Selection Tools/Review Journals
Read: Chapter 7 "Tools and Aids for Selection" in Lukenbill, Collection Development for a New Century. Z 675 S3 L8953 2002 PCL Reserves. Examine selection tools and
review journals (Lukenbill, pp. 123-125) noting the elements listed (Lukenbill, pp. 121-122) Be prepared to engage in a class discussion on 9/21. This counts toward your participation grade.
Cite author, title, publisher, date, and topic of each item. Use reviews from current journals as guide to information to include in your annotation. Remember that this course focuses on materials for children, so after you have finished the picture book part, focus your other annotations on materials appropriate for 8-12 year olds. Please do not annotate young adult material for this class. Please create a portfolio that binds these together. Each time you receive a checked annotation, please add it to your portfolio. When you turn in the last annotations, you will turn them in with all the others in your portfolio for a final grade for the annotations.
Compile a bibliography of book and non-book materials about a non-fiction subject of your choice. Include formats such as CD-ROM, community resources, realia, video, websites, and other media that is appropriate for the topic. Use selection aids and criteria discussed in class and in your text. Define your project in an introductory paragraph, stating your purpose, specifying the scope of your topic and intended age group. The project could be used to develop or expand subject holdings in a public or school library collection or it could be a guide for adults to use when working with children in a chosen subject area. Topics may be informational (astronomy, bird-watching, wild flower collecting) or practical (arts and crafts, earning money, first aid). Annotate items which you have examined; list other appropriate items with quotations from catalog entries or reviews if unavailable for review. The bibliography should include 20 to 30 items.
Read three professional storytelling books from PCL reserves. Write a one page comparative review and evaluation.
Select a topic of current interest in children's literature. Prepare a poster, stating the background, present status, pros, and cons of the issue. Also prepare a handout for the class that reviews the main points of your poster and the list of sources that you consulted while exploring the topic. You will share your poster in a brief oral presentation for the class. The last class meeting will be devoted to discussion of these topics.
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