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"Anyone looking for a thorough guide to school library media center management will find it in Blanche Woolls's The School Library Media Manager, now in its fourth edition. Woolls covers the topic comprehensively, from choosing an education program and then a job to running a facility and playing a leadership role in one's school."
"This updated volume is a good choice for introductory library school courses and can be consulted as a reference, especially by library media specialist students for information about how to choose a position… .a valuable resource."
School Library Journal
"Bottom line: Highly recommended as a textbook for beginners but also as a brush-up for those who have been around for a while."
"This book will enlighten the student interested in this field as well as provide benchmarks for the seasoned veteran. Woolls's thorough blueprints should be used as the textbook in every school media library course and be on the professional shelf of every K-12 school library media center."
"The fourth edition of this popular textbook for creating and sustaining a school library media program."
"This book has excellent advice and examples for the new and mid-career school media center specialist. It is highly recommended for its organization, simplicity of language but thoroughness of topic, and coverage that is relevant to today's problems and issues."
1 The School Library Media Center in Today's Global Environment 1
2 School Library Media Centers Today 21
3 Becoming a School Library Media Specialist 39
4 Choosing and Beginning the Job 53
5 On the Job: Managing the Media Center Program 73
6 On the Job: Managing the Facility 93
7 On the Job: Managing Personnel 109
8 On the Job: Managing Access to Information 125
9 On the Job: Managing the Budget 145
10 On the Job: Managing Services 161
11 On the Job: School Library Media Centers and the Reading Program 179
12 On the Job: Advocacy and the Media Center 189
13 On the Job: Managing Program Evaluation and Assessment 201
14 On the Job: Cooperation, Networking, and Social Networking 215
15 Leadership and Professional Associations 223
App. A Writing a Technology Plan 239
App. B Sample Letter of Application 241
App. C Questionnaire 243
App. D Presentation of a Five-Year Long-Range Plan 246
App. E Volunteers 251
App. F ALA Intellectual Freedom Policy Statements 254
App. G Publications List 256
App. H Budget Information Needed for Grant Applications 265
App. I Sample Letter to Legislator 268