A balanced, up-to-date collection of materials is essential to a media center. These materials
should be carefully selected by a media professional working closely with teachers and consulting
authoritative selection aids to determine the quality of the materials. The collection should be
tailored to the needs of the pupils and the curriculum of each school. Constant evaluation of
materials by all users will result in a highly effective and qualitative collection.
It is the responsibility of the district's librarians to weed as part of the total selection and
1. To make space for more valuable items.
2. To provide a more appealing, more up-to-date collection.
3. To prevent the illusion of a well-rounded, well-stocked collection based only on quantity.
4. To maintain a reputation for providing reliable information which supports the needs of
both patrons and curriculum.
5. To provide feedback on strengths and weaknesses of the collection.
The library media specialist may remove from the library media center materials, equipment and
furniture no longer of value to the library media program following general selection and weeding
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
St. Charles School District, St. Charles, Missouri
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