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You can minimise disruption to your school’s library services by preparing for events such as staff changes, building work, a merger with another library, your regular stocktake, technology changes or a civil emergency.

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New librarian checklist

Getting started in your school library — an operations checklist Use our library operations checklist to identify and gather key information for the day-to-day management of your library.

Suppliers list

School library suppliers list ​Our school library suppliers list gives New Zealand school library staff a guide to suppliers of a wide range of items including library equipment, software and security systems, furniture and fittings, and shelving.​

Stocktaking piles

Stocktaking guide This guide explains why you should take stock of your library collection and provides a step-by-step process for doing a stocktake.

Fire fighters at a fire

Earthquake, fire, or flood: impact on school libraries When your school library or your collection is damaged in a disaster, you need to know what to do about managing hazards and insurance, and how to deal with fire-damaged, wet or contaminated items.

RFID in the library

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) This guide outlines what using Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is, and what you’ll need to consider when preparing a business case to implement RFID in your school library.

Moving your library

Tips for moving your library This overview outlines the steps you need to take when your library moves to a new location. Our guide has more information about the challenges you'll face and a template to help you prepare your relocation plan.

Library mergers need careful planning

School library mergers When school's merge often their libraries need to merge too. Use our guide and checklists to help you plan a merger and make sure you've understood all the issues.