Thursday, January 16, 2014

School Library Manager

Woolls, Blanche, Ann C. Weeks, and Sharon Coatney. The School Library Manager. 5th ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61069-133-8

Publisher's Description
This very readable text is updated to encompass the new role of school librarians in managing the digital world in libraries.

This textbook is simply the ideal guide for preservice school librarians and those new to the field. After a brief introduction that describes the history of the role of the school librarian, the book covers how to choose a credential program, identify the requirements for working in each of the 50 states, and avoid the pitfalls of looking for and choosing a job. The text even supplies a first-week "survival guide" for excelling in that new position from the beginning, covering the challenges of successfully managing collections, facilities, personnel, and technology. Critical subject matter such as librarian/teacher collaboration, curriculum integration, proposal writing, tackling leadership, and the role of a school librarian in the legislative process are addressed as well. This latest version of this established, "go-to" text provides updated coverage of student learning assessment, supplies new information on managing digital and virtual libraries and collections as well as social media in the library media center, and supplies careful attention to key strategies to meet AASL and Common Core standards.

• Presents up-to-date information and thorough revisions of a well-established and popular textbook
• Highlights the teaching role of today's school librarian
• Emphasizes the newest AASL standards, the Common Core standards, and the management of 21st-century digital and virtual libraries and collections
• Supplies comprehensive coverage of current issues in school library media center administration

Sample Topics
Assessment of the Library Program, Resources, and Staff
Managing Technology in Library and Classroom
Managing the Library Facility
Managing the Resources in the Library and the School Library Program
Managing the School Library Budget
Preparing Proposals for Additional Funding
Providing Continuing Development for Teachers
School Library Staff
School Personnel
Working with Teachers and Curriculum