Media Specialist (1.1 - 14.2)

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an esential concept in AASL-AECT national guidelines? (1.1)
    • A. 

      The school library media program should strive to become an autonomous unit, requiring as little need for interlibrary access as possible.

    • B. 

      The school library media program should provide intellectual, social, cultural and economic freedom of access to information and ideas.

    • C. 

      The school library media program should attune itself to the cultural and ethnic demands of its geographical locaction.

    • D. 

      The school library media program should measure its effectiveness by the emphasis it places on the using financial resources to increase its access to current technologies.

  • 2. 
    The principal is completing the annual report. She needs to include substantive data on use of the media center. In addition to the number of book circulations, she would like to know the proportionate use of the media center's facilities and services by the various grade levels or content areas. This information can most quickly be obtained from: (1.2)
    • A. 

      The class scheduling log

    • B. 

      Student surveys

    • C. 

      Lesson plans

    • D. 

      Inventory figures

  • 3. 
    National guidelines for school library media programs are generally developed by all of the following except: (1.2)
    • A. 

      AASL

    • B. 

      ALA

    • C. 

      AECT

    • D. 

      NECT

  • 4. 
    As much as possible, information skills should be taught as: (2.1)
    • A. 

      Lessons independent of content studies.

    • B. 

      Lessons to supplement content studies.

    • C. 

      Lessons integrated into content studies.

    • D. 

      Lessons enriched by content studies.

  • 5. 
    When designing a class lesson it is important to include activities that cover a range of learning styles. Virtual field trips and handheld devices would most benefit which learning style? (2.2)
    • A. 

      Auditory/linguistic

    • B. 

      Logical/mathematical

    • C. 

      Visual

    • D. 

      Kinesthetic

  • 6. 
    Common information skills include all of the following skills except: (2.3)
    • A. 

      Tool literacy

    • B. 

      Visual literacy

    • C. 

      Validity questioning

    • D. 

      Evaluation skills

  • 7. 
    A high school science teacher is about to begin a frog dissection unit. Three students refuse to participate. When asked for assistance, the library media specialist should: (3.1)
    • A. 

      Work with the teacher to design a replacement unit with print and nonprint material on frog anatomy.

    • B. 

      Offer to allow the student to use the library as a study hall during their class time.

    • C. 

      Recommend that the student be sent to another class studying frogs without dissecting.

    • D. 

      Abstain from condoning the student's refusal to work.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the professional organization of Florida school library media specialists? (3.2)
    • A. 

      FSME

    • B. 

      FMQ

    • C. 

      FIRN

    • D. 

      FAME

  • 9. 
    Current trends in school library media include all of the following except: (3.3)
    • A. 

      Collaboration.

    • B. 

      Face to face instruction.

    • C. 

      Flexible scheduling.

    • D. 

      Technology integration.

  • 10. 
    According to AASL / AECT guidelines, in his or her role as instructional consultant, the school library media specialist uses his or her expertise to: (3.4)
    • A. 

      Assist teachers in acquiring information skills which they can incorporate into classroom instruction.

    • B. 

      Provide access to resource sharing systems.

    • C. 

      Plan lessons in media production.

    • D. 

      Provide staff development activities in equipment use.

  • 11. 
    After reading The Pearl a tenth grader asks, "Why can't we start sentences with "and" like John Steinbeck?" This student is showing the ability to: (4.1)
    • A. 

      Appreciate.

    • B. 

      Comprehend.

    • C. 

      Infer.

    • D. 

      Evaluate.

  • 12. 
    In assessing learning styles for staff development, consider that adults: (6.2)
    • A. 

      Are less affected by learning environment than children.

    • B. 

      Are more receptive to performing in and in front of groups.

    • C. 

      Learn better when external motivations are guaranteed.

    • D. 

      Demand little feedback.

  • 13. 
    The best way to acclimate a media center volunteer to the workings of the media center is to: (6.3)
    • A. 

