Dr. Farmer Publishes New Book on Managing Successful School Libraries

Dr. Lesley Farmer, a professor in the Teacher Librarian Services Credential and Educational Technology and Media Leadership programs, has recently published a book entitled “Managing the Successful School Library: Strategic Planning and Reflective Practice.” The book is published by the American Library Association/Neal-Schuman. In the book, Dr. Farmer takes a professional look at management that applies theories and practices to real-world situations, focusing on how school library managers must be both responsive and proactive. On the one hand, they must align with school mission statements and policies, while simultaneously negotiating for proper budgets and resources alongside other departments. Systematic planning is key to successfully managing a successful school library to meet the needs of students, teachers, administrators, parents and other stakeholders.