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A collection development policy is a statement of general collection building principles which delineates the purpose and content of a collection in terms relevant to both external and internal audiences. It would not normally include the procedures necessary for the implementation of these policies. Items which should be considered for inclusion in a collection development policy cover both an introduction to the library and its collections, and details of the subject areas collected.
The majority of libraries are not excellent libraries in terms of being able to exceed all standards, all employees having a positive attitude, providing excellent services, being customer focused, being an integral part of the community, and achieving...
Want Better Reading Scores? Hire a Full-Time LibrarianCare2.com (blog)by Anna Klenke The ever-present budget cuts and faculty reductions that plague schools across the country have sparked questions about which services and staff members are...
I’ve always been someone driven to excel and make the most out of this wild ride called life.
So when I read Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Workweek, a new world of possibilities opened up to me. After discovering his personal productivity tips, I knew the way I worked was never going to be the same.
Your library plan may be a separate document just for the Library Service, or it may take the form of a number of strategies listed within the relevant section of the overall Council Corporate or Operational Plan. Again, State Library does not require any specific format for our purposes.
This article is just a sampling of some of the wonderful resources available when making books with children or learning about the books that have been made for them by the numerous talented children's authors and illustrators.
That'll buy me some time. Our district is planning to lay off all the credentialed Teacher Librarians again this year. They threatened that last year, but this year the general consensus is that it will really happen.
I called this blog Skerricks because it began as a gathering place for me for the bits and pieces (or skerricks) I wanted to record, remember and use in my work as a teacher librarian. Turns out it's useful for others as well. w00t!