ERIC Number: EJ720671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Management Matters. Selection Policies
Pappas, Marjorie L.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v21 n2 p41, 45 Oct 2004
One of the most important policy documents for a school library media center is the selection policy or the collection development policy. A well-developed selection policy provides a rationale for the selection decisions made by the school library media specialist. A selection policy represents the criteria against which a challenged book is evaluated. In this article, the author provides examples of available models that can aid in writing a school library selection policy, and describes the process involved. Also discussed is the reconsideration procedure, a vital component of the selection policy that details the steps to follow should a challenge occur.
Descriptors: Media Specialists, Library Services, School Libraries, Library Policy, Evaluation Criteria, Reading Materials, Reading Material Selection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
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