School librarians plan, develop, implement, and evaluate school library programs, resources, and services in support of the mission of the library program and the school according to the ethics and principles of library science, education, management, and administration.
5.1 Collections and Information Access
School librarians evaluate and select print, non-print, and digital resources using professional selection tools and evaluation criteria to develop and manage a quality program of information access designed to meet the diverse curricular, personal, and professional needs of students, teachers, and administrators. They organize school library collections according to current library cataloging and classification principles and standards.
5.2 Professional Ethics
School librarians practice the ethical principles of their profession, advocate for intellectual freedom and privacy, and promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. They educate the school community on the ethical use of information and ideas.
5.3 Personnel, Funding, and Facilities
School librarians apply best practices related to planning, budgeting, and evaluating human, information, and physical resources.They organize library facilities to enhance the use of information resources and services and to ensure equitable access to all resources for all users. They develop, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures that support teaching and learning in school libraries.
5.4 Strategic planning and assessment
School librarians communicate and collaborate with students, teachers, administrators, and community members to develop a library program that aligns resources, services, and standards with the school’s mission. They make effective use of data and information to assess how the library program addresses the needs of their diverse communities.