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Library Collection Development Policy - Appendices

Appendix F: Puppets

Description:

Purpose:

To provide UNK faculty and students with access to puppets for use in instruction.

Adminstrator of the Collection:

The Curriculum Librarian, Calvin T. Ryan Library, Lower Level, (308) 865-8276

History of the Collection:

Established in 2011, materials from kits, realia and textbook series were moved to create the collection.

Estimate of Holdings:

The collection contains approximately 20 puppets.

Location of Materials:

Calvin T. Ryan Library Lower Level.

Acquisition:

Generally, puppets are purchased in response to faculty member requests. Some enter the collection as gifts received from textbook publishers (in this case, the puppet was generally a part of the supplemental materials for the textbook series). Others are acquired in kits of books and puppets; when a kit is divided (books added to the Juvenile Literature or Teaching Resources collections), the puppet is moved to this collection.

Removal:

Puppets are rarely withdrawn. Damage is the primary reason for withdrawal.

Chronological:

Some puppets appear to be fifty years old. The majority are more recently manufactured.

Treatment of Subject:

Puppets appropriate for pre-K and elementary education are the major focus of the collection.

Types of Materials:

Mainly puppets representing animals.