[kids-lib] Collection Development and Readers' Advisory Series Available from OSL => Best Books and Core Collections

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Thu Sep 19 13:56:14 PDT 2013

Are you looking to spend your limited book budget extra wisely?
    Is it time to weed your collection, and you're worried about accidentally weeding classics?
        Do you need help building a list of recommended titles to go with a teacher's new unit of study?
            Are you confident in selecting fiction, but not so when it comes to purchasing nonfiction? Vice versa?
                Are you now working with youth in an age group that is not your area of expertise so need guidance in recommending books for them?

Two collection development / readers' advisory series can help, and the books and supplements are available for loan from the Oregon State Library.

Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, publishes the Best Books series and A to Zoo. (Can't see the pictures below? You can by clicking on the links.)

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H. W. Wilson publishes the Core Collections series.


                                We have the 20th ed. and supplements. The 21st ed. will be available in December 2013.

If you would like to request these or other materials from the Oregon State Library, please use your library's established interlibrary loan process or send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. Should the item prove popular, you may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/) to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection, and search our catalog (http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml) for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions. See the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


P.S. I'm using web mail and am having trouble with text formatting. Please excuse any wonkiness. :-)

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us

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