Collection Development & Selection Project
This is a two-part project to be presented in class on April 14.
Part 1: Drafting a collection development policy for your model library
A collection development policy is the written statement of a plan to correct a collection's weaknesses while maintaining its strengths; it provides details to guide library staff in building that collection.
A complete collection policy statement contains the following elements:
B.2 Geographic Areas
B.3 Chronological Guidelines
B.4 Dates of Publication
C.1 Treatment of Subject
Name of bibliographer and date.
Guidelines for Writing Collection Development Statements, a handout you will receive in class, should be used to help you develop the policy.
Part 2: Building the Collection
Your task is to select and purchase materials for your model library. For each title selected, you need to record the following:
NOTE: This project will be graded on its content, not its length. There is no prescribed number of pages.