Crash Course in Collection Development
by Wayne Disher
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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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.