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NYC School Librarian Guidebook: Library Advocacy Pillar 4: Library Environment (Physical & Virtual)

A blueprint to the policies, standards, and procedures that enable library personnel to develop, organize, and manage exemplary school library programs.

Library Environment Overview

Strong library programs create and provide access to physical and virtual library environments in some of the following ways:

  • The school librarian creates and maintains the physical library space in such a way as to welcome all the school’s constituents.
  • The school librarian extends the reach of the library and its program by creating a virtual library environment for use by all the school’s constituents.
  • The school librarian collaborates with students and colleagues to tailor both the physical and virtual library spaces to best meet the needs of all the school’s constituents.



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