Friday, March 25, 2011

The School Library Media Specialist's Policy & Procedure Writer

Downs, Elizabeth. The School Library Media Specialist's Policy & Procedure Writer. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-55570-621-0

This book is well organized, is generous with examples, and received positive reviews in School Library Journal, VOYA, Library Media Connection, and other industry journals. The accompanying CD allows you to easily adapt sample policies and procedures to your own situation. -- Jen

Publisher's Description:
In one detailed multimedia source, you'll find everything you need to evaluate your library's current policies and procedures, and suggestions to help you develop new ones in today's more complex digital content environment. Among the many areas covered are:

* Collection Development
* Acquisitions
* Budgeting
* Equipment and Materials Maintenance
* Year-End Reporting
* Scheduling
* Web Publishing and Design
* Reading Incentive Programs
* Serving Students with Special Needs
* Copyright

You'll find more than 300 sample policies, procedures, and forms you can customize and print to help you manage each aspect of your library's operations. The accompanying CD makes it easy to tap the book's text without rekeying so you can create or revise your own library's manuals.

Table of Contents:
To see the table of contents, click the Look Inside link on the publisher's site.