Collection Development


Our Mission

The mission of the school library is to impact learning by putting students first and everything else second.

Student Data

Because the library's collection exists to serve the needs of students, the following data was collected to inform purchasing decisions.

  • example 1 (collected from ____ - ____).
  • example 2
  • example 3
  • example 4
  • example 5

To Do:

EVAAS data

Benchmark data

Standardized test data

Observational data

Qualitative data

Student survey


Teacher wishlist

Teacher/admin survey

Curriculum Ties

Based of the student data collected above, the following curriculum areas have been identified as collection development priorities:

  • Area 1 (Time frame) Informational Text (12/1/13)
  • Area 2 (Time frame) sixth grade reading (12/1/13)
  • Area 3 (Time frame) math 6-8 (12/1/13)

Align to the standards, collection analysis, NC Essentials Standards, Information Technology Essential Standards

Stakeholder Validation

Because the library serves the entire school community, the following stakeholders were involved in this development plan:

  • Stakeholder 1 Team Teachers
  • Stakeholder 2 Inclusion & EC Teachers
  • Stakeholder 3 (Example of Involvement)

Collaborate with Others

-conversations with others and emails

-google docs/forms

-vendor accounts



Ways they will be involved

Inclusion EC and teachers can help preview informational texts

Team-teach with me to utilize informational texts

students can help select


Because library collections exist to serve the needs of students, they will be marketed in the following ways to ensure that they reach the very learners that they target.

  • Example 1: webpage, updated weekly
  • Example 2: (Time Frame)
  • Example 3: (Time Frame)

Edmodo, Data Wall (bulletin board), banner, email, webpage, photo of new books and why purchased, sign on top of new book display with why these books were purchased

a note of date of conversations, actual emails exchanged


Because research shows that students who have access to high quality library collections that have been curated by qualified school library media coordinators, the following steps will be taken to connect access to these materials to student learning:

  • Example 1 (Time frame)
  • Example 2 (Time frame)
  • Example 3 (Time frame)

Ways to determine:

-marc records at time of cataloging, create local tags that relate to the goals (599 tag with topic or description) so you can run reports based on that tag to show how many times that book was checked out

-if you know that those items were checked out by xyz student, check out their EOG scores