Friday, May 30, 2014

Developing Collections to Empower Learners

Kimmel, Sue C. Developing Collections to Empower Learners. Chicago: American Association of School Librarians, 2014.
ISBN: 978-0-8389-8725-5

Publisher's Description
[This book] examines collection development in the context of today’s shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession. Writer Sue Kimmel includes practical advice about needs assessment, planning, selection, acquisitions, evaluation, and continuous improvement for collections to support 21st-century standards. Questions are raised about shifting roles of the school librarian and the place of the school library. What should school libraries collect and how can we support the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our communities? Particular emphasis is given to questions about access, equity, and learning in order to ensure that all students will be effective consumers and producers of information and ideas heading into the 22nd-century.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Knowing Your Customers
Chapter 2. Assessing and Approaching Power Brokers
Chapter 3. Building Strong Partnerships
Chapter 4. Consensus through Managing Complexity
Chapter 5. Confidence
Chapter 6. Coaching
Chapter 7. Humor
Chapter 8. Authenticity
Chapter 9. Preparedness
Works Cited
    Appendix A. Further Reading
    Appendix B. Checklist for a Written Collection Development Plan
    Appendix C. Recommended Selection Aids
    Appendix D: Publications from AASL
    Appendix E: AASL Position Statement on Quantitative Standards
    Appendix F: Extended Mission Statement from
                       Empowering Learners
    Appendix G: Learning4Life
    Appendix H: Index
    Appendix I: Tables and Figures