Where do I start?; a school library handbook, 2d ed.
Ed. by Santa Clara County Office of Education, Learning Multimedia Center.

Created by the library services staff of the Santa Clara County Office of Education and revised by the staff of its Learning Multimedia Center, this handbook overviews several aspects of the operation of school libraries for new library staff. It covers library mission, staffing, job descriptions, policies, and handbooks; organization, environment, and space; collection development, holdings and purchase needs, weeding out, selection, and cataloging; booktalks, storytelling, information skills, and the Dewey Decimal Classification System; public relations and advocacy; technology, the Internet, and online searching; and budgets, purchasing, receiving and processing, filing rules, circulation, and shelving. This edition has updated material that includes coverage of Web 2.0 applications, library web pages, reading books to students, digital booktalks, storytelling, fundraising, Google tools and tips, Common Core State Standards for English language arts, new publications and websites, new research on the impact of school libraries, cybersafety, and future trends in library automation. A companion website includes downloadable templates and resources. Linworth is an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC. (2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)


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