Collection development at the Fairfax County Public Library

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Fairfax County Public Library , Springfield, Va
Public libraries -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Collection development., Book selection -- Policy state
Statementprepared by Roberta A. Stevens, Mary Lu Freeman and Nancy C. Schifrin.
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ContributionsFreeman, Mary Lu., Schifrin, Nancy C., Fairfax County Public Library.
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Collection Services is the department at Fairfax County Public Library that selects and orders library materials. Selectors watch upcoming book lists, read professional reviews, listen to staff and customer input, and determine what quantities are needed for our branches.

Collection Development at Fairfax County Public Library ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.

The digit and digit formats both work. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fairfax County Public Library. Collection development at the Fairfax County Public Library.

Chicago, Ill.: Public Library Association, []. Fairfax County Public Library Mission—We build community and promote literacies through programming, community spaces, technologies, and collections of educational and recreational resources.

We are anchored by the following values which guide us in our vision and the fulfillment of our mission: Collaborative, Community Focused, Service. Millhouser ended her letter as follows: "Fairfax County's One Fairfax policy on social and racial equity remains a guiding statement for the Library, as well as its own collection development.

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Every public library system periodically discards damaged or out-of-date materials or to make room for new items — in Fairfax County’s case, ab items a month.

But volunteer. The recent discovery of perfectly good library books tossed in a dumpster has ignited the opposition to efforts to overhaul the Fairfax County Public Libraries. When Providence Supervisor Linda Smyth heard that the library system was actually throwing out books, many of them in excellent condition, she went to see for herself.

“I found some children’s books, art books, and nice big. The following resource provides personalized book recommendations from library staff.

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My Perfect Read: My Perfect Read is a new readers advisory service featuring library staff from all over the county.

Find an advisor that reads the same types of books as you and they can help you find more great books. The library offers free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, which are digital books that you can read or listen to on a computer or Collection development at the Fairfax County Public Library book portable device.

You will need a Fairfax County Public Library card in order to access the several eBook services that the library subscribes to, including: OverDrive; Libby. Fairfax County Public Library Government Center Parkway, Suite Fairfax, VA If you have a question about a particular fee on your library account, please send us an email and be sure to include your name and library card number for reference.

Overpayment Refunds. The library’s total collection has decreased from around million items in to million items ina drop of aboutbooks, magazines and online materials, even as Fairfax.

Books, songs and rhymes. Age with adult. The City of Fairfax Regional Library Teen Advisory Board invites you to join us for an online game of Among Us, where you are Crew or Impostors on a ship in space. When available, use our online tool to book public meeting rooms and group study rooms in the library.

Book a Room. The library offers free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, which are digital books that you can read or listen to on a computer or a portable device.

You will need a Fairfax County Public Library card in order to access the several eBook services that the library subscribes to, including. These yearbooks are contributed by Fairfax County Public Library.

Skip to main content. See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive. A line drawing of the Internet Archive headquarters building façade. An illustration of a magnifying glass. An illustration of a magnifying glass. See search results in the Fairfax County Public Library digital collection.

The Floating Collections and Discard Committee was appointed by the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL) Board of Trustees on Septem to review and recommend improvements to the Floating Collection process initiated in October and fully operational in MayCollection and Management processes for acquiring new material and the discard, or weeding.

Technology is a priority area for the Library, focusing on areas of innovation and access. Collection development is a priority area for the Library, with focus on both print and digital collections.

Localized programming supported by demographics and/or community interest is a priority for the Library. Library Board of Trustees. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future.

Lionel Shrive Learn more about The Library Book in the Fairfax County Public Library digital collection. Today's libraries are high-tech and full of activities for students beyond the books. Whether you're searching for an engrossing biography, doing research for a project, looking for the latest issue of a favorite magazine, or seeking a quiet place to study, the school library fits the bill.

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The library is unable to accept donations while offering Library Express services. The library accepts materials in good condition and prefers current titles by popular authors.

Each branch may have different guidelines for what they are able to accept, so please contact the Friends group of your local branch for more details. Fairfax County Public Library has thrown out 2, books and other items in nine fiscal years.

In the last nine fiscal years, the Fairfax County Public Library system has discarded-- "thrown out" in common parlance--nearly million books and other items--music, videos, magazines, e-books, etc., according to their own Collection Overview.

Currently the Fairfax County Public Library online photographic collection consists of approximately photographs which are part of the Henry H. Douglas Collection of Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Photographs and approximately photographs which illustrated the Fairfax County Extension Service Annual Reports issued between and.

Curated by an experienced library ELL coordinator, these books are particularly good for adults who are learning English.

Fairfax County Public Library Browse options. Subjects Sign in to see the full collection. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Collection libraryofvirginia texts Identifier fairfaxcountypubliclibrary Mediatype collection Publicdate Title Fairfax County Public Library.

Created on. October 11 associate-mike-saelee Member. ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS. A WASHINGTON POST “FEEL-GOOD BOOK GUARANTEED TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS” An instant New York Times bestseller One of Amazon's Best Books of the Year A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick.

"Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have. —People "This book is a testament to the power of human connection." &#;Reese Witherspoon "This unrestrained memoir is a transporting experience and one of the most startlingly ho Learn more about Group in the Fairfax County Public Library digital collection.

At this time Kanopy is not available through the Fairfax County Public Library. While we would love to be able to make this service available to the County, pricing models and budgetary restrictions make this extremely difficult. We do offer video streaming for children with our Just For Kids video streaming service.

Fairfax County was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. It was formed from Prince William County in Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between and are missing.

All returned materials are quarantined seven days based on research by the Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project. The Fairfax County Public Library has digitized numerous yearbooks of schools in Fairfax County Virginia. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone at Internet Archive.

To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks below. There is also a discrepancy of 66, holdings between two methods of calculating collection numbers for FY Adding new books and subtracting discards across the year produ more books that just subtracting branch holding totals.

Library FY14 materials budget. DRAFT RESOLUTION FOR AUDIT OF FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY.Fairfax County Public Library is excited to welcome you back to our branches!

Beginning J the library will reopen to the public for express services Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m p.m. and Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m p.m., while curbside services will continue to be offered Monday-Saturday 10 a.m p.m. Read the Library Express Services. But as Sam Clay, Fairfax’s longtime library director, launched a plan to revamp the county system, no books were given to the Friends of the Library .