The school library manager : surviving and thriving / Blanche Woolls and Sharon Coatney.

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Main Authors: Woolls, Blanche (Author), Coatney, Sharon (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2018]
Edition:Sixth edition.
Series:Library and information science text series.
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Table of Contents:
  • Part I. In the beginning. 1. Becoming a school librarian. A day in the life of an elementary school librarian
  • A day in the life of a middle school librarian
  • A day in the life of a high school librarian
  • School librarian competencies
  • Choosing a school library education program
  • 2. From then to now. History of education in the United States
  • The education environment today
  • Challenges to traditional education
  • Distance education
  • History of school libraries in the United States
  • The school library environment today
  • 3. Going to work. License/credential to practice
  • How to find a job
  • Interviewing for the position
  • Coping with reality
  • Managing a district with only aides or volunteers
  • Part II. Going to work. 4. Beginning the job. Determining district administrative practice
  • The school librarian in the school
  • Facility factors
  • Digital resources
  • The online public access catalog (OPAC)
  • Human factors
  • Collection factors
  • When students arrive
  • 5. The education program. Reading
  • Ready access to a good book helps improve reading skills
  • Commercial reading incentive and software programs
  • Sharing reading a curriculum research
  • The education program and the curriculum
  • Analyzing teaching methods
  • Helping improve teacher assignments
  • Understanding the learner
  • Understanding curriculum
  • The school librarian as teacher
  • Teaching all kinds of literacy
  • Inquiry learning
  • The school librarian in the classroom
  • The school library as classroom
  • Makerspaces
  • Awareness for teachers and administrators
  • Improving the curriculum
  • 6. Assessment and evaluation. Quantitative and qualitative measures
  • Deciding what to measure
  • Assessment and evaluation beyond standards
  • Evaluation as an awareness devices
  • Evaluation as a management device
  • Evaluation to assess value
  • Assessing student learning
  • After the first year
  • The continuing need for more research
  • 7. The business side of management. Policy statement and needs assessment
  • Objectives
  • Organizing
  • Systematic feedback and adjustments
  • Planning for extended projects
  • Scheduling the school library
  • Electronic calendars and daily plan books
  • Budget
  • The fiscal year
  • Acquiring resources : the purchasing process
  • Cost accountability and the school librarian
  • Writing proposals to expand programs
  • 8. Library spaces and contents. The library space
  • Rearranging facilities
  • Remodeling the facility
  • Planning new facilities
  • Moving a school library
  • Housing the collection
  • 9. Information resource management. Creating a collection development policy
  • What to do in case of a challenge
  • Protections for privacy/intellectual freedom
  • Defending the right to access information
  • Policies regarding the ethical use of information
  • Preservation and archival functions
  • Building and maintaining the resource collection
  • 10. Managing personnel. The library advisory committee
  • Analyzing your leadership style
  • Library staff
  • Standards of performance
  • Hiring staff
  • Practicum students
  • Support staff in the library
  • Students and the library
  • Teachers and the library
  • Administrators and the library
  • Parents and the library
  • Friends of the library
  • The community and the library
  • Relationships with other types of libraries
  • Part III. Keeping up. 11. Leading through technology. Infrastructure and access
  • The school librarian and technology
  • Willingness to change
  • The tech squad
  • Building the technology plan
  • Thinking about software
  • The challenges of social networking
  • Keeping up with technology
  • Level of impact
  • Micro documentation of impact
  • It's not going away
  • 12. Professional development. Personal learning networks (PLNs)
  • Professional learning communities (PLCs)
  • Planning professional development
  • Professional development for the school librarian
  • MOOCs
  • Webinars
  • Workshops and institutes
  • Professional associations
  • 13. Advocacy. Changing perceptions
  • Marketing
  • What to market
  • How to market
  • Promotion
  • Preparing presentations
  • Advocacy to activism
  • School librarians and the political process
  • School librarians as politicians
  • School librarians : advocating in the global community
  • 14. The future. How fast everything changes
  • Maintaining a school library program that is appropriate
  • The school librarian as leader
  • Gathering support
  • Not jumping onto every bandwagon
  • The future
  • Place
  • Content
  • Lifelong learning
  • Survival
  • Appendices. Sample letter of application
  • Questionnaire
  • List of research resources
  • Presentation of a five-year long-range plan
  • Publications list
  • Sample budget
  • Volunteers
  • Writing a technology plan
  • Article for the Los Angeles Times
  • Sample letter to legislator
  • 50 ways.