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Library Media Policies and Procedures - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you have the opportunity to gain insight into the financial, supervisory, technological and personnel aspects of library media operations. You can study details about library funding, library staff positions, circulation policy development and IT procedures. You also develop a deeper understanding of the challenges inherent to school library media programs and how to overcome them. Once you have finished your study of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Identify techniques for planning, budgeting and managing the staff of a library media program
- List funding sources for library media programs
- Understand the roles and characteristics of library media staff
- Describe methods for supervising library media staff
- Develop and implement circulation policies
- Apply techniques for meeting the challenges of a library media program
- Create and implement information technology policies, including acceptable use policies for IT resources
You will only need about 5-10 minutes to review each video or text lesson, which are accessible at all times from any device. Use your Dashboard to monitor your progress through the chapter and short online contact forms to reach out to instructors with any lesson-specific questions. Evaluate what you have learned and your possible need for further review with brief self-assessment quizzes found in every lesson.
1. Library Program: Funding & Management of Personnel
This lesson discusses the best practices for operating a financially stable and cost-effective library media program, including planning, budgeting, and evaluating resources.
2. Funding Sources for School Library Media Programs
This lesson will discuss strategies for establishing close, working relationships between school library media programs and public libraries/agencies, and provide information regarding sources of funding for library media programs.
3. Library Media Staff: Roles & Characteristics
If you are getting ready to work in a school library, you might want to know who else is likely to work alongside you and why their roles matter. This lesson discusses roles and characteristics of library media staff.
4. Supervising & Evaluating Library Media Staff
The role of the school librarian has evolved along with specific strategies and standards for a successful library. Learn more about how to supervise, evaluate and address librarian issues in Ohio.
5. Developing School Library Circulation Policies & Procedures
If you are a school librarian, it is really important for you to have strong and consistent policies and procedures for circulation. This lesson discusses some of the key factors to consider when developing these policies.
6. Developing IT Policies & Procedures in School Library Media Programs
In this lesson, we will discuss ways to either develop new or update existing informational technology policies in a Library Media Center. Find out how legal considerations such as CIPA and censorship are considered as factors for policy development.
7. Managing IT Policies & Procedures in School Library Media Programs
The objective of this lesson is to discuss the most effective ways to implement and monitor information technology policies and procedures in a school Library Media Center.
8. Responding to School Library Media Challenges
If you are someone who cares about school libraries today, then you probably know something about the challenges they are likely to face. This lesson discusses responding to school library media challenges.
9. Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for IT Resources
Very few professional jobs in today's economy are done without a computer, email, or access to some company-provided technology. In this lesson, we'll discuss why having a specific acceptable use policy for IT resources is important for both employees and employers.
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