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Crash Course in Collection Development

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Created for those with little formal LIS training working in small, rural libraries, this guide will also be useful for librarians who are new to this area of service or need to brush up on their skills. In a volume covering everything from community analysis through developing collection policies, librarians will learn how to use reviews to acquire materials as well as to ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Libraries Unlimited
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Heather Bolwar
Aug 10, 2015 Heather Bolwar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I will admit up front that the author was my professor for Collection Development. I will now admit that I read every word of this excellent book and will take all of it into consideration in my future library career. Disher's writing style is fresh and for the real folks of the trenches of the library world. I'm still new in my library science program, but I'm already sick of the uppity texts written by library science gurus who probably haven't come out of their lofty upper offices since R ...more
Robin
Disher's cheerful and clear writing style makes this an easy read. The book is very basic; he assumes no prior knowledge. Disher provides good suggestions for ways that librarians can get to know their communities, both statistically and anecdotally. He also gives lists of useful on-line and print selection resources. On pages 129 - 134 her offers a concise overview of key considerations when weeding each of the 10 Dewey categories which is very handy.
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Jul 23, 2014 Amanda rated it liked it
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Very helpful basic introduction to collection development written in clear and concise language without going overboard on details. It would definitely be a useful work to the small or rural librarian, but could also be useful as a refresher course for anyone working within a library setting. I found the section on mapping and analyzing the collection to be especially helpful.
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