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  • 1. Running Head: JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY Junction City High School Freshman Academy Collection AnalysisAmber BonnettStephenie HeinzPatricia PetersonLI855 December 2011
  • 2. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYIntroduction The current economic climate has resulted in loss of state and federal funding to thenation’s school districts. This funding issue has led the Junction City school board toimplement a 15% reduction in funding for all USD437 school libraries including the onelocated within the Junction City High School Freshman Academy. This report is designed toanalyze the current JCHS selection and acquisition policies to ascertain the mostappropriate ways in which to reduce library spending. An analysis of the current selectionand acquisition policies as well as an action plan to implement the 15% budget cut isincluded in the report.USD 437 Library Media Center Collection Policy The collection policy outlines the objectives and selection criteria for librarymaterials; reflects the principals of materials selection outlined in the ALA Bill of Rights forSchool Library Media Programs as well as the philosophical principals of the total USD 437school program; and is designed to provide students with the appropriate materials tosupport the curriculum. The full text of the current collections policy is included inAppendix A.USD 437 Library Media Acquisitions Procedures The acquisitions procedures document outlines the steps necessary to request thepurchase of library materials as well as documenting the appropriate staff members toorder library materials. Library materials are ordered four times per year on October 1st,December 1st, February 1st and April 1st. The full text of the current acquisitions procedureis included in Appendix B.
  • 3. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYBackground Junction City, Kansas is an active, vital community with population of over 20,000people living and working with the city boundaries. The city’s education system issupported by the United School District 475, which has over 6,000 students attending 18elementary, middle and secondary schools with the district (City of Junction City, KS, 2011).The community of Junction City, KS is a highly dependent on the neighboring Fort RileyArmy post for support and income. Thus the children of USD 475 school district mainlycome from military families and their needs reflect this status. . At JCHS FreshmanAcademy, there is a constant state of fluctuation with incoming and outgoing students dueto parental military reassignments. Junction City Freshman Success Academy’s patron base consists of young highschoolers, ages 13-15, with a wide range of developmental abilities and needs. TheLearning Center (LC) serves 500 students and thirty teachers and strives to support acareer-oriented curriculum as mandated by the high standards of the State of Kansas.These students require active, imaginative learning and engage in reading at manydifferent levels. The Library Media Specialists and their clerks dedicate themselves to theacquisition of a collection that meets the needs of these students by selecting a wide rangeof materials in various formats. The Learning Center provides a total of 11,101 titles offiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, periodicals, recorded books, career resources, DVDs, andover 300 digital reference resources to the students and teachers. It is a young library in itssecond year of operation and the materials within are very new. The LC began in 2010,with a mostly pre-selected collection from Follett and little input from the Library MediaSpecialists. After the initial collection of vendor-selected materials, it has become the
  • 4. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYresponsibility of the two Library Media Specialist and their three clerks to ensure themaintenance and appropriateness of the LC’s collection. The stakeholders of the JunctionCity High School’s Freshman Success Academy (JCHS-FSA) Learning Center include thechildren of the school, their parents, library staff, the teachers and administrators of JCHS,the directors of education and also the Board of Education for USD 475. These entities worktogether to provide the best possible learning environment for the students of the schooldistrict.Current State of the Collection Due to the relative youth of the Learning Center, a general argument can be madefor the development of all areas of the collection. The collection development LibraryMedia Specialists strive to incorporate selection guides, recommendations of students andteachers, and bestselling lists to continue to increase the quantity and quality of the currentcollection. Space, as always, is a limiting factor for this library collection and there is heavysupport for the enhancement of digital resources. The purchase of electronic readers isbeing considered as possible alternatives to adding to the print collection. This library hasan added advantage of being near to the main high school campus whose library is bothestablished and well defined; thus, sharing of resources between the two campuses has sofar been crucial to patron satisfaction while the fledgling LC collection grows. Areas of specific need for improvement are the nonfiction Dewey ranges 400s and800s. These areas of language and literature respectively are severely lacking in resourcesand such limited exposure in these subject areas is a hindrance to student learning at thislevel.
