Instructional materials and media

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Instructional materials and media

  1. 1. SECTION 500. 512.0701BUSINESS MANAGEMENT POLICY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND MEDIA COLLECTIONSCraven County Schools believe that optimal student learning requires that all schoolsprovide students with the most current and appropriate instructional resources.Therefore, as school library materials become dated, damaged, or lost, the school librarymedia specialist along with other appropriate staff members will determine: (a) if theitem is still available and can be replaced, (b) if a newer item might be a better choice,(c) it the item is still needed by the community, or (d) if the Internet can provide asuperior selection.Adopted by the Craven County Schools on March 21, 2002
  2. 2. SECTION 500. 512.0701BUSINESS MANAGEMENT REGULATION INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND MEDIA COLLECTIONSThe following regulation provides guidelines on weeding media collections to ensure thatthe collections are current and accurate. As with all collection and instructional materialdecisions, the media council made up of the media specialist, teachers, and othereducators shall collaborate to align the selection of said materials with the academic andsocial needs of the students.Suggested Guidelines:Weed First: Outdated and incorrect information, especially in these subjects:computers, community helpers, law, science, space, health, technology, geography,travel, and transportation, un-needed duplicates, biased or sexist terminology, materialsnot circulated in the last 5 to 10 years based on use and community needs and materialsof poor appearance: dirty, shabby, brittle or missing pages, poorly bound.Table 1.0 Distribution of Collection and Weeding Procedures by Dewey NumberDewey K–5 % 6–8 9 – 12 Topics/ Types Guidelines # of % of % of Collection Collection Collection Reference Keep basic material; weeding depends on use. Depends on use and needs of Refer to Dewey guidelines. community. Almanacs Weed every year as needed. Encyclopedias Weed all that are 5 years and older. 000’s 2-5 2-6 6-8 Generalities Discard most resources over 10 years. Computers Discard after 5 years. 100’s .5 1-2 1-2 Philosophy & Value determined by use. Psychology Most useless after 10 years.
  3. 3. Table 1.0 Distribution of Collection and Weeding Procedures by Dewey Number, cont.Dewey K–5 % 6–8 9 – 12 Topics/ Types Guidelines # of % of % of Collection Collection Collection 200’s 1–2 1–2 1–2 Religion Value determined by use. Collection should contain basic information, all viewpoints, but not propaganda, about religions. Something up to date is needed on every religion of the community and the six major international religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism. 300’s 5 – 10 7 – 12 10 – 15 Social Sciences Discard most resources over 10 years. 310’s Almanacs Weed yearly, seldom of use after 5 years. 320’s Politics Historical aspects, determine by use. 360’s Social Wel. Historical materials, determine by use. 370’s Education Keep historical materials if they are used. 390’s Commerce Keep basic material; discard Customs/ when worn out. Holiday/ folklore 400’s .5 1–3 2–5 Language Keep basic material; weeding depends on use. Consider ESL/LEP students. 500’s 10 5 – 10 5 – 10 Natural Science Most science books are out & Mathematics of date within 5 years. 510’s Mathematics Keep basic material, include literature tie-ins. 520’s Astronomy Discard after 5 years. Plants Use condition & use of book, may be older than 10 years. Animals Use condition & use of book, may be older than 10 years.
  4. 4. Table 1.0 Distribution of Collection and Weeding Procedures by Dewey Number, cont.Dewey K–5 % 6–8 9 – 12 Topics/ Types Guidelines # of % of % of Collection Collection Collection 600’s 10 5 - 10 5 - 10 Technology Discard most after 10 years. (Applied Sciences) Inventions Keep significant historical materials. 610’s Medicine Discard after 5 years. 620’s Engineering Discard after 5 years. 621’s Radio/TV Discard after 5 years, unless historical. 629’s Tech/Space Discard after 5 years, unless retrospective look. 630’s 640’s Home Econ/ Use condition & use of book, Food may be older than 10 years. Keep almost all cookbooks. 650’s Business 10 years, less if it relates to computers. 660’s Chemical/food 5 to 10 years. 690’s Manufactures 10 years, except older books on crafts, clocks, guns, toys which may be useful. 700’s 5 5 - 10 5 - 10 The Arts Use condition & use of book, may be older than 10 years. 790’s Sports Discard after 10 years. 800,s 5 5-8 5 - 10 Literature & Use condition & use of book, Rhetoric may be older than 10 years. 900’s 20 15 - 22 20 Geography & Depends on use & needs of History community, accuracy of fact and fairness of information. 910’s Travel/Geog 5 to 10 years. 920’s 20 years, keep those which are outstanding in content and style as long as they are useful. 921’s 10 years, keep those which are outstanding in content and style as long as they are useful. 940- History 20 years. Depends on use 990’s and needs of community. Fiction 40 - 60 35 - 55 25 - 35 Use condition & use of book, may be older than 10 years.

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