ALA/AASL Program Management and Administration

Candidates plan, develop, implement, and evaluate school library media programs, resources, and services in support of the mission of the library program within the school according to the ethics and principles of library science, education, management, and administration.


5.1 Collections

Candidates evaluate and select print, non-print, and digital resources using professional selection tools and evaluation criteria to develop and manage a quality collection designed to meet the diverse curricular, personal, and professional needs of students, teachers, and administrators. Candidates organize the library media collections according to current, standard library cataloging and classification principles.

This document demonstrates the use of various selection tools to locate and evaluate materials for the school library collection.

5.2 Professional Ethics

Candidates practice the ethical principles of their profession, advocate for intellectual freedom and privacy, and promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. Candidates educate the school community on the ethical use of information and ideas.

I have created a copyright and Fair Use guidelines brochure to share with faculty and staff. It serves as a useful fool to advocate and promote ethical use of copyrighted materials.

5.3 Personnel, Funding, and Facilities

Candidates develop, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures that support teaching and learning in school libraries. Candidates apply best practices related to planning, budgeting, and evaluating human, information, and physical resources. Candidates organize library media facilities to enhance the use of information resources and services and to ensure equitable access.

I have created a policy and procedures manual for the circulation of school library materials. This manual demonstrates Element 5.3 - Personnel, funding and facilities.

5.4 Strategic Planning and Assessment

Candidates communicate and collaborate with students, teachers, administrators, and community members to develop a library media program that aligns resources, services, and standards with the school's mission. Candidates make effective use of data and information to assess how the library media program addresses the needs of their diverse communities.