School Library Management
8th Edition
by Carl A. Harvey II and Audrey P. Church, Editors
March 2022, 315pp, 7x10
1 volume, Libraries Unlimited

Paperback: 978-1-4408-7745-2
$70, £54, 61€, A96
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This 8th edition presents timely topics of interest to preservice and practicing school librarian managers.

Highlighting activities and discussion questions that will pique student interest and facilitate instruction, the 8th edition of this well-known school library text gathers management articles into a ready-to-use volume that showcases current best practices.

This 8th edition of School Library Management offers a fully updated collection of articles designed to guide both new and practicing school librarians. It gathers information about the issues and trends in the field, programming ideas, and advice from school library leaders. Contemporary articles from the past five years of School Library Connection bring this edition up to the present.

Carefully curated chapters address today’s best practices to improve school library programs, integrating technology considerations throughout each of the sections. Authors cover timely topics such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; budgets; copyright; librarian professional development; evaluation; and advocacy. Each chapter begins with an introduction to put issues into context and ends with activities that will help librarians further explore.

All readers will appreciate this volume as “one-stop shopping” for readings that address best practices in light of major new guiding documents and standards in the school library field.


  • Presents a fully updated collection of School Library Connection articles
  • Reflects the knowledge of authors who teach required school library management courses
  • Includes questions and activities to aid in instruction
Carl A. Harvey II, MSED, MLS, is associate professor of school librarianship at Longwood University. He is the author of six professional books and countless articles, as well as coeditor of School Library Connection. He is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians, Indiana Library Federation, and the Association for Indiana Media Educators. Previously he was an elementary school librarian in Indiana, where his school received the National School Library Media Program of the Year award.

Audrey P. Church, PhD, is professor of school librarianship at Longwood University. She is the author of three books and countless articles. She is a past president of the American Association of School Librarians and the Virginia Educational Media Association. Previously she was a primary and high school librarian in Southside Virginia.
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