Shared Ownership: Turning Students into Collection Developers

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As a librarian, you have a limited budget each year for new acquisitions, and you don’t want to squander it on books students will never read. What’s the solution? Get students on the collection team!

When librarians bring students into the collection development and curation process, those students not only learn more about the art of finding and selecting books—they also gain a sense of ownership and responsibility for their own resources. In her new School Library Connection article, research librarian Courtney Pentland talks about how to get students involved in all stages of the process, including:

  • Reviewing and understanding criteria
  • Browsing titles
  • Acquiring books
  • Purchasing and promoting new titles

Read Pentland’s article and learn how to add your students to your team!

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