McHENRY, ILLINOIS -- May 6, 1994-- Follett Software Company introduces Teaching Electronic Information Skills: A Resource Guide For Grades K-5, a resource guide designed to integrate library instruction into the mainstream of the school's curriculum by encouraging cooperative planning among library media specialists and classroom teachers. It was created for library media specialists whose schools do not have such a program in place, or for those who are looking for a new way to present the library skills instructional information they already have.
Written, produced and distributed by Follett Software, Teaching Electronic Information Skills is a practical guide presented in a three-ring binder that contains thematic units for cooperative teaching and ready-to-use lesson plans, activity sheets and transparency masters. The guide also encourages library media specialists to incorporate self-designed and produced activities and resources. It works with most public access catalog systems and provides a logical progression of skills.
The Information Skills Model included in the guide gives a visual representation of the search process, enabling both students and educators to see how the search process works using electronic library media. Teaching Electronic Information Skills may be enfolded into the individual school, existing district or state-level curriculum for library information skills, and can be used to promote current educational theories of cooperative learning, critical thinking skills and adjustments for special learners.
Follett Software is also planning to release Middle and High School Resource Guides in the third quarter of 1994. Teaching Electronic Information Skills: A Resource Guide For Grades K-5 is currently available for $39.95 by writing Follett Software Company, 809 N. Front Street, McHenry, Illinois 60050-5589, or by calling Follett toll free, (800) 323-3397.
Follett Software Company is the largest supplier of microcomputer library software to schools and libraries in the United States, with over 20,000 installations of its flagship product, Circulation Plus. Based in McHenry, Illinois, Follett Software is a Follett Corporation Company.