Synopses & Reviews
With the myriad number of print and electronic materials now available for school libraries, librarians need to know how to select the right materials for their libraries, and how to maintain, evaluate, circulate, and promote their collections. The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, Fifth Edition
is a one-stop resource that thoroughly overviews the policies and procedures for timely and effective collection development for school libraries.
The work is organized by chapters that explain the various tasks involved in effective collection development for school libraries. No other text includes a listing of the advantages, disadvantages, and copyright concerns of various formats. This introductory text also provides guidance on how to write policy and procedure manuals for school libraries; addresses concerns that impact collection development, such as ethical and fiscal issues, the curriculum, the school library environment, and special groups of students; and includes several figures and tables relating to these topics.
This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multi-format collections.
• Provides comprehensive information on selecting, maintaining, and evaluating all formats of materials for school libraries
• Addresses key issues and topics that impact collection development for school libraries
• Supplies guidance on writing policies and procedures for all facets of school library collection development
• Additional readings of current articles and helpful websites at the end of each chapter
• An appendix containing a comprehensive listing of annotated resources
• Sample forms for collection development policies and procedures