Standard 5 - Program Management and Administration:
Candidates plan, develop, implement, and evaluate school library media programs, resources, and services in support of the mission of the library program within the school according to the ethics and principles of library science, education, management, and administration.

  • 5.1 Collections
Candidates evaluate and select print, non-print, and digital resources using professional selection tools and evaluation criteria to develop and manage a quality collection designed to meet the diverse curricular, personal, and professional needs of students, teachers, and administrators. Candidates organize school library collections according to current library cataloging and classification principles and standards.

  • 5.2 Professional Ethics
Candidates practice the ethical principles of their profession, advocate for intellectual freedom and privacy, and promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. Candidates educate the school community on the ethical use of information and ideas.

  • 5.3 Personnel, Funding, and Facilities
Candidates apply best practices related to planning, budgeting, and evaluating human, information, and physical resources. Candidates organize library facilities to enhance the use of information resources and services and to ensure equitable access to all resources for all users. Candidates develop, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures that support teaching and learning in school libraries.

  • 5.4 Strategic Planning and Assessment
Candidates 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. Candidates make effective use of data and information to assess how the library program addresses the needs of their diverse communities.
The above document is a table depicting a collection assessment of the Ridgway Middle/High School Library. This document shows that I evaluate and select print, nonprint, and digital resources. The above document depicts intellectual freedom bookmarks I created. The bookmarks show that I advocate for intellectual freedom in my library.The above document is a flyer I created about copyright and fair use. The document shows my commitment to educate the school community on the ethical use of information.