Collection Analysis/Materials Order

Jessica Cavender and Cari Golden

Collection Analysis

This collection analysis was very informative to Cari and I. I looked at the collection at DAR High School Library. The assignment was to record the copyright date of every tenth book in the entire 900 section of the library. At first, I was thinking I was going to have to put my hands on every tenth book in this section, but Mrs. Sutton showed me how to print the title and copyright of every book in the 900 section. The report was found through the Follett Destiny back office reports. This saved a tremendous amount of time but it still took a very long time to do this. After printing the report, I highlighted every tenth book so I wouldn’t get confused. I then charted each copyright date on the collection chart. There were a total of 1,943 books in this section of the library. The average year was 1972. I really thought this might be higher because we have bought some newer books for this section the last couple of years. The oldest copyright in this section was 1952. Mrs. Sutton explained that just because it has an older copyright doesn’t always mean you should weed it. If it no longer benefits the curriculum, then you should weed it. The latest copyright in this section was 2010.


Mrs. Sutton explained that the library has not received any state money in several years. The local board of education gives the library what is called “survival money”. She received it in the month of October like she would usually receive state money. This is money to pay for the automation system. It also pays for any periodicals and other things that she really needs to continue receiving such as current biography. This leaves very little money to purchase books. With little funds available, books have mainly been bought for other sections and not too many for the 900 section. She explained that history doesn’t change so she is less likely to use those funds to buy books for this section. When funds become available again, she plans on updating this section.


The decision of where to update books comes from teachers and student requests. When teachers come to the library to do research and have a hard time finding resources, she makes a note of the topic. She then puts it in a folder for future purchases. When funds are available, this is the first place she looks at to make purchases.


According to the circulation records, books in the 900 section are not checked out very frequently. This section is mainly used for research projects. Teachers and students know to inform her if they have difficulty finding a certain topic and she will make a note and put it in the folder. If she does not have resources for a topic, she directs that person to the Alabama Virtual Library. This is a great resource with a wide abundance of databases. This is a resource that not many of our teachers really use. The way she knows that is because students come to her and she directs them to the AVL and they have no idea what she is talking about. She is trying to change this. This is a resource they can use now and all the way through college.


I really relied on Mrs. Sutton to help me with the project. She has never done a collection analysis in the high school library because she recently transferred from the elementary library. Mrs. Sutton really enjoyed learning the results that I compiled from this assignment. I hope I showed her the importance of doing this so hopefully she can do the other sections in the library in the future. This is a great way to help one be more aware of their collection.

Collection Analysis Chart

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Oldest Book: 1952


Newest Book: 2010


Average: 1971

Justifications

After analyzing the 900 section of DAR High School Library and interviewing the librarian, Mrs. Sutton, I realized that some places that needed updating was countries. The library had some country books. However, several books were outdated or severely damaged. Another area which needed updating was literature on current wars. Some of the history classes have been doing projects on the Gulf War and Afghanistan War and the library needs to expand the resources available for these students. We plan on ordering some e-books for these sections also. The 900 section is used mainly for research. E-books will allow students to view their books from home on an e-reader. This will allow more students access to these books if we buy the unlimited availability.


How did we decide what books to buy? There are many selection tools which can be used. We used the School Library Journal, Booklists, and Library Media Connection to find materials that would benefit the students and teachers. All three sources gave us many options to choose, and then we began a more detailed search. We focused on countries that we did not have any or just a few books on and current wars. The Alabama Course of Study has many objectives for high school students dealing with other countries. Students should be able to analyze how cultural elements can facilitate global understanding or misunderstanding. These can be experienced through language, art, music, literature, and belief systems. The books we purchased will help students achieve this objective. We also bought books about our current wars. The Alabama Course of Study has objectives about terrorism and modern weapons. These can be achieved through students characterizing the war on terrorism, which includes the significance of the Gulf Wars and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Students should also be able to depict geographic locations of major world events from 1945 to the present according to an objective in the Alabama Course of Study. So after our research, we realized this was two areas in the 900 section that needs to be updated so students can achieve/meet the objectives in the Alabama Course of Study and be able to learn about current and past world events.

