Your library's guiding statement provides a policy framework for developing and managing the library and its services. It helps you evaluate how effectively your library supports student achievement in your school.
Here are guides to aspects of library management, helping you to support student learning in line with curriculum and learning directions, within the evolving information landscape and changing technologies used to access and use information.
Your annual report to the Board of Trustees enables you to show evidence demonstrating the impact your library has had on student learning. Here are some tips on creating a succinct, engaging report that is likely to be read.
There are many different formats for job descriptions, and so we suggest you align your school’s documentation for school library positions to whatever format your school uses.
Our School library suppliers list provides staff in New Zealand school libraries with a quick guide to suppliers of a wide range of items. These range from things you use every day to major capital purchases such as library furniture or shelving.
In preparation for a visit from the Education Review Office (ERO) here’s a guide for the school library team. This will help you identify and gather information to show how your library supports student learning.
These guidelines developed by the National Library of New Zealand and the New Zealand Ministry of Education in 2002, have helped principals, teachers, boards of trustees, and library teams develop their school libraries to support student learning.
Professional development for school librarians can be formal or informal. Options include recognised qualifications or courses, through to online communities, learning networks, and professional reading.