ERIC Number: ED046449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Policies and Practices Affecting Juvenile Library Collections in County and Regional Libraries in Washington State.
This study was limited to juvenile library collections and was focused on the policies and practices which determined or affected the quality and balance of these collections. Statistical data reflected policies rather than measurements in meeting library standards. Recommendations for the collections included: a written policy should govern material selection, material budgets should be divided between new titles and replacements or additions of older titles; the children's coordinator should be responsible for maintenance and weeding of the collection; materials should be rotated to supplement basic collections and non-print materials should be easily locatable and accessible. General recommendations called for continuing education of children's librarians, more involvement of social agencies and the children's coordinator and interchange of information among children's librarians within the state. (Author)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, County Libraries, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Materials, Library Services, Public Libraries, Regional Libraries
University of Washington, School of Librarianship, 133 Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington 98105
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. School of Librarianship.