Tag Archives: Collection Development

PLAN Weed ‘Em & Weep: Hoarding is Not Collection Development

Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection!  This session talks about the overall quality of a library collection.  This includes the benefits and methods of weeding, analyzing collection procedures and workflows, and the life cycle of a collection.  Most importantly, … Continue reading

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Weeding: Creating a Sustainable Process (SEFLIN)

This two-part course will be held on Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Students must attend both sessions. “Weeding” in library circles is often a dirty word. Maybe you have experienced a … Continue reading

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Applying Intellectual Freedom Standards to your Collection Management Policy (SEFLIN)

Challenges to materials and services is a common issue for libraries. Putting parameters in place for your collection management strategy, in writing, makes it easier for your staff, your board, and your community when hard choices or questions arise. Creating … Continue reading

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SWFLN Advanced Collection Development: Special Materials and Resource Sharing

This is the third session in a series of three webinars on collection development. The third session will focus on particular types of resources, including ebooks, databases, devices, and other materials. We will look into new trends in collections and … Continue reading

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SWFLN Intermediate Collection Development: Assessment, Policy and Budgets

This is the second session in a series of three webinars on collection development. The second session will dig into how librarians assess and develop collections based on community needs, within the limitations of a budget. It will introduce methods … Continue reading

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SWFLN The ABC’s of Collection Development: Basic Concepts and Overview

This is the first session in a series of three webinars on collection development. In this first session we will cover the basics of collection development with a survey of the types of resources librarians are concerned with, some of … Continue reading

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FLA/PLAN Mini-conference

Were you unable to attend the 2013 Florida Library Association annual conference this year? Here is your chance to see some of the same programs a little closer to home. Join us for this FREE mini-conference. Lunch will be provided. … Continue reading

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Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel

Tony Greiner, co-author of Analyzing Library Collection use with Excel (ALA editions, 2007) will show you how to use Excel to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making collection management decisions. Learn step-by-step instructions to quickly “crunch … Continue reading

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Status Discarded: The Who,What, When, Where and How of Weeding (Live Online – PLAN)

In this two-hour class, students will be introduced to the world of weeding. We’ll discuss weeding criteria and then take a look at the options for weeded material and workflow. This class invites class discussion and participation from students. Learning … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: New Cookbooks for the Library (Online)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Register here Food remains hot! The population of foodies grows by leaps and bounds. It seems like everyone these days is snapping a picture of the meal they are about … Continue reading

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