Collection Development - Library Media

Published: 3/21/2014 10:08 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.

 

AASL’s Essential Links: Collection Development
Resources recommended by AASL for building quality library collections

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.
 
the digital counterpart of the American Library Association's Booklist magazine
 
One of the nation's leading children's book review journals for school and public librarians.
 
Internet Resource related to books for children and young adults.
 
at Miami University (CPBD@MU) A bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines.
 
reviews for books for teens.
Kathy Mansfield
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