Educational Resources

Cooperative Collection Development

Cooperative Collection Development

In support of student achievement, the New York City School Library System maintains a Program of Cooperative Collection Development (CCD) which promotes resource sharing opportunities among member libraries. The Cooperative Collection Development Program is funded by the New York State Education Department.

The goal of the CCD Program is to support the curricular and instructional processes of schools by promoting cooperative planning, selection, evaluation and sharing of specialized library media resources.

The objectives of the CCD Program are to…

  • Provide access for students, teachers and administrators in New York City schools to exemplary collections and noteworthy print and non-print resources in all curriculum area
  • Promote implementation of national, state and local performance standards by providing equitable access to unique and specialized materials
  • Promote the sharing of these materials among school libraries in New York City

Click Here for a Current Listing of CCD Collections
Updated 09/12/2007

In order to support the CCD program’s mandate for resource sharing, the librarians who curate the individual collections have created pathfinders. They have been posted on a Wiki: They are listed on the left hand column in the table of contents. Please access these for guidance and suggested resources when your students or faculty need materials within these subject areas.

For more information about Cooperative Collection Development, please contact Library Services at