Some questions that lead to assessment of some of the identified areas are listed below:
a. Administrative Responsibilities
- Are there national standards and guidelines on school libraries that are defined by the government?
- Where does the library fall under the school's organizational chart?
- Who is the librarian reporting to: academic coordinator or school principal?
b. Library staffing
- Is the school capable of assigning a full time/part time library staff for the library?
- Is the staff knowledegable in keeping documents of library records?
- Is the librarian a trained professional?
- How big is the school population vs. librarian and staff?
c. Building and room that is accessible to all students and teachers
- Is the library space near or central to the school community who will use it?
- Is the library space well lighted and ventilated?
- Is the library space fire, flood and termite resistant?
- Is the library space near a fire exit?
- Is the library space big enough for 2 classes at a time?
- Is the library space near a computer room, comfort room/rest room, emergency exit?
- Is there a technology infrastructure that can be used to begin a virtual or digital service by the library?
d. Support from school leaders, teachers and parents
- How can parents support the library?
- In what way can community members show his/her help in the development of the library?
- Envision how the principal and teachers plan to use the library as a learning center.
e. Assistance from government and other organizations
-Are there programs by the government and civic organizations that can be tapped so that library will further develop?