||Children's and Young Adult Collection Management/Acquisition and Collection Development Guides
Without a written plan, even the most well-intentioned school librarian may end up with a library collection that looks vastly different than what was originally envisioned.
A collection development plan informs stakeholders of the principles and criteria upon which materials are acquired and retained, guides staff in the decision-making process of selection and deselection, and provides a plan to help systematically build a library collection that is inclusive and represents all points of view.
This book helps school librarians draft a comprehensive plan to support the curriculum and the mission of the school and school library. The author developed this collection development framework to help school librarians easily draft a three-year plan that is timely, relevant, and data-driven and will help them advocate for support for school libraries from school administrators and district leadership. This book explains not only why but how to develop that plan.
- Explains how and why to provide a comprehensive plan for future purchases and building your library collection
- Offers questions to keep your collection fresh: What is your "why"? Who is your audience?
- Provides criteria for deselection
- Provides data-driven plans that work toward the mission of the school and school library