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Resources & Training for School Library Staff

Virtual Learning Resources

WA Digital TeachKit is a resource guide developed by teacher librarians to support their fellow educators around WA with guides to various tools used to engage learners in virtual spaces.

Collection Management Policies

Creating and maintaining a robust collection development plan and collection management policy are key components of any school library program. Whether you are revamping an old policy, or creating a new one from scratch, here are some resources to get started.

Selection

A big part of building a school library collection is ensuring that the collection meets the needs of library users. This includes teachers as well as students who are using the collection to fulfill curricular needs and will be looking for current and engaging non-fiction as well as online resources. Another role of the school library is to develop a community of readers. Making sure that the library is making resources available that equitably and respectfully represent the experiences of all children and presenting current information.

Weeding

Evaluating Library Collections

Webinars & Self-Paced Courses

Check out the Washington State Library Training page for more information on upcoming workshops, webinars and the full collection of online training resources including WebJunction and Niche Academy.

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