This reading list is found in The Definitive Big6 Workshop Handbook by MIchael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz

This Man Wants To Change Your Job
School Library Journal
"How can we ensure that students learn essential information skills? How can we partner with teachers to provide meaningful learning opportunities? How can we ensure that school librarians are central players in our schools?"

Acing The Exam
School Library Journal
October 2002
"Bob Berkowitz is tackling one of his favorite topics, high-stakes tests—those thorny competency-based exams that many students must pass before receiving their high school diplomas. As the accountability movement in American education continues to swell, an increasing number of states, including Connecticut, Texas, Michigan, and New York, have turned to formal assessments to gauge students' understanding of such disparate subjects as history, biology, language arts, physics, math, and foreign languages. In the anxiety-laden realm of big-time testing, Berkowitz is the equivalent of Mr. Goodwrench, seemingly able to fix whatever ails struggling students and perplexed instructors. In short, he's a school librarian who knows how to help kids become more sophisticated thinkers and, by extension, more savvy test takers."

Information Literacy
ERIC Digest EDO-IR-99-02
January 1999
"...Three themes predominate in research on information literacy. Information literacy is a process. Information literacy skills must be taught in the context of the overall process. To be successful, information literacy skills instruction must be integrated with the curriculum and reinforced both within and outside of the educational setting. Information literacy skills are vital to future success."

Teachers and Librarians: Collaborative Relationships
ERIC Digest EDO-IR-2000-06
August 2000
Although library literature reflects more than two decades of interest in collaborative planning between library media specialists and teachers, and although library media specialists are well-trained to perform in this capacity, there are still fewer examples of instructional partnerships than may be expected. However, commitment to the goal remains strong. This ERIC digest focuses on the research literature addressing these collaborative relationships, noting the results of a study by the Library Service Center of the Colorado State Library which offer the most recent support for library media specialists and teachers working collaboratively, as well as a significant number of prior studies that indicate a positive relationship between the library media program and academic achievement. Following a definition of collaboration, the roles of each partner and the benefits, conditions favorable to collaborative partnerships are outlined in terms of administrative and interpersonal factors. (Contains 25 references.) (AEF)

The Role of the School Library Media Specialist in the 21st Century
ERIC Digest EDO-IR-200-08
November 2000
"In 1988, the American Library Association published its monograph about school library media standards, Information Power. This publication, along with its follow-up published in 1998, provide an extremely helpful road map to guide educators into the next century. Information Power underscores the importance of the role of the library media specialist in producing well-rounded, information literate students.

Information Power does more than offer an inspiring vision of the future of library media specialists in the school. The authors provide standards for information literacy learning, as well as indicators for each standard. These standards create goals for all educators."

Reading Advocacy: Creating Contagious Enthusiasm for Books and Reading K-12
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Abstract: "Discusses the mission and roles of library media programs and teacher-librarians in the promotion of students' enthusiasm for books and reading.Key issues of interest; Analysis of pertinent topics and relevant issues; Implications on education."