Extending my knowledge and understanding of the role and nature of school library collections

Prior to engaging in the learning within this subject I didn’t have a great understanding of the complexities involved in developing a school library collection. In my learning I came to appreciate the importance of understanding the qualities and needs of the entire school community for the school library collection. Importantly the library media specialist or TL in creating a learner-centered collection must develop an understanding of their specific context. This includes an appreciation of the learner, the teaching and learning context, and the strengths and deficiencies of the current library collection (Hughes-Hassell & Mancall, 2005).

Hughes-Hassell, S., & Mancall, J. C. (2005). Collection management for youth : Responding to the needs of learners. ALA Editions.

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