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Acquisition, Organization & Maintenance of Library Resources - Chapter Summary
Our experts put together the lessons in this chapter to assist you as you study organization, maintenance and acquisition of library resources. Just a few of the subjects covered here include using bibliographic sources in your media program, how school library collections are organized and how these services are promoted. Feel free to review the entire chapter or just the lessons that you need to work on. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz so you can test your knowledge before moving on. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Understand how a selection policy for a library media program is created
- Explain how to develop and manage a high-quality collection in the library
- Outline the use of bibliographic sources in a media program
- Detail how school library collections are organized
- Describe the promotion of acquisitions and services in the library media program
1. Creating a Selection Policy for a Library Media Program
As a school librarian or library media specialist, you have a big responsibility in choosing and removing titles from your collection. This lesson discusses some of the issues involved in creating a selection policy.
2. Developing & Managing a High-Quality Library Collection
This lesson discusses procedures for weeding out unused or outdated resources from a school library. You'll also learn about considerations for selecting new resources to replace outdated material and meet the needs of a diverse school population.
3. Using Bibliographic Sources in a Library Media Program
A big part of being a library media specialist is maintaining a strong, diverse and up to date collection of resources. This lesson discusses how to use bibliographic sources in your library media program.
4. Organizing School Library Collections
Keeping a school library collection organized is a big part of the job of any school librarian. This lesson offers some tips and strategies to organize your collection.
5. Promoting Acquisitions & Services in a Library Media Program
If you are a school library media specialist, then you work hard to update your collection and offer services to your community. This lesson discusses what you can do to promote your acquisitions and services.
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Other chapters within the Library Science 101: Information Literacy course
- Introduction to Library Science
- The Research Process & Types of Evidence
- Library Organization, Search Engines & Research Strategies
- Using Periodicals, Reference Materials & Articles
- Evaluating Sources for Research
- Plagiarism & Ethical Use of Information
- Library Media Program Administration
- Access, Advocacy & Professional Development for Library Media Specialists
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