Our digitally rich world changes quickly and contains more information resources than ever before; as a result, school librarians are tasked with the enormous challenge of curating a diverse, high-quality, and up-to-date collection for teachers, students, and administrators to use. This new edition of The Collection Program in Schools gives school librarians the tools to develop and maintain a collection in a constantly changing environment, often with reduced budgets; and to ensure that students can use virtual libraries and have access to all modern media and learning resources. The book logically progresses in its coverage of national and state policy concerns to community needs to the process of collection building and maintenance. Topics covered include key education trends affecting collections, such as digital textbooks and other non-print resources, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open education resources; the use of school libraries as makerspaces; media type considerations for a range of users; Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards; and the principles of curation: acquisition, description, organization, promotion, evaluation, and maintenance. This guide is ideal for use in many graduate-level school librarian preparation courses, including classes on school library collection development and school library management.
This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information. This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open educational resources (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowdsourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Librarians and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection. Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection
This practical text provides all the information and direction beginning school librarians need to develop and manage multiformat collections. • 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
This text provides an overview of the processes and procedures associated with developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. It describes the environment of the collection and presents principles, techniques, and common practices of collection development. It also covers collection development, identifies sources of help (e.g., documents, agencies, and associations), and suggests approaches to handling a wide range of situations and demands on the collection. New features include discussions of students' intellectual rights and the First Amendment; copyright regulations; multicultural materials; resources to meet the needs of children with disabilities; the movement from ownership in collections to access of information; resource sharing, such as coordinated collection development; the impact of telecommunications as information delivery systems; and scenarios about censorship situations. In addition, the section on formats has been updated to include CD-ROMs, interact
Updated to cover the latest opportunities and complexities posed by new technologies, this guide gives readers a comprehensive overview of the processes and procedures of developing, maintaining, and evaluating a collection at the building level. After describing the environment within which the collection exists, the authors present principles, techniques, and common practices of collection development. They discuss the issues that affect all collections, but must be resolved in accordance with the needs and goals of a particular collection, suggesting approaches to handling a wide range of situations and demands. Sources of support, including documents, agencies, associations, and Web sites, are also identified. In this edition, Van Orden and Bishop cover copyright (fair use) issues and Internet (acceptable use) policies in greater detail. They also address developing technologies (such as e-books, web sites and virtual libraries) in terms of their impact on information access, resource sharing, a