Follett has launched Students’ Choice, a monthly list developed by compiling regularly generated, real-circulation statistics straight from school libraries. Unlike other lists, the information compiled through Follett Destiny Library Manager provides educators with regularly updated and reliable year-long trends based on what students are checking out of their school libraries.
Follett Students’ Choice lists the top 50 books with the most checkouts via the 60,000+ sites using Follett Destiny. The list is broken down by grade level as a way to help librarians make informed purchase decisions, reach instructional goals, and improve readership among students. These selections are populated in Titlewave—Follett’s online collection development tool—where librarians can see what books they already have in their collection or which highly circulated titles are missing.
According to Follett Students’ Choice, the top book in each school category for the most recent period, is:
· Elementary School –Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Kinney)
· Middle School – The Hunger Games (Collins)
· High School – The Maze Runner (Dashner)
Follett is in a unique position in the marketplace to be able to communicate these kinds of statistics, the announcement states. The list will allow educators to receive reliable information to help them determine the best ways to build, maintain and grow their collections. Plus, students gain better access to materials they want to read, supporting their development as avid readers.
Source: Follett, follettlearning.com