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Selection Policy

Connections: Policy and Guidelines for School Libraries in Saskatchewan (2008)

Good Spirit School Division Selection Policy


  • Relevance to the curriculum
  • Age appropriateness for intended audience
  • Quality and durability of format
  • Accuracy and currency of information
  • Credibility, reputation, and signficance of author, producer, publisher
  • Artistic/literary quality
  • Freedom from bias and stereotypes
  • Accurate portrayals of Indian, Metis and Inuit peoples

Selection Aids

I      Ministry of Education Curriculum Site

II     Reviewing journals

III Full Text Online Databases

A.  Access the following online without purchasing a subscription
1.  School librarian
2.  Teacher-librarian
3.  School Library Journal
4.  Publisher’s Weekly
5.  Booklist
6.  Horn Book
7.  School Libraries in Canada (index only)
B. Novelist and Novelist K-8

IV    Websites

G.  Amazon

V    Global Books in Print