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How do Teacher Sets Get Created?
How are sets created?
Teacher Feedback: through outstanding hold requests, teacher feedback, and feedback from outreach librarians
Professional Expertise: new materials
Collection Development: New York State and City curriculums, Common Core, trends and requests
“I requested [title] for a teacher set, but it was never created…why?”
For a set to be created the following is needed:
- Demonstrated interest from a critical mass of teachers and/or known professional need for the topic
- Title must be in print with enough available copies
- TIME – every request is received but the requests are prioritized based on need and availability of items
“How long does it for a set to be created?”
Provided that all of the factors for set creation are present (FAQ #2) it takes 4-6 weeks (on average) for a set to be available for borrowing.
- ordering - materials are ordered once/month
- catalog record creation
- set processing
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