ERIC Number: EJ826937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 1
Whoever Would Have Thought Book Shopping Might Raise Eyebrows?
Knowledge Quest, v36 n2 p30-32 Nov-Dec 2007
In this article, the author shares how she follows the policy developed by the Library Advisory Council (LAC) when she acquires new books for her school library. LAC is a group of fifty or so teaching librarians from all five New York City boroughs. They meet four times a year to help the Office of School Library Services focus on issues important to site-based school library media specialists (SLMSs). The author relates that adhering to LAC's pre-established guidelines makes selection decisions easier by countering her subjectivity and requiring that she takes an honest look at her reasons for picking certain items. Following the guidelines also means that if a resource is challenged, she can refer to the policy to justify her selection and can expect the support of both the school's advisory committee and the districtwide council.
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, School Libraries, Guidelines, Media Specialists, Library Services, Reading Material Selection, Library Materials, Policy, Urban Schools
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site: http://www.ala.org/aasl/kqweb
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York