Additional Readings and
Philosophy, Preparation & Beginning Job
of Information Standard School Librarian Certificate Program
Board for Educator Certification
EVALUATING THE COLLECTION
Loertscher, D. V. (1996). Collection mapping
in the LMC: Building access in a world of technology. Castle
Rock, CO: Hi Willow Research and Publishing. (Z 675 S3 L675 at PCL)
Kachel, D. E. (1997). Collection assessment
and management for school libraries:
Preparing for cooperative collection development. Westport,
CT: Greenwood Press. (Z 675 S3 K23 at PCL)
Harbour, D. (2002). Collection mapping.
The Book Report, 20(5), 6-10. Also available through UT Library Online.
ESTABLISHING SELECTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES
American Library Association (1996). Workbook
for Selection Policy Writing. Available from the ALA website
Evans, G. E. (200). Collection Development Policies. In Developing
library and information center collections (pp. 69-90).
Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited. (Z 687 E918 at PCLand also
available as an electronic book at
See also the following websites for examples of library
USING SELECTION AIDS AND CRITERIA
Yucht, A. H. (2000). Collection development concerns. Teacher
Librarian, 28(2), 46-47. Also available through UT Library
See also the following websites for more information on
selection aids and criteria:
- Collection Development Training for Arizona Public
Libraries-see especially the section on the selection of library
- Resource Guide for Collection Development from AASL
Minkel, Walter. (1 July 2002). Coming to a Small Screen
School Library Journal.
DEALING WITH CENSORSHIP
Reichman, H. (2001). Censorship and selection:
Issues and answers for schools (3rd ed.). Chicago: American
Library Association. (Z 675 S3 R42 at PCL)
Selverstone, H. (2001). Intellectual and academic
freedom vs. filters and challenged materials: Where are you on this
continuum? Knowledge Quest, 29(3), 5-7. Available
through UT Library Online.
Texas Library Association (1996). Intellectual
freedom handbook. Available from the TLA website at
See also the following websites for more information on
Website for ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom
which includes links to the Library Bill of Rights and Censorship
Questions and Answers
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/dealingwithchallenges.html (Coping with
http://www.ncac.org/ (National Coalition Against Censorship)
WEEDING THE COLLECTION
Gniewek, D. (2000). Worn tomes set the wrong tone. American
Libraries, 31(11), 32. Available through UT Library Online.
See also the following websites for information about
LM Net listserv Sunlink Weed of the Month Club
A Power Point presentation on the CREW method. CREW
stands for Continuous Review, Evaluation, and Weeding. This method has
been time tested and is considered so valuable that many libraries
simply refer to the CREW method as their criteria for weeding in their
collection development policies. One copy of the CREW Method manual is
free to Texas libraries though the Texas State Library.
The Idaho State Library offers free online courses in
collection development and maintenance. The training is available at
Facilities Planning and
Baule, Steven M. (1999). Facilities Planning for School
Library Media and Technology Centers. ISBN 0-938865-74-9 and is
available from Linworth Publishing.
Brodie, Carolyn S. (April 2002). Thinking About the
Facility. School Library Media Activities Monthly. v.
18, no. 8, p.34.
Erikson, Rolf & Markuson, Carolyn. (2000).
Designing a School Library Media Center for the Future. ISBN
0-8389-0790-3. 128 p. $39.00 / ALA members, $35.10.
Lawrence, Barbara Kent. (December 2001). Effects
of State Policies on Facilities Planning and Construction in Rural
Districts. ERIC Digest.
Madenski, Melissa. Books Behind Bars. School
Library Journal v. 47 no7 (July 2001) p. 40-42.
Plauche, Prima. Pearlington Public Library: a joint use
school/library facility. Mississippi Libraries v.
64 no3 (Fall 2000) p. 81-82.
School Library Journal staff. My
Noisy Sister. School Library Journal Online.
Simone, Larry. Public-to public partnering: school
district and city join forces for powerful results in Flour Bluff. Texas
Library Journal v. 77 no1 (Spring 2001) p. 18-23.
Library Buildings: Renovation and Reconfiguration.
School Construction News: http://www.designshare.com/default.htm
Examples of planning
tools (Microsoft Excel format):
year plan at a glance
Year Materials Plan
Collection Yearly Chart
& Resource-based Teaching and Learning
Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University.
for Information Literacy.
Lorenzen, Michael. The Information
Literacy Land of Confusion.
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. 21st
Century Skills: Information Literacy.
University of Texas Library System. TILT.
