Recently the librarians in my district were asked to provide our library collection number of holdings and our average collection copyright age from the group working on our district reading plan. I don’t want to assume anything about how that data will be used. As a matter of fact, I’m delighted to know the library […]
Tag Archive 'Collection development'
Of course anyone who works in a library knows it’s never “done.” But my focus has definitely shifted away from this section. I am finished focusing on it for this school year anyway. Here is a comparison of the data from when I began in September to its current status. Date Number Avg Copyright 9/5/2014 […]
My biography weeding project continues. In phase one, I pulled 600+ or – books from the 1584 book section. We did return some based on curriculum relevancy and circ data. Phase two deals with analyzing copyright dates, and my guess is we are going to locate and pull to a cart roughly 400 more books […]
We have decided to seriously weed our Biography section. We got a new paint job this summer, so all of our wall labels came down. Due to circumstances beyond my control (moving the styrofoam letters a couple of times by assorted summer maintenance crew) our letters were unusable to replace on the wall. But the area […]
Here is a the question recently posed to a e-group of librarians: Our school is having parents complain about the book “Hold Still.” Are any of you having this problem? Not familiar with this YA Book? It’s okay, a quick search can reveal the title, the author, and more. I had read the book but […]
Dr. Mary Ann Bell Mary Woodard’s post (from her Blog The Top Shelf-just got word today I had the wrong name–ooops so sorry!!) got me to remembering what I loved most about being an elementary librarian in the not too distant past. (And if I had not felt like the glorified babysitter and residential expert […]
It’s that time of year again–time to do inventory, track down late books, and weed the old books. I have a theory on weeding: If a principal walks through the library and sees full to brimming shelves, they can rationalize no funding for new books. If a principal sees empty shelves in a library, they […]