Approved by Library Council, 5/18/2005
This Juvenile Literature Collection Development Policy shall serve as a supplemental guide for selecting materials for the College Libraries' juvenile literature collections; the criteria and policy outlined in the College Libraries' Collection Development Policy apply unless otherwise noted in this supplement.
The College Libraries' collection of children's and young adult literature serves to make a sampling of juvenile literature available for study, for evaluation, and for use with children from preschool through secondary school, and also supports the study of juvenile works as literature. The Juvenile Literature Collection materials primarily support the educational programs of the School of Education and Professional Studies and the students of the Department of English and Communications, and serve the needs of the students and faculty of those programs.
The Collection Development Coordinator and the library liaison(s) to the teacher education department(s) of the School of Education and Professional Studies are responsible for selection of juvenile literature. Suggestions and recommendations shall be sought on a regular basis from faculty representing the teacher education programs to help develop the collections and keep them relevant to current course offerings.
The Juvenile Literature Collection encompasses two types of materials: