Moving a Library

Question:  My library will be moving into a new building next year. The building design work is completed, and construction underway, but we haven’t begun to discuss how we will accomplish the move of our collections. Does ALA have any resources that might help?

Answer: You're wise to begin planning early, as there may be some things you can do to prepare the collection in advance.  ALA Editions published Moving Your Library: Getting the Collection from Here to There, by  Steven Carl Fortriede, earlier this year.  We've listed that book and  additional resources from the library literature on our wiki, as well as  ALA Library Fact Sheet 14 - Moving Libraries.

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