Media Materials Selection
Atlanta Public Schools strongly believes that a wealth of books should be provided for the benefit, knowledge, and illumination of all our staff and students.
Each school in APS is responsible for purchasing the Media Materials needed to successfully support their curricular needs and to foster a love of reading. All orders for media materials are developed at the school level and submitted to Media Services for approval and Scprocessing. Print materials are ordered in hardcover format with complete shelf ready processing.
The specific criteria for pre-processed orders include the following:
- Orders come complete with electronic cataloging (MARC) records for each purchased book as well as barcode numbers matching the school specific barcode labels pre applied to the books
- Orders have spine labels and Accelerated Reader labels
- Orders come with book pockets and cards, and Mylar covers when applicable
Schools are able to purchase pre-processed shelf-ready books from a variety of book vendors to guarantee equitable access to a wide variety of titles on the market.
Some of these vendors include Baker and Taylor, Follett Library Resources, Davidson Titles, Perma Bound, Bound to StayBound, Children's Plus, Gumdrop Books, Scholastic, Delaney, Educational, Baker and Taylor, Garrett Book Company, Burrow Library Services, Junior Library Guild, and Usborne Books.
Please email Media Services if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Materials Challenge Process
Procedure for Media Center Book Challenge