Collections Management

General Guides

The Practical Librarian’s Guide to Collection Development, May 20, 2014
Article: American Libraries Magazine
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2014/05/20/the-practical-librarians-guide-to-collection-development
American Libraries Magazine article featuring tips on acquisitions and weeding.

Collections: Making Smart Choices within a Limited Materials Budget, August 22, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=60
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on how to approach collection development with a limited budget.

Guidelines for Establishing Local History Collections
Website: Reference and User Services Association
http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidelinesestablishing
Website developed by the Local History Committee of the History Section, Reference and Adult Services Association, American Library Association, revised in 2012.

Multilingual Collections

Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Multilingual Collections and Services
Website: Reference and User Services Association
http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/guidemultilingual
Helpful guidelines for developing and promoting multilingual collections, prepared by the Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking Committee, Reference Services Section of the Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association.

Collection Development: Catering to the Hispanic Community, December 22, 2015
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/12/collection-development-catering-to-the-hispanic-community
Public Libraries Online blogpost on spanish-language collection development.

Self-Published Works

Policies for Library Inclusion of Self-Published Works, February 4, 2016
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/02/policies-for-library-inclusion-of-self-published-works
Public Libraries Online blogpost on collection development focusing on local author self-published materials.

Weeding

Weeding Library Collections: A Selected Annotated Bibliography for Library Collection Evaluation, Library Fact Sheet 15
Website: American Libraries Association
http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet15
American Library Association Fact Sheet webpage featuring a helpful annotated bibliography for library collection evaluation and weeding.

Weeding Library Collections, August 26, 2016
Podcast: FYI Podcast
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/08/weeding-library-collection-fyi-podcast-episode-13/
Editor Kathleen Hughes talks to Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly about weeding library collections, awful library books they’ve discovered, and more.

Preservation

Collections Care
Website: Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care
Library of Congress website dedicated to collection maintenance and repair.

Preservation
Website: American Library Association
https://libguides.ala.org/libpreservation
This ALA LibGuide offers resources to guide libraries in the provision of long-term access to the physical and intellectual contents of their collections through conservation, preservation, and digitization.

Preservation Best Practices: Fundamentals and Facilities, November 21, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://www.infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=196
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on basic preservation and collections care concepts, part 1 of 4.

Preservation Best Practices: The Role of Environment in Collections Care: Temperature & RH, Lighting, and Pest Management, December 10, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=197
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on environmental conditions for collections, part 2 of 4.

Preservation Best Practices: Collections Care: Handling, Access, Storage, and Exhibition, December 12, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=198
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on effective storage, handling, and exhibition strategies, part 3 of 4.

Preservation Best Practices: Planning and Prioritizing: Tools for Success, December 19, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=199&reset=1
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on collection preservation planning and prioritizing, part 4 of 4.

Preservation Week, Preservation Resources
Website: Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/resources
Preservation resources website provided in part with Preservation Week, an American Library Association, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, sponsored event.