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Ch 5: Developing & Managing the School Library Environment

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Developing & Managing the School Library Environment - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you understand how to develop and manage the school library environment by reviewing our bite-sized lessons. Study the principles and procedures of collection development and ways to manage and organize the library media program. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Share strategies and methods for developing and managing a high-quality library collection
  • Detail the process of organizing school library facilities and collections
  • Describe systems, technologies and resources used to manage and preserve library media collections
  • Discuss methods for creating an inviting and positive library environment
  • List advantages and limitations of the options and techniques for schedule library resources
  • Explain ways to advance creativity in a learning environment

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7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Developing & Managing the School Library Environment
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Developing & Managing a High-Quality Library Collection

1. Developing & Managing a High-Quality Library Collection

This lesson discusses procedures for weeding out unused or outdated resources from a school library. You'll also learn about considerations for selecting new resources to replace outdated material and meet the needs of a diverse school population.

Organizing School Library Facilities

2. Organizing School Library Facilities

This lesson looks at considerations and methods for organizing the physical resources within the library facilities to provide equitable access for all users, including individuals with disabilities.

Organizing School Library Collections

3. Organizing School Library Collections

Keeping a school library collection organized is a big part of the job of any school librarian. This lesson offers some tips and strategies to organize your collection.

Managing & Preserving Library Media Collections

4. Managing & Preserving Library Media Collections

In this lesson, we will examine how to effectively help maintain the quality of a collection, and avoid damage through proper management, preservation, and storage of the collection of materials within a library media.

Creating a Positive & Inviting Library Environment

5. Creating a Positive & Inviting Library Environment

The environment of the school library can make all the difference in terms of who uses the library, how, and for what. This lesson offers ideas for what makes a library environment welcoming and accessible for all.

Library Resources: Scheduling Options & Techniques

6. Library Resources: Scheduling Options & Techniques

Setting the schedule for the school library? This lesson will discuss advantages and drawbacks to the main types of school library scheduling options and how to promote equal access for all members of the learning community.

How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

7. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.

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