EDL 52000 Developing and Managing Collections

This course consists of an analysis of selection tools in developing a comprehensive media collection with emphasis on small to medium-sized libraries and media centers. Procedures related to budgeting, purchasing, acquiring, and processing library materials will be covered. The course will expand the learners’ knowledge of the selection versus censorship through exposure with ALA Intellectual Freedom Statement and Guidelines connection with School Board of Education’s Selection and Reconsideration policies. Emphasis will be on evaluation, selection, and acquisition of library materials as they uphold the objectives of the institutions for which they are selected and acquired with all patrons in mind.