ewg.org/

Free Range – the next great story is yours. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://freerange.com/

Food & Water Watch (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/

Hughes-Hassell, S. & Mancall, J. (2005). Collection management for youth: Responding to the needs of learners. (p. 46-47). American Library Association: Chicago.

Johnson, P. (2009). Fundamentals of collection development and management. American Library Association, Chicago. (p. 108)

Kaufman Productions Pty Ltd. and Screen Australia. (Producer), Kaufman, Gisela, (Director). (2013). Shark Girl. [DVD]. Australia: ABC Television.

King County Water and land resources Division (2015) Retrieved from http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wlr.aspx

Leaping Media, (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.leapingmedia.com/

McNickle, H. (2008, September 9). Climate Change. What is it? Retrieved from
http://www.webquestdirect.com.au/webquest.asp?id=780

Molecular Fisheries Laboratory (2013). Retrieved from http://www.molecularfisherieslaboratory.com.au/

National Geographic Learning Reader: Climate Change – See more at: http://www.nelson.com/catalogue/productOverview.do?N=11%204294953508%20115&Ntk=P_EPI&Ntt=1749710653634557381617324507439994166&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial#sthash.IpRcrmfq.dpuf

National Library of Australia(n.d.) Retrieved from http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/179837905?selectedversion=NBD50884471

Nelson secondary catalogue, (2015) Retrieved from https://cengage.com.au/secondary/teachers/catalogues

Nicholson, J. (2000). The state of the planet. Australia: Allen & Unwin.

Ovenden, J. (may 21, 2014) New Australian documentary about shark conservation. Retrieved from http://www.molecularfisherieslaboratory.com.au/new-australian-documentary-about-shark-conservation/

Oxley, P. (Producer), Oxley, P. (Director). (2010). The death of the oceans? [DVD]. United Kingdom: British Broadcasting Corporation Horizons.

Pacific Institute, (2015). Retrieved from http://pacinst.org/

Pappas, S. (June 12, 2014). ‘Shark Girl’ Fights agains fear in a new Documentary. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/46071-shark-girl-documentary.html

Polaris Institute, (1997). Retrieved from http://www.polarisinstitute.org/

Ranamm. (May 3, 2006). Groundwater Animation, [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQRvN6MUajE

Renton, A. (July 2, 2014) Deep End – What rapid changes in oceans mean for the earth. Newsweek (2-11-2014) Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.html

Seattle Public Schools-TV.(2012) Retrieved from http://district.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=229839

Smithsonian Channel (2010-2015) Retrieved from http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/

SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. © 2010-2015 All rights reserved. Smithsonian Channel is a trademark of Smithsonian Institution. SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. is an authorized user.

State Government Victoria, (2010). Retrieved from https://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/teachlearn/student/lem/lmercinternationalyearofbiodiversitylist.pdf

Storyofstuffproject. (May 17, 2010). The story of bottled water [Video file]. Retrieved from

Suzuki, D. (2014). The David Suzuki Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.davidsuzuki.org/

The Wilderness Society (n.d.) Retrieved from https://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/past-winners-environment-award-childrens-literature

TROVE (n.d.). The state of the planet. Retrieved from http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/6387895?q=the+state+of+the+planet&c=book

UNESCO, (1992-2015) World Heritage Site- The Great Barrier Reef. Retrieved from http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/154

Water: Global Challenges and Policy of Freshwater Use, 1st Edition. Retrieved from http://www.nelson.com/catalogue/productOverview.do?Ntt=Water+978+1133603672||1227016614353537106519319619885334040&N=11&Ntk=nelson%7C%7CP_EPI&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial#sthash.pOIDxH5S.dpuf

Water Tenders (2002) retrieved from http://www.watertenders.org/

WebQuest Direct (2015) Retrieved from http://www.webquestdirect.com.au

YouTube, LLC. (February 14, 2005). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/

ETL 503: Test Run posting a teaching resource

Resource 1

Oxley, P. (Producer), Oxley, P. (Director). (2010). The death of the oceans?[DVD]. United Kingdom: British Broadcasting Corporation Horizons.
Learner-Centered Selection Criteria: Primary Considerations. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005) Appropriateness, Scope, Accuracy, Authority. (S.C.P.C.)
Learner-Centered Selection Criteria: Secondary Considerations. (Hughes-Hassell and Mancall, 2005.). (S.C.S.C.) Aesthetic quality, Reputation of producer.
Selection Aids (S.A.) This DVD is selected with reference to British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) promotion as one of the most ambitious scientific studies of our time – an investigation into what is happening to our oceans. (BBC, 2011). Presented by the world renowned Sir David Attenborough, with positive review by Tim Dowling, writer for The Guardian (The Guardian, 2010.) and supported by analysis the possibility of irrevocable damage to the world’s oceans by Alex Renton (Newsweek, 2014) this looks to the future and possible outcomes for the worlds oceans.

This DVD explores some of the ways in which we are affecting marine life – from over fishing to the acidification of sea water. It also uncovers the disturbing story of how shipping noise is deafening whales and dolphins, affecting their survival in the future. (BBC, 2010).
References:

Dowling, T. (October 5, 2010.) T.V. review. Horizon: The death of the oceans? The oceans are in danger- maybe I should sign up as a whale-back suction-cup attacher. The Guardian. (Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/04/the-death-of-the-oceans

Hughes-Hassell, S. & Mancall, J. (2005). Collection management for youth: Responding to the needs of learners. (p. 46-47). American Library Association: Chicago.

Oxley, P. (Producer), Oxley, P. (Director). (2010). The death of the oceans? [DVD]. United Kingdom: British Broadcasting Corporation Horizons.

Renton, A. (July 2, 2014) Deep End – What rapid changes in oceans mean for the earth. Newsweek (2-11-2014) Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.html