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2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog
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LIBR 195 - Collection Development

3 Credits
Exploration of the principles and practices of library collection development in school libraries, including mission, policies, assessing user needs, selection tools and principles such as intellectual freedom. Designed to meet the needs of school librarians.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online
Designed to Serve Students enrolled in the Library & Information Services program working toward their School Library Media Endorsement; as well as current school library employees seeking additional professional development in collection development of school libraries.
Active Date 20200303T13:42:28

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 33
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
1. Collection Development overview 
2. Collection Development policies
3. Collection Development resources
4. Selecting materials for the collection
5. Weeding materials
6. Censorship and Intellectual Freedom

Student Learning Outcomes
Determine the library materials needed by students being served by the school library.

Analyze sample collection development policies of school libraries to determine strengths and weaknesses.

Select a variety of library materials appropriate to an elementary, middle, or high school library using suitable evaluation resources.

Demonstrate professional weeding practices for a school library collection.

Address censorship challenges to school library collections using policies and procedures.

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