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Updated: September 25, 2007

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Wisconsin Public Library Policy Resources:  Materials Selection, Collection Development, Challenged Materials and Weeding
This page provides links to collection management policies in place at libraries across Wisconsin.  The extensive list can be used for local policy development. 

AcqWeb
AcqWeb provides information for librarians and other professionals interested in collection development and acquisitions.

Amazon.com
This site can be handy for quickly checking what titles are available or in print.

Barnes and Noble; BookBrowser: The Guide for Avid Readers
BookBrowser provides reviews, reading lists, and forthcoming titles, just to name a few. Be careful, you may become absorbed by this site if you too are an avid reader!

CDT (Collection Development Training)
From the Arizona Department of Library, Archives and Public Records, this site provides collection development training for library personnel in small and rural public libraries.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
This list from YALSA is broken down by fiction, nonfiction, biography, drama, and poetry. It also provides a link to other booklists you may find helpful.

Wisconsin Public Library Policy Resources, Materials Selection, Collection Development, Challenged Materials and Weeding

Collection Development Presentations at OWLS

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