Library surveys are a useful way to align your library resources and services to meet teacher and student needs.
Building and managing a collection
These guides will help you manage and build your library’s print and online collection to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Topics include collection assessment, weeding, selection, and relating your decisions to your user community.
Competence in reading and writing underpins students’ engagement with all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum. It also enables students to develop the key competencies needed to achieve National Standards and subsequently NCEA.
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.
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.