- Collection Analysis Tools
- De-selection Resources
- Genre Help
- Legislator Contacts
- Lesson Plans for Books
- Listservs or Discussion Groups
- Marketing Tools
- Nonfiction Authors with Authority
- Position Statements
- Primary Resources Websites
- Professional Journals
- Professional Organizations
- Professional Websites
- Retrospective Tools and Best Lists
- Review Sources
- Sample Policies and Procedures
- Sample Policies and Procedures for Collections
- School Librarian Jobs
- School Library Web Pages
Resources for writing policies and procedures
- Bishop, K. (2007). The collection program in schools: Concepts, practices, and information sources (4th ed.). Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. pp.33-68.
Chapter five gives a sample of steps that can be followed to write and adopt a formal policy. It also lists hints in creating a professional manual as well as what the table of contents might contain. Chapter six contains the elements of a selection policy and lists the objectives and criteria one should consider. It also has a lengthy section on the request for reconsideration of materials and shows a sample copy of a request form.
- Carter, B. (2006). Collection development. In Lankford, M. D. (Ed.), Leadership and the school librarian: Essays from leaders in the field. (pp.57-73). Worthington, OH: Linworth.
Chapter four is entirely devoted to collection development. It starts with the how to on creating a collection development plan. Carter compares creating this plan to establishing a grocery store. She breaks it down into steps that are easy to follow and understand.
- Carter, B. (2007). Leading forward by looking backward. Library Media Connection, 25(4), 16-20.
This article contains much of the same information as in Carter's Collection Development book mentioned above. It's a bit more concise and may be easier to acquire and refer to.
- Downs, E. (2010). The school library media specialist's policy & procedure writer. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.
- Hoffmann, F. W. & Wood, R. J. (2007). Library collection development policies: School libraries and learning resource centers. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.
Helpful website from the American Library Association that spells out how to write policies and procedures. Also includes samples.