Collection Development for Youth (Live Online – PLAN)

The ideal children’s collection provides diverse, current and relevant materials in a variety of formats and reading levels that meet the informational, recreational, cultural and devlopmental needs of all children in the community. This session covers policy, budget, selection, and de-selection of children’s materials for public libraries.

By the end of this session, participants will:

– Discuss key questions to ask in crafting a collection development policy for children’s materials;
– Share online and print selection materials and resources for children’s collections;
– Identify criteria for selecting fiction and nonfiction; æPractice prioritizing selections for children’s collections;
– Review CREW (Continuous Review Evaluation Weeding)/MUSTIE (Misleading, Ugly, Superceded, Trivial, Irrelevant, Elsewhere) methods for weeding the children’s collection.

Trainer: Beth Gallaway, author of GameOn: Gaming at the Library

Register at PLAN’s website

Please note: this live online is Central Time.

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