The AASL Association of American University Presses Book Selection Committee will review and select suitable titles for secondary school use from current publications from member university presses of the Association of American University Presses, which will be published in an annual collection development tool. See the AASL Policies & Procedures Manual, Section J for the complete committee commission.
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The University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the Collection Development and Evaluation Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA/CODES).
University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. For more than 25 years, a volunteer panel of school and public librarians have annually reviewed and selected 300+ titles published by members of the Association of American University Presses to build this valued collection development resource. The bibliography is distributed freely to 10,000+ librarians. Book entries include key bibliographic data, a thumbnail description, and an AASL (school librarian) and/or RUSA/CODES (public librarian) reviewer rating.