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, learn how to measure a collection’s quality.  Our holistic approach to collection management will help …

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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 policies that ensure diversity and accessibility to information for our communities, while also valuing the …

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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 ways that social media can inform selection choices. We will also discuss ways that resource …

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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 and tools for assessment and for creating a collection development policy. Academic Library staff will …

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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 the core issues concerning intellectual freedom, and selection methods and tools. Presenter:  Melissa Adler, Ph.D. Dr. …

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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 the numbers” and learn how YOUR patrons use YOUR library’s collection, and how you can …

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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 Outcomes: By the end of class students will be able to: Understand what de-selection is …

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