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Guidelines for Library Operations

Information about Circulation, Deleting Lost Materials, weeding, Destiny Guides, Ordering and other  library management guidelines are now on the Library Services Blackboard site and/or How to Be A School Librarian.

 

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Online Resources

 

Library, Media, and Information Literacy Best Practices Guidance Document

The Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group of the New Mexico Library Association has endorsed the following set of best practices, and NMPED has approved them for distribution. APS Library Services recommends that librarian-teachers use this guidance document to help develop strong, standards-based, curriculum-aligned programming, instruction, and collection development.

Read the Library Best Practices Guidance Document >>

APS Policies and Procedural Directives

Although this is not a comprehensive list, below are links to some of the most commonly referenced policies and procedural directives in the school libraries.

 

New Mexico Standards for School Library Programming, Collection, and Staffing

These standards were revised in 2004 by the New Mexico School Library Task Force. They are in need of some revision due to changes in technology and educational practices, but provide a good guideline/starting point for collection, equipment, and staffing decisions.

Read the NM School Library Task Force Standards for Programming, Collection, and Staffing

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