A Book for Every Reader: Collection Maintenance at ReWA
Refugee Women’s Alliance’s Early Learning Center is a preschool for children three to five years old, providing multilingual and multicultural childcare and education. The ELC’s classroom libraries are made up of primarily donated materials, and therefore have no cohesive organizational structure. ReWA’s ELC preschool teachers needed an organizational system for their classroom collections, as well as instructor guides to aid them in identifying books for lessons on specific subjects. After completing an inventory and evaluation of the collection our team developed an organizational system, identified gaps in the collection, and offered recommendations to fill those gaps.