Materials Order

TITLEWAVE Book Purchase Order

PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER: 24759


Date: October 28, 2014


KDS DAR High School


Vendor: Follett School Solutions

Address: 1340 Ridgeview Drive

City: McHenry

State: IL Zip Code: 60050

Phone: 888-511-5114 Fax: 800-852-5458


Do Not Exceed: $1,500.00


See Attached


SHIP TO:

KDS DAR High School

6077 Main Street

Grant, AL 35747

Phone: (256) 738-4238


TEACHER NAME: Cari Golden

ORG: Library Media Specialist

Object Code: 5

Purchase Order #:__24759____

Authorization:_______________________________________________________________



Books

FLR# Title Author Yr Bnd RL IL Qty 1st Price Ext


29314B0 Afghanistan War Carlisle, 10 HRD YA 1 45.00 45.00


0458MT4 Africa 12 HRD YA 1 37.21 37.21


0610KD5 Africa : facts and figure Habeeb, Wi 13 HRD YA 1 22.95 22.95


0LGBG42 Aging China : the demogra England, R 05 PAP YA 1 34.56 34.56


14514U0 Algeria Harmon, Da 08 HRD YA 1 21.95 21.95


0Y1PQ41 The American economic imp 81 HRD YA 1 93.96 93.96


0Y1GM88 Aspirations and realities Wiles, Jam 93 HRD YA 1 127.44 127.44

(Justification: Focusing on the period since Irish independence, this documentary history provides a record of the policies the Irish government has followed to encourage economic growth, thereby providing access to the official record for readers in this country.)


19853P7 Attack in Iraq Schafer, C 04 HRD 7.8 5-8 1 18.95 18.95


0128DQ4 Australia and New Zealand Lindop, Ch 08 PAP YA 1 9.38 9.38


0629CK7 Battlefields & blessings Cook, Jane 09 PAP AD 1 14.49 14.49


29368B1 A brief history of Austra West, Barb 10 PAP YA 1 19.95 19.95


20748K3 A brief history of Canada Riendeau, 00 PAP YA 1 18.71 18.71


0418SC7 A brief history of France State, Pau 11 PAP YA 1 19.95 19.95


18660V5 A brief history of Irelan State, Pau 09 HRD YA 1 49.50 49.50


07506G4 A brief history of Mexico Foster, Ly 09 PAP YA 1 19.95 19.95


23956VX A brief history of Russia Kort, Mich 08 PAP YA 1 19.95 19.95


05159C4 Catherine the Great : Emp Vincent, Z 09 PAP YA 1 4.24 4.24


34482FX China : a macro history Huang, Ray 97 HRD YA 1 80.95 80.95


0Y1KF82 Cultural policy and socia Wachtel, D 87 HRD YA 1 102.65 98.65

(Justification: )
37078P0 Culture and customs of It Killinger, 05 HRD YA 1 56.16 56.16


29380Q9 Culture and customs of Sw Nordstrom, 10 HRD YA 1 54.00 54.00


29034Y5 Elizabethan England Elgin, Kat 09 HRD YA 1 35.00 35.00


0977ML6 The foundations of Scotla Mackenzie, 79 HRD YA 1 86.40 86.40


07026W0 The Gulf War of 1991 Finlan, Al 09 HRD YA 1 25.70 25.70


18468M9 The history of Ireland Hollis, Da 01 HRD YA 1 56.16 56.16


06242N7 The history of Italy Killinger, 02 HRD YA 1 56.16 56.16


25617N9 The history of Sweden Nordstrom, 02 HRD YA 1 59.45 59.45


0Y1VV03 Law, power, and justice i 98 HRD YA 1 135.05 135.05

(Justification: Comprehensive. Can be used in history classes as a reference for teachers as well.)


0786CL3 North and South Korea 14 HRD YA 1 37.21 37.21


24841R3 South Korea Bowden, Ro 06 HRD YA 1 30.00 30.00

30 titles (qty 30) Total Guaranteed Title Price $1,393.03


Total Books (Qty.)

30 (30)

$1,393.03



Total cataloging and processing for Books

TBD*


Grand total

$1,393.03*

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TITLEWAVE Audio Visual/ebook Purchase Order

PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER: 24760


Date: October 28, 2014


KDS DAR High School


Vendor: Follett School Solutions

Address: 1340 Ridgeview Drive

City: McHenry

State: IL Zip Code: 60050

Phone: 888-511-5114 Fax: 800-852-5458



Do Not Exceed: $1,000.00


See Attached

SHIP TO:

