EP 44 #CollaboNation: Collection Development through Collaboration

By Alanna King

Alanna hosts our school library panel on the topic of developing a school library collection collaboratively. Our coast-to-coast #CollaboNation panel of experts Lila Armstrong, Sonja Clark, and Leigh Borden covers really nerdy topics including: the ratios of library resources to students, how to improve the collection with data, vigorous weeding, strategic cataloguing, budget advocacy and the precarious nature of gatekeeping. We talk about working to diversify the collection for culture, compassion, reading ability and mental health.

Shoutouts to Follett Destiny, Junior Library Guild, Adrienne Gear, Stephen Krashen and Paul Fleischman.