Building the Collection for a School Library

3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Guam Department of Education Only

This course examines the collection development policies and procedures for creating and updating a school library collection. To include the practical aspects of selection criteria, community analysis and needs assessment, formats, acquisition, processing, maintenance, preservation, circulation, promotion, and evalution of the library collection. The ethical issues , curriculum, fiscal issues relating to the collection, digital resources, and the learning environment will also be discussed. The course will also provide insights to the facilities, opening, moving, and closing of the collection.

Course Details

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

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Guam public school teachers and librarians.

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What You Will Learn

  • Create and implement policies and procedures on the library collection that will meet the needs of its patrons to include intellectual freedom
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the collection development from acquisition, cataloging, circulation and maintenance
  • Identify the appropriate resources in print or nonprint format to build the collection and meet patron information needs
  • Develop insights on the challenges in building and managing a collection


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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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