School Library Journal Review
|This book takes library media specialists step-by-step through revising or writing their own collection-development policies. This second edition includes updates in services, such as technology and the Internet, and provides helpful ideas and philosophies. The focus is on Library 2.0 technology while still incorporating the more traditional means of collection development. Beginning with a mission statement, the book proceeds to digital information, copyright issues, weeding, and acceptable-use policies. Examples of best policies for public, private, and academic school libraries are included in each section, as are references to Information Power, G. Edward Evans and Margaret Zarnosky Saponaro's Developing Library and Information Center Collections (Libraries Unlimited, 2005), and Elizabeth Futas's Collection Development Policies and Procedures (Onyx, 1994). What this book adds to those resources are practical examples from school library systems and policy examples of the newer Library 2.0 technology-such as adding a collection development policy for each school's virtual collection. The appendixes provide links to valuable resources on intellectual freedom, acceptable-use policies, and a sample form for confronting a challenge.-Lori E. Donovan, Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.