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Selection Policy. Ashley Grainger LM 563 Assignment 2 Spring 01, 2010. Statement of Selection Policy Inventory. media center is an integral part of the learning process select materials that are best suited for their individual need and learning style.

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Selection policy

Selection Policy

Ashley Grainger

LM 563

Assignment 2

Spring 01, 2010


Statement of selection policy inventory

Statement of Selection Policy Inventory

  • media center is an integral part of the learning process

  • select materials that are best suited for their individual need and learning style


Responsibility for selection of resources

Responsibility for Selection of Resources

  • selection of resources should be a decision made by many people in the school and community

  • For example, administrators, teachers, students, people in the community, and media center personnel


Criteria for selection of resources

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • In order to address all levels of learning this criteria are vital and must be met.

  • The following criteria will be used as they apply:


Criteria for selection of resources1

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step One:

  • support and be consistent with the general educational goals


Criteria for selection of resources2

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Two:

  • support and enrich the curriculum and the personal needs of users


Criteria for selection of resources3

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Three:

  • should meet high standards of quality

    • Artistic quality and/or literary style

    • Authenticity

    • Educational significance

    • Factual content

    • Physical format

    • Presentation

    • Readability

    • Technical quality


Criteria for selection of resources4

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Three:

  • should meet high standards of quality

    • Treatment that is clear, comprehensible, skillful, convincing, well-organized, and unbiased

    • Special features, such as useful illustrations, photographs, charts, maps, graphs, etc.


Criteria for selection of resources5

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Four:

  • be appropriate for whom the resources are selected


Criteria for selection of resources6

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Five:

  • be designed to motivate users to informed judgments in their daily lives


Criteria for selection of resources7

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • Step Six:

  • provide information on opposite sides of controversial issues


Criteria for selection of resources8

Criteria for Selection of Resources

  • selection of resources on controversial issues will be directed toward maintaining a balanced collection representing various views


Procedures for selection of resources

Procedures for Selection of Resources

  • Professional personnel will evaluate available resources and curriculum needs


Procedures for selection of resources1

Procedures for Selection of Resources

Bibliographies

  • Basic Book Collection for Elementary Grades

  • H.W. Wilson’s Children’s Catalog

  • H.W. Wilson’s Junior High school Catalog

  • Library Journal

  • H.W. Wilson’s High School Catalog

  • Guide to Sources in Educational Media

  • Westinghouse Learning Directory

  • Children and Books


Procedures for selection of resources2

Procedures for Selection of Resources

Current Reviewing Media

  • AASA Science Books and Films

  • Bulleting of the Center of Children’s Books

  • Booklist

  • Library Journal

  • School Library Journals

  • Kirkus Reviews


Procedures for selection of resources3

Procedures for Selection of Resources

  • Recommendations for purchase involve many different people


Procedures for selection of resources4

Procedures for Selection of Resources

  • Gift materials should be judged with the same criteria


Procedures for selection of resources5

Procedures for Selection of Resources

  • Selection is an ongoing process


Fundamental questions to ask when examining resources

Fundamental Questions to Ask When Examining Resources

  • Some questions to be considered….

    • Is the subject matter suitable and desirable for young people?

    • Will the subject matter develop desirable attitudes, and appreciation in most cases?

    • Are the illustrations satisfactory from the standpoint of text, of clarity, or of art value?


Procedures for reconsideration of challenged materials

Procedures for Reconsideration of Challenged Materials

  • The selection of the resource materials for use with students in the teaching/learning process is a professional responsibility of teachers, administrators, library media specialists and other educators.

  • parents and pupils have legitimate and appropriate interests in the selection process and the choices which are made.


Procedures for reconsideration of challenged materials1

Procedures for Reconsideration of Challenged Materials

  • This document has been prepared to assist the school in addressing such challenges.

  • document and the process outlined are appropriate for addressing materials


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