Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California Page: 89
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Figure 1. Loertscher's model of the school library media program. From Loertscher, D. (2000).
Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program. 2nd edition. San Jose: Hi Willow Research
and Publishing. Reproduced with permission.
The taxonomy for the library media specialist in Loertscher's model describes ten levels on a
continuum of involvement by the LMS, moving from a complete lack of involvement to
increasing collaboration and involvement with the entire school community. In the lower levels,
traditional roles of the librarian predominate; the LMS manages a functional information
infrastructure that includes access to physical and digital resources, equipment use, collection
development, individual reference assistance, and the supply of resources by pre-arrangement
and planning between the LMS and the classroom teacher.
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