Crash Course in Collection Development

 

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Crash Course in Collection Development


by Wayne Disher (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781591585596

 

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Suitable for formal library and information science training and working in small, rural libraries; this guide helps librarians learn community analysis and developing collection policies. It teaches them how to use reviews to acquire materials as well as those tools to help weed the collection, and how to market the collection to the patrons.


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. 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. The 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, how to market the collection to patrons, and how to handle censorship issues when collections are challenged.


 

ISBN 1591585597
ISBN13 9781591585596
Publisher Libraries Unlimited Inc
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/09/2007
Pages 196
Weight (grammes) 562
Published in United States
Height (mm) 279
Width (mm) 216