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Free Online Learning at GCFLearnFree. Collection Development. ALCTS Resources for Library Collections Links to books offered or written by ALCTS, and resources for serials collections.

Collection Development

Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries IG Forum for discussing the various collection development and collection management issues of concern to large research libraries and exchanging information on new developments, techniques, and problems in managing the development of library collections. Membership is limited. --Sponsored by ALCTS CMDS Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries IG Forum for discussing collection development and management in academic and research libraries.

An information network limited to librarians who perform collection development functions in all academic and research libraries not included in the Chief Collection Development Officers of Large Research Libraries Interest Group. The School Library Media Specialist: Overview. The teacher librarian and school library media program play an essential role in today's schools.

The School Library Media Specialist: Overview

Let's explore important role of the school library media specialist in the learning community. Consider this School Media website as an online textbook for the course. In the first two weeks of class, we will explore each of the following resources in this section of the website: Fall 2011, Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton (Editors) completed School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come. They published it as an ebook at Smashwords. It is a crowdsourced essay collection about trends in school libraries. Sections of this volume will be assigned throughout the first several weeks of the course. YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best. A taskforce is currently working on updating the Competencies.

YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best

The goal is to have an updated version available in the summer of 2016. Using the Competencies The Competencies Updated January 2010 The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that supports library services to teens, developed these competencies for librarians who serve young adults. YALSA first developed these competencies in 1981, which were revised in 1998, 2003, and 2010. Library educators School and library administrators Graduate students Young adult specialists School librarians Library training coordinators Public library generalists Human resources directors Non-library youth advocates and service providers Area I.

The librarian will be able to: Area II. Become familiar with the developmental needs of young adults in order to provide the most appropriate resources and services. Area III. Area IV. Area V: Knowledge of Materials Area VI - Access to Information. Teen Space Guidelines. Download the print version of the Teen Space Guidelines (PDF).

Teen Space Guidelines

Foreword These guidelines were created in 2011 -2012 by a task force of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) with feedback from the library community achieved through a public comment period in the fall of 2011. Members of the task force were Katherine Trouern-Trend (chair), Audrey Sumser, Kathy Mahoney, Caroline Aversano, Samantha Marker, and Kimberly Bolan Cullin. YALSA’s Board of Directors adopted the guidelines on May 24, 2012. Review Process In order to finalize the guidelines, the taskforce presented a draft document to YALSA’S Board of Directors in June 2011. The feedback was carefully considered by the Taskforce; additions and revisions have been made accordingly. Introduction This is a tool for evaluating a public library’s overall level of success in providing physical and virtual space dedicated to teens, aged 12-18. Guidelines for Physical Space 2.1 Convey that it is teen-owned and maintained.

Untitled. Movie Performance License for School Libraries. Sign-up for the Movie Performance License for the 2015-2016 school year!

Movie Performance License for School Libraries

The Movie Performance Agreement License will allow for free performances of movies in your school. The new contract covers October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016. The Vermont Department of Libraries (VTLIB) is only able to offer this agreement if at least 50 schools sign up for the program. The completed agreement form should be sent to Linda Willis-Pendo postmarked or emailed no later than September 11, 2015.

Program Details To use the license you must have a signed agreement on file with the Department of Libraries. Pricing for the movie license is based on number of enrolled students and highest grade level. Check out the Movie Licensing USA Flyer. SAFARI Montage Overview.