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CD-Collection Development & Management: Childrens

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Collection Management Expectations

  • Be familiar with our collection development policy.
  • Order selections for your collections in a timely and current manner-1x a week or 2x a month for larger, journal-driven acquisitions
  • After titles are processed by the CM team, they are left on the counter for everyone to look at. Leave your collections for 24-36 hours processing them yourself.
    • Add "New" stickers to new titles that you want patrons to find.
    • Check titles in.
    • Bring any titles that have been placed on hold to the Circulation desk
  • Check New displays on the first of the month (or so), de-sticker titles that are 5-6 months old and return to reshelving cart
    • You can do this more frequently if you have some robust ordering and shelf space is limited
  • Maintain any displays or lists for your collections, keeping them up-to-date with links, new titles, and updated call numbers.
  • Keep your section neat and organized, adding face-outs and signage where needed.

Collection Managers


  • Dew-Op, including:
    • Holidays
    • Tales
  • Kindles & Switch
  • Kits w/CB
  • Games w/ CB & ATN and Meg
  • Database Subscriptions
  • Magazines, including:
    • Professional Journals


  • J Fiction collection, including:
    • J Fiction Large Print
    • J Chapter
    • Poetry, Plays & Short Stories
    • Newbery Collection
    • Nutmeg Nominees
    • Book Club Corner
  • J Graphic collection, including:
    • J Graphic Nonfiction
    • J Graphic Super
    • J Graphic Manga
  • J Super
  • J Video Games w/CB
  • Dew Op: Native American
  • Games w/KJL, CB and Meg


  • Early Reader Collection, including:
    • Phonics
    • Levels 1-3
  • Picturebook Collection, including:
    • Board Books
    • Caldecott Collection
    • Nursery Rhymes
    • Toddler Books, including:
      • Potty Books
      • ABC
      • 123
  • Storytime Collection (non-circulating)
  • Professional Collection (non-circulating)

Christie B.

  • Dew-Op: Language
  • DVDs/Blu-Rays, including:
    • Holiday DVDs
    • NF DVDs
    • Non-circulating Storytime DVD Collections
  • J Audio Collection, including
    • Book & CD Readalong
    • Playaway Bookpacks
    • Playaways
    • Books on CD
  • J Video Games w/Anh
  • Games w/Kristina & Anh & Meg
  • Kits w/Kristina


Children's Collections Table of Contents

Collection Development Policy