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ERIC Number: ED473702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 179
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-55570-439-5
Running a School Library Media Center: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. Second Edition. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians.
Stein, Barbara L.; Brown, Risa W.
This book is a guide to running a school library media center for both new and experienced library media specialists. Chapter 1 offers survival strategies, including goal setting, time management, and stress management. Chapter 2 examines the major administrative aspects of running a school library, such as writing policies and procedures, scheduling, budgeting, and preparing reports. Chapter 3 discusses procedures for ordering and processing materials. Chapter 4 concerns cataloging, Chapter 5 covers circulation, and Chapter 6 deals with maintaining the collection. Staff duties are outlined in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 is devoted to the physical facility, with particular attention to ways to arrange the facility to gain the most effective use of space. Chapter 9 deals with information literacy. Chapter 10 covers all aspects of programming and ways to promote the media center. Appendices include: book, media, and audiovisual vendors; sources for supplies, book and media reviews, free and inexpensive materials, and instructional aids; a learning style indicator; professional associations; and the Library Bill of Rights. Contains an index. (MES)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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