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  • What library collection development issues are important for the school librarian?

    Policy statements: Selection policies - criteria for selection of both textbooks/instructional materials and library materials Challenge policies - how complaints about materials will be handled Copyright policies - copyright law and doctrine of Fair Use Internet Acceptable Use Policies - regulate student access to the Internet Weeding - Weeding (also known as deselection) is an essential, though difficult, element of collection development that ensures the library's materials are useful and accessible. Every library's print collection is limited by the space available to house it, and collections should change over time to reflect changes in the community and in the library's goals. Weeding is a periodic or continual evaluation of resources intended to remove items that are no longer useful from the collection. Information about weeding is at the following URL:

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