Collection Development in the School Library
Monday, April 29, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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A dynamic and relevant collection draws students and teachers into the library and keeps them coming back. But how do you ensure that your library’s collection has the right mix of resources and authors for your unique school community? Join Melissa Thom for this webinar, where she’ll share practical strategies to help you identify and fill gaps in your collection, from print, to eBooks, to audiobooks, keeping diversity at the forefront of decision-making. Plus, she’ll discuss best practices to share the collection with students, staff, and the larger community so that you can be sure your carefully curated resources are used to their fullest potential!

Come away from the webinar with tools and resources to:

  • Identify and fill gaps in your collection
  • Ensure your collection represents diverse topics, authors, and themes
  • Spark excitement about your collection across your school community


Thank you to our webinar sponsor, OverDrive Education!


SLC is pleased to offer 1 hour of professional development credit for all qualified webinar participants*! 

Melissa Thom, MA, is a teacher librarian at Bristow Middle School in West Hartford, CT. She earned a master's in elementary education from Northern Arizona University and a master's in educational psychology with a concentration in gifted and talented development from the University of Connecticut. She spent twelve years teaching grades 4-6 as a classroom teacher, and three years ago, she earned her library media specialist certification from the ARCLMS program. She is active in the national school librarian community and serves as vice president of the Connecticut Association of School Librarians.


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