Collection Development for Children (Online) (NEFLIN)

Thursday, January 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
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 developmental 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;
  • Practice 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  • Review CREW (Continuous Review Evaluation Weeding)/MUSTIE (Misleading, Ugly, Superceded, Trivial, Irrelevant, Elsewhere) methods for weeding the children’s collection.
Virtual Trainer: Beth Gallaway, Information Goddess Consulting

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