CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries, 3rd edition

Apr 2014 | 146pp

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CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries, 3rd edition

Edited by Sue Shaper

This fully updated version of the CILIP-endorsed guidelines for secondary school libraries addresses the changing schools’ landscape and impact of technological changes of recent years. 
Focusing on the librarian at the heart of the school, each chapter interweaves best practice, technological development and context-specific options to provide clear guidance and support for all involved in the provision of school library services.
Amongst other key topics the Guidelines cover:
  • Providing quality resources 
  • Information literacy
  • Reader development
  • Pro-active marketing
  • Evaluation
  • Partnerships and the wider community.  
Developed with an international audience in mind, these guidelines provide a comprehensive and flexible model for a modern school library service.
Readership: This will be essential reading for all those who work in school library services, whatever their level of qualification. The guidelines will also be of interest to teachers, especially those in management positions, school governors, business people who service school libraries, and students of librarianship.

1. The school librarian and learning: CILIP’s vision 
2. Staffing and management 
3. Policies and planning 
4. The library environment 
5. Management of learning resources 
6. Information literacy 
7. Developing students as readers 
8. Marketing, promotion and advocacy 
9. Evaluation 
10. Partnerships
Appendix 1. Example job description and person specification for a school librarian
Appendix 2. Example job description and person specification for an assistant school librarian 
Appendix 3. Example job description and person specification for a school library assistant
Appendix 4. Model questions and answers for recruitment interviews
Appendix 5. Example school library staff progression framework and case studies
Appendix 6. Example budget for setting up a new secondary school library 
Appendix 7. Example school improvement plan 2013–14
Appendix 8. Library policy template
Appendix 9. Example procedures policies 
Appendix 10. Facilities checklist

"Both rigorous and relevant in its detail and straightforward and well organized in its methodology. It is specifically focused on the secondary school library scene and delivers deep knowledge of the context of this framework, offering contemporary strategic planning perspectives and teaching and learning methodologies within the knowledge revolution within schools."
- Australian Library Journal

"This is comprehensive book aimed at current practitioners, students of library and information management and school managers wanting guidance. It provides a flexible and considered approach to the work of the secondary school librarian. It encourages them to work and to strive to achieve more whatever their level. An invaluable resource and source of information this book should be on the professional shelf of every secondary school librarian."
- Library and Information Research

Sue Shaper is Chair of the Schools Library Group National Committee, and Library Resources Director at The Broxbourne School, Hertfordshire.

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