IEL2090 - Managing the Secondary School Library

  • This inservice course is designed for any teacher who is involved in managing their school library. The course is divided into three essential components of school library management:

    (1) Managing the secondary school library,

    (2) Managing the book collection, and

    (3) Managing the library space.

    Library coordinators and teachers interested in principled and practical ways to improve their school libraries are encouraged to attend this course.

    Learning Dimensions:

    ·         Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum

    ·         Learning as a Team

    ·         Developing and Inspiring People Towards a Shared Vision

    ·         Understanding and Engaging Our Community

    NIE Research in Practice Series – Building a Reading Culture through School Libraries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKKUQB91YII&feature=youtu.be

    Reading Culture: https://www.readingculturesg.org/

  • The objectives of this course are:


    1. To inform participants about possible ways to manage their school library policies and programming;
    2. To provide participants with principles and tools to manage, organize and display their book collection through the concept of bibliographic control; and
    3. To provide participants with principles and tools to design and reorganize library space to encourage desired student outcomes such as reading, collaboration and research.   
    • Managing the secondary school library
      a. Manpower issues
      b. Library policies
      c. Library programming
      d. Ways to evaluate library effectiveness
    • Managing the book collection
      a. Bibliographic control
      b. Book collection policies and practices
      c. Book display policies and practices
    • Managing the library space
      a. Library as Place
      b. Principles for design and organizing library space
      c. Furniture considerations
  • Secondary school teachers and library coordinators
  • Date : 19 July 2018
    Time : 8.30am to 5.30pm
    Venue : Changkat Changi Secondary School (Library), 23 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529894

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

    • MOE Participants - $86.60 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non-MOE Participants - $471.80 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
  • 30 June 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616 )
    Attn: Mr Nur Shafiqah


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.