Building and evaluating juvenile collections in academic libraries

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Williams, Virginia Kay
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2011-03
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Academic libraries , Children's literature , Collection development , Collection evaluation , juvenile literature , Teacher education , Young adult literature
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Although many college and university libraries support teacher education programs, relatively little attention has been paid to developing juvenile literature collections that support these programs. This article discusses needs of education students and characteristics of juvenile literature that academic librarians should consider when developing collections. It examines standard tools for selecting children's and young adult materials and analyzes their usefulness for building collections that support teacher preparation programs. Finally, it provides practical advice for evaluating juvenile collections and selecting materials to fill gaps in support of teacher preparation programs in mathematics, art, and other subjects.

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Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis, 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in College & Undergraduate Libraries, Volume 18 Issue 1, January 2011. doi:10.1080/10691316.2010.550530 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10691316.2010.550530)
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Williams, Virginia Kay. (2011). Building and Evaluating Juvenile Collections in Academic Libraries. College & Undergraduate Libraries 18 (1): 58-76.
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Routledge / Taylor & Francis
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