Collection Development Policy
Curriculum Materials & Juvenile Literature Center
The Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) shall be of a size and quality that will allow the CMC's primary clientele to carry out the objectives of their programs. Particular emphasis will be placed on enabling the College of Education to fulfill its mission statement: "preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, caring decision makers. The material selection for the collection is the responsibility of the Content Development Unit. All materials shall be included with consideration for the treatment of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups and gender stereotyping.
Juvenile Literature Collection
This collection shall include children's and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, folk and fairy tales, plays and poetry.
The collection shall be of high quality, consistent with the recommendations of the standard reviewing tools.
- This collection shall include children's and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, folk and fairy tales, plays and poetry.
- The collection shall be of high quality, consistent with the recommendations of the standard reviewing tools.
- Award winning books (Caldecott Honors and Medal, Newbery Honors and Medal , Coretta Scott King, Boston Globe/Hornbook, New York Times Best Illustrated, American Library Association Notables and Young Adult, Mildred Batchelder) shall be added annually.
- Current informational books, with an emphasis on science, mathematics, arts, and social studies, shall be purchased annually.
- Efforts shall be made to maintain a balanced collection based on the needs of the CMC's clientele.
Curriculum Materials Center
- This collection shall attempt to reflect the texts used in the public schools in the region and schools in which teacher education students receive field placements. Textbooks from other regions or countries will be added only if they fit current curricular needs.
- Efforts will be made to ensure that several publishers be represented for each grade level in the major curricular areas, including English, social studies, language arts, science, mathematics, music, art, health, modern languages, and vocational education.
- This collection shall be added to as frequently as possible. Because financial constraints prohibit most purchases of textbook sets, donations are accepted. College of Education faculty and local school districts are strongly encouraged to donate textbook sets for the collection.
- Textbooks which are fifteen years old shall be sent to Hale Library's main collection or withdrawn unless their content is specialized, not adequately represented in the collection, or of current or historical value.
Teaching Activity and Bulletin Board Books
- This collection shall represent all major curriculum areas including English, social studies, language arts, science, mathematics, music, art, health, modern languages, and vocational education.
- Materials shall be distributed among early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education as dictated by enrollment.
- This collection shall be added to annually with particular attention to new curriculum emphases and patterns.
Curriculum Guides/Courses of Study/Units of Study
- These guides shall reflect those used in the region as well as a representative collection from other areas.
- Major areas of the curriculum shall be represented with the scope reflecting College of Education certification programs.
- These guides shall reflect current trends in education and be acquired annually.
- Guides already available in the library in microfiche format as part of the ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) and KCDL (Kraus Curriculum Development Library) will not be purchased in print format.
Hale Library's Media Collection will take the place of a media collection within the CMC.
No manipulatives or realia will be added CMC. These include but are not limited to: globes, games, test tubes, puzzles, geo-blocks, geo-boards, cuisenaire rods, aquaria, skeletons, mobiles, models, and microscopes.
- Hale Library's Reference Collections will take the place of a professional reference collection within the CMC.
- Reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, atlases and indexes appropriate to the K-12 age group will be added to the CMC.