Collection Development - Library Media

Published: 4/20/2017 10:04 AM

A collection development plan generally begins with a needs assessment that may include an inventory of available library media materials, an alignment of available materials to the state standards and teacher input on curricular needs. The collection development plan generally includes strategies for selecting, evaluating, purchasing, processing, and weeding materials.

 ​

The Best Apps for Teaching & Learning is a recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

AASL's Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' 
Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.​

The Association for Library Service to Children
Offers numerous lists of books for children.

A monthly general interest book review that covers the best in new releases.
 
One of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.
 
At Miami University (CPBD@MU) A bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines.
 
Reviews for books for teens.

Open eBooks
Open eBooks is a partnership between Digital Public Library of America, The New York Public Library, and First Book, with content support from digital books distributor Baker & Taylor. Any adult who works in a Title I (or Title I eligible) school, or a program or library that serves at least 70% of children from in-need families can sign up with First Book at firstbook.org/openebooks.
Kathy Mansfield
Office of Teaching and Learning
Division of Program Standards
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850
Fax (502) 564-9848