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  1. Weed 'Em and Weep: Hoarding Is Not Collection Development

    Reap the benefits of a well-weeded collection! This session will discuss weeding techniques, collection management policies, and how to motivate reluctant weeders—all with sense of humor and encouragement from the pair behind the blog “Awful Library Books ...

    SHOFMANN - 07/24/2014 - 15:24 - Public Library Association (PLA)

  2. Shared Print Repositories

    Space in libraries is an increasingly valuable commodity. To respond to this problem librarians are looking for cost-effective solutions to store and provide access to large, legacy print collections. Shared print repositories have emerged as one possible ...

    CMCCONNELL - 06/16/2014 - 15:14 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  3. Shared Print Repositories

    Canceled. Watch for information on new dates this fall. Space in libraries is an increasingly valuable commodity. Librarians are looking for cost-effective solutions to store and provide access to large, legacy print collections. Shared print repositories ...

    CMCCONNELL - 04/16/2014 - 10:50 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  4. Saying Goodbye to the Electronic Resources Fund

    This presentation introduces new concepts and a new way of thinking about the library budget as more than just a way of spending funds, but also as a tool for planning and reporting, for both management and selectors. It will give attendees ideas about re ...

    CMCCONNELL - 03/19/2014 - 11:35 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  5. Building the Collection

    By Karen Muller Building the collection is a core activity in any library. A school library collection is built to support the curriculum and provide for voluntary reading; an academic library collection is developed for current and future student and fac ...

    PMOREHART - 07/25/2014 - 12:28 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Fundamentals of Collection Assessment

    This six-week online course introduces the fundamental aspects of collection assessment in libraries. The course is designed for those who are responsible for or interested in collection assessment in all types and sizes of libraries. The course will intr ...

    admin - 07/15/2014 - 12:30 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  7. The Myth of Busy Summers

    Youth librarians serve kids, parents, and advocates all year long By Linda W. Braun When library staff members serving youth tell me how much busier they are when school is out for the summer (and in preparing for students’ vacation time), it makes me a l ...

    bgoldberg - 06/23/2014 - 11:44 - 6 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Public Services for Technical Services Librarians

    Many technical services positions also include public services responsibilities. You may have known this when accepting the position or these responsibilities may have been added because of restructuring or downsizing. There are a variety of public servic ...

    CMCCONNELL - 02/14/2014 - 11:22 - Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)

  9. Libraries Stream toward Roku Lending

    By Beverly Goldberg It’s been two years since the Ephrata (Pa.) Public Library began lending Roku devices—digital video players that people plug into their televisions so they can view on a larger screen digitized programming that is archived online, such ...

    bgoldberg - 06/16/2014 - 16:32 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. School Library Ebook Business Models

    Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

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