Use the resources below to help you craft a collection development policy for your library and to help you find the tools for effective collection development.
Collection Development Policies. Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records
This site provides an overview, discusses why collection development policies are important, includes elements of the collection development policy, tells how to write a collection development policy, and provides sample collection development policies on the web.
Sample Library Policies for the Small Library. Compiled by the Small Library Committee of the Wisconsin Association of Public Librarians, 2nd Edition, Revised by David L. Polodna, 1999 Converted to HTML by OWLS and posted with permission.
One of the sample policies is a Materials Selection/Collection Development policy, which can be used as a template.
CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries. Revised and updated by Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library and Archives Commissio.
This site offers a pdf of the CREW manual, which is the standard weeding guideline for most public libraries.
Bibliography - These resources can be found at the state library and are available for interlibrary loan.
The Collection program in schools: concepts, practices and information sources.
Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
Call number: 025.2 B6221c
Library collection development policies: school libraries and learning resource centers.
Hoffman, Frank W.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
Call number: 025.21 H6991L
Collection development for the school library media program: a beginner's guide.
Chicago, ILL. : American Association of School Libraries, c.2006.
Call number: 027.8 K392C
Less is more: a practical guide to weeding school library collections.
Baumbach, Donna J.
Chicago, Ill. : American Association of School Libraries, 2006.
Call number: 025.216 B3478
Selecting and managing electronic resources: a how-to-do-it manual for librarians.
Gregory, Vicki L.
New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2006
Call number: 025.284 G8221
Collection development for a new century in the school library media center.
Lukenbill, W. Bernard.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Call Number: 025.218 L954
Developing an outstanding core collection : a guide for libraries.
Chicago : American Library Association, 2002.
Call Number: 025.21 A316
The impact of outsourcing and privatization on library services and management : a study for the American Library Association.
Martin, Robert S.
[Denton, Tex.] : Texas Woman's University, School of Library and Information Studies, 2000.
Call Number: 025.02 M379