In recent years, nearly all school libraries and school librarians have been targeted for having their funding or staffing cut as a result of reductions in school budgets. How does a newly graduated LIS professional prepare for a career in this volatile environment? How do established librarians and administrators prove their value and necessity to decision makers?
This freshly updated edition of The School Library Manager is an invaluable textbook that leads readers through the many essential management tasks and skills required to administer the successful school library program and beyond. It promotes the leadership role of the school librarian in the school and addresses the need for school librarians to provide students with equal access to information. The information presented will not only enable librarians to keep their jobs but also supply specific guidance and inspiration that gives readers the ability to make their positions and libraries undeniably relevant and valuable--and to ensure a path of upward mobility in their LIS careers.
"The latest edition of this title offers a comprehensive view of school librarianship today. It includes everything from how to choose a library education program to a look into what the future may hold for our profession. . . . The overall theme of the book is leadership and encouraging school librarians to take on a leadership role. Recommended." - School Library Connection