Building quality library media collections is necessary to provide for the information needs of students and teachers to support each school’s curriculum, and to furnish materials for recreation and enjoyment. Students need to be empowered to become effective users of information and to develop skills which will enable them to live productively. The availability of print and nonprint materials, as well as electronic data sources, is critical to providing a full spectrum of opportunities for students. Emphasis in collection development should be given to resources that support student achievement, develop diversity awareness and positive human relations, impact student attitudes, and promote the learning community.