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ACRL/EBSS Resources for Curriculum Materials Professionals

Collection Development Policies

Example Collection Development Policies


Below are some ways to investigate acquiring K-12 textbooks for your CMC. These focus on acquiring print version of K-12 textbooks. At this time, acquiring electronic versions for your CMC is difficult.

  • Integrate your CMC into your state's review process
  • Contact publishers directly
  • Attend education conferences - textbook publishers are often there
  • Ask faculty at your institution
  • Coordinate with other Curriculum Materials Centers
  • Reach out to local K-12 schools
  • Utilize OER materials, like CK-12