Grant Writing &
Anderson, Cynthia. “Write a Grant
Today”. Library Media Connection. Vol. 21, #4 January 2003
Year Budget Plan Ideas from Toor, Ruth. (1982). Complete Book
of Forms for Managing the School Library Media Center. West Nyack, NY:
Center for Applied Research in Education. (Z675 S3 T585 1982)
American Association of School Librarians. Resource
Guides for School Library Media Program Development: http://www.ala.org/aasl/resources/funding.html
Corporation for Public Broadcasting: http://www.cpb.org/grants/grantwriting.html
EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial: http://www.purdue.edu/dp/envirosoft/grants/src/title.htm
eSchool News Funding Center. Education Grants &
Funding, Technology Products and Services: http://www.eschoolnews.com/funding/
Texas Library Association Grants, Scholarships, and
Stipends for 2005: http://www.txla.org/html/awards/scholar.html
University of Wisconsin Madison Grants Information
Marketing & Advocacy
Program & Facility
Select readings from the bibliography in Information
Power, PP 115-121.
Polk, Elizabeth. Making Your Move: Considerations for a
Successful Library Renovation/Move.
Personnel Management and
Haltzell, Gary. “Building
Influence--Principals of Success.” School Library
Journal Online. http://slj.reviewsnews.com/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleID=CA202830
Margolis, Rick. “A Measure of Respect
(National Certification).” School Library Journal
Simpson, Carol. “School Librarian’s
Role in Electronic Age.” ERIC Digests Online.
St. Lifer, Evan. “The Seven Habits--How You
Can ‘Break Through’ to Your Principal.” School
Library Journal Online. http://slj.reviewsnews.com/index.asp?layout=articlePrint&articleID=CA240046
Wilson, Dr. Patricia and Dr. Angus MacNeil.
“In the Dark: What’s Keeping Principals from
Understanding Libraries.” School Library Journal
Library of the Future
Libraries for the Future, http://www.americansforlibraries.org/
“Libraries for the Future is a national nonprofit
organization that champions the role of libraries in American life and
helps individual libraries become more effective community institutions
of the future.”
The Big 6, Information Literacy for the Information Age, http://www.big6.com/
Eduscapes, Approaches to Information and Communication
Washington Library Media Association, Teaching
Information Literacy, http://www.wlma.org/informationliteracy
Whelan, Debra L. (2002, November 1). Making research
count. School Library Journal Online. Available
Evaluating Websites Tutorial:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Available at http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/evaluate/web/index.html
Minkel, Walter. (2001, December 1). 2002’s top
tech trends. School Library Journal Online.
Available at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA184203.html
Minkel, Walter. (2003, January 1). The once and future
video. School Library Journal Online. Available
Anderson, Mary A. (2002, November 1). The value of staff development. School
Library Journal Online. Available at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA254380.html
Glendenning, Barbara J. and James C. Gordon.
“Professional Associations: Promoting Leadership in a
Career.” Library Trends 46, no. 2, 258-277, Fall 1997.
Available from UT Library Online.
Haltzell, Gary. “Increasing Your Influence by
Addressing Self-Interest.”. Book Report 21, no.1, 25-29,
Olson, Renee. “Start Spreading the
News.” School Library Journal Online.
Internet Library for Librarians: Library Associations
Web Pages for
Professional Associations for Teachers:
National Education Association: http://www.nea.org/
Texas State Teachers Association: http://www.tsta.org/
American Federation of Teachers: http://www.aft.org/
Texas Federation of Teachers: http://www.tft.org/
Association of Texas Professional Educators: http://www.atpe.org/
Texas Classroom Teachers Association: http://www.tcta.org/index.html
Elementary Library Visit
High School Library Visit
Barron, Daniel D. “School Library Media
Research 2000-2002.” School Library Media
Activities Monthly, XVIII:10, June 2002. (This article is a
nice annotated bibliography of the recent research on school library
Lance, Keith Curry et. al. Information
Empowered: The School Librarian as an Agent of Achievement in Alaska
Schools. Juneau: Alaska State Library, 2000. (Z 675 S3 I57
Lance, Keith Curry, Lynda Welborn and Christine
Hamilton-Pennell. The Impact of School Library Media Centers
on Academic Achievement. Denver: Colorado Dept. of
Education, 1992 (LB3044.73 C6 L36 1992)
Computers in Education
of Youth Services in Libraries
Library Quarterly (Requires UT EID for access.)
Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom
Ohio Media Spectrum
and User Services Quarterly
School Librarian's Workshop
Library Media Activities Monthly
Library Media Quarterly