Crash Course in Collection Development

Crash Course in Collection Development

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Created for those with little formal LIS training working in small, rural libraries, this guide will also be useful for librarians who are new to this area of service or need to brush up on their skills. In a volume covering everything from community analysis through developing collection policies, librarians will learn how to use reviews to acquire materials as well as to help weed the collection, and get hints for simple repair or rebinding items. Attention is given to marketing the collection to patrons, and to handling censorship issues when collections are challenged.
Quick introduction to selecting, acquiring, maintaining, protecting, marketing, and weeding your library collection.

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Created for those with little formal LIS training working in small, rural libraries, this guide explains essentials of collection development and management, and offers an introduction to community analysis. Collection assessment and evaluation, budgets, selecting materials, reviews and reviewing sources, the publishing industry, and handling complaints about the collection are some areas explored. The guide will also be useful for librarians who are new to this area of service or who need to brush up on their skills. Disher is a public library veteran who teaches courses in collection development and library management at San Jose State University. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Provides an overview of collection development, discussing analyzing the community, assessing and evaluating the collection, selecting materials, and handling complaints about the collection.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2007
ISBN: 9781591585596
1591585597
Branch Call Number: 025.21 D6318c 2007
Characteristics: xiii, 179 p. ; 28 cm

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