This compilation of media and technology guru Doug Johnson’s Library Media Connection columns offers his unique perspective on the role of the library media specialist in today’s world.
In each issue of the magazine, Library Media Connection, Doug Johnson encourages librarians to “head for the edge” in a column that explores the role of the library media specialist in our ever-evolving world of information technology. Now there is a convenient way to enjoy and benefit from Johnson’s unique and savvy take on a wide range of topics related to this crucial aspect of school, academic, and public library service.
School Libraries Head for the Edge: Rants, Recommendations, and Reflections collects Doug Johnson’s wildly popular “Head for the Edge” column for Library Media Connection. In one convenient volume, it brings together the best of Johnson’s writing—topical, timely, technical, and theoretical—on the world of school media and the most effective ways libraries can use technology to serve teachers and students.
School Libraries Head for the Edge ranges across the breadth of its critically important subject, with chapters on libraries and education in transition, professional skills and development, building student research and technology skills, technology in the libraries and in education, and bringing an ethical, values-based sensibility to the use of media in school libraries. Throughout, Johnson tells it like it is, with cutting-edge coverage of the latest trends in library media and technology and incisive commentary on everything from the ramifications of Web 2.0 to what’s new for tomorrow.
• Provides a collection of Doug Johnson’s “Head for the Edge” columns for Library Media Connection, all in one place
• Presents nine edgy illustrations from Doug Johnson’s son, Brady—one for each chapter
• Offers bibliographic listings of print and online resources where appropriate
• Includes an afterword by the author
• Brings together the collected writings of one of today’s foremost experts on library media and the use of technology in education
• Ranges across a number of crucial topics for the library specialist, including practical, technical, theoretical, and philosophical matters
• Offers an authoritative look at the current state of library and educational media, including the impact of Web 2.0