School Library Management: Just the Basics (Paperback)

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School Library Management: Just the Basics (Paperback)


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Written in clear, simple language, this book provides information that will help an aide or paraprofessional manage a school library.

Setting up and managing a library media center is a complex task best handled by a certified and experienced librarian, but the fact of the matter is that many school districts have had to cut librarian positions and are attempting to fill the gaps with aides. School Library Management: Just the Basics describes the step-by-step process of setting up the management processes in a school library and outlines easy management concepts that will guide aides through challenges like setting up activity centers and establishing rules for behavior.

With over three decades of experience in librarianship between them, the authors cover topics such as student incentives and rewards; scheduling and supervising computer usage; circulation procedures; training materials for volunteers; passes, book marks, and other patterns; and privacy issues. This book can also serve as an effective training guide for district librarians responsible for training aides who are running multiple centers.
Patricia A. Messner is elementary media specialist in the Lebanon City School District, Lebanon, OH, a position she has held since 1989. Brenda S. Copeland is an elementary librarian in Palmyra School District, Palmyra, PA, where she has worked since 1996.
Product Details ISBN: 9781598848342
ISBN-10: 1598848348
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication Date: December 15th, 2011
Pages: 132
Language: English
Series: Just the Basics