ERIC Number: ED416861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Your School Library: How It Works and How To Keep It Working. Series of Caribbean Volunteer Publications, No. 15.
Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
The school library exists to support the educational work of a school in three main ways: by providing the opportunity for children to be taught and learn for themselves research and independent learning skills; by exposing children to a broad range of literature in order to promote reading for pleasure and to produce children who want to read; and by encouraging the idea that libraries are positive, useful, and interesting places, thus developing a habit of using libraries that will remain into adulthood. The school library must be recognized as an essential part of the school and play a central role in the teaching program and daily life of the school. The importance placed on the school library will be reflected in the way that it is organized and maintained on a day to day basis. This guide helps school librarians to carry out the necessary tasks essential for maintaining an organized, and thus effective, library in the school. The guide is divided in three sections: (1) "Book Stock"--fiction, non-fiction, and stock selection; (2) "Management and Administration"--controlling borrowing, supervision of the library, delegating tasks, and routine jobs checklist; and (3) "Keeping up Appearances"--20 ideas for keeping the library working as effectively as possible and keeping it looking attractive, interesting, and exciting. (SWC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Library Administration, Library Circulation, Library Collection Development, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Role, Reading Attitudes, School Libraries, Student Attitudes
VSO Resource Centre, 317 Putney Bridge Road, London SW 15 2PN, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Voluntary Services Overseas, Castries (St. Lucia).
Identifiers - Location: Dominica