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Collection Development for the School Library Media Program: A Beginner’s Guide
Mona Kerby
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8375-1
Publisher: AASL
Price: $20.00
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64 pages
8.5" x 11"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8375-1
Year Published: 2006
An essential resource for new or experienced school library media specialists, Collection Development for the School Library Media Program: A Beginner's Guide is an easy to use guide to collection development. It provides practical and relevant information about collection development issues such as:
  • the school users

  • policies

  • selection criteria and sources

  • ordering

  • weeding

  • evaluation
Also included are suggestions for creating lesson plans.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What Do I Do First?
Chapter 2. How Do I Know What Materials to Buy?
Chapter 3. What Sources Do I Use to Select New Materials?
Chapter 4. What Sources Do I Use to Fill in Collection Gaps?
Chapter 5. How Do I Weed the Collection?
Chapter 6. How Do I Evaluate the Collection?
Chapter 7. How Do I Turn a Complaint into a Positive?
Chapter 8. How Do I Share the Collection?
Appendix A. Core Curriculum Charts
Appendix B. Collection Overview and Curriculum Map
Appendix C. Sample Reports
Appendix D. Sources

About the Author
Ramona (Mona) Nolen Kerby is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Library Media Program at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. She has been a kindergarten teacher and elementary school librarian in Arlington, Texas. She writes articles on school librarianship as well as books for children and young adult readers.

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