Resources for Librarians
Contact the Library Services staff at (505) 848-8889 for any help you might need with your library.
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.
- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- School Library Journal
- Advocacy for School Libraries SIG
- City of Albuquerque Library System
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.
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.
- Selection of Library-Media-Print/Non-Print Material
- Student Fees, Fines, and Charges
- Copyright Compliance
- Library-Media: Disposition of Outdated or Damaged Materials
- Parental Concerns About Instructional Print and Non-Print Material
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.