In an era of budget cuts, reduced staffing, and a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever for new LIS professionals and established school librarians and administrators to demonstrate the value of school libraries to decision makers.
This revised and updated edition of a classic text adds two well-known authors to help lead readers through the many essential management tasks and skills required to administer the successful school library program. It emphasizes the importance of the school librarian in providing digital access to information for teachers and students, describes how facilities are being modified to accommodate new resources and programming, and offers new ways to use AASL standards to evaluate programs.
All chapters are updated, and the text addresses such timely subjects as providing information resources when students, teachers, and librarians are interacting online. A new chapter highlights the importance of the school librarian’s leadership in schools, districts, and communities. This invaluable textbook teaches practical skills for school library management and offers inspiration and guidance for growing LIS careers.
- Provides information that progresses logically from preparing for the profession and seeking a job to working and managing as a school librarian
- Teaches school librarians to be effective leaders and advocates
- Includes several appendixes of practical information
- Provides newly updated chapters that include timely information on digital access and working in an online environment
- Includes an expanded author team with well-known library educators
- Emphasizes the value of school librarians in education and student achievement