The Collection Development Committee wants to help us build the best collection we can with our individual and combined funds, expertise and purchasing decisions. Share your favorite tips and tricks with us and we’ll add them to this resource page.
- Starting a Videogame Collection (.pdf) – by Diane Trinkle, Nortonville
- Baker and Taylor’s Booking Ahead site lets you download upcoming releases (fiction and non-fiction) months in advance, giving you a chance to anticipate demand.
- Gary at the Atchison Public Library shared this comprehensive list of “What’s New in Books and DVDs” sites, including Award lists and genre sites, like the Western Writers of America.
- Kelly Fann shared her ‘boiler plate’ Horror Readers’ Advisory presentation with us at nekls.org!
- Sharon pulled together information about Bonnets and Bodice Rippers for NEST. Feel free to download and update the Bookmarks.
- Goodreads.com – A Social Networking site for book lovers! The listopia feature lets readers share their favorite titles in “Best of” lists. This is one for Best Paranormal Romance Series:
- Booklist - You can sign up for email bulletins
- Library Journal – the Collection Development section is great!
- Kirkus Reviews – “The World’s Toughest Book Critics.”
- Voice of Youth Adovcates (VOYA) – Book Reviews and Book Lists
- BWI - Any public library can sign up for a free account
- Rottentomatoes (as seen at Midwest Tape) – Fan-based movie reviews
- Internet Movie Database (IMDb) – Including “DVD & Blu-Ray Coming Soon“
- MonsterLibrarian – Reviews of Horror written by librarians, for librarians