Our library operations checklist offers suggestions to support new librarians and school library staff. Use this list to identify and gather key information for the day-to-day management of your library.
When you start working in a school library
You'll need to get familiar with new procedures when you start out as a new school librarian or library staff member, and you'll need to get access to important information and contact details quickly.
Begin by checking if there's a manual for the policy and procedures in the library. This could be in print, online or both. If there isn't, you can use this checklist to identify and gather the information you need. If there is a manual, this checklist will help you make sure it's up to date.
This checklist isn't comprehensive. Think of it as a starting point — add items that relate to your school.
School librarians and library staff around New Zealand gave us suggestions for this checklist. We hope you find it useful and warmly acknowledge their valuable input.
The library guiding documents section below gives more information about developing your library policies and procedures.