RFERENCE COLLECTION

My evaluation of the reference collection of Stephenson Middle School Library was done simultaneously with my evaluation with my collection development assignment for FRIT7134. My conclusion is the collection is adequate, but can be improved in terms of currency of materials. According to Title Wave the average age of the collection was 1998. The media specialist said she was working on getting it to the 2000s. The chart below shows a breakdown of the age of resources in the media center.

The following purchase order represents a list of reference materials that would improve the media center. The order does not include many printed materials because the media specialists explained that the rate of change in social issues and governments, printed materials become obsolete after a few years. The main vendor for the purchases was Title Wave.