Miscellaneous Guidelines of Selection Criteria: These are the factors we take into consideration when selecting books. ANGEL reviews all books sent to us by various publishers. Please note that we do not preview books brought to us by a school for cataloging. Any books brought to us for cataloging we assume have been deemed acceptable by the school. Bookmarks: These can be printed and passed out to the students. Circulation System Prices: The annual fees for the Surpass automated circulation system.
Title SelectionTeachers may request specific titles or subject areas to meet curriculum needs, or they may rely on the ANGEL librarian to select titles for them.
Requesting We give first priority to schools who register online--we begin ordering online requests on July 1 of each year. We strongly suggest that your school requests the items it wants for the beginning of the school year during online registration. (Note: all schools get some of the newest ABC books in October/November regardless of their specific book requests.) Once online registration is closed you may mail, fax, or email your book or DVD requests to the ANGEL Manager. Title and author are required. Please include the ISBN (10 or 13 digit) if you can. Please have all special requests (for the current school year) in to ANGEL by March 30th.
Returns You may feel that a book provided by ANGEL is inappropriate to your collection, or you may already have a copy of that book. Your budget will be credited with the value of that book. However, if you have requested a book, it may not be returned for credit. Also, no credit can be given on books purchased in the previous fiscal year.
Explanation of the Forms
Enrollment Form - Non-Southern Union Schools are enrolled on a year-by-year basis. If we don't receive this form back by September 1 (at the very latest), we assume that the school is no longer on ANGEL.
Contact Person section
This section requires the schools to let us know who is going to be our contact person for that school year. We understand that things change.
The optional Additional Information section on this form is for additional contact person(s) information only.
Projected Enrollment section
This figure may change, but it gives us a head start on ordering books for the school year during the summer.
Book Request by Category
This form is for identifying categories for which your school needs more materials.
Best of… and Multicultural Themes recommendation lists
ANGEL previews the books that the School Library Journal and Booklist have selected as the best for the year, and we compile a list with author, title, grade level, short synopsis and retail price for each book.
Book Request Form
This is a blank form to write in your requests that are not listed on our recommended lists
If you have book requests during the school year that you did not return to ANGEL with the Enrollment Form, simply email the office manager with the title, author, and ISBN where possible.
*Non-Southern Union Schools must prepay for their books each year.