School Library Collection Development: Just the Basics
70 pages • 8½ x 11
This practical manual demystifies the process of creating and maintaining a quality school library collectionan invaluable resource for anyone working in a library media center.
School libraries still have an important role to play in the education of our children, but shrinking budgets, staff cuts, and expanding media options make collection development more critical—and difficult—than ever. It takes specialized knowledge to make wise selection decisions in this digital age—and to properly manage and inventory that collection.
Today's school librarians have many different responsibilities, but arguably the most important aspect of their job is developing and maintaining a collection that their library customers love. School Library Collection Development: Just the Basics is an accessible, practical manual that explains the fundamentals of purchasing, developing, and managing a collection.
Containing information useful to anyone from a paraprofessional working under the guidance of a certified school librarian to a newcomer to the field to a certified media specialist, this book covers all of the basics through best practices. The authors provide much-needed advice on how to add to an existing collection, how to weed books no longer needed, and how to process and inventory that collection. This book is a must-have resource for staff members who are new to school libraries and need an easy-to-read guide to help them quickly learn the job.