Creating a Collection Development Policy

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Course Description

A collection development policy is the heart of every great collection. Based on a library's mission and values, it explains the library's process and guides budgeting, acquisitions, weeding, gifts, and challenges to equitably serve all patrons. Understand the importance of a collection development policy, what a policy should address, and how to use it to guide library services.

Learning objectives for this session include
  • Describing the elements in a collection development policy
  • Writing a collection development policy
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This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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