School libraries have an important role to play in the education of our children, but shrinking budgets, staff cuts, and expanding media options make collection development more critical-and difficult-than ever. It takes specialized knowledge to make wise selection decisions in this digital age-and to properly manage and inventory that collection.
Claire Gatrell Stephens is library media specialist at Freedom High School, Orlando, FL, and a National Board Certified teacher. Patricia Franklin is library media specialist at Timber Creek High School, Orlando, FL.
"The authors share their years of experience on how to purchase, develop, and manage a collection. Lists of resources at the end of each chapter as well as an index make this resource a tool to refer to again and again." - ARBA