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Debates over school library books that have overtaken school board meetings across the country have thrust a generally (and sometimes literally) quiet corner of American public schools into the political spotlight.

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Observers of these fights may not realize that school librarians typically have to follow rigorous processes for acquiring new books, or that millions of students attend schools without a librarian at all. In fact, school libraries have accounted for a shrinking portion of school budgets over time, and the job of school librarian (sometimes known as media specialist) has become less and less common.

On top of those procedures, librarians typically see their role as being experts on their collection. Many know every single book in the catalog, and regularly take time to examine collections for gaps, out-of-date reference materials, or resources that have become worn out from heavy use. New books are supposed to supplement the existing collection and meet the needs of a student or group of students.

Others leave those decisions to individual principals, which could mean one school has a flourishing library while another two miles away has no access to new resources, or lacks a library altogether.

As with overall school funding, the federal government contributes the smallest share for school libraries. Some districts use federal funds from programs like Title I to supplement library collections.

Some states fund school libraries with help from a federal program called the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), which provides money for libraries of all kinds, including public libraries and university collections. Oregon, for instance, devoted $70,000 in LSTA funds in 2021 to grants for schools to expand library collections with a focus on racial diversity. Colorado accepted applications from districts to use LSTA funds on technology and other efforts to reach students during the early days of the pandemic.

On average, schools reflected in the 2021 School Library Journal survey spent $11.35 per student on library resources like books, digital media, databases, digital devices, furniture, and more. By comparison, the average district annually spends $15,446 per student.

Districts buy individual books from vendors as well as collections from publishers. Hardcover books generally cost between $18 and $27 each last year, and paperback books cost between $8.50 and $10 each, according to data supplied to the School Library Journal by book publishers Follett and Baker & Taylor.

Last year, the 1,800-student Pittsgrove district in New Jersey budgeted roughly $10,000, or $5.55 per student, of its $30 million operating budget on library books. It spent roughly the same amount on e-books and audiobooks.

The National Center for Education Statistics in 2014 stopped collecting nationwide data on school library spending. But between 1999 and 2011, per-pupil spending on library materials dropped by nearly half, from $36.33 per student to $18.50 per student, according to federal figures adjusted for inflation. By contrast, total per-pupil spending rose almost 15 percent in that period, to $11,149 from $9,729.

Jenna Kammer, an associate professor of library science at the University of Central Missouri, talked to dozens of school librarians for a 2020 study outlining their out-of-pocket contributions to their libraries.

Textbook requirements are also available through your faculty syllabi and can be found using the syllabi search tool. Financial Aid students can get more information about how to acquire books through our book advances page.

A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a Lone Star College affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Traditional financial aid is through the LSC book advance program. Students with book advance funds will select financial aid at the checkout on the bookstore website and enter their student ID to charge their aid. Non-traditional aid like VA, and vouchers would enter their program authorization number in the student ID field to charge their aid voucher accounts on the website.

Students are welcome to visit the bookstore for purchases, however, the standard order processing and shipping time for in-stock products is 3 to 5 days business days. Customer are encouraged to order early especially during the holiday season such as December as UPS and Federal Express could experience delays during this time. Request for expedited orders will ship the day the product is available. Please allow more time for back-orders and holiday orders.

To cancel an order, please email the order number and campus location to your local campus bookstore with a cancel order request in the subject line of the email. Bookstore addresses are posted on the bookstore website.

All orders are processed, fulfilled, and shipped from our campus bookstore facility. Please log-into your order for a status update or email your local bookstore with your campus location and order number. Please put ORDER UPDATE in the subject line.

Please return the incorrect book with receipt to the campus bookstore where it was purchased for a refund and assistance with a book exchange. If you need to mail-in your refund/return book, please include your original receipt with the book. If you need assistance ordering a different book, contact your campus bookstore using the contact list above for more assistance.

It is our goal to respond to every request, however bookstores do get very busy especially at the beginning of each semester which cause wait times to be longer. Please call back or send an email to your local bookstore email address with a detail message and your contact information.

It is our goal to respond to every email request, however during our busiest season, please allow 2 to 3 business days for a response. Please include your local bookstore location and your order number with a detail message and contact information.

Used books are often treasures that are out-of-print or rare. With Wish Lists you can choose to be notified the instant we find a copy, see how often we find rare titles, and see who else is interested.

When you've found the books you want we'll ship qualifying orders to your door for FREE in 100% recyclable packaging. If there is no demand for a book, we will donate it to charity, or we'll recycle it.

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We are unable to add used items to the collection, so we cannot purchase books and DVDs that are out of print. Even if online sellers show a title as available, that does not necessarily mean the book is still in print. If a title is out of print you can try to request via Interlibrary Loan.

An increasing number of popular new titles are not offered for sale to libraries. This includes many Audible originals, any Amazon Publishing title in ebook (though we can and do buy those in print), and many self-published titles. Note that for technical and legal reasons, libraries must purchase library-specific ebook and e-audio licenses, and these can only come from library vendors. Books that are only available via Amazon are rarely available to libraries for purchase, and cannot even be added to the collection if donated.

Most libraries acquire books through an acquisitions department. Depending upon the size of the library, this could be a title held by the head librarian, or an entire department. A library acquisitions department aims to examine the library's budget and buy books and media that the library needs on a regular basis. If your library would like to get new books, but doesn't have the budget to do it, you may be able to help. A library's standards and buying decisions are often different from those of a company or individual. This article will tell you how to buy books for the library.

The Library is happy to consider suggestions for improving our collections to better meet the research needs of USU students, faculty, and staff. In addition to new purchases, materials can also be requested from other libraries using interlibrary loan.

USU students, faculty, and staff may suggest additions to our local collections using the options below. In keeping with our collection development guidelines, the Library generally does not purchase textbooks for use in USU courses. For course reserve textbooks, instructors should work with their departments to secure copies to place on library reserve.

The Library's current journal holdings can be found by searching the e-journals finder (online access) or library catalog (print). For additional information on journal subscriptions, please contact the subject librarian for your department for help. 041b061a72


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