Crash Course in Collection Development

ISBN-10: 1591585597
ISBN-13: 9781591585596
Edition: 2007
Authors: Wayne Disher
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Description: This new entry in the Crash Course series explaining collection development was 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

This new entry in the Crash Course series explaining collection development was 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. From community analysis through developing collection policies, librarians will learn how to use reviews to acquire materials as well as those tools to help weed the collection, how to marketing the collection to the patrons, and handle censorship issues when collections are challenged.

Introduction
Library Collections
The Library and Its Community
Collection Assessment and
Collection Development Policies
Statistics for Collection Development
Managing Collection Budgets
Selecting Library Materials
Reviews and Reviewing Sources
Acquisitions
The Publishing Industry
Collection Maintenance
Mending and Preserving
Collection Promotion and Merchandising
Handling Complaints about the Collection Conclusion
Index

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