Thursday, January 16, 2014

School Library Day-to-Day Operations

Stephens, Claire G., and Patricia Franklin. School Library Day-to-Day Operations. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-59884-941-7

Publisher's Description
... [This book] provides essential knowledge for anyone running a school library, explaining how to build and maintain a collection that students and teachers alike will be able to use to easily find materials for research and pleasure reading.

This hands-on manual will be invaluable to library clerks in developing sound procedures for preparing books and a wide range of other items—such as magazines, DVDs and audio books, and instructional materials— ready for circulation. The book also offers practical advice for establishing an efficient ordering process, checking in an order, and staying in compliance with school and district financial policies. And, because even the best library clerk can't always do it all on their own, the author identifies effective strategies for getting support.

• Provides clearly and simply written information for anyone tasked with running a school library
• Includes top-ten lists
• Supplies answers to frequently asked questions
• Features sidebars with additional helpful resources

Sample Topics
AV Materials
Circulation of Materials
Contents of School Library Collections
Instructional Materials in the Library
Ordering Materials
Policies and Procedures
Purpose of the School Library
Role of the Library Clerk