Working with Reviews Practice
Below are some links to websites containing a number of reviews. Pick a site that you think would best fit your library. For example, if you work in a school library, you may wish to look at Hornbook, whereas if you work in a college or university library, Choice would probably be more appropriate. If you work in a public library, choose a site that fits with your work. If you work with adults, choose a site that is likely to contain materials for adults; if you work in the children's department, choose a site that would review children's materials.
Look at a minimum of five reviews. See if you could eliminate any materials based on the information contained in the review heading.
For each item, decide (1) whether or not you would acquire the item, and (2) what your justification would be for acquiring or not acquiring the item. Write down your thoughts in brief notes. If possible share these with your supervisor or with someone else who would have some understanding of library materials selection issues.
|Library Journal--Books||Library Journal --Audiobooks||Library Journal --Databases|
|Library Journal--Video||Video Librarian|
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