  • 5. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY Table 1 illustrates the circulation statistics for years 2010-present for the Learning Center by call number and also the number of each category as a percentage of the total collection.Table 1 Circulation Stats Total Copy Count Range [% of total collection] [% of total collection] 000 - 099 117 [01.20%] 84 [00.75%] 100 - 199 113 [01.16%] 123 [01.10%] 200 - 299 36 [00.37%] 94 [00.84%] 300 - 399 317 [03.26%] 1,076 [09.59%] 400 - 499 9 [00.09%] 12 [00.11%] 500 - 599 117 [01.20%] 567 [05.06%] 600 - 699 162 [01.67%] 719 [06.41%] 700 - 799 241 [02.48%] 270 [02.41%] 800 - 899 117 [01.20%] 364 [03.25%] 900 - 999 356 [03.66%] 1,082 [09.65%] Biography 260 [02.67%] 581 [05.18%] COMIC 1,851 [19.03%] 569 [05.07%] CareerResourceC 41 [00.42%] 168 [01.50%] DVD 144 [01.48%] 132 [01.18%] Fiction 2,966 [30.50%] 3,570 [31.83%] Magazine 148 [01.52%] 660 [05.88%] Reference 31 [00.32%] 292 [02.60%] RecordedBooks 35 [00.36%] 45 [00.40%] StoryCollection 41 [00.42%] 93 [00.83%] The selection policy for USD 475 as outlined in Appendix A, Selection Policy Part B, is being followed by the JCHS-FSA Learning Center in the following ways:  Weeding of the collection eliminates outdated materials, duplications, and non- curriculum based materials, and circulation statistics.
  • 6. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY  Selection of materials is based on age appropriateness, and curriculum requirements.  Materials are selected with an eye for improving the interaction and inquisitiveness of the students.  Selection guides are consulted as a means to provide balanced and diverse materials that are within the LC budget restrictions.Collection Policy Analysis The primary tools used to assess the collection were circulation reports; anexamination of the current state of the collection via shelf examination and the onlinecatalog; and a review of the curriculum to ascertain level of alignment with the librarycollection. There are a number of strengths to this collection. The JCHS-FSA is a new facility,which opened in 2010. The entire collection is new and in excellent physical condition. Thenon-fiction section accounts for approximately 46% of the total JCHS-FSA library collection.The freshman academy is also in close proximity to the high school, which facilitates thesharing of resources with the high school library, which is older and more established. One weakness of the collection is the marked lack of non-fiction materials in thedewey ranges of 400 & 800. The lack of materials in these areas makes it difficult forstudents of the academy to fulfill the necessary curricular requirements. The overrelianceupon a pre-selected collection when initially setting up the library no doubt contributed tothis gap in resources. Additional materials will need to be added to these areas in order forthe library collection to align more fully with the school curriculum.
  • 7. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY Junction City High School has identified distinct plans of study that align with 16career clusters identified by the U.S. Department of Education and the State Directors ofCareer and Technical Information for students to pursue in order to be better prepared fortheir post-high school years. These plans of study allow students to choose the courses thatmost closely align with their interests, abilities, and plans for the future. The career clustersystem allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to be placed into one of three careeracademies in order to best pursue their individual interests. (JCHS 2011-12 CourseCatalog). Freshman student enrolled at the Freshman Success Academy are required to enrollin English I, Geometry, Earth and Space Science, and Freshman Communications as well ascompleting elective courses designed to prepare them for transitioning to one of the threecareer academies. The library at the JCHS-FSA supports the course selection of freshman students byhaving in the collection materials designed to support their educational goals andfamiliarize them with library materials. The collection includes 442 volumes devoted toScience; 73 volumes devoted to technology; 157 volumes devoted to Government; 111volumes devoted to Art and 31 volumes devoted to Business. Titles such as those includedbelow are designed to engage young readers with the curriculum and enhance overallstudent achievement.  Nibbling on Einstein’s brain: the good, the bad, & the bogus in Science, Diane Swanson  Cool stuff 2.0 and how it works, Chris Woodford  The teen guide to global action: how to connect with others (near and far) to create social change, Barbara Lewis
  • 8. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY  Top careers in two years, computers and information technology, Claire Wyckoff  Smart money: how to manage your cash, Danielle Denega  Encylopedia of art for young people, Vol. 1-8, Iain ZaczekThe materials included in the collection represent a variety of reading levels toaccommodate students of varying reading competency. The non-fiction materials representboth young adult and adult reading levels. The functionality to support searching thecatalog by lexile score is also included for those who wish to select materials in this way.Electronic Resources There are a fair amount of electronic resources available to the students of theJunction City High School Freshman Success Academy in the Geary County USD 475 schooldistrict. The site for the main catalogue can be found here:http://intranet.usd475.org/school/jchs/Pages/Default.aspx This site directs users to the Junction City High School website. Choosing, the “OurSchool” drop tab gives visitors the option to choose the “Library” option, the first option inthe menu. This brings the visitor to the Library Media Center, displaying the librarycalendar and many options for students to search its catalogue. The “Student Resources”tab provides the following options:  New Materials in the Library  Novels in Verse  Books about Vampires, etc.  Sports Novels  20011 Top Ten Books for Young Adults (as this date is how it is listed, it appears that the JCHS library is looking quite far in the future.)
