Finding Savings in the Collection Budget

An ALCTS webcast.

Faced with budget cuts, libraries have had to identify savings within their collections budget that meet administration's needs while trying to avoid major detriment to the information needs of the community. Through content analysis, discovery of alternative access to resources, and a couple of tough decisions, we'll explore ways to save a lot of money without causing (serious) controversy.

Who Should Attend

Anyone passionate about collection management.


Jane Schmidt is the Head of the Collection Services Team at Ryerson University Library. She graduated from University of Alberta and started out at Ryerson working with serials holdings data as an intern through the Young Canada Works program, despite the fact that she declared that she would never work with serials after doing an inventory for Dalhousie's Sexton Library during her first year at library school. In addition to her work in Collections and Acquisitions, she is also a business liaison librarian specializing in Marketing and Global Studies. She is passionate about weeding and efficiency, doesn't tend to "sweat the small stuff."


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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or