CILIP Guidelines for Secondary School Libraries, Third Edition

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Covering every aspect of providing a school library service, from information literacy and reader development to budgeting, management and partnerships, these guidelines will empower school libraries to improve upon and advocate for their services. Focusing on the librarian at the heart of the school, each chapter interweaves best practice, technological development and context-specific options to provide clear guidance and support for all involved in the provision of school library services. Developed with an international audience in mind, these guidelines provide a comprehensive and flexible model for a modern school library service.

1. CILIP's vision: the librarian at the heart of the school 2. A full-time Chartered Librarian to lead the school library 3. The school library uses rigorous improvement planning procedures that fit in with the whole school plans 4. A safe and secure learning environment at the heart of the school 5. Quality resources managed skilfully and exploited centrally to maximize use and impact 6. Information literacy 7. Reader development 8. Pro-active marketing 9. Evaluation 10. Partnerships and the wider community

Sue Shaper

Sue Shaper is Director of Library Resources at The Broxbourne School.

"Both rigorous and relevant in its detail and straightforward and well organized in its methodology. It is specifically focused on the secondary school library scene and delivers deep knowledge of the context of this framework, offering contemporary strategic planning perspectives and teaching and learning methodologies within the knowledge revolution within schools."
— Australian Library Journal