Where Do I Start?
A School Library Handbook, 2nd Edition
Running a school library takes knowledge, planning, staffing, and experience. For school library staff members lacking previous library experience, specific library training, or a credentialed on-site librarian to provide help, the job goes from challenges to near impossible. Having a comprehensive library handbook is the next best thing to having an experienced librarian on staff.
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If you're new to running a library or looking for a refresher, this book can serve as your first reference source for school library operation, providing overview information on a wealth of topics, lists of resources for more in-depth information, and coverage of current topics such as Web 2.0, fundraising, digital booktalks, and cybersafety.
With the extreme budget cuts most school libraries are facing, professional development resources for library support staff that improve library management efficiency are in great demand. This popular handbook provides an overview of many topics related to school libraries, collecting a vast amount of information together in one volume with an extensive index and selected additional resources.
Written in an accessible style, it provides a quick reference and overview information for the operation of school libraries that both experienced and new library staff will find useful. Designed to be read both cover-to-cover and utilized as a ready reference, the second edition of Where Do I Start?: A School Library Handbook has updated subject material that includes coverage of Web 2.0 applications, library web pages, reading books to students, digital storytelling, future trends in library automation, and more.
- Contributions from the Learning Multimedia Center staff of the Santa Clara County Office of Education including Peter Doering, Coordinator; Donna Wheelehan, Library Technical Specialist; Dollie Forney, Library Resource Specialist; Cathy DiBenedetto, Library Resource Specialist; and Lonni Gause, Library Resource Assistant
- Useful forms and search tips
- A bibliography of resources for further information
- An updated school library glossary
- Presents a broad look at the many topics and issues involved in operating a school library
- Provides brief, easy-to-read, practical information and valuable links to additional resources
"This is useful in any library media center where there is not a full-time librarian with years of experience, or for the college collection where future school librarians are being trained."
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