University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries
An annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association (ALA): the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (CODES/RUSA).
University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Many books and reference works from scholarly publishers are valued far beyond the walls of any ivory tower. They can be the building blocks of learning and growing for high-school students, general readers, independent researchers, and involved citizens. For more than 20 years, a volunteer panel of Public Library Association and AASL librarians have annually reviewed and selected 400+ titles published by AAUP member presses to build this valued collection development resource.
The bibliography is released in both print and online editions, distributed freely to 12,000+ librarians. Book entries include key bibliographic data, a thumbnail description, and a CODES/RUSA (public librarian reviewer) and/or AASL rating.
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