A school community profile helps you identify the characteristics of your students, teachers and local community. This framework will influence what resources you select for your school library collection.
Building 21st century collections
Policies and procedures around how to build and maintain an up-to-date library collection comprising print and online, relevant to the students in your school, are covered here.
E-books bring opportunities and issues for your school, its library, and your students. Making sound decisions on e-books will require you to keep up to date with developments around copyright, devices, delivery, availability and sources.
A guiding statement is a policy document. It guides all those involved in leading and managing the library‘s development. This document will ensure your library collection supports the school’s educational goals, curriculum programmes, and student needs.
The collection requirements plan provides you with an holistic framework for identifying your resource needs. It provides you with a working tool as you select and source print and e-resources to meet the needs of your school.
Developing a well-resourced, relevant library collection involves ongoing liaison between the library team and teachers in your school, a good knowledge of your existing collection and of children's literature. This guide takes you through the steps needed to create a great library collection for your students and teachers.
The reference collection exemplifies the shift from print to digital resources. This guide will help school library teams rethink the reference collection, exploring purpose, content, and accessibility for all library users.