Uncover all of the critical information and guidance you'll need to adeptly manage any school library in this valuable new resource. Co-authors Barbara Stein Martin, an experienced professor of school librarianship, and accomplished school librarian Marco Zannier present a practical tool to help you fully understand and confidently master the extensive services and skills involved in this always-evolving profession. Equally effective when read from cover to cover or used as a quick-reference handbook, you’ll first learn to build a strong professional foundation through a helpful explanation of the basics, like setting goals, organization and time management, communication with stakeholders and a list of important professional documents. Read on to succeed in each one of the three major roles you’ll adopt as a school librarian, including:
• Administrator, with instruction in budgeting, circulation and inventory
• Information Specialist, which covers material selection, ordering, processing and arranging, databases and web sites and references
• Teacher and Instructional Specialist, with guidance for teaching your school’s curriculum, research assistance, collaboration and programming
Examples of best practices for each role are accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and images, and a ready-to-reference directory of essential sources and suppliers is packed with forms, resource lists and URL links to use again and again.
"This is an excellent quick reference guide highlighting the three primary roles of the library media specialists ... recommended for the professional development collections of school librarians."