Collection Management for Youth: Responding to the Needs of Learners
American Library Association, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 103 pages
Effective collection management is no longer just about having the best collection. As education shifts to a learner-centered environment, collection development must address the dynamic interplay between all stakeholders in the wider school community. Drawing from the latest educational theory and research, Hughes-Hassell and Mancall recommend a plan to build and maintain a solid collection in the midst of radical flux, while meeting students' information needs in a holistic context. Connecting to the guidelines of Information Power, the premier learner-focused model for library media centers, Collection Management for Youth is grounded in educational theory to help relate the whys with the hows. The authors pose a challenge to school library media specialists and supervisors, youth librarians in public libraries, and educators: Given these tools, are you willing to become learner-centered collection managers, to wear the hats of change agents, leaders, learners, and research guides? collections that meet the changing needs of learners; Address a dynamic educational process and ever-changing resource base; Become an informed teacher and information guide; Tap into the school's broadest learning community to build partnerships; Addressing both real and virtual information sources, this must-have manual is filled with eleven field-tested tools to encourage collaboration and help put the concepts to work.
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The Theoretical Foundation for LearnerCentered Collection Management
Changing Expectations and Models for Practice
The Proliferating Body and Nature of Information
Evolving Models of Collection Management
Strategies for LearnerCentered Collection Management
Policy as the Foundation for the Collection
Collaboration from a Planning Perspective
What Makes Collaboration Work?
What Are Communities of Practice?
What Format of Plans Will Be Most Persuasive?
Tools for LearnerCentered Collection Management
Stakeholder ContactSWOT Analysis
Identifying Resources in Your Community
Identifying Learner Characteristics
LearnerCentered Elements of Policy
The Collaborative Planning Process
Selecting Resources for Learning
Understanding the Context
Understanding the World of Resources
Understanding the Resources in the Community
Budgeting for Maximum Impact on Learning
Sources of Income
Basic Budget Models
A Budget Model for a LearnerCentered Environment
Preparing a Strategic LearnerCentered Vision and Collection Goals
LearnerCentered Policy Critique
DecisionMaking Model for Selecting Resources and Access Points That Support Learning
Matrix for Gathering Data about the Curriculum
Collection Development Analysis Worksheet
Identifying Funding Sources in Your Community
Checklist for Planning LCCD Promotional Efforts
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