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Author Kimmel, Sue Crownfield, author

Title Developing collections to empower learners / written by Sue C. Kimmel
Published Chicago, Illinois : American Association of School Librarians a division of the American Library Association, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (x, 126 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Who Are We? -- ch. 2 What is Collection Development? -- ch. 3 Attending to Gaps: Needs Assessment -- ch. 4 What Should We Collect? And How Do We Select? -- ch. 5 What Is a Book? -- ch. 6 Supporting Creation, Dissemination, and Community -- ch. 7 E-Book Acquisitions and Devices -- ch. 8 Counting on What We Have: Evaluating Collections -- ch. 9 Collection Development: A Plan for Continuous Improvement
Summary Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession. Writer Sue Kimmel includes practical advice about needs assessment, planning, selection, acquisitions, evaluation, and continuous improvement for collections to support 21st-century standards. Questions are raised about shifting roles of the school librarian and the place of the school library. What should school libraries collect and how can we support the creation and dissemination of
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 97-99) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject School libraries -- Collection development.
Students -- Information services
Libraries and schools.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- General.
Libraries and schools
School libraries -- Collection development
Students -- Information services
Form Electronic book
Author American Association of School Librarians, publisher.
ISBN 9780838987292