Friday, May 21, 2010

The Innovative School Librarian: Thinking Outside the Box

Markless, Sharon, ed. The Innovative School Librarian: Thinking Outside the Box. London: Facet, 2009. ISBN: 9781856046534

From the publisher:
Be inspired to conquer the many challenges facing school library media specialists today. Editor Sharon Markless and contributors address all of the field’s most pertinent strategic issues, then contribute innovative, practical ideas for outstanding service. Readers get a unique and valuable perspective on how to communicate more effectively with those who control resources from the editor’s integration of views held by librarians as well as stake holders in the community. Comprehensive appendices include sample documents any school librarian can use, and a bevy of real-life success stories that combine inspiration, and innovation to help librarians build a positive and prosperous environment for their community. This is an essential, thought-provoking book for all school library media specialists, practitioners in schools library services, district officials, and students of librarianship. It also has plenty to interest public library managers and other stake holders in the community.