  • 9. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY  Freshman HonorsThese tabs download a directory to guide students to the holdings in that subject area thatthe library offers. According to the library’s selection policy, the titles that the LibraryMedia Centers in the district select are, among other considerations, materials that“Encourage students to become independent users of materials. Provide a balancedselection of print and nonprofit materials to encourage growth in individual interests andintellect. Provide experiences which contribute to the formation of lifetime habits ofefficient media usage.” Specific to electronic resources, one of the standards for its selectioncriteria is technical quality, selecting materials of appropriate quality and also format. TheBill of Rights for School Library Media Programs affirms that the focus of acquisitions is “toprovide materials that will support curriculum,” a standard focus for academic libraryinstitutions. Although there is not a separate collection development policy for electronicresources, their standards includes these as well. The online resources for students on the library website offers many databases and search mechanisms with which to find the subject of their queries.   DESTINY - At Home*   DESTINY - At School*   Opposing Viewpoints   LitFinder   Discovery Education   Country Reports   Chronicle Career Library
  • 10. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY   College Blue Book   Kansas Online Databases   Occupational Outlook Handbook   Living Green, World Book Differentiated Package   Kansas Library Card   CQ Researcher and Global Researcher   High School Musical ebook set   Current Biography While the library puts a significant amount of electronic resources out as availableto its students, it also expects its students to be proficient in information literacy. Inaddition to the nine standards relating to information literacy upheld by the library in its“Comparison of Information Power Standards and Kansas Library Media & TechnologyStandards,” relating to information literacy (ex: “the student who is information literateaccesses information efficiently and effectively,) independent learning standards, (ex:“derives meaning from information presented creatively in a variety of formats,) and socialresponsibility standards (ex: seeks information from diverse sources… the student whocontributes positively to the learning community and to society is information literate andpractices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology); thefollowing six standards pertain exclusively to technology literacy and electronic resources:1. Basic operations and concepts (Standard 10)  students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology system. (Benchmark 1);  students are proficient in the use of technology (Benchmark 2).
  • 11. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY2. Social, ethical, and human issues (Standard 11) l 0  students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology (Benchmark 1);  students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software (Benchmark 2); and ,  students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity (Benchmark 3).3. Technology productivity tools (Standard 12)  students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity (Benchmark 1); and  students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works (Benchmark 3).4. Technology communications tools (Standard 13)  students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences (Benchmark 1); and  students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences (Benchmark 2).5. Technology research tools (Standard 14)  students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources (Benchmark 1);  students use technology tools to process data and report results (Benchmark 2); and  students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks (Benchmark 3).
  • 12. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools (Standard 15)  students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions (Benchmarks 1-3); and  students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world (Benchmark 4). Navigating from the library main screen, for a comprehensive look at what thelibrary offers is executed from choosing of the DESTINY sights, such as “DESTINY at home.”This brings the searcher to a list of the schools under Geary County USD 475. The specificschool we are addressing, JCHS Freshman Success Academy, is listed under the HighSchools tab. This leads to a page offering databases, or the option to simply type in acatalogue search. Available databases include Kansas Online Databases, MidContinentPublic Library, and Worldbook. Searching the DESTINY catalogue offers to search bykeyword, title, author, subject, or series. Symbols represent whether or not the resource isin print or electronic format. This symbol means it’s an ebook: . If the student is lookingexclusively for electronic resources, the student may then refer back to the main screenand search using Electronic Book as the field limiter in the Material Type box. Other fieldsinclude Award Winners, Reading Level, Interest Level, or whether it is part of a ReadingProgram. These all allow for search by topic and also by format such as books, music,series, and sequels. Unless Electronic Resources is included in with the Audio/Visual budget, there is noline item for allocation of funds specifically in the 2011 budget for electronic resources.
