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School libraries strive to ensure that students and staff are effective users of information.  This is accomplished by:

bulletProviding access to appropriate materials in all formats
bulletProviding training and instruction to build interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas.
bulletWorking with educators to plan and implement learning strategies to enhance student learning.

Building media collections is an important part of this mission.  These pages review the challenges of selecting the right materials for a library's stakeholders.  

Needs Analysis
Collection Evaluation
Selection Policies
Budgeting
Acquisitions
Weeding
Censorship
Circulation
Privacy Policies
Internet Access
Web Resources

 

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