Ch 7: Acquisition, Organization & Maintenance of Library Resources

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Check out this chapter on the maintenance, acquisition and organization of library resources if you're looking for a hand with your homework or studying for a big test. The short, easy-to-follow lessons provided here are designed to make your study experience flexible and convenient.

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

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Acquisition, Organization & Maintenance of Library Resources
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Creating a Selection Policy for a 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.

Developing & Managing a High-Quality Library Collection

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This lesson discusses procedures for weeding out unused or outdated resources from a school library. You'll also learn about considerations for selecting new resources to replace outdated material and meet the needs of a diverse school population.

Using Bibliographic Sources in a Library Media Program

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.

Organizing School Library Collections

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.

Promoting Acquisitions & Services in a Library Media Program

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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