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Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection

Collecting High Quality, Diverse Titles

To ensure quality and diversity in the Children's & Juvenile Literature Collection, intentional collection development practices are followed. 

Collection development guidelines from AASL, TSLAC and TxLA help ensure the development, balance, and maintenance of the collection for currency and appropriateness. 

The collection includes board books, wordless books, pop-up or moveable books, picture books for emerging readers, picture books for older (youth) readers, and children's and juvenile fiction, nonfiction, and reference. Titles that are considered more appropriate for a young adult audience are referred to other areas of the library for collection consideration. 

The guidelines above are combined with examination of reviews from at least two recognized review sources, award winner lists, and recommendations from other academic professional or research organizations.  These additional sources include, but are not limited to, NCTM, NSTA, ASTE, NCET, CLA, NAAE, and the ALA and TLA recommended reading lists.

Further considerations include our attempt to remain cognizant of the needs of researchers of children's literature, thus the chronological span and depth of content represented in the collection.

General collection development guidelines of the Newton Gresham Library are available for review online, as well.

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Heather F. Adair
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936-294-4782
adair@shsu.edu
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Collection Analysis

Age of Nonfiction Collection     Size of Nonfiction Collection   Size & Age of Fiction Collection

Collection Balance   Collection Age

Updated 08/18/2021

 

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