Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices

Trends and Best Practices

Author: Holder, Sara

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466618981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 506

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Collection development, the process used by librarians to choose items for a particular library or section of a library, can be time-consuming and difficult due to the many factors that must be taken into consideration. Library Collection Development for Professional Programs: Trends and Best Practices addresses the challenging task of collection development in modern academic libraries, which is largely learned on the job. This publication contains practical advice and innovative strategies essential for current collection development librarians and future librarians seeking guidance in this complex position.
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Guides to Library Collection Development

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Ralph J. Folcarelli

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

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Designed to enhance collection development in school, public, and college libraries, this work annotates 1,671 significant bibliographies that were published between 1985 and late 1993, with some earlier but still useful publications included as well. Entries are divided into three major categories
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The short guide to working with children and young people

Author: Liesl Conradie,Tyrrell Golding

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309596

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9832

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Childhood and youth have become increasingly important key concepts across a range of disciplines, professions and studies. The short guide to working with children and young people is an accessible introduction into the main concepts, developments and policy related to this exciting area of work. Divided into two parts, the opening chapters prepare readers to think about work with children and young people by providing an overview of key theoretical perspectives related to the field. The second part focuses on work with children and young people by exploring the roles of some of the key practitioners at each stage and developing an understanding of what they do. This unique book provides a clear, concise and accessible overview of the subject and allows readers to make more informed choices in their career pathway. It provides a key starting point for relevant undergraduate degree courses as well as for people considering working in this field, and a valuable reference point for existing practitioners and volunteers.
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Selecting Materials for Library Collections

Author: Linda S Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136398880

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 5310

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Strategies and tools to help you plan, build, and maintain your library collection! Selecting Materials for Library Collections takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, building, and maintaining a quality library collection. This up-to-date guide addresses the interests and concerns of academic and public libraries with expert advice on budgets, policies, and planning. The book examines print, non-print, and Internet selection resources, including the OCLC WorldCat Database and ACQNET-L. You’ll find valuable information you can apply right away to help you keep any collection relevant and up-to-date! Selecting Materials for Library Collections provides the tools you need to keep your library collection current. Seasoned experts share their thoughts on how to analyze your users’ expectations and then provide them with the materials they need. The contributors also examine the selection aids that they use in their own acquisitions work and then look at how to achieve a balanced collection that efficiently serves their clients’ needs. Supplementary reading lists and extensive bibliographies provide you with additional resources. Selecting Materials for Library Collections presents the latest information on: using print, non-print, and Internet selection resources such as OCLC WorldCat database and ACQNET-L initial collection assessment and decision making collection tool evaluations acquiring international core titles the New Thought movement approval plans—set-up, maintenance, and evaluation the newest technology for media selection specialized library collections in music, art, business, economics, health, sports, leisure, and more
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Guide to Reference

Essential General Reference and Library Science Sources

Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch,Susan E. Searing

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083891232X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.
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Young Adult Poetry

A Survey and Theme Guide

Author: Rachel E. Schwedt,Janice DeLong

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313313363

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Advises teachers, librarians, and parents on poetry selection for use in the classroom or counseling setting through annotations and a thematic guide.
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Many Peoples, One Land

A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults

Author: Alethea Helbig,Agnes Perkins

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313309671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 431

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Reviews and summarizes fiction, stories from oral tradition, and poetry from the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.--African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
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