School Library Spaces: Just the Basics
9 pages • 8½ x 11
This easy-to-use guide will be invaluable to school librarians and district library professionals in training library aides and paraprofessionals to help set up and run a school library.
One of the many effects of the economic decline is the trend of eliminating school librarian positions in an effort to meet reduced budgets. As a result, aides and paraprofessionals are now tasked with running the libraries in many school districts. With qualified guidance by a certified school librarian, aides and paraprofessionals can provide basic services.
In this era of school libraries being set up and operated by paraprofessionals, volunteers, and other individuals with limited or no professional library training, this book provides invaluable information and guidance.
School Library Spaces: Just the Basics answers all of the "where do I begin?" questions in clear and simple language, covering library setup fundamentals such as organizing the space, placement and labeling, and the use of different types of shelving. Numerous diagrams, check lists, and resource lists that are invaluable for the novice professional are provided, as are management recommendations for those training and helping aides.
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