Best Practices in Collection Development and Selecting Children’s Literature

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Participants Only

Evaluate your current book selection, identifying strengths and opportunities for growth. Identify books to add to your collection including graphic novels, non-fiction, science, historical, and realistic fiction texts. 

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA Information Specialists currently serving in a DoDEA school information center.

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What You Will Learn

  • Gain an understanding DoDEA Supplemental Materials Selection policy
  • Read articles and apply learning to weekly discourse related to Children’s Literature
  • Gain an understanding of the DoDEA EBSCO and GALE Professional Databases through practical usage
  • Review best practices in collection analysis and planning and assess and evaluate the local collection to identify potential development needs
  • Revisit AASL National School Library Standards guidelines for collection alignment
  • Align selection criteria to the DoDEA Supplemental Materials Collection Policy and Procedure through annotated selections of different genres of children’s literature based on review evaluation sources and justifications
  • Review the Challenged Materials Review Process and practice defending a selection at the informal and formal challenge stages.


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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