Skip to main content

Creating a Children's Literature Collection: Home

The University of Akron Wayne College Library

Creating a New Collection

Try these steps, based on library collection development practices, to create a new classroom collection:

Set parameters and criteria for what will be included and excluded

  • Formats
  • Publication dates
  • Reading level / target ages
  • Topics
  • Cost
  • Duplication

Discover items

Review and preview items

  • Locate reviews and determine quality
  • If possible, get your hands on the item and examine
  • Where else can students find this item? Is it already available in the school library?

Acquire items

Organize items

  • How will the students be accessing the items?
  • Consider: reading level, format, subject area, author, categories (ABC books, picture books, chapter books, genres, etc.)

Just Ask

Just Ask

Chat with Us!

Chat service is available during normal hours of operation.

chat loading...

Get the Chat App:

Download the Ask a Librarian Mobile App on your mobile devices. Search for "UA Wayne College Library" to chat with us.

Were we unavailable when you needed us?

Did you need help from the UA Wayne College Library staff and we were either closed or unavailable? Sorry we missed you!  Please complete this form to let us know what you needed so we can improve our services (including hours of operation).

The Info Squad @ UA Wayne College Library

Just ask the Info Squad at the University of Akron Wayne College Library

Start your search at UA Wayne College Library and Chat with us live!

Phone: 330.684.8789 

SMS Text: 330.551.5275

E-mail: waynelibrary@uakron.edu 

WebEx (by appointment): https://uakron.webex.com/join/waynelibrary

Wayne College Library Staff Contacts