School collection decisions should be based on knowledge of the following:
Compile the following information about the community:
Compile the following information about the school:
Some of this information will be based on observation. Some will come from places like census.gov and the NYS school report card.
Student and teacher surveys are an effective way of compiling individual user data. See the following sample questions:
Library Research Service User Survey Templates
This is a long process, but should be compiled in a chart or table for quick reference.
Sample Curriculum Overview Chart
This type of chart will give you a quick overview of what gets taught at each grade level in each course. You can adjust this to fit the grade levels in your own school.
When creating this type of chart, be sure to ask the teachers face to face. This may encourage collaboration between you, and allow you to market your skills to them.