  • 13. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYAction Plan As the economy continues to be unstable, budget cuts are becoming the norm andthe libraries and schools of Kansas are struggling to continue to provide necessary servicesto their students with an ever decreasing amount of money. Our action plan to reduce thebudget by 15% at the Junction City High School Freshman Academy Learning Center isbased on the three areas that we believe can be reduced or eliminated without detrimentaleffects to the quality of services provided by the Learning Center: print books, electronicdatabases/materials, and periodicals. The table below represents the current budget andexpenditures for the JCHS Freshman Academy library.Table 2 BUDGETED EXPENDITURES BOOKS 7410 2681.24 ENCYCLOPEDIAS 0.00 AV 1550 178.38 SUPPLIES 300 0.00 PERIODICALS 1013 438.30 TOTAL LIBRARY BUDGET 10273.00 LESS TOTAL AMOUNT SPENT 3297.92 EQUALS TOTAL BALANCE ON HAND 6975.08To reduce the current budget of $10,230.00 would require a total cut of $1,534.00 from thefunds for library materials. The revised budget including the required 15% reductionwould leave the library with a total of $8732.00 from which to purchase items in allcategories. Because the library is so young, print materials are continually being purchased
  • 14. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYto boost the quantity and quality of the collection. As represented by table 2, the libraryhas budgeted $7410.00 for printed books in the fiction and nonfiction section. We proposeto reduce this printed materials budget by 15% as well, leaving $6,300.00 for books for theupcoming school year. This reduction in print materials is due to lack of physical space forwhich to place new printed books and will allow for ample room to improve the areas ofthe collection that are currently weak. As the capacity of the library becomes increasinglyfull, it is no longer the case that the Learning Center needs to fervently collect new printedbooks, and could rely on the electronics budget to enhance its digital resources. Our next plan of action to comply with the 15% budget reduction is to analyze andpossibly eliminate any electronic materials that are not relevant to the curriculum and/orare not being used by the patrons. The library will make every effort to increase theselection of electronic materials that can be combined with the curriculum to enhance thelearning of JCHS students, however, some electronic resources have been pre-selected byvendors and have little impact on the curriculum. These will be eliminated and shouldreduce the expenditures in the electronic resources aspect of the current budget. The final area of reduction in budget involves the periodicals at the FSA LearningCenter. Much of the magazines and newspapers purchased go unread. There are only theoccasional students who read these materials. A less expensive option might be to provideonline access to these materials on a pay-per-use basis. We propose to reduce theperiodical budget by more than the current plan, by 20% to $800, in order to pursue otheroptions in this area of the collection. Table 3 illustrates the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year and includesa 15% reduction from the current budget.
  • 15. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMYTable 3 BUDGETED $ BOOKS 6300 ENCYCLOPEDIAS AV 1300 SUPPLIES 200 PERIODICALS 700 TOTAL LIBRARY BUDGET $8500Conclusion As the Junction City High School’s Freshman Academy Library continues to age, wehope to see continued support by the administrators, teachers, students and parents of theschool district. The Learning Center provides curriculum support and other essentialservices to its students and teachers. It is necessary to reduce the budget by 15% and ouraction plan should be able to reduce the expenditures for the Learning Center whilecontinuing to provide an abundance of quality services to the students at the FreshmanSuccess Academy. The ingenuity of the Library Media Specialists and the library staff willallow for the maintenance of a top notch collection even with a reduction in funding.
