2010 Annual Conference Programs

Cooperative Collection Development:
We Really Mean It This Time

Saturday, June 26, 4–5:30pm

In the face of declining budgets, cooperative collection development has become vital to our survival. Many libraries have implemented "radical" collaborative approaches to building collections, facilitating resource sharing, and developing shared collections policies and procedures. Libraries are redefining themselves as multi-institutional entities, rather than stand-alone organizations. This program will focus on the innovative ways libraries are conducting successful cooperative collection development programs and will outline potential future(s) for collaborative collections work.


  • Christine Dulaney, Head, Knowledge Assets Management Group, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress


  • Ivy Anderson, Collection Development and Management Director, California Digital Library
  • Kathy Tezla, Head of Collection Development, Carleton College
  • Dawn Peters, Director, Orchard Park (NY) Public Library

Sponsored by CMDS. Cosponsored by RUSA CODES.