Nf Collection Development

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Nf Collection Development

  1. 1. Non Fiction Collection Development Deb Kitchener Curriculum Consultant Libraries,eLearning,Literacy - YRDSB
  2. 2. <ul><li>Where to begin?? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Loertscher & Woolls (1999) <ul><li>Delivering: </li></ul><ul><li>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 place </li></ul><ul><li>In the right format </li></ul><ul><li>Using the best technology delivery system </li></ul><ul><li>Is the vision of the collection development plan </li></ul>
  4. 4. Many Considerations…
  5. 5. Know your collection….
  6. 6. Ideas from far end…. <ul><li>How might you do this? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Need to knows <ul><li>Current size of NF collection </li></ul><ul><li>Current average age of collection </li></ul><ul><li>Condition of collection </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of collection </li></ul><ul><li>What new media has been added in recent years </li></ul><ul><li>Current state of weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Might be: </li></ul>
  8. 8. Need to knows <ul><li>How does your collection compare to other schools, provincial or national standards? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of spending over time…. </li></ul><ul><li>Cont’d </li></ul>
  9. 9. You may need to weed!
  10. 10. Weeding Tips…
  11. 11. What to do with weeded materials? <ul><li>Make art with them </li></ul><ul><li>Disappear them </li></ul><ul><li>Shhhh, use stealth…. </li></ul>
  12. 12. After all this work…. Need to consider individual district guidelines Involve stakeholders whenever possible Need for great suppliers and great value
  13. 13. Be prepared... <ul><li>Understanding your school district selection guidelines will help in selection of appropriate resources. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Budget <ul><li>You may have to make a multi-year plan to meet your needs…. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Planning & Purchasing Tips <ul><li>Always shop for the best </li></ul><ul><li>Short term gains are not always the best buy </li></ul><ul><li>Create a wish list </li></ul><ul><li>Always look through catalogues and look for what is new and notable </li></ul><ul><li>Find good review sources to meet your needs </li></ul><ul><li>Network with other TL’s for information and guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch with vendors </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid browsing boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Take time to visit warehouses for backlist selection </li></ul>
  16. 16. Print & Online Resources <ul><li>Discussion Time…. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Resources & Interesting Reads <ul><li>Building a School Library Collection Plan: A Beginning Handbook with Internet Assist. David V. Loertscher, Blanch Woolls. 1999 ISBN0931510740 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lmcsource.com/pages/reviews.html Collection mapping files to support text </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Information Literacy. Canadian Association for School Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>All images from Flickr file sharing licensed under Creative Commons. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Continued…. <ul><li>http://teacherlibrarian.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=joycevalenza Joyce Valenza’s Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Toward a 21 st Century School Library Media Program . Esther Rosenfeld and David Loerstcher. 2007 </li></ul>

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