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Guide for Training Collection Management and Development Librarians: ALCTS Collection and Development Guides, #8
Susan Fales (Editor)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-3463-0
Publisher: ALCTS
Price: $18.00
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61 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-3463-0
Year Published: 1996
Developed by ALA’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, this blueprint for a collection development training program can be easily adapted to meet the collection management goals and organizational structures found in libraries of all types and sizes. Outlines for training are given in these areas, as well as many others:
  • collection and development policies;
  • selection and review processes;
  • weeding and deselection; and
  • navigating electronic networks.
The guide divides training into three skill levels, supplies a curriculum framework matched to collection duties, and identifies competencies achievable after training. Worksheets, checklists, and other useful forms are appended. Glossary, bibliography.

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