Building a Music Collection that Brings People to Your Library
- Tools and resources for assessing the quality of your current collection
- Understanding the value of maintaining a dynamic, current music collection, with tips for doing it on a tight budget
- How to use your music collection to market the library as a whole
- Ways the library can work with local musicians to build community partnerships and the music collection simultaneously
Matthew Moyer is Reference Librarian in the Popular Media Department and Andrew Coulon is Integrated Library Services Librarian at Jacksonville Public Library in Florida. Innovators in developing public library music collections, they built a local music collection and corresponding website for the library, helping develop a process of “musical readers advisory” using librarian-generated playlists and music suggestions for patrons.