  • 16. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY ReferencesCity of Junction City, KS. (2011). Community profile. Retrieved from http://www.junctioncity-ks.gov/pview.aspx?id=1527&catID=1JCHS 2011-12 Course Catalog. (2011). Course catalog. Retrieved from http://intranet.usd475.org/school/jchs/Documents/jchs%202011- 12%20course%20catalogue.pdfJCHS Online Library Catalog. (2011). Online library catalog. Retrieved from http://destiny.usd475.org/cataloging/servlet/presentadvancedsearchredirectorfor m.do?l2m=Library%20Search&tm=Catalog&l2m=Library+Search
  • 17. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY Appendix A SELECTION POLICY FOR LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERSA. Objectives: The Library Media Centers of Geary County USD 475 will: Select materials which reflect the philosophy of the total school program and which support and enrich the curriculum. Endorse and apply the principals incorporated in the “Bill of Rights for School Library Media Programs” of the American Library Association of School Libraries. Provide students with materials and services wh1ch are appropriate to their growth and development. Encourage students to become independent users of materials. Provide a balanced selection of print and nonprofit materials to encourage growth in individual interests and intellect. Provide experiences which contribute to the formation of lifetime habits of efficient media usage. Provide experiences in democratic living by sharing materials, caring for school property, assuming personal responsibility, and practicing appropriate individual behavior.B. Selection Criteria: In evaluating and selecting materials for the Library Media Centers, the following criteria will be considered: 1. Authenticity: Materials should be accurate and up to date. The reputation and significance of the author, composer producer, and publisher should be considered. Out of date or no longer useful materials are withdrawn from the collection. 2. Appropriateness: The materials should be consistent with instructional aims, instructional levels, and age groups. They should represent fair and unbiased presentations of information. 3. Interest: Materials should arouse curiosity leading to other individual learning, creativity, and research.
  • 18. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY 4. Organization and Balance: Materials should be selected which will help each school meet their continuing and specific curriculum needs for a balanced collection of materials. Multiple items of outstanding and much in demand media are purchased as needed. Worn or missing standard items are replaced periodically. 5. Technical Quality: Materials should be of good technical quality and suitable format. Appendix A 6. Cost of Materials: The cost of materials should be justifiable, considering the relative cost of satisfactory substitutes and the availability of money. 7. Guides: Professionally prepared, reputable, and unbiased selection aids should be consulted as guides. 8. Gifts: Gift materials are judged by the basic selection criteria and are accepted or rejected by those standards.C. Responsibility for Selection Selection of materials involves many people: students, teachers, library media specialists, principals, and supervisors. The responsibility for coordinating the selection of instructional materials and making the recommendations for purchase rests with the professionally trained library media personnel. In accordance with the criteria for selection, the school Library Media Specialists, with the approval of the school Principal and the counsel of the Coordinator of Library Media Services, will select materials for the building level Library Media Center. Selection lists will be submitted to the Coordinator of Library Media Services who has purchasing authority delegated by the Superintendent of Schools, for the Board of Education.D. Bill of Rights of School Library Media Programs: Library Media personnel are concerned with generating understanding of American freedoms through the development of informed and responsible citizens. To this end the American Association of School Librarians asserts that the responsibility of the school Library Media Center is:
  • 19. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY To provide a comprehensive collection of instructional materials selected in compliance with basic, written selection principals, and to provide maximum accessibility to these materials. To provide materials that will support curriculum, taking into consideration the individual’s needs and the varied interests, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and maturity levels of the students served. To provide materials for teachers and students that will encourage growth in knowledge and that will develop literacy, cultural and aesthetic appreciation and ethical standards. To provide materials which reflect the ideas and beliefs of religious, social, political, historical, and ethnic groups and their contribution to the American and world heritage and culture, thereby enabling students to develop an intellectual integrity in forming judgments. To provide a written statement approved by the local Board of Education, of the procedures for meeting the challenge of censorship of materials in school Library Media Centers. To provide qualified professional personnel to serve teachers and students.
