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For Librarians - Library Management - Collection Development

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 Training: Overview of Collection Development. 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.

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.


Sample Collection Development Policies from NH Libraries

Griffin Free Library, Auburn

Goffstown Public Library Acrobat Symbol icon

Whipple Free Library, New Boston


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