      Provide the volunteer with a brochure regarding the workings of the media center.

    • B. 

      Provide the volunteer with a manual that outlines their duties.

    • C. 

      Provide a hands-on orientation session for the volunteer.

    • D. 

      Provide a video for the volunteer that outlines their duties.

  • 14. 
    It is important that library media specialists stay abreast of current trends when designing library programs or selecting resources. Which of the following is NOT a publication classified as an outstanding trend evaluator? (7.1)
    • A. 

      Education Digest

    • B. 

      Phi Delta Kappan

    • C. 

      Educational Leadership

    • D. 

      Teacher Magazine

  • 15. 
    With regards to the organization of resources in a school, Florida School Media Programs:  A Guide for Excellence recommends:  (7.2)
    • A. 

      All school-owned media should appear in the media center catalog and housed in the media center.

    • B. 

      Certain types of school-owned media should appear in the media center catalog and housed in the media center.

    • C. 

      All school-owned media appear in the media center catalog regardless of where it is housed.

    • D. 

      Certain types of school-owned media should appear in the media center catalog regardless of where it is housed.

  • 16. 
    To maintain the center's participation in advancing ideas in library media services, a media specialist must dedicate many hours to which of the follow activities? (7.2)
    • A. 

      Read select number of professional resources, including journals, magazines, and research books.

    • B. 

      Communicate new studies and ideas to classroom teachers.

    • C. 

      Consult with other library media specialists.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Partners for a school library media program may include: (7.4)
    • A. 

      Universities.

    • B. 

      Local businesses.

    • C. 

      Community organizations.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 18. 
    The first step in planning a training program for untrained support staff is: (7.5)
    • A. 

      Assessing the employee's existing skills.

    • B. 

      Identifying and prioritizing skills from the job description/ evaluation instrument.

    • C. 

      Determining the time schedule for the completion of training.

    • D. 

      Studying the resume and speak to former employers.

  • 19. 
    The Florida DOE's statewide union database is called: (7.5)
    • A. 

      QUICKLINK.

    • B. 

      DOWNLINK.

    • C. 

      SUNLINK.

    • D. 

      SCHOOLLINK.

  • 20. 
    A request from a social studies teacher for the creation of a list of historical fiction titles for a book report assignment is a request. (7.6)
    • A. 

      Ready reference

    • B. 

      Research

    • C. 

      Specific needs

    • D. 

      Complex search

  • 21. 
    Skills that provide students with the ability to solve problems are known as: (4.2)
    • A. 

      Critical thinking skills.

    • B. 

      Multiple intelligences.

    • C. 

      Loertscher's Taxonomies.

    • D. 

      Authentic learning.

  • 22. 
    Which of the following would be an example of an activity that would use Bloom's taxonomy level of Recall or Knowledge? (4.3)
    • A. 

      Producing a presentation

    • B. 

      Retelling a story

    • C. 

      Rewriting the ending of a story

    • D. 

      React to the author's language or style

  • 23. 
    A kindergarten class has just viewed a video on alligators. The best way to evaluate the suitability of the material for this age group is to: (4.4)
    • A. 

      Test the students' ability to recall the main points of the video.

    • B. 

      Compare this product to other similar products on this content.

    • C. 

      Observe the body language and verbal comments during the viewing.

    • D. 

      Ask the children to comment on the quality of the video at the end of the viewing.

  • 24. 
    When creating media for graded class projects, the grade becomes a form of motivation or: (4.5)
    • A. 

      An external reward

    • B. 

      An internal reward

    • C. 

      An intrinsic reward

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 25. 
    Learning takes place well beyond the walls of the classroom or the hours of the school day. All of the following are ways to accomplish this except:  (4.6)
    • A. 

      Establish an online library catalog that can be accessed from home

    • B. 

      Set a library schedule that matches that of the school day.

    • C. 

      Collaborate with public libraries and community colleges.

    • D. 

      Invite representatives from other information agencies to promote their programs.

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