||Children's and Young Adult Collection Management/Acquisition and Collection Development Guides
||Acquisitions and Collection Management/Collection Development, Theory and Practice
This thorough treatment of collection development for school library educators, students, and practicing school librarians provides quick access to information.
This seventh edition of The Collection Program in Schools is updated in several key areas. It provides an overview of key education trends affecting school library collections, such as digital textbooks, instructional improvement systems, STEM priorities, and open education resource (OER) use and reuse. Topics of discussion include the new AASL Standards as they relate to the collection; the idea of crowd sourcing in collection development; and current trends in the school library profession, such as Future Ready Libraries and new standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Each chapter has been updated and revised with new material, and particular emphasis is placed on disaster preparedness and response as they pertain to policies, circulation, preservation, and moving or closing a collection. This edition also includes updates to review of curation and community analysis principles as they affect the development of the library collection.
- Serves as a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners
- Addresses current educational initiatives and new AASL standards
- Provides creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty
- Looks in depth at disaster recovery policies and procedures needed for collection
- Author Info
Marcia A. Mardis is an associate professor at Florida State University's iSchool and editor of IASL's School Libraries Worldwide. A researcher who has practiced collection development in the school library for a decade, she has also taught school library collection development at the university level since 2005 and is involved in many of the movements affecting library resources in schools. She is author of the current edition of The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Strategies.