Thanks for Thinking of Us: Challenges and Solutions in Gifts Management

Tuesday, 10/25/2016 - Wednesday, 10/26/2016

Collection Managers and Technical Services Colleagues: Do the words “gift” and “donation” make you want to hide in your office? Does it feel as if you’re drowning in a sea of patron generosity? Or, perhaps your institution implemented policies that expand the collection without anyone having to gently refuse yet another copy of last year’s bestseller? Please join us as we share experiences, discuss policy options, and explore strategies for effective gifts management.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key issues in gifts management in libraries.
  • Share challenges and learn from the experiences of others.
  • Discuss policies and procedures implemented by organizations that resulted in improved workflow and/or increased efficiency.

Who Should Attend

Librarians or staff in Collections or Technical Services roles who deal with or are interested in gifts management.


Nicole A. Casner is the Head of Print Acquisitions and Shared Print Services for the UCLA Library. She holds a BA from Loyola University Chicago in political science and received her MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining UCLA in 2015, she served as the Serials and Acquisitions Librarian at DePaul University in Chicago.

Sandy Lemmon is the Head of Acquisitions and Serials at the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. She has been a member of the Sibley Library staff for 23 years. Sandy holds degrees in music and business. She deals with gifts not only in her work in the library but also in her volunteer work with the Rochester Flute Association.




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