Columbus, OH, March 7, 2007 – Linworth Publishing, publisher of professional development resources for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its newest Spring title,The Library Media Specialist and the Writing Process, by Marge Cox, Carl A. Harvey II, and Susan E. Page. This new guide offers library media specialists the tools to collaborate with classroom teachers on strategies to teach the writing process in the K-12 library and classroom.

Schools across the country are held accountable to make students better writers. This book, written by a team of learning experts, gives school library media specialist guidance on teaching the writing process by working collaboratively with classroom teachers. It explains the writing process, offers collaborative curriculum connections, and includes a treasure trove of teacher/librarian collaborative writing lessons. Collaborating with classroom teachers, school library media specialists can be an integral part of the writing instructional team and watch students´ writing scores soar.

Marge Cox worked as a classroom teacher and as an adjunct professor of library science at Ball State University. Her commitment to professional growth includes membership and leadership roles in the Indiana State Reading Association, Association for Indiana Media Educators, and the Indiana Library Federation.

Carl A. Harvey II is the library media specialist at North Elementary School in Noblesville, Indiana. His professional growth includes membership and leadership roles in the Association for Indiana Media Educators, the Indiana Library Federation, and he is currently serving as Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Affiliate Assembly.

Susan A. Page has worked with elementary and secondary students in general and special education. In 1986, she began writing professionally about teaching, while continuing to provide staff development to educators. Across the years her focus has been on creating the conditions where students are active, successful participants in their own literacy learning.

ISBN: 1-58683-214-X / 120 Pages / $39.95 / February 2007

About Linworth Publishing

Linworth Publishing, Inc. offers a powerful combination of practical information and professional development focused on building strong connections among school library media and technology professionals, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders. Linworth Publishing´s portfolio includes Library Media Connection magazine, Linworth Books, and Linworth Learning.

The company can be reached at 3650 Olentangy River Road, Suite 250, Columbus, Ohio 43214; telephone 614-884-9995; on the Web at http://www.linworth.com.

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