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Wednesday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
01 Building a Collection Management Cycle from Scratch: One Library’s Quest for On-going Assessment of Collections

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Most libraries share the lofty goal of wanting to provide the most relevant and useful materials for our unique library users. However, the technical details of meeting this goal through collection assessment can be challenging and full of roadblocks, especially in light of the fact that our collections must continually adapt as the needs of our users change. This session will detail one library’s quest to develop and implement an on-going Collection Management Cycle to: 1) ensure library collections are current and relevant to library users, 2) increase purchasing accountability and the wise stewardship of public funds, 3) support selectors by providing information that is critical to making valuable purchasing decisions, and 4) improve the processes and procedures that underlie effective collection development practices. The presenters will share the process for developing this cycle as well as the research behind the choices that were made. While the pilot year for this cycle has just begun, attendees will learn how the library is working through obstacles and developing structures to ensure the success of this program.

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Tricia Lantzy

Health Sciences & Human Services Librarian, California State University San Marcos

Wednesday November 8, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401