ERIC Number: ED256360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Materials Center Collection Development Policy.
Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
This model collection development policy was designed to aid curriculum materials center (CMC) librarians in defining their collection development programs and to provide guidance to personnel in building and maintaining the materials and equipment collections. A CMC collection provides print and audiovisual media designed to support the instructional program of a school or college of education, the methods and practicum courses in an educational curriculum, and those children's and young adult literature courses taught in the college/school of education and school of library and information science. The clientele of the CMC includes campus-based patrons (education majors, non-education majors, full- and part-time faculty, and full- and part-time university staff), consortium patrons, and purchased library card patrons (local school teachers and members of the general public with an interest in the collection). This broad policy statement, which may be adapted by libraries depending upon their local needs, comprises the following sections entitled: (1) Objectives of the Collection; (2) Clientele to Be Served; (3) Scope and Boundary of the Collection; (4) Review Sources; (5) Personnel Roles and Responsibilities in the CMC; (6) Selection Criteria; (7) Gifts; (8) Weeding Policy; and (9) Interlibrary Loan Policy. (THC)
Descriptors: Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Resources Centers, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Material Selection, Library Planning, Nonprint Media, Policy, Teacher Education
Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (ACRL members, $5.00; nonmembers, $7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section.