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The Library Collection
Information <ul><li>Deliver the  Right Information </li></ul><ul><li>To the  Right Person </li></ul><ul><li>At the  Right ...
<ul><li>Collection of the library media center must be appropriate for the community a school draws from </li></ul>Princip...
<ul><li>A plan to build a curricular-oriented collection with the accompanying policies, staff expertise, and realistic bu...
<ul><li>An acquisition system that matches curricular priorities is in place </li></ul>Principle 3 <ul><li>LMS shows that ...
<ul><li>Each type of media included in the library media center is considered a system consisting of the materials, the ac...
<ul><li>Collections in single schools are constantly changing to meet current needs. </li></ul>Principle 5 <ul><li>Collect...
<ul><li>Collections reflect democratic ideas, intellectual freedom, and cultural diversity </li></ul>Principle 6 <ul><li>B...
Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>At Issue: The media specialist must develop, maintain, and support an effective ...
Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>Collaboration: </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development and collection developme...
Some Ideas <ul><li>Move from balanced collections which offer a little of nearly everything, to focused collections which ...
<ul><li>1. Describe the Community </li></ul><ul><li>2. Describe the Curriculum of the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curricu...
<ul><li>4. Draw a collection map  (existing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual representation of collection strengths and weakn...
 
<ul><li>Give examples to illustrate needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner Book  collection weak </li></ul><ul><li>Science coll...
 
<ul><li>5. Draw a collection map  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with advisory committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make map o...
 
<ul><li>6. Describe the Impact  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report back to funding agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What it was...
<ul><li>Examples of successes:  </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning to Read  collection expanded by  500 vols. to help kindergartn...
Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>How to find materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Selection of Library Media...
Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>Policies and Procedures    </li></ul><ul><li>Online Procedures Manual </li></ul>...
Deselecting <ul><li>CREW (Continuous Review, Evaluation, and Weeding) </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Library Collection
  2. 2. Information <ul><li>Deliver the Right Information </li></ul><ul><li>To the Right Person </li></ul><ul><li>At the Right Time </li></ul><ul><li>In the Right Format </li></ul><ul><li>And, in the Right Location </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Collection of the library media center must be appropriate for the community a school draws from </li></ul>Principle 1 <ul><li>Need to know </li></ul><ul><li>Types of young people who come to school </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-economic levels </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural mix </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A plan to build a curricular-oriented collection with the accompanying policies, staff expertise, and realistic budgeting practices in place </li></ul>Principle 2 <ul><li>Plan what areas of collection need to be strong </li></ul><ul><li>Who will select materials </li></ul><ul><li>Create collection map and selection policy </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>An acquisition system that matches curricular priorities is in place </li></ul>Principle 3 <ul><li>LMS shows that selection plan for new materials is accountable to collection building plan </li></ul><ul><li>How do you select materials? </li></ul><ul><li>How to prioritize purchases </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Each type of media included in the library media center is considered a system consisting of the materials, the accompanying equipment, the support staff, and facilities </li></ul>Principle 4 <ul><li>School acquires a computer but no software </li></ul><ul><li>Experimentation is a must </li></ul><ul><li>Strong planning is more important </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Collections in single schools are constantly changing to meet current needs. </li></ul>Principle 5 <ul><li>Collections supplemented from local, regional and national networks </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum is a moving target..not stationary </li></ul><ul><li>School cannot “invest” in materials and expect them to last forever </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Collections reflect democratic ideas, intellectual freedom, and cultural diversity </li></ul>Principle 6 <ul><li>Build diversity into collection </li></ul><ul><li>Despite pressure from individuals and groups </li></ul>
  9. 9. Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>At Issue: The media specialist must develop, maintain, and support an effective collection to support student learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian must reflect on personal values, attitudes, and bias. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: make objective decisions related to both curriculum and collection development. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>Collaboration: </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development and collection development must go hand-in-hand. </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians & teachers work together </li></ul>
  11. 11. Some Ideas <ul><li>Move from balanced collections which offer a little of nearly everything, to focused collections which provide depth. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider not only what the critics prefer, but also what kids and teachers need to meet learning standards valued locally. </li></ul><ul><li>• Combine librarian selection and knowledge in selection with more collaborative selection respecting the instructional resource expertise of fellow teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Move from a budget set by information formats to seeking additional dollars justified by information need and learning standard categories or projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Move toward clearer understanding among all educators involved as to how the curriculum can be supported, enhanced and even changed because of the depth of learning resources made accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>from David Loertscher </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>1. Describe the Community </li></ul><ul><li>2. Describe the Curriculum of the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular initiatives of the school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>literacy, textbooks, diversity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect lists of 5 major topics to be covered during year </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Statement of the vision of the LMC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How library will support school </li></ul></ul>Collection Map
  13. 13. <ul><li>4. Draw a collection map (existing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual representation of collection strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Divide the collection into pieces and parts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each part has a function related to raising academic achievement </li></ul></ul>Collection Map
  14. 15. <ul><li>Give examples to illustrate needs: </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner Book collection weak </li></ul><ul><li>Science collection weak, or curriculum change </li></ul><ul><li>Expand collection of science fair support materials </li></ul><ul><li>Updating of careers collection </li></ul>Collection Map
  15. 17. <ul><li>5. Draw a collection map </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with advisory committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make map of projected collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a timeline of how the collection will change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a budget to cover collection updates </li></ul></ul>Collection Map
  16. 19. <ul><li>6. Describe the Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report back to funding agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What it was like before the money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What I did with the money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What difference it made </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide examples.. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos of students and projects </li></ul></ul></ul>Collection Map
  17. 20. <ul><li>Examples of successes: </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning to Read collection expanded by 500 vols. to help kindergartners & 1 st graders read 300 books each per year </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic novel collection for teens to stimulate reading </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive collection of science fair support materials </li></ul><ul><li>Updating of careers collection </li></ul>Collection Map
  18. 21. Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>How to find materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Selection of Library Media Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Materials Review and Selection </li></ul>
  19. 22. Librarian as Collection Developer <ul><li>Policies and Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Online Procedures Manual </li></ul><ul><li>Building a School Library Collection Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Selection of Library Media Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria for Selection of Library Media Materials </li></ul>
  20. 23. Deselecting <ul><li>CREW (Continuous Review, Evaluation, and Weeding) </li></ul>
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