ERIC Number: ED418711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Guides to Collection Development for Children and Young Adults.
Gillespie, John T.; Folcarelli, Ralph J.
Designed to assist librarians with collection development, this work identifies, describes, and evaluates more than 800 significant bibliographies of children's and young adult materials. Emphasis is on print and nonprint works published from 1986 through 1996, with some earlier but still useful publications also covered. In addition, special attention is given to such electronic media as CD-ROMs and the Internet. The book is arranged in broad subject categories: (1) Periodicals; (2) Sources for Both Children and Young Adults; (3) Sources for Children (Preschool-Grade 6); (4) Sources for Young Adults (Grades 7-12), and (5) Sources for Professionals. Sections within each provide information on specific topics, such as awards and prizes; authors and illustrators; audiovisual materials; computer technology; free and inexpensive materials; multiculturalism; reading guidance and library programs; and reference books. Annotations indicate scope, purpose, contents, suitability, special features, and general usefulness of each work. Essential and highly recommended titles are noted. A separate section describes sources that are particularly useful in building professional collections for parents and educators. Author, title, and subject indexes are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Information Sources, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Nonprint Media, Printed Materials, Publications, Reading Materials
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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