Re: Materials Previewing before purchase

laroi.lawton (laroi.lawton@bcc.cuny.edu)
Tue, 19 Mar 2002 15:33:37 -0800 (PST)

Kelly:
Our materials are previewed by faculty members before purchasing. We also
ask that they incorporate the title(s) into their course syllabus as well.
Of course this requires continued follow-up on updated materials as well.
Because of continuing budgetary constraints, this practice has proven to be
very useful for us.

LaRoi Lawton, Director
GSL Learning Resource Center
Bronx Community College/CUNY
Bronx, NY 10453
laroi.lawton@bcc.cuny.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kelly Bryant" <Kelly_Bryant@jacksonesd.k12.or.us>
To: "Multiple recipients of list" <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:18 PM
Subject: Materials Previewing before purchase

> Hi all,
> I am wondering if any folks out there use teachers to help preview
materials to add to the existing collection. Our center(K-12 regional) has 4
preview sessions a year, with a variety of levels, subjects and schools
represented. They work in teams(of like areas) and preview materials. They
fill out forms and then I make the last decision. What I am wondering is if
there are other models out there which are working well?
>
> Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Kelly
>
> Kelly Bryant
> Library Materials Specialist
> Jackson ESD
> 101 N. Grape St. Medford, OR 97501
> 541.772.2751 1.800.636.7453