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Uncover the critical information and guidance you ll need to adeptly manage any school library in this valuable new resource. Co-authors Barbara Stein Martin, an experienced professor of school librarianship, and accomplished school librarian Marco Zannier present a practical tool to help you fully understand and master the many services and skills involved in this profession. Learn to build a strong professional foundation through a helpful explanation of the basics, like setting goals, organization and time management, communication with stakeholders and more. Read on to succeed in each one of the three major roles you ll adopt as a school librarian, including: Administrator, with instruction in budgeting, circulation and inventory Information Specialist, which covers material selection, ordering, processing and arranging, databases and web sites and references Teacher and Instructional Specialist, with guidance for teaching your school s curriculum, research assistance, collaboration and programming Examples of best practices are accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams and images, and a directory of essential sources and suppliers is packed with forms, resource lists and URL links to use again and again.