KDS DAR High School

6077 Main Street

Grant, AL 35747

Phone: (256) 738-4238



TEACHER NAME: Cari Golden

ORG: Library Media Specialist

Object Code: 5

Purchase Order #:__24760____

Authorization:_______________________________________________________________



eBooks & Digital

FLR# Title Author Yr Bnd RL IL Qty 1st Price Ext


5016WN3 Afghanistan War Carlisle, 10 EBK 4.4 YA 1 72.00 72.00


5188MF0 Between War and Peace Les Hanson, Vi 04 EBK AD 1 41.85 41.85


52198E3 A brief history of Irelan State, Pau 09 EBK YA 1 49.50 49.50


53275K8 The church Schomp, Vi 11 EBK YA 1 34.21 34.21


54478H0 Culture and customs of Au Clancy, La 04 EBK YA 1 96.80 96.80


5286AH1 The war in Afghanistan Kallen, St 14 EBK YA 1 39.95 39.95

6 titles (qty 6) Total Guaranteed eBooks & Digital Price $334.31

Audiovisual

FLR# Title Publisher Yr Fmt IntLvl Qty 1st Price Ext
47F6CD0 Bienvenidos-- : Mexico on Inside Mex 97 DVD YA 1 30.00 30.00


4E83FF3 Border War: The Mexico/U. Films for 02 DVD YA 1 108.00 108.00

(Justification: This is a set of DVDs)


47C70N5 Breathing the fire : figh Tantor Aud 08 CD AD 1 69.99 69.99


4993CD8 Canada : a diverse cultur Agency for 02 DVD YA 1 59.00 59.00


42961Y7 Crusade: The Untold Story Blackstone 12 CD AD 1 123.00 123.00

(Justification: Set of 12 DVDs)
41BF7M6 Cultures of war : Pearl H Tantor Med 10 MP3 AD 1 29.99 29.99

6 titles (qty 6) Total Guaranteed A/V Media Price $419.98


Total eBooks & Digital (Qty.)

6 (6)

$334.31


Total A/V titles (Qty.)

6 (6)

$419.98



Total cataloging and processing for Audiovisual

$0.00


Grand total

$754.29

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Book Source Purchase Order

PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER: 24761


Date: October 28, 2014


KDS DAR High School


Vendor: Booksource

Address: 1230 Mackland Ave.

City: St, Louis

State: MO Zip Code: 63110

Phone: 1-800-444-0435 Fax: 1-800-647-1923



Do Not Exceed: $200.00


See Attached


SHIP TO:

KDS DAR High School

6077 Main Street

Grant, AL 35747

Phone: (256) 738-4238


TEACHER NAME: Cari Golden


ORG: Library Media Specialist

Object Code: 5

Purchase Order #:__24761____

Authorization:_______________________________________________________________



12 books included in the Grades 11-CCR Common Core State Standards: Current Events And Social Issues collection

CCR-SLC 14

List Price $176.79

Your Price $132.57



The Dogs Of War: The Courage, Love, And Loyalty Of Military Working Dogs
9781250009463

Rogak, Lisa

PB

NF

9-12

$14.99
$11.24



Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
9780060731335

Levitt, Steven D. and Stephen J. Dubner

PB

NF

9-12

$16.99
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Free? Stories About Human Rights
9780763649265

Amnesty International Eds.

PB

F

6-12

Y

$8.99
$6.74



A Game For Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return
9781575059419

Abirached, Zeina

PB

NF

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3

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I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban
9780316322409

Yousafzai, Malala

HC

NF

9-12

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Making It Home: Real-Life Stories From Children Forced To Flee
9780142404553

Naidoo, Beverley, Ed.

PB

NF

3-12

X

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Nickel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America
9780312626686

Ehrenreich, Barbara

PB

NF

10-12

$16.00
$12.00



No Easy Day: The Autobiography Of A Navy Seal: The Firsthand Account Of The Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden
9780525953722

Owen, Mark

HC

NF

10-A

$26.95
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No Impact Man: The Adventures Of A Guilty Liberal Who Attempts To Save The Planet, And The Discoveries He Makes About Himself And Our Way Of Life In The Process
9780312429836

Beavan, Colin

PB

NF

10-A

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The Omnivore's Dilemma (Young Reader's Edition)
9780803735002

Pollan, Michael

PB

NF

5-12

X

$9.99
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The Places In Between
9780156031561

Stewart, Rory

PB

NF

10-12

$14.95
$11.21



We Are The Weather Makers: The History Of Climate Change (Young Reader's Edition)
9780763646561

Flannery, Tim

PB

NF

9-12

Z

$9.99
$7.49

References


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