Conference Proceeding: Statements of Value: Library Collection Development Policies

Library collection development policies establish the parameters of the library’s collection and describe the criteria librarians and information professionals employ to select and maintain collections of material. Ideally, library collection development policies reflect and enact the library’s mission statement and, as they do so, they serve as operationalized statements of the values of the library and the greater institution in which it might be situated. This workshop will draw from best practices literature in librarianship to walk participants through the process of developing, revising and updating a small (school, synagogue or center) library’s collection development policy. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their library’s current collection development policies to the workshop to review in the context of the workshop.

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