School community profile

A school community profile helps you identify the characteristics of your students, teachers and local community. This will influence what resources you select for your school library collection.

Take a few minutes to ‘picture’ your school community and make notes on the profile form. Once you have reflected on your community, consider the following:

  • Does your collection reflect current curriculum topics and support guided inquiry learning?
  • Is it well matched to the reading and learning needs of all your students?
  • Does your collection reflect the different cultures and languages spoken within your school community?
  • Does your collection provide resources that can be accessed 24/7?

This information will then feed into your weeding and collection assessment decisions, your collection requirements plan, your library budgeting and selection, and content curation.

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