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Selecting, Acquiring & Maintaining Library Resources - Chapter Summary
Our engaging chapter thoroughly outlines the acquisition, selection and maintenance process involved with library resources. These expertly created lessons and quizzes present information on selection policies, standard review sources, professional literature and more. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand how to create a selection policy that corresponds to a library media program
- Manage and develop library collections that are high-quality
- Discuss standard collection evaluation tools and development for library media programs
- Describe the standard review sources used in such programs
- Use bibliographic sources in these programs
- Outline the trends and resources available in professional literature for teachers
- Select services and equipment for a library media program
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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This lesson discusses procedures for weeding out unused or outdated resources from a school library. You'll also learn about considerations for selecting new resources to replace outdated material and meet the needs of a diverse school population.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. Professional Literature for Teachers: Trends & Resources
This lesson plan will benefit any teacher looking for professional literature recommended by library media teachers to encourage reading for information, pleasure and lifelong learning, and it highlights trends in library media services.
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