Essentials of Elementary School Library Management
The library media specialist's job is a complicated one, and whether you're a novice or have years of experience, here's the one handbook you need. Created with the practitioner in mind, you'll find useful advice and information you can start using today.
- Paperback | 128 pages
- 198.1 x 261.6 x 10.2mm | 272.16g
- 01 Sep 2003
- Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
- Worthington, United States
"This is an abundantly comprehensive guide to elementary school library management. Each chapter has been created to directly demonstrate efficient and practical ways to manage a school library. Keep this book handy if you are planning a new school media center, taking a position at an established school, or looking to improve your own program and facility. Implementing change can be a gentle process for the entire school when you consider the tips Thelen offers regarding time management, scheduling, budgeting, grant writing, collaboration, and more. Included in this guide are several lists of 'must haves' for presenting an organized media center with a successful program, from basics like a stapler to a/v equipment like video cameras. The author provides many samples of handouts and charts, which are easily reproducible. Low quality grayscale images contradict the otherwise clear and precise presentation of the material. . . . A detailed index and table of contents help you find your answers quickly; and appendices provide information for further references, pertinent periodicals, standards in information literacy, and more. This book would well serve as a text for courses in school library management, as it is designed for the practitioner. It is not a theoretical or research-based book: it is simply a handbook of tips based on the experiences of a single school librarian. Let's all learn from her success! Highly Recommended." - Library Media Connection
About Laurie Thelen
Laurie Noble Thelen is a library media specialist at Deep Wood Elementary School in Round Rock, TX.