Children's Library Services Handbook by Jane Gardner Connor

By Jane Gardner Connor

A consultant during the pitfalls, particular wishes, and certain calls for of kid's library companies. Librarians at school and public libraries, media experts, and library technology teachers will locate invaluable, cogent recommendation on assortment improvement programming, assortment upkeep, and reevaluation nonprint media, summer time courses, exposure, public family, and lots more and plenty extra!

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EVALUATING NONFICTION Some nonfiction books are subject to some of the same criteria as imaginative works. In evaluating a biography, for example, the characterization of the subject and portrayal of the setting are important. Poetry and folk literature must meet literary standards for setting, characterization, and other qualities. The best nonfiction books on any subject are successful as literature as well as being providers of information. They should stimulate interest and further questions about the subject.

Titles are replaced when books are lost, missing or in poor condition when the title is needed because of quality, demand, or subject content. Weeding Systematic weeding or withdrawal of materials is an integral part of the selection process. It is necessary to keep the collection useful and relevant. Materials are discarded because of poor physical condition, unnecessary duplication, obsolete content, and lack of u Controversial Materials The library does not exclude titles, other than by budgetary limitations, except for those which do not meet selection criteria.

2nd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1986. Nickelsburg, Marilyn. " Public Libraries 27 (Summer 1988): 94-96. Spak, Karen L. " New Jersey Libraries (Winter 1984): 12-17. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 4 Book Selection Book selection is the process of choosing books. The philosophy and care put into selection will be reflected in the library's collection. To do a good job of selection the librarian must know the collection and the community, and understand child development and the interests of children.

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