This guide provides guidelines for schools at all levels on the selection, training and management of student librarians, sometimes also known as library monitors.
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.
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.
When you start out as a school librarian or move to a new school, there are procedures to get familiar with. There will also be information and contact details you need to be able to access quickly.
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.
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.
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.