One of the hardest things I have to do is select new materials for the school library. Until recently my poor desk was drowning under suppliers’ flyers, catalogues, unopened envelopes etc. These are called selection aids. Now that I have a filing cabinet, I can see my desk again and I now have ready access to the selection aids.
I have just been reading about selection criteria for new resources using selection aids including the unsolicited mail. Part of my reading for the Librarianship course involved looking at the Selection Policy of the Western Australian Department of Education. (I am in NSW) http://www.det.wa.edu.au/education/cmis/eval/library/selection/sel22.htm#allresources
It is very interesting to see how explicit the WA selection policy is. I wonder how practical it is in implementation.
Now I need to see if 1. NSW has a selection policy. 2. How explicit it is in comparison to the NSW model.