Many teacher-librarians are teachers first, and may have little library training, so it is important that they be able to quickly find information that will help them in a school library setting. In The ABCs of Running a School Library, author Terri L. Lyons presents this critical information in an accessible and straightforward way, so that it is readily available to all who work in school libraries. Rather than being a technical discussion of just a few highly nuanced and specific features of school librarianship, this book provides a broad overview of the daily operations of a school library. It covers all aspects of school librarianship, including the nature and purpose of school libraries, library management, and collection development, among others. Using vivid and pertinent examples, this book discusses a host of various situations confronting a school librarian and offers simple and practical solutions to the problems that arise. It is an essential resource for all school librarians.
Terri L. Lyons is currently a teacher-librarian. She is the author of multiple course manuals and is a regular contributor to Canadian Children's Literature.