Role and nature of school libraries

This subject has helped to solidify for me the importance of clear and well articulated school library documentation that outlines all key aspects of its functioning and management. The IFLA School Library Guidelines 2nd edition (2015) states that it is important that a school library has a well structured policy that acknowledges the library as a prime resource for reading and inquiry. Whilst the process of creating this documentation is time consuming, it is definitely necessary to ensure that the library and its functioning is guided by clear principles and processes for accountability with the school community.



IFLA School Library Guidelines. 2nd revised edition. (2015). International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. Retrieved from publications/ifla-school-library-guidelines.pdf

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