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  • 1.Evaluating Learning Resources
    Elvira B. Lapuz
    University of the Philippines Diliman
    [email protected]

2. Service center
Reading center
Guidance center
Material production center
Teaching-learning center
(DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998)
The School Library
3. Library as a physical entity
Includes various formats (print and non-print)
Supports school goals, supports curriculum needs and reflects student interests
reflects the values and attitudes of the community towards education
provides access to human and material resources in local/global community
is managed and maintained
is only one element of the library program
The school library collection

  • FictionEasy reading and picture books, novels

5. Non-fictionInformation books in various formats 6. ReferenceEncyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs and indexes 7. Vertical (Information) FilesNewspaper and magazine clippings, brochures and pamphlets 8. Periodicals (Magazines)Currents issues, back issues and periodical indexes 9. NewspapersDaily, weekly, special focus newspapers Print resources may include:
10. Electronic FormatsComputer software, CD-ROMs, Online resources
AV materialsVideos, CDs/cassettes, slides, filmstrips, transparencies, maps, posters, graphics, games
AV EquipmentComputers and printers, TV, CD/DVD players, overhead projectors, slide and filmstrip projectors, CD/cassette players, cable TV, phone lines, video recorders
Other EquipmentLaminators, photocopiers
Non-print resources may include:
11. Developing and Managing theSchool Library Learning Resources
Selection and acquisition of resources
Organization (cataloging, indexing)
Access provision and circulation
Maintenance and preservation
Needs assessment
Formulating Collection Development policies
Evaluation of the collection
13. Identifying/knowing your community
Data gathering on what kind of information is needed
Gathering data through patron inputs
Consideration of wants, needs, use and demand
Needs assessment
14. A written statement of the plan to develop collection in the library media center
a prerequisite to maintaining a useful materials collection
should be developed for the library staff, the library board, the governing organization, and the patrons of the library
Also termed interchangeably as selection policies or acquisitions policies
15. Uses of a Collection Development Policy
It informs everyone about the nature and scope of the collection
It informs everyone of collecting priorities
It forces thinking about organizational priorities for the collection
It generates some degree of commitment to meeting organizations goals
It sets standards for inclusion and exclusion
It reduces the influence of a single selector and personal biases
It provides a training and orientation tool for the new staff
It helps ensure a degree of consistency overtime and regardless of staff turnover
It guides staff in handling complaints
It aids in weeding and evaluating the collection
It aids in rationalizing budget allocations
It provides a public relations document
It provides a means of assessing overall performance of the collection development program
It provides outsiders with information about the purpose of collection development(an accountability tool)
16. DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
Policies and programs for school library development
17. SECTION 1 : importance of the library, functions and use of materials
SECTION 2 : the library as service center, reading center, guidance center, materials production center and teaching-learning center
SECTION 3 : establishment of a library
DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
18. SECTION 4: School libraries should procure basic print supplementary materials, in addition to adequate copies of textbooks and teachers manuals, in accordance with the Guidelines on Supplementary Materials Intended for Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
19. Inclosure 1 to DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
SECTION 4 Library Collections
4.1 General references
Encyclopedia 1 set (for elementary) and 1 set (for secondary)
Dictionary 1 English-Filipino, 1 Filipino-English
1 English (Unabridged)
1 Dialect (secondary)
20. SECTION 4 Library Collections
4.1 General references
Atlas 2 (1) Philippine (1) world)
Almanac 2 (1) Philippine (1) world
Globe 1
Maps 3 (1) Philippine (1) world (1) Asia
Inclosure 1 to DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
21. Inclosure 1 to DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
SECTION 4 Library Collections
Additional books for elementary schools
Supplementary readers in English and Filipino which may be utilized for remediation, reinforcement, or enrichment of skills developed using the basic textbooks
Additional books for secondary schools
Book of Knowledge, Thesaurus, Philippine Yearbook, Book of Facts, Handbooks, Manuals, Literary Classics, Book of Etiquette, World Record & Fiction books
22. Inclosure 1 to DECS Order No. 6, s. 1998
SECTION 4 Library Collections
4.2 General Collection
References to support the different subject areas including professional books for teachers and other employees, recreational and hobby books, etc.

  • 4.3 Reference for basic learning areas at least 4 for every pupils

23. 4.4 Magazines 24. 4.5 Newspapers