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resources for New School Librarians


Start Here

You've taken the classes, dressed up for the interview and rocked it out, and now you are starting the journey of your first year in the school library. Congratulations and welcome to the greatest profession in the world! This guide is meant to help you navigate questions, resources, and ideas (some you may not have thought to even ask) in a way to helps you personalize your school library to yours and your school community needs.


While this handbook is created for new school librarians by the Georgia Library Media Association, it is open to any and all school librarians.


Join our Mentorship Program!

Join the GLMA mentorship program!

We pair veteran school librarians with school librarians who have less than three years of experience.

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Learn from Others

Listen & Learn from Your PLN

Often, there is only one school librarian per building. Sometimes, you may be the only one in a district! Reaching out to others in GLMA or our larger PLN is crucial to developing as a professional. Check out these resources from our PLN:

Get Organized

School libraries are community hubs meant to inspire connection, exploration, and creation. That takes intentional planning. Check out Mrs. Bongiorno's school librarian planner to get started!

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