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Hey folks, here is the list <a very long list> ... in fact, I think I'll break it into two parts. . . of all the wonderful responses I received from my request for assistance as a rookie. You're all invited to my house for pizza on Friday night... Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 23:29:28 -0500 (CDT) From: Linda Sue York <email@example.com> My favorite collection development tools for elementary level are the Children"s Catalog(Wilson), School Library Journal, Horn Book, Booklist, The Best of the Best(a British publication). Linda York Email:firstname.lastname@example.org __________________next____________________ Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 23:47:39 -0500 From: email@example.com (Colleen Small) When studying the Dewey Decimal system, I review with Dewey Bingo. I put DEWEY across the top of the card and put misc. numbers such 500, 900, on the columns below. When playing, I call off D - History and Geography. The children then refer to book marks with the dewey catagories and put a marker over that box. It is a great review and the kid's love it. By the end of the game, they hardly refer to the book mark. Colleen Small Media Specialist Groveland Elementary Wayzata, Minnesota __________________next____________________ Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 21:53:49 -0700 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Gayle Hodur) Earl, the H.W. Wilson catalog is probably the standard for collection development. I also use the award lists and ask students what they would like to have that they aren't finding (you have to take this with a grain of salt--I got requests for Lowrider magazine and some other stuff that I refuse to spend money on.) Also ask teachers what books to support their units they would like to see that you don't currently have. I keep a "Wish List" in a binder on the circ. desk and make a point of letting them see that I write in their suggestion when they make it. At least they know that I have a list and use it when possible. I do this for both students and teachers. ****************************************************************************** Gayle Hodur email@example.com __________________next____________________ Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 06:21:30 -0400 (EDT) From: "Frances D. Aley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Earl:ALA has a very useful book _Collection Analysis for the School Library Media Center_ by Carol Doll and Pamela Barron ISBN 0-8389-3390-4 I've found it helpful for working on our collection. web page address--http://www.biddeford.com/~fdaley email@example.com Boothbay Harbor, ME.04538 Teaching lifelong learning through the power of information! __________________next____________________ Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 18:09:48 -0500 (CDT) From: Donna S Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org> Earl, I cannot do without the Elementary School Library Collection. The latest edition came out last spring, and it costs about $125.00, but it is worth EVERY penny. It lists by title, author, subject, and type every item that should be in an elementary collection. Each listing has annotations, levels, CIP, and subject headings. But the most wonderful part of all is that each item is graded as 1,2,or 3. A 1 is essential to a library collection. A 2 is good to have. And a 3 is nice to have. I buy the ESLC when I get a new elementary library (I've had 4) and then I just start evaluating what is there against the ESLC and listing what I need to add as the ESLC recommends. This books is sold by Brodart. Their 800 number is available through 1-800 information, I expect. If you need me to, I can e-mail it to you. __________________next____________________ Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 19:20:11 -0400 From: AliceInfo@aol.com Earl: congrats on your new job! Collection Development: you need the following basic tools to guide you: 1. *Elementary School Library Collection* from Brodart. 2. *Children's Catalog* from H.W. Wilson 3. *Books Kids Will Sit Still For* and *More Books Kids Will Sit Still For*, both by Judy Freeman, available from Bowker. Also: check with the NC dept of Instruction (your principal should have contact info) for any recommended core collection standards. <Earl inserts: your own state board of education if you don't happen to live in "God's Country" - well, why else would they call the color of the sky "Carolina Blue"?> You also really need the *Elementary School Librarian's Desk Reference, Library Skills and Management Guide*, published by Linworth, and compiled by me. It's out of print now (I'm working on the revision, to be published in '97), but I may still have an extra copy around. If I send it to you, can I then pick your brains on what should be included in the revision? It originally sold for $35. (200 page looseleaf), so if you want it, send me $10 to cover postage and handling (and an address to send it to) and I'll get it into the mail for you. OR, see if someone in another local school has a copy you can borrow. Alice __________________next____________________ Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 21:08:52 -0400 (EDT) From: Fisher-Mitchell Library <email@example.com> Check the archives for a hit from Karen Agecoutay on Aug. 1, titled "HIT: new ideas". Some are good for 5-6th graders. If you can't find it, email me directly and I'll try to figure out how to forward. Cathy Moore __________________next____________________ Date: Mon, 12 Aug 1996 20:29:39 -0500 (CDT) From: Patricia Lee Wassink <firstname.lastname@example.org> My favorite selection tool for retrospective titles is the Elementary School Library Collection published by Brodart. It is updated every 2 years, and I always order the new one. Pat Wassink Colfax Elementary School 601 University Ave. Colfax, WI 54730 email@example.com __________________next____________________ Continued in the next message. . .