Crash Course in Collection Development

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Disher, a seasoned practitioner and part-time instructor in San Jose State Universitys School of Library and Information Science, speaks primarily to public library staff with little, if any, experience in collection developmentā€¦.Chapters describe how a library might analyze its community as well as assess and evaluate its collection. Other chapters address collection development policies, statistics, budget, selection, acquisition, reviewing sources, the publishing industry, collection maintenance, mending and preserving, and promotion and marketing. The final chapter discusses complaints, challenges, and intellectual-freedom issues. There is no bibliography, but several helpful Web sites are mentioned in the text. Recommended for all public library collections."

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Booklist/Professional Reading

"If you need a book that covers Collection Development 101, then consider Crash Course in Collection Development as a potential resource. . . . I recommend this book for a challenge exam in library collection development as well as for library technicians and paraprofessionals. It is also for those who wish to brush up their knowledge of public library selection processes, what works with collection development policies, and best practices in collection management."

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Library Collections, Acquisitions, & Technical Services

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591585596
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/2007
  • Series: Crash Course Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 745,852
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

WAYNE DISHER spent over 20 years as a staff member at San Jose Public Library in San Jose, Calif. As Senior Librarian there, he managed the system's Adult Services as well as a collection budget of almost $10,000,000. Mr. Disher is currently Library Director for the City of Hemet Public Library in Hemet, Calif. He also teaches courses in Collection Development and Library Management for the San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Library Collections

Chapter 2: The Library and Its Community

Chapter 3: Collection Assessment and

Chapter 4: Collection Development Policies

Chapter 5: Statistics for Collection Development

Chapter 6: Managing Collection Budgets

Chapter 7: Selecting Library Materials

Chapter 8: Reviews and Reviewing Sources

Chapter 9: Acquisitions

Chapter 10: The Publishing Industry

Chapter 11: Collection Maintenance

Chapter 12: Mending and Preserving

Chapter 13: Collection Promotion and Merchandising

Chapter 14: Handling Complaints about the Collection

Conclusion

Index

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