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.
Image: Kaikohe Literacy Day by Jeannie Skinner