  • 20. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY Appendix B ACQUISITION PROCEDURES OF MATERIALS FOR LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERSA. Acquisition Procedure of Materials for Elementary Library Media Centers(1) Consideration. The Library Media Center specialists will develop a consideration file for books and A-V, either lists or cards. This file will contain pertinent information for any materials to be considered for purchase. Consider: -  materials reviewed in selection aids and professional periodicals curriculum needs  bibliographies from curriculum  in-district previewed materials  library media center needs for rounded and up-to-date collection  advertised materials in reputable catalogs  teacher and pupil requests(2) Selection. The Library Media Specialists will: (a) Use professionally prepared, reputable, and unbiased selection aids (i.e., Hornbook, School Library Journal, Booklist, Language Arts, Children‘s Catalog, et al). (b) Completely fill in the consideration card or vendor order form. (1) check Infocentre material database to be sure that the material is not in the center. (2) check printouts and any other order lists to be sure that item is not on order. (c) Determine priorities considering budget guidelines. (d) Submit vendor order forms or consideration cards/lists. Use Vendor order forms from vendor internet sources if available or catalogs. (1) file book purchase cards first in order of purchasing agent and then in alphabetical order according to the last name of the author. List should be in author order.
  • 21. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY (2) file A-V cards first in order of purchasing agent and then in alphabetical order according to title of material. (3) prepare a list of materials ordered for building library media records. (4) send a copy of the list with order. (e) Send to the Coordinator of Library Media Services all parts of the order. (f) Order dates: October 1; December 1; February 1 and April 1. Appendix B(3) Order:The Coordinator of Library Media Services will: (a) order the materials. (b) return a budget report of balance remaining to each library media center. (c) return cards as proof that materials have been ordered.(4) Receipt:The Coordinator of Library Media Services will: (a) receive the materials. (b) make arrangements for payment of the materials. (c) check in and stamp materials as they arrive at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support. (d) enter materials into Infocentre database and prepare them for circulation. (e) send materials ready for circulation to the various library media centers.Library Media Center Specialists will: (f) place materials in circulation. (g) Periodicals: (1) check mailing label for correct school address.
  • 22. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY (2) notify Library Media Services of any problems; i.e. duplication of issues; incorrect expiration date. (3) check in each periodical issue. (see periodical monthly checklist)(B). Acquisition Procedures of Materials for Secondary Library Media Centers 1.1. Select materials in accordance with the District Selection Policy, giving consideration to: (a) professionally prepared, reputable, unbiased selection aids. (b) teacher and pupil requests. (c) curriculum guides/needs. (d) providing a balanced collection of materials. (f) building budget guidelines. Appendix B2. Order selections by completing Library Requisition Form. (See 2.B.1) (a) "Materials per attached List" may be stated on form and (1a) separate sheet may be attached listing materials. (b) Materials requested should include all information required by the intended supplier, including complete address and phone number of the supplier. (c) When ordering books, please indicate “microlif records to be Ordered” IF SUPPLIER OFFERS THIS SERVICE. (d) Order dates: October 1; December 1; February 1 and April 1.3. Submit Library Requisition to principal for approval (Signature).4. Send order to the Coordinator of Library Media Services, keeping one copy (pink) of the Library Requisition list for schools files. Use this as a way of monitoring the building budget.5. The Coordinator of Library Media Services will: (a) order the materials (b) return to the library media specialist:
  • 23. JUNCTION CITY HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ACADEMY (1) A budget report of expenditures and balances (2) gold and green copies of the Purchase Orders issued.6. The Library Media Specialists will: (a) file gold and green sheets in a temporary file for items "on order." (b) receive and check orders for damages and/or shortages as soon as possible after they arrive. All damaged or defective items must be sent to Library Media Services along with purchase order number and packing list. Library Media Services will contact the company and arrange for replacement or credit of item. (c) check off received items, date, and sign BOTH Purchase Order copies when order is complete. Attach any paperwork received with the order to the gold sheet (i.e. packing slip). (d) return the green copy and any invoices received to Library Media Services, Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support. (e) file the gold sheet (with corrected price if available) in a financial record file that will be an easy reference for budget balances. (f) problems and questions concerning partial orders should be directed to the Head Secretary of Library Media Services. Appendix B (g) process all items: (1) Enter the Marc Record files or ZMARC records into the Infocentre data base. (h) periodicals: (1) check mailing label for correct school address. (2) notify Library Media Services of any problems, i.e. duplication of issues; incorrect expiration date. (2) check in each periodical issue (see periodical monthly checklist).*Requests for materials will be charged to library budget line item 112220641 (books),112220650 (audio visual), 112220642 (periodicals) and 112220649 (supplies).NOTE: Equipment is not included.