Procedures for Ordering Books, Magazines, & Newspapers
Selecting library books should be a cooperative, continuing process in
which administrators, teachers, library media specialists, students,
and parents participate.
actual selection and ordering process is the responsibility of the
school LMS in consultation with the principal and in accordance with
board policy. The LMS will identify, order, and organize materials,
which will implement, enrich, and support the educational program of
the school. Teachers, supervisors, and other school personnel will give
suggestions, recommendations, and other assistance. In selecting
materials the LMS, administrators, and faculty are guided by the
principles incorporated in the SACS standards, Literacy Partners,
School Library Bill of Rights, the Freedom to Read Statement, and
standards adopted by the American Association of School Librarians.
collection will be developed systematically, ensuring a well-balanced
coverage of subjects, opinions, and formats. A wide range of materials
on various levels of difficulty supporting the diverse interest,
needs, and viewpoints of the school community is also considered.
the LMS is unable to purchase certain suggestions by the faculty,
staff, and students, then those suggestions will be kept in what is a
called a consideration file. Items included in the consideration file
include the following: bibliographic information, price, quantity
needed, who suggested the item, and review source and recommendation.
considering renewals and/or additions or deletions to periodical
titles, the LMS will be sure to check with teachers for their input.
Magazines are used primarily for research and sometimes for recreational and professional reading.
Orders will be placed through a magazine jobber.
EBSCO and Subscription Services of America are the most frequently used, but we also use Discount Magazine Subscriptions.
Print newspapers are usually ordered on an individual purchase order for each vendor.
The Gadsden Times provides 30 newspapers daily. We purchase 1 subscription from the Birmingham News