Summary: All of the chapters in this popular school library management textbook have been revised and updated. Written in an accessible, conversational style, it is ideal for student use. Traditional management topics are integrated within chapters that provide a complete overview of the profession and all aspects of school library management. Each chapter has student exercises to pique discussion and critical thought, and the tone of the book is that of an instructor discuss ...show moreing what a school library should look like, with an emphasis on the role of the school librarian as educator.
The author addresses the development of the school library media center through the changes in K-12 education over time and explores the way such changes affected school libraries. Attention is given to the leadership responsibility to be an advocate at local, state and national levels. The new National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification for school librarians is discussed as are budget, facilities, cataloging, copyright, selection of materials, staff evaluation, and all the other basic managerial functions. The book is current with discussions of the AASL national guidelines and standards, the USA Patriot Act, and the effect of Internet filtering on school libraries. ...show less