[Library Media] book purchases

Melanie Peterson melanie.peterson at loganschools.org
Fri Oct 12 10:54:04 MDT 2018


>From an Elementary Stand Point and non-fiction, I love Mid-America and my
rep Sandy Rasky.  After  I did a catalog analysis and told her the topics
and reading levels I was interested in she sent me preview boxes that I was
able to go through and determine if it was what I wanted. I let a class
read the books and tell me which ones they like.   I keep the books I want
and send back the rest. Sometimes I keep a whole box sometimes the whole
box goes back.    As new needs come up I let her know and she does the
search work for me.    They seem to be a little less money for a guaranteed
library bound book than some of the other companies.
Good luck
Melanie Peterson
Media Specialist
Ellis Elementary

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:31 AM Karen Draper <kdraper at wsd.net> wrote:

> Rather than ask teachers what books they want, ask what topics they focus
> on and would benefit their curriculum. Ask them to just make a list-- this
> should take less than 5 minutes and from there the catalog analysis from
> Titlewave can be more helpful.
>
> I agree about the low page count. I have spoken to vendors and written
> letters to publishers about this very problem. My thought is that if we do
> not buy them maybe at some point they will get the message.
>
> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:22 AM, Kathy Ballard <
> kathy.ballard at monticelloacademy.net> wrote:
>
>> Will your catalog do a library evaluation to see where you have gaps or
>> where your material is especially old? I would start there.
>>
>> I tend to use Titlewave and Permabound the most. I try to look for book
>> reviews and lexile levels as I select books.
>>
>> My nonfiction section is heavily influenced by the state core as well as
>> the focus of our charter and our main curriculum (Core Knowledge).
>>
>> In my experience, most teachers don't really know books to recommend.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Kathy Ballard
>> Librarian
>> Monticello Academy
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 10:06 AM Tom Alleman <allemant at carbonschools.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> What are your thoughts on the various book providers out there? I am
>>> trying to update our collection but teachers are too busy and don't have
>>> the time to offer any suggestions. So it is up to me to find books. I've
>>> looked through many preview boxes and have found many titles and subjects
>>> that would be great for our library. But I'm not impressed with the meager
>>> content and price. Paying at least $25.00 for a book that is maybe 50 pages
>>> with 3/4 of those pages covered with photos is not a good way to spend my
>>> limited budget. What are your thoughts and suggestions? My focus is on
>>> updating our nonfiction section.
>>> Tom Alleman
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>>> Carbon High School
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>>
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>> Librarian
>> Monticello Academy
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