A manual for developing policies and procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres

Second edition, published 2017,  launched 17 March, 2018

In a spirit of collegiality, the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) Schools and the Victorian Catholic Teacher Librarians (VCTL) make available to school communities A Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres. It is the result of a joint working party and has been published to support the professional practice of staff in school library resource centres. 

The collaborative nature of this document and the spirit of cooperation in which the work was performed has enabled this document to not only be completed but also to be made available to all school library resource centres in Australia at no cost. The document is only available electronically.

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The aim of A Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres sets out how to develop the policies and document the procedures that are essential for exemplary management practices. The implementation of these policies and procedures will ensure that there is equitable access to resources for all users. A school library resource centre that is well managed is in the best possible position to offer the range of library programmes and services that are essential to the endeavours of the school community.

There are nine sections to A Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres with a glossary and reference list. Each section has two parts. The first part is the policy section and the second part is the procedures section. The nine sections are:

  • Staffing
  • Collection development
  • Budgeting
  • Ordering
  • Cataloguing
  • Processing
  • Access and Circulation
  • Stocktaking
  • Copyright
  • A Manual for Developing Policies and Procedures in Australian School Library Resource Centres has an accompanying template that may also be used:

    Members of the 2016-2017 Working Party (2nd edition)

    Eileen Cooney (VCTL)
    Maree Galvin (VCTL)
    Susanne Graetsch (ALIA)
    Pru Mitchell (ALIA Schools)
    Sandra Ryan (ALIA Schools) Convenor
    Tilly Stoove (VCTL)
    .

    Members of the 2007 Working Party (1st edition)

    Anne Chowne (VCTL)
    Anne Girolami (ALIA) Convenor
    Sue Maher (VCTL)
    Jan McCormack (VCTL)
    Sandra Ryan (ALIA)
    Tilly Stoove (VCTL)


    Last updated: 3/29/2018 10:22:57 PM