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Collection Development and Management course explores the basic elements of collection management, including planning, policy preparation, and selecting & acquiring materials, evaluating, preserving and publicizing collections.  Techniques, which guide development, management, and evaluation of library collections and the selection of materials in school libraries, will be discussed.  Emphasis will be placed on the major phases involved in starting and developing collections of book and non-book materials: the formulation of collection development plans, the selection of materials in accordance with their school’s plan, and the evaluation of library collections.

Required Text: Collection Dev and Manage for 21st Century Library Collections ISBN-10: 155570651