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Library Program Administration & Professionalism - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present topics related to library program administration and professionalism in this engaging chapter. You'll review the history of the Dewey Decimal System and some of the recommended ways to manage and develop a high-quality library collection. Additional lessons cover library program professional ethics. Once you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Successfully plan a library space
- Organize school library collections and facilities
- Understand how to effectively manage and fund library program personnel
- Ensure library policies, procedures and goals are aligned
- Use strategic planning to build successful library programs
- Understand the teaching code of ethical conduct and the equitable treatment of students
Our informative lessons have been created by professional instructors, so you can have confidence when you study our learning materials. Take the short, multiple-choice questions following each lesson to make sure you're ready to move on in the chapter. If you need any help as you complete these subjects, feel free to reach out to an instructor for assistance.
1. Dewey Decimal System: Definition, History & Example
This lesson will explain the Dewey Decimal System. The Dewey Decimal System is used to categorize books by subject to make placing new books or locating existing books in the library possible. It is essential to understand how the books are numbered to be able to use the library effectively.
2. 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This lesson discusses procedures for weeding out unused or outdated resources from a school library. You'll also learn about considerations for selecting new resources to replace outdated material and meet the needs of a diverse school population.
3. Library Space Planning
Libraries have been around for a very long time. From the libraries of ancient Mesopotamia to the digital lending libraries of today, libraries have changed and adapted to the needs of the communities they are in. Today's 21st-century library has to offer their neighborhoods more than just books.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Aligning Library Goals, Policies & Procedures
If you work in a school library, you probably think a lot about how to run your program ethically and in alignment with the goals and policies of the school. This lesson discusses some of the strategies that might help you meet this objective.
8. Strategic Planning in Library Programs
If you are a library media specialist at a school, you might benefit from creating a strong strategic plan. This lesson discusses what strategic planning can look like in the school library context.
9. Fair & Equitable Treatment of Students
This lesson provides you with a definition of what constitutes fair and equitable treatment of students. It also clarifies the difference between fair and equitable through examples and the relevant legal citations.
10. Code of Ethical Conduct in the Teaching Profession
Many professions recognize set standards for moral conduct. This lesson examines the code of ethical conduct in the teaching profession and the importance of adhering to that code.
11. Professional Ethics in the Library Program
Lesson Objective: This lesson covers the eight statements put forth by the ALA that serves as a guide for professional and ethical decision making even when confronted with ethical dilemmas.
12. Networking for Career Success: How to Make Professional Contacts
Having a strong network of business contacts can really help out your career. But how do you build a network? In this lesson, we'll look at ways to make contacts, including tips for networking.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Library Media (048): Practice & Study Guide course
- Roles of the Library Media Specialist
- Learning & Human Growth Theories for Educators
- Collaboration & Instructional Strategies for Michigan Librarians
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Children's & Young Adult Literature
- Diversity in Literature for Library Programs
- Integration of Technology for Teachers
- Information Access & Usage for Library Programs
- Assessment & Data for Library Media Specialists
- MTTC Library Media Flashcards