Episode 72: Collection Development for Libraries

June 2, 2023

In episode 72 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Collection Development for Libraries 

Collection development for libraries: ever wondered how school library collections are put together? Megan delves into the science of curating a library collection for a school community.

Plus, Allison has tips to help kids write when they really don’t want to (but absolutely have to).

Books we mention

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Bookmail and TBR pile

‘The Big Book of Exhibits’ by Marita Bullock and Joan-Maree Hargreaves. Illustrated by Liz Rowland. 

‘The Greatest Thing’  by Sarah Winifred Searle 

‘Furball: Spy Cat’ by Adrian Beck

‘Digging up Dad (and other hopeful (and funny) stories)’ by Morris Gleitzman

‘The Stand-In’ by A.J. Rushby 

Collection Development for Libraries

Megan shares tips and advice for teacher librarians on collection development for school libraries. How to develop a library collection that works for your school community.

Quick tips

‘How to make yourself write when you really don’t want to (but absolutely have to)’ by Ruth Devine


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Meet Allison Rushby, the third member of #teamyknr. Find out about Allison and her books here.

Collection development for librariies: tips and advice for curating a collection for your school library