Evaluating the School Library

Analysis, Techniques, and Research Practices, 2nd Edition

by Nancy Everhart


Learn why and how to conduct an evaluation of your school library.

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September 2020

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Pages 260
Volumes 1
Size 8 1/2x11
Topics Management and Administration/Assessment and Evaluation of Services
  Children's and Young Adult Services/General
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This guide for the evaluation of school libraries both in practice and in research covers analysis, techniques, and research practices for conducting evaluations of curriculum, collections, facilities, and library personnel performance.

This new edition of an important tool for school librarians and administrators describes how and why to conduct evaluations of school libraries and explains the evaluation of curriculum, collections, facilities, student programs and services, and library personnel. The results can be used for strategic planning, curriculum development, and conducting action research.

New topics to this edition include explorations of community, faculty, students, and school library research, discussing how to bring all stakeholders to the table when evaluating the school library program, personnel and services, and the collection and facilities. Other new topics include information on high-stakes testing, multiculturalism, special needs students, advocacy, school librarians' self-evaluation, dispositions for learning, and evidence-based practice. This title will be of value to new school librarians in assessing how their program compares to others, as well as to school library professors, who will find this book useful in management and administration courses.


  • Discusses evaluation of all school services
  • Is the only comprehensive evaluation guide for school libraries
  • Contains helpful tools, forms, and checklists that add value
  • Provides a one-stop and one-of-a-kind resource for all types of evaluation
Author Info

Nancy Everhart is a professor at the iSchool at Florida State University. She is an award-winning researcher and author of over 100 professional articles focusing on school librarians and school libraries. She serves as coeditor of School Libraries Worldwide and is a former president of the American Association of School Librarians.

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