Collection Development

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Booklist’s free webinar series offers multiple programs each month. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors, and publishers’ representatives on a variety of topics, offering immediate tips, tools, resources, and new ideas for collection development and readers’-advisory work.

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Presenter Chelsea Condren will provide a working definition of the term diversity, strategies for understanding user demand and interest, and ways to ensure a collection is diverse while still meeting the needs of the population. Participants will receive a handout that outlines strategies for collection building/management, selection and weeding of diverse titles, as well as a list of recommended materials.
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Attend the ALSC webinar, "C is for Common Core and Collection Development" with Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library.
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Have we lost our ability to count? As school library collections become increasingly digital and less visible, school librarians will need to find new ways to evaluate their collections and demonstrate their value to stakeholders. Shelves bulging with books were never a clear measure of student access to those books and the ideas and information they contained. Today’s resources require new technologies and kinds of infrastructure that need to be counted along with the numbers of titles.
This hour-long session gives an overview of key concepts behind demand-driven acquisition, why and how to implement, and benefits to the library and the campus community. Will also give an understanding of the implications for the library collection. An ALCTS webinar--one of two parts.
In-depth discussion of concerns and questions about the implications of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) on the scholarly communication supply chain. Hour-long ALCTS webinar.
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The first webcast in a series on standards in the library environment addressing why standards are important to libraries in areas other than the traditional technical services areas.
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A traditional Dewey arrangement of nonfiction collections works well for library staff, but is it the best method for your patrons to find what they need? Instructor Mary Rzepczynski, assistant library director at the Delta Township (Mich.) District Library, was inspired by a desire to improve service, increase access, and empower patrons while maintaining “findability.” She led her library in a charge to expand the Dewey for nonfiction collections and, in the first year, saw circulation in that area go up by 122 percent.
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Libraries face opposing pressures of reduced budgets, patron demand for new content, and increasing costs. This webinar presents a method to collect and analyze cost and use data to evaluate your journal collection (including how to analyze that Big Deal). The presenters will discuss a variety of alternatives to subscriptions to enable patron access to needed content. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively communicate journal access changes with faculty. An ALCTS webcast
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Navigating the world of e-books has been a difficult but rewarding journey for the North East Independent School District. There are many e-book vendors looking to provide content to school libraries, but how do you know which one is best for you? This course will focus on implementing an e-book collection for your campus/school district in order to meet the needs of your students and staff. With a foundation in understanding e-books as resources, participants will learn how to incorporate these resources into lessons and units of study.

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