School library collections are developed to support curriculum goals and to provide for the diverse needs and interests of students. Our school libraries strive to provide large collections of current, high-quality materials, cataloged to facilitate sharing both within the building and throughout the district. Collections are developed at the building level in collaboration with teachers and are evaluated frequently to assure that they meet changing needs.
Materials are selected from established reviewing sources and through collaboration with teachers, with other teacher librarians and with other professional colleagues. Non-print materials, including computer software, are previewed before purchase. Specific procedures for such preview are contained on the following pages. Systematic planning for collection development occurs in each building and a collection development plan should be detailed by each teacher librarian.
The district supports a well-established selection and reconsideration policy.
The teacher librarian will maintain a file of materials under consideration for purchase. Input for the file will come from teacher and student recommendations, as well as the teacher librarian who uses standard reviewing sources to provide information on materials available.
A computerized database for maintenance of the consideration file and on-order file is recommended.
This page was last updated on September 01, 2008.