Selection of Learning Resources

LIBE 463 (3.0) Online – Course Outline

EVALUATION

  • There is no exam
  • On-going written dialogue and commenting
  • Assignment 1: Community Analysis and Report
  • Assignment 2: Collection Evaluation Report
  • Assignment 3: Weeding Project and Report

DESCRIPTION

This online course is an introduction to the theory and practice of collection management (including collection evaluation, weeding and selection of resources) in school libraries. Issues related to copyright, intellectual freedom, curriculum support, and recreational reading will also be covered.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and state the importance of the library collection and appropriate selection practices in relation to the overall effectiveness of a school library program
  • Establish procedures and practices for collection development in a school library setting
  • Assess school and community needs as they relate to collection development.
  • Understand and apply accepted principles of selection to the acquisition of school library resources.
  • Select print, non-print and digital resources for a school library using accepted selection practices.
  • Choose and employ standard and accepted selection aids.
  • Weed the school library collection using accepted practices.
  • Understand the importance of complying with copyright provisions and apply these provisions to collection development decisions.
  • Understand and discuss issues related to intellectual freedom as they relate to the school library collection.
  • Explore new formats, models and opportunities for a school library collection.
  • Connect with and meet local, district, provincial and national expectations for library services, collections and directions.
  • Understand challenges and opportunities for struggling libraries around the world and develop connections and strategies for assisting and sharing with global communities.

OUTLINE

THEME TOPIC
Introduction and Getting Started Concepts and Definitions in Collection Management
Community Analysis Assessing the Needs of Your School Community
Evaluating Your Collection Evaluation and Criteria
Issues in Collection Management Policies and Policy-making
Intellectual Freedom and Censorship
Curriculum Support and Recreational Reading
Weeding the Collection Weeding
Maintenance and Preservation
Acquiring Resources for Your School Library Selection of Materials
Selection Tools
Budgeting
Further Issues and Conclusions Access
Copyright

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL

Call the UBC Bookstore to order: 604-822-2665, or toll-free in North America: 1-800-661-3889 or

Order online: http://shop.bookstore.ubc.ca/courselistbuilder.aspx

  • Bishop, Kay. The Collection Program in Schools Concepts and Practices Fifth Edition. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2012. ISBN:   9781610690225

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

LIBRARY RESOURCES: Connect From Home

Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to http://services.library.ubc.ca/off-campus-access/connect-from-home/

MORE INFORMATION

Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca


Latest Revision